well-chilled-out wrote:The AG tidal road, ha ha the Mazda scoffs in the face of the high tide...Mazda recently filled with water up to seat level during floods.Simply opened door to drain & sat on a dry plastic bag to get to work....Still spraying 'Oust' ( Summer berries preferred) to mask slight smell of rot....Is it just me or would it be GENIUS for Sex Wax to produce air sprays (bugger the ozone)..Who wouldn't spray those in their vans ?
greenheaven wrote:Ive a c5 estate - comfy as - 55 - 60 to the gallon has rails but can fit a 9ft 10 in it !! Even has the split glass tail lift to slide your board out best surf vehicle ever !!
ATTMFKH wrote:greenheaven wrote:Ive a c5 estate - comfy as - 55 - 60 to the gallon has rails but can fit a 9ft 10 in it !! Even has the split glass tail lift to slide your board out best surf vehicle ever !!
my mate just bought one of them - massive .............................. only problem I've got is it's French engineering - bomb proof diesel units though
Chris F wrote:I considered a C5 a few years back, they are enormous. Missus wasn't happy driving such a big car though, we went for a pug 306 instead - bomprooof diesel unit, the rest of the car was useless though.
WP101 wrote:All this talk of TDI's. One massively important thing, DONT think they will run forever without regular oil changes (10k) the turbos need good clean oil or they will die. Dont go for long interval VW servicing (20k) its a risk not worth taking.
Philshoz wrote:I change the oil on my T4 1.9td on 6k. Always top quality oil 10 40.
It is so easy, except for dropping the sump guard to do the filter which is a pain.
reserves wrote:Vw Touran is working for me
Longboard fits in comfortably with passenger seat tilted back. Plenty of room if needed for sleeping, back seats can be folded / removed. 2.0 TDI so plenty of poke. Average 40mpg, towards 50mpg on motorway. Got a 2003 model for just under £3k.
defever wrote:Just been surfing on the web to see if oil change is DIY-able for non-mechanic, common drivers... It's just draining the old oil, swapping the oil filter, and adding a new oil! Good quality 4.5-5.0L full synth oil (£35.00) and a filter (under £10.00) and say, 0.5hr work and done?! That's easily £90.00-100.00 at a garage, no?
I might give it a go myself for the next interim...
And out of curiosity, full servicing is as above with addition of pollen (£10.00), air (£10.00), and fuel (£15.00) filter (which is basically locating the filters and replacing them) and washer liquid... and that costs £160-200 at a garage.
or am I missing something very important??
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