clio diesel

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Re: clio diesel

#101 Post by rich. » Thu May 18, 2017 2:20 pm

well funny you should say that, i have been coveting one of my clients modern datsun which has been sat in his shed for several years.. i may even make a cheeky offer on it soon.. even if it might cause wifey to have a meltdown & kick me out :lol:
meanwhile in the land of clio, after much swearing at stupid turbo pipes & loss of even more skin, the starter has been refitted, tested & seems to be working. i even reset the clock & put the code into the radio :D

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Re: clio diesel

#102 Post by JPB » Thu May 18, 2017 7:56 pm

Well done mate, I'd have set it afire or weighed the thing in! :scared:
Sir Lionel Seldom-Upright wrote:"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's Datsun, but his wife's fair game."
How modern is the Datsun?
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Re: clio diesel

#103 Post by rich. » Fri May 19, 2017 6:08 am

JPB wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 7:56 pm
Well done mate, I'd have set it afire or weighed the thing in! :scared:
Sir Lionel Seldom-Upright wrote:"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's Datsun, but his wife's fair game."
How modern is the Datsun?
2004 lhd american import.. his wife is getting on a bit & is rarely in good humour..i will stick with coveting the datsun thanks ;)

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Re: clio diesel

#104 Post by rich. » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:18 am

started clio last night, & guess what, new relay jammed & starter was spinning on its own.. in the time it took me to find an 8mm spanner to disconnect the battery smoke was pouring out from under the bonnet.. still i can get the thing off in under an hour now!
off to see mr tarcelin shortly :roll:

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Re: clio diesel

#105 Post by JPB » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:24 am

If ever there was a car that tried to tell its owner something, then this must be it! The thing clearly wants to die in flames. Let it happen and move on.. ;)
John, Operating knackered old sheds as daily transport since 1981. :|

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Re: clio diesel

#106 Post by TerryG » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:06 pm

You don't have much luck with automotive electronics Rich. Maybe it's time to hang up your spanners and use a gallon of unleaded and a match to solve all the cars issues ;)
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: clio diesel

#107 Post by rich. » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:10 am

thanks chaps!! :lol:
i hate car electrics!! they tested the original& it worked :evil: i have fitted a brand new one to test if its the car or the starter... i can fit one in record time now but with the usual amount of blood loss...found myself looking longingly at one of these yesterday..
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/11432 ... tm?ca=18_s
:scared:

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Re: clio diesel

#108 Post by TerryG » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:38 pm

You've been papped going about your daily business while the clio is out of action:
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Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: clio diesel

#109 Post by rich. » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:31 pm

sorry terry, that cannot be me.. bicycles are against my religion... :scared:

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Re: clio diesel

#110 Post by JPB » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:21 pm

That's Frank Spencer's French cousin, isn't it?

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