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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 15:08 
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You could give it a try with a high-presser pressure washer.

Caution : may also remove the numbers from your number plate.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 15:28 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 15:30 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 15:34 
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thanks for everyone's suggestions. I think my plan of attack is this:

1) Rinse with power washer
2) Clay bar clay bar
3) Credit card
4) T-Cut


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 15:47 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 22:03 
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Well, there you go. I feel enlightened.

This will blow your mind then. If you have a car younger than 10 years old, that's painted with water based paint as well!

Giphy "mind blown":
https://media2.giphy.com/media/12KTmsCbWqS1Y4/giphy-loop.mp4

ALTHOUGH that water based colour coat is then overlayed with a 2K laquer which is just as toxic as the old 2K paint.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:15 
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That's counteracted by flicking speckles of waterbased white masonry paint.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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As they are 'scrapeable' here are some other words of wisdom from elsewhere...

*wibble effect*

1- Scrape them off with plastic credit card. (Other types of credit card are not available).
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*wibble effect*


FTFY, kinda.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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We have Peugeot Partner vans at work that we got in spring 2016. When we first got them, brand spanking new, some of them suffered from an internal beeping noise when we started them up and we couldn't work out why.

We contacted Peugeot who said, 'Oh, you can fix that by pressing and holding both buttons on the instrument panel when turning on the ignition and you'll see a number on the panel count down from 10 to zero. When you switch off and on again, the beep will have stopped.'

We tried that, it didn't work. We called them again. They suggested another couple of things, neither of which worked, and then eventually, after a couple of engine stats/stops and intervals before restarting, the beep went away. We worked out that if we ran the engine for five mins, then stopped it and left it for about 15/20 mins before restarting, the beeping would have stopped. Not an ideal solution, but it worked.

The problem reappears randomly from time to time, with engineers calling the fleet support guy for help, and him advising them of the start/stop/wait solution.

As we're about to move some guys from Nissan NV200s that are about to go off lease, I was preparing a handy guide to useful stuff to know and I thought I'd see if Google would find an answer. I ended up on a Berlingo forum where lots of people had complained about this problem for ages, and Citroen, like Peugeot, couldn't provide a solution. Then some bright spark had discovered that it was the main CPU not recognising the code sent from the radio on start-up, hence the irritating sound. "If you press and hold the menu button on the touch screen the radio will reboot and send its identity code again. The system should accept the code and stop bleeping."

Wouldn't you think the manufacturers would know that?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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You would think so, but you'd also assume that such a flaw would have been spotted and sorted long before they were delivered to customers.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 22:55 
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Do factory standard car radios still get nicked?

The ones built in to basic and mid spec cars are either a bit shit (the one in my focus is gash) or so tied into the dash or other car operating stuff, could they really be ripped out and put into another car (or, in the case of shitty head units like mine, would anyone even want to?)

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 23:27 
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Yes, if you’ve bought the upgraded sat nav. The bigger screen stereos in VAG cars are a huge target.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 23:39 
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Well, there we go, didn't know that.

I can see how a bigger screen for your VAG would be desireable

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Yes, if you’ve bought the upgraded sat nav. The bigger screen stereos in VAG cars are a huge target.


Aren't they all coded to the cars and stuff? Surely you can't just rip a factory fit head unit out of a car and put it in another one these days?

I remember my 2006 C-Max had the battery disconnected and the stereo stopped working until a Ford dealer did 'something' to it, and that was just the basic pogger-spec CD head unit. (Which I replaced with an aftermarket one.)

Looking at the screen in my Leon you'd have to destroy the dash to get it out, and even then it's just a touchscreen, where are all the rest of the gubbins?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:02 
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Word on te street is there's a super duper chip in there that does stuff and has value. My friend got his satnav nicked from his vw at Apperley bridge station.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 19:27 
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I'm flummoxed. Jag won't make the xf I want and Merc made the newer AWD e63 a value-retainer. Based on the Kia Stinger GT saloon price I won't be able to afford the estate version if that happens(!).

I can't even get a pickup, because they're all bloody dervs (except the Jeep Cherokee SRT, which I am.categorically not allowed :'()

Apparently I'm stuck with this dying-on-its-tyres beemer, so I should probably get on with fixing the injectors and transmission.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 19:41 
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I've seriously got my eye on the Kia Stinger GT, hopefully the residuals will be awful and at 12-18 months old they'll be into HEARTHLY TERRITORY.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 19:55 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Yes, if you’ve bought the upgraded sat nav. The bigger screen stereos in VAG cars are a huge target.


Aren't they all coded to the cars and stuff? Surely you can't just rip a factory fit head unit out of a car and put it in another one these days?

I remember my 2006 C-Max had the battery disconnected and the stereo stopped working until a Ford dealer did 'something' to it, and that was just the basic pogger-spec CD head unit. (Which I replaced with an aftermarket one.)

Looking at the screen in my Leon you'd have to destroy the dash to get it out, and even then it's just a touchscreen, where are all the rest of the gubbins?


Assuming your Leon is the same as my Octavia, it's a screen in the dash with most of the electronics in the glovebox. On anything MQB based there's "Component Protection" so it won't talk to the ECUs without being coded by VAG but I think that's not entirely fool proof.

For the previous generation cars, any security is trivially easy to bypass, which is why eBay has plenty of Skoda Columbus head units for sale.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... s&_sacat=0


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 21:15 
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I've seriously got my eye on the Kia Stinger GT, hopefully the residuals will be awful and at 12-18 months old they'll be into HEARTHLY TERRITORY.
Happy to hear it's not just me.

Doug demuro did a review on YouTube and it doesn't sound the best but y'know, affordable pretty automatic petrol 365hp AWD estate.

Now I'm worried I'm making the AWD bit up. Arse.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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It's good to see someone keeping this kind of craftsmanship alive.


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Dying art mate. Expecting lots of commissions on the back of this.

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That's far too neat.

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It little old lady me that car has sutures. Needs a big sticky plaster, too.

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I think I know what you mean.

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Zardoz wrote:
I think I know what you mean.


This is either good, or very, very, bad.

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I had that littkexgrey barctgat predicts words put on to do onecof those ‘autocomplete your epitaph’ things a few months ago and now I can’t remember how to get rid of it. I don’t know where little old lady comes from, though.

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