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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:15 am

Paul296 wrote: . Not too keen on diesels though apparently
what it is they say, all great men think alike :lol:
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:33 pm

Susan Donym wrote:
Paul296 wrote: . Not too keen on diesels though apparently
what it is they say, all great men think alike :lol:
So we do :lol:
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Post by Paul296 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:53 pm

Susan Donym wrote:
Paul296 wrote: . Not too keen on diesels though apparently
what it is they say, all great men think alike :lol:
Diesel engines just go on forever - blah blah blah. Diesel engines are very frugal on fuel - blah blah blah - 60+mpg at a constant 56mph, blah blah blah. A carburettor? Don't make me laugh - blah blah blah.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:07 pm

I think diesel engines are great - they enable you to save enough money to run a petrol car for fun!
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:16 pm

Sadly it seems modern diesels arent any more reliable than petrols, I do agree though they are alot more frugal.
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Post by Paul296 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:34 pm

I think it's 6 and two 3s in the end. Like which do you prefer - brown sauce or red? There's only one way to find out . . . :D

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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Roverman wrote:Sadly it seems modern diesels arent any more reliable than petrols
That's interesting - I've heard that too but mainly from unhappy diesel owners. Would you say you get a similar number of diesel car problems as petrol in the workshop?
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:23 pm

A BX16v is a lot of fun. A BX diesel makes a lot more sense though. I love the simplicity of older diesels. None of this ignition crap. French carbs of the 1980s/1990s seem to be built entirely from fromage and are generally hopeless.

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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:23 pm

1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:32 pm

Hmmm. Seems a bit unfair to choose the most knackered BX currently in road legal condition to represent diesel engines!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:42 pm

Agreed. Although the Red Baron did suffer when the temp dropped. The very early morning drive to Brussels in very cold and icy conditions caused the engine to behave a bit erratically. On Sunday in particular, in minus 13 it was impossible to start.
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:47 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:
Roverman wrote:Sadly it seems modern diesels arent any more reliable than petrols
That's interesting - I've heard that too but mainly from unhappy diesel owners. Would you say you get a similar number of diesel car problems as petrol in the workshop?
More........probably down as we sell a heck of alot more diesels than petrols now in certain models.
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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:48 pm

only joking Ian hence the smiley,
I have only ever had one diesel a 2.2 toyota lucida, underpowered when it was working properly and bloody expensive when it went wrong.
I have never been left stranded by a petrol engine car but spent many a frustrating hour trying to sort the van out, perhaps I was just unlucky
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:15 pm

A Lucida? No wonder you don't like diesel! I've tried many petrols and diesels and I must say I generally prefer the diesel option - before this common rail nonsense.

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Post by Defender110 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:39 pm

Susan Donym wrote:
Paul296 wrote: . Not too keen on diesels though apparently
what it is they say, all great men think alike :lol:
Fools never differ! :wink:
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