Mike's C5 110HDi

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Yes I regularly got over 30 out of both V6s I had, and the V6 Cougar I also had.

I suspect had I been a bit more circumspect with the loud pedal I could have achieved similar speeds in the C5 but got 45mpg. I stuck it on cruise at 90 for the last 122 miles and we all know that using your foot is more economical than cruise.

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Well, it's still running well, with occasionally noisy radius arm bearings. Doing about 45mpg average, I'm not driving for economy at all. I was going to sell it, but it's going to have to stay a while as the Berlingo has decided to have a hissy fit and destroy some front suspension parts. Exactly what, I'm not sure, but I know for sure it's got a snapped O/S spring , which I think has also killed the strut itself. Tis making a right old racket, though, curiously, still driving straight and true.
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I will (circumstances permitting) take a wander over to the scrappy to see what they have in stock.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:I will (circumstances permitting) take a wander over to the scrappy to see what they have in stock.
I'll have to DIY it I think James due to a lack of funds, so it's having new parts on it, as I'm only doing it the once! I'm really looking forward to fitting the spring....
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northern_mike wrote:Berlingo has decided to have a hissy fit and destroy some front suspension parts. Exactly what, I'm not sure, but I know for sure it's got a snapped O/S spring , which I think has also killed the strut itself. Tis making a right old racket, though, curiously, still driving straight and true.
Ahh, maybe now the source of the noise that's been impossible to track down has now been found...

Hope so...

And hopefully not too much harm done if the spring is broken. I replaced a broken spring on a Fiesta couple of years back and that had almost killed the tyre when it let go and almost embedded itself into the tyre.
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Well, driving home, I was confronted, on a left hand rising bend, by a vehicle of unknown make coming the other way half over the centre line with his lights on full beam. Not wanting to drive into it head on, I had to head for the grass verge, which is soft and has a shallow ditch a few feet in, before a hedgerow. Think I hooked the ditch and took out some hedgerow, cracked the mirror housing and hit something hard enough to bend a track rod or something underneath as the steering wheel is *way* off centre.

I didn't bother to stop. It was dark and in a dangerous place, and less than 2 miles from home. Once I got back on the road, I just shook the steering to determine nothing was too awry and drove slowly home. I'll return in the morning to see if it it's shedded anything underneath.

Buggeration.
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I didn't stop either, also 2 miles from home. 2 (-expletive removed-) thing out c5's at the evening 9.30 pm. Hope your ok too mike. I wonder what was worst, you off roading or me bouncing!!!!!!
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daviemck2006 wrote: I wonder what was worst, you off roading or me bouncing!!!!!!
Your bouncing, for sure. I didn't even change direction much!
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I just bounced back on to the tar and held going. It drove fine so although the wheel took a whack I wouldn't think there's suspension damage.
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daviemck2006 wrote:I just bounced back on to the tar and held going. It drove fine so although the wheel took a whack I wouldn't think there's suspension damage.
I felt myself being pulled to the left, so I changed down into 2nd, turned right and put my foot down, and it bounced along for a bit and dragged itself back out the ditch.
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Gosh Mike :shock:

Main thing is you're OK... Hope the damage to the C5 is light and easily sorted...
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I hope that you are OK Mike (barring the shredded nerves). If you need a hand later let me know. It wasn't at the same place where Bertie shed a wheel trim, was it?
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:I hope that you are OK Mike (barring the shredded nerves). If you need a hand later let me know. It wasn't at the same place where Bertie shed a wheel trim, was it?
I'm fine James. I don't even get the shredded nerves these days. Apart from whatever is bent being bent, car looks ok. Doesn't appear to have torn anything off underneath which is a bonus.
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You're lucky Mike. If that had happened to me I'd still be trembling like a jelly now...

Not only that. I think I'd have required to have done some laundry too....
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CitroJim wrote:You're lucky Mike. If that had happened to me I'd still be trembling like a jelly now...
As you know Jim, I suffer from what the Talking Therapies lot call "Generalised anxiety disorder".

In my case this simply makes me worry about everything that's going to happen or have to sort out.

Things that are happening, or have happened, even in the very recent past never bother me. The brain is an odd thing.