21 Feb 2017

Peugeot Partner & Citroen Berlingo 1.6HDi - Loose Air Cleaner Ducting

My Peugeot Partner combi went to Hedge End Autocentre recently, to have an annoying clatter fixed.

A couple of days (and £500) later, I got it back, with a new auxiliary tensioner and alternator fitted.

Plus a shed load of other little problems to sort out. Let's just say that my visit to that particular garage was a mixed experience.

15 Feb 2017

Removing an old mixer shower

Over the last week or so, I have been busy removing an old mixer shower from Chateau Worzel.

It was difficult to shut off one Christmas, about 5 years ago, so I left it turned off pending a repair which never quite happened. Inevitably the shower scaled up and I decided it was better to leave well alone, not wanting to make it leak again. As there was also an electric shower installed, it didn't really matter that the mixer shower was scaled up.

However, with Chateau Worzel potentially going on the market soon, I thought I would now try to fix it. I want to be able to tell prospective buyers that "everything works".

31 Jan 2017

Comparing Diesel Smoke Test Results.

A few months ago, I added some Redex Oil Stop Leak to the engine of my Peugeot Partner Combi. Not the whole bottle, about half of it.

I did that because the combi had been producing clouds of smoke on cold starting and I suspected it was due to worn oil seals. I thought it was worth a try.

With the latest MOT test carried out last week, I was able to compare the results of the diesel emissions test for the last two years.

I was astonished at the difference.