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    Thread: Should we be concerned about our diesels
Post: RE: Should we be concerned about our diesels

btw, its not the CO or hydrocarbons thats the issue with diesels. its the nitrogen oxides and sulphur particulates that are the main causes. if you actually look at what can be found in a typi...
insomaniac45 The Couch 65 16,079 17-04-2017, 03:53 PM
    Thread: FOR SALE: Cyclone style Coasters and Rampant Lion Key chains
Post: FOR SALE: Cyclone style Coasters and Rampant Lion ...

Hi guys, as per title.  Coasters are 90mm diameter,  £5 each + P&p  http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu261/igmaniac/RC%20Stuff/8D92A8DF-DD6B-45EB-B8CC-A11191D6FDE5.jpg eBay link (http://www.ebay...
insomaniac45 Misc & Wanted 0 901 19-03-2017, 09:18 PM
    Thread: Gem - Tonys Cabby - oops she broke...... :(
Post: RE: Gem - Tonys Cabby - oops she broke...... :(

Already tried that with the blue one, unfortunately you need garage estimates and a pot hole, I don't have either lol. But, as per jonnys recommendation, I went with some D-Turdo -30mm springs,...
insomaniac45 306 Projects 44 9,857 03-02-2017, 07:55 PM
    Thread: Gem - Tonys Cabby - oops she broke...... :(
Post: RE: Gem - Tonys Cabby - oops she broke...... :(

the other day, she decided to snap her NS spring :( http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu261/igmaniac/8BC35E78-0D9D-49A0-B172-4DDDF8DC75B8.jpg Thanks GEM....... :(
insomaniac45 306 Projects 44 9,857 02-02-2017, 02:36 PM
    Thread: Gem - Tonys Cabby - oops she broke...... :(
Post: RE: Gem - Tonys Cabby - Now sorted :)

Thanks bash, It has been hard work designing these things, the last time I used an auto cad was back in 99 ha ha The stuff you can do with freeware programs is amazing. I am using a program cal...
insomaniac45 306 Projects 44 9,857 20-01-2017, 09:49 PM
    Thread: Gem - Tonys Cabby - oops she broke...... :(
Post: RE: Gem - Tonys Cabby - Now sorted :)

So, slight update. My alloys only came with 3 centre caps.  For Xmas I got a 3D printer, so here is my almost finished design  http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu261/igmaniac/91BBE5F7-75BC-...
insomaniac45 306 Projects 44 9,857 20-01-2017, 08:40 PM
    Thread: Gem - Tonys Cabby - oops she broke...... :(
Post: RE: Gem - Tonys Cabby - Now sorted :)

Now sorted with thanks to Jonny and his welding skills :)
insomaniac45 306 Projects 44 9,857 16-01-2017, 07:19 AM
    Thread: Gem - Tonys Cabby - oops she broke...... :(
Post: RE: Gem - Tonys Cabby - Now with black Rims :) wel...

https://www.facebook.com/tony.m.smith.75/videos/10158117437655607/ one very sick cabby ::(he rattle is definatly coming from the cat area,  it is down on power, and when on the throttle, its his...
insomaniac45 306 Projects 44 9,857 14-01-2017, 09:40 PM
    Thread: GTI6 16mpg?
Post: RE: GTI6 16mpg?

puggered Wrote: (15-12-2016, 10:15 PM) -- insomaniac45 Wrote: (14-12-2016, 09:16 PM) -- i know its not a gti, but my 2.0l cabby is god awful on the school run for Mpg. -- My cab was shocking with th...
insomaniac45 XU Petrol Engines 17 5,210 16-12-2016, 01:53 PM
    Thread: 225 wide tyres
Post: RE: 225 wide tyres

this seems a legit option... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF38JPuD3cI
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 2 1,347 15-12-2016, 12:40 PM
    Thread: GTI6 16mpg?
Post: RE: GTI6 16mpg?

i know its not a gti, but my 2.0l cabby is god awful on the school run for Mpg. If it is just the school run i am doing, then i expect to get at most 70 miles to £20 of fuel, (current prices aroun...
insomaniac45 XU Petrol Engines 17 5,210 14-12-2016, 09:16 PM
    Thread: The Racetractor. The End.
Post: RE: The Racetractor...MOT day...

Piggy Wrote: (02-12-2016, 10:44 AM) -- I have 0 respect for anyone who doesnt get it at least tested. I want it to be safe. More than happy to have a pair of eyes over it to ensure it wont kill me or...
insomaniac45 306 Projects 3,803 1,083,011 10-12-2016, 06:06 PM
    Thread: Aluminium lower engine/gearbox mount
Post: RE: Aluminium lower engine/gearbox mount

i had a massive vibration incrase by changing the lower to a poly bush, so by changing to solid aluminium, i would expect that to be even more
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 13 3,956 02-11-2016, 06:10 PM
    Thread: Rumble/shake/squeaky nois and feel - 306 Hdi V reg.
Post: RE: Rumble/shake/squeaky nois and feel - 306 Hdi V...

MattDanPug Wrote: (26-09-2016, 06:27 AM) -- pug306driver Wrote: (24-09-2016, 08:34 PM) -- on a straight smooth road with no traffic, gently weave form side to side, does the noise change at all and ...
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 15 3,515 27-09-2016, 09:35 AM
    Thread: Rumble/shake/squeaky nois and feel - 306 Hdi V reg.
Post: RE: Rumble/shake/squeaky nois and feel - 306 Hdi V...

but nothing can be done with it on the ground :) , it will take about 1/2 hr to eliminate a few things. even better, if you have a mate with a 4 point lift, much easier to be able to get right under t...
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 15 3,515 23-09-2016, 01:43 PM
    Thread: Rumble/shake/squeaky nois and feel - 306 Hdi V reg.
Post: RE: Rumble/shake/squeaky nois and feel - 306 Hdi V...

what about the actual wheel itself. if you think it is coming from there, then thats where we start :) how does it look sat on the ground? is there any camber? when jacked up is there any p...
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 15 3,515 23-09-2016, 09:52 AM
    Thread: Rumble/shake/squeaky nois and feel - 306 Hdi V reg.
Post: RE: Rumble/shake/squeaky nois and feel - 306 Hdi V...

where abouts is the noise coming from? front or rear? i had a strange noise, it worried me alot, as i had just quite literally put new wheels on. turned out the noise i thought was coming from ...
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 15 3,515 21-09-2016, 11:40 AM
    Thread: Knocking sound over bumps
Post: RE: Knocking sound over bumps

Poodle Wrote: (13-09-2016, 09:54 PM) -- If you reach underneath and grab the ARB and give it a hard shaking you should be able to feel a knock if the D-bushes are at fault. -- as soon as i can i wi...
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 31 10,188 16-09-2016, 09:20 PM
    Thread: Hear me out (exhaust help)
Post: RE: Hear me out (exhaust help)

wainwrightj Wrote: (13-09-2016, 09:57 AM) -- insomaniac45 Wrote: (13-09-2016, 08:52 AM) -- Feck me, i thought it were a XUD,, then i realised were in the petrol section here......... -- That bad h...
insomaniac45 XU Petrol Engines 22 6,965 14-09-2016, 07:16 PM
    Thread: Hear me out (exhaust help)
Post: RE: Hear me out (exhaust help)

Feck me, i thought it were a XUD,, then i realised were in the petrol section here.........
insomaniac45 XU Petrol Engines 22 6,965 13-09-2016, 08:52 AM
    Thread: Knocking sound over bumps
Post: RE: Knocking sound over bumps

i have VTS shocks on mine, so maybe it is height related? I too have been replacing parts to try and find the issue, once my elbow has stopped being a pansy, and blowing everytime i need to lift, ...
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 31 10,188 13-09-2016, 08:48 AM
    Thread: Knocking sound over bumps
Post: RE: Knocking sound over bumps

Well, by the sounds of it you having the exact same issues as me. Btw I have replaced both front Wishbones inc mounts Top mounts and bearings Drop links Ball joints I have not touched th...
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 31 10,188 12-09-2016, 02:06 PM
    Thread: Design & Chop (forthcoming project)
Post: RE: Design & Chop (forthcoming project)

zx_volcane Wrote: (23-07-2016, 01:39 PM) -- Surely just build a ramp? Caravans are made of cheese, cardboard and polystyrene -- dont forget duct tape and super glue :P if/when you remove the ba...
insomaniac45 The Couch 5 1,781 23-07-2016, 04:17 PM
    Thread: The borrowed Yamaha SR125
Post: RE: The borrowed Yamaha SR125

dont start me on TZRs :) i have had 4 of them, including the TZR 125 RR, the one i want is the RR SP. that is 34bhp as standard :) the standard 2rk - 3pc3 models, didnt come with the YPVS servos, y...
insomaniac45 Projects 21 8,314 22-07-2016, 09:06 PM
    Thread: Rattly knock!!
Post: RE: Rattly knock!!

Thanks Dale, i will see what changing the Anti Roll bar bushes do for the knock, if no improvment, then they will be added to the list :) thanks.
insomaniac45 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 4 1,281 21-07-2016, 06:09 PM