From: Adrian on 21 Jul 2010 02:52
Mike Tomlinson <mike(a)jasper.org.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like
they were saying:
> You say it's a diesel. If it's the 1.5 injection engine, the injection
> pump is known to be a weak point and if it fails, it's a 900 quid repair
It isn't. In a late 306 it's the 2.0 HDi 90.
From: Chris Whelan on 21 Jul 2010 03:38
On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 21:12:29 +0000, Cicero wrote:
> These Peugeot cars have a 12 year corrosion warranty
Only of academic interest I realise, but these warranties are usually for
perforation, not corrosion, and only apply if the perforation has serious
That, coupled with the onerous inspections required, and the lock-in to
approved repairers, make such warranties pretty much valueless.
BTW, I think no two folk would agree on the definition of what is a
banger. Those who generally run new vehicles for two or three years, then
trade them in, might consider a five year old car to be one, for example.
FWIW, my feeling is that it has more to do with condition than age. If a
car is tidy, reliable, and isn't costing silly amounts of money to keep
repairing, then I wouldn't call it a banger whatever its age.
Remove prejudice to reply.
From: Adrian on 21 Jul 2010 04:30
Chris Whelan <cawhelan(a)prejudicentlworld.com> gurgled happily, sounding
much like they were saying:
>> These Peugeot cars have a 12 year corrosion warranty
> Only of academic interest I realise, but these warranties are usually
> for perforation, not corrosion, and only apply if the perforation has
> serious structural implications.
> That, coupled with the onerous inspections required, and the lock-in to
> approved repairers, make such warranties pretty much valueless.
Also, in the case of a 306, utterly pointless. They just don't rot.
From: Duncan Wood on 21 Jul 2010 06:38
On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:12:29 +0100, Cicero <sheldrake(a)hellfire.co.uk>
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 21:43:54 +0100, Mike Tomlinson wrote:
>> In article <8Jl1o.197061$9c1.87292(a)hurricane>, Cicero
>> <sheldrake(a)hellfire.co.uk> writes
>>> It isn't a case of thinking it's been badly maintained. It's really
>>> I like to know exactly what the position is. The car is nearly 9 years
>>> old with a decent service history but I like to check everything for
>>> myself before I drive a new car.
>> You're wasting your time and money flushing it. It's a nine year old
>> French car, for heaven's sake. It's a banger.
>> Just get the oil hot so that it drains more readily then change it and
>> the filter. Job done.
>>> If anything has been neglected I want to
>>> put it right before it can get worse.
>> If neglect extends to infrequent or no oil changes, the damage is
>> already done and no amount of flushing will fix it.
> You and I obviously have different ideas as to what constitutes a
> 'banger'. I don't think a car should be discarded just because the
> ashtrays are full and the paintwork has become a bit dull.
> These Peugeot cars have a 12 year corrosion warranty (not that I expect
> to be able to claim) and as far as I can see they do last in good rust-
> free condition. Cars of this age can have a very good life expectancy if
> you're prepared to spend a bit of money. Many cars are scrapped for the
> most trivial of reasons. I prefer to rescue a solid reliable car which
> will give me good service at minimal cost.
> The oil flush and change is just one aspect of the work I'm doing but a
> car with good service history and just 74000 miles on the clock is well
> worth a bit of effort and money.
> Your motoring needs may differ from mine but you might try doing the same
> kind of rescue that I'm doing and you might be agreeably surprised.
Well stick the money in premium bonds, the returns more likely. Unless
you're trying to wash mayo out, in which case the cheapest oil available
will work just as well, they're pointless.
From: Conor on 21 Jul 2010 06:49
On 20/07/2010 18:43, Cicero wrote:
> Is this a record? I seem to have sent the same reply four times - no idea
> how, but apologies to anybody who thinks their drink has been spiked.
Outlook Express? Par for the course if that's what you're using, lol.