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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Your C5 is looking very good David, they do look good in that colour too. You'll be counting down the days until its all legal, no doubt! :roll:
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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I wonder if it might be possible to fit a diverter valve to the exhaust ahead of the back box (when it is replaced) so that you can startle the boy racers as you take off from the lights!
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Does look very smart David, and I hope tomorrow it will also be behaving still. :)
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Excellent news David :-D
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Well the car is still starting at the flick of a key... not even doing 3 turns and it's purring on all 6.

I managed to get the bolt to hold the front bumper on today too so it's all done and dusted. Need to decide what to do about an exhaust now and find a set of tyres n then she's ready for MOT!

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Looks a wee but different to when it left here! Still no sign of the logbook, I'm waiting on two others as well so will call them tomorrow.
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No worries Luke, am thinking when I take the XM off the road in Autumn I'll probably put the C5 on the road so there's no mega rush.

I took it for another run to the end of the lane and back tonight and it's come up with an anti pollution fault on the screen. Upon plugging the Lexia in the lambda sensor on the rear bank (pre cat) isn't switching. The voltage on the front bank is switching between 0.1 and 0.7 whereas the rear bank is moving between 0.2 and 0.3.

Will try cleaning the plug, failing that I'll order it a new lambda sensor.

David.
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David, probably worth trying a swap of the back sensors to ensure it is the sensor that's faulty. Probably more likely it's the sensor than the kitten, but with the sensors costing £70odd to replace, it's worth confirming before finding out you actually need a new kitten :)
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Given the recent history, a good hard run to burn off some carbon might help.
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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As above I probably needs a good long hot run to get the exhaust and bits as hot as possible and burn off the crud that's built up over time :)

You think your dads 4.4 is fast ;)

The new SSRR that comes out in autum is very quick! 5.0 sc takes 5seconds to get to 60 and even the lowest powered diesel is quicker than the old 4.2sc version.... £71k for the SSRR sc though!!

Personally the L405 4.4 would be enough to scare most people as the one I drove the other week still searched for grip with my foot to the floor in the dry at 30mph before settling to let me have full power!
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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At the moment it'll need to wait anyway as I can't really get it on a long run to get it hot enough to clean itself up.

Will, I've had an invite to the official Land Rover launch for the new RRS in Gleneagles in July. Be interesting to have a look round it. Last one I went to was the launch of the Discovery 3 in Cameron House and ended up having a smoked salmon lunch sitting at a table with me and the Design Director at the time.

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Well, "the worst car I've ever driven" changed today...

Works travel company reserved me a Ford Focus or similar today for a trip to the Shetlands.

Upon arrival I was given the keys to a 13 plate Kia Cee'd which looked quite a smart car from the outside. Upon starting it the 1.4 Diesel it sounded like a Massey Ferguson and was really noisy and clattery, the road noise in it was appalling... almost as if there was a wheel bearing away in it, the thing was so short of power it started to slow down on hills, and you actually had to change down 2 gears to get the bloody thing moving again!

The thing had only done 3000 miles too!

The interior on the thing was just boring plastic and soooo uninspiring, the stereo was crap and it understeered like buggery too when being thrashed back across the island to catch my flight home.

Only plus point was it had bluetooth connectivity built into it which was handy as I'd forgotten my headset.

Was eternally grateful that I only had to do 45 miles in the thing!

Just looked on the Kia website and seen that they start at £13,500! Yikes!

If anyone's got one, I'm sorry I didn't mean to offend with this... But why!?!?

Can't wait to get back in one of my own cars tomorrow now!
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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I've never driven one, however car buyer seem to like them:


Also see loads of them around where I live, mostly estate ones (but a lot of cars in sweden are estates!). Of course that isn't an indication of a decent car :) A 1.4 diesel does seem a bit stingey for the size of car though!
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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It's very worrying when everyone seems to rave about Kia products...

There’s no hope :(
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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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They've got traction control :lol It's not got enough power to need it!

To be honest, I agreed with his view on the interior until I started it! I even thought before I'd moved off it'd do Cheryl to commute in... Then it all fell apart when I drove it.

David.