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£2 per washer

Discussion in 'off topic' started by cooky1257, May 24, 2013.

  1. Wilky

    Wilky pfm Member

    I get most of my fixings from Screwfix.
    £0.44 for pack of 10 for M5 - just one of nine different sizes.

    M5 - http://www.screwfix.com/p/large-flat-steel-washers-bzp-m5-pack-of-10/18648

    All - http://www.screwfix.com/search.do?fh_search=penny+washers&fh_view_size=20

    Dave.
     
  2. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    Halfords have just announced a sharp fall in profits. not surprising given the rip off prices combined with totally shit service. Ober the last couple of weeks I went into two branches looking to upgrade my satnav. Not a shop assistant in sight. Walked out of both and decided to soldier on with my old Tom Tom.
     
  3. arthur

    arthur Banned

    Just another one of those massively overpriced, tard employing scam businesses.

    Also doomed by the net.
     
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I don't think Halfrauds are doomed. They will stumble on selling oil and filters to people who want to service their own cars that afternoon, and they will continue to make a decent living installing car stereos, lightbulbs and wiper blades for people who can't work it out for themselves.
     
  5. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    They were stumped trying to install a headlight bulb on my 2002 Saab 9-5. To be fair it is a pig of a job hence it was worth a couple of quid to me.
     
  6. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    I know of VW Passat and Sharan PD engined taxis with over 500,000 miles on them having been serviced regularly using cheaper same-grade oil. I've also seen an extremely worn camshaft on one having used regular multigrade oil.
     
  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That chimes with what I'd heard, using something of the right spec is essential. 500k miles is bloody impressive, I was in a Skoda 1.9 TDi the other week that had 358k on the clock, it was KNACKERED. Everything was falling off at the same time, but the motor clattered on. Apparently it's one of the firm's own cars, it gets driven by one bloke in the day and another at night, and only gets switched off for a couple of hours at a time. God knows how many sets of brakes it's been through.
     
  8. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Who makes the 1.9 TDI engine?

    Since an engine of this description appears in Vauxhall/Renault vans, Fiats, VWs, Skodas etc, I assume they are all essentially the same unit?

    Mull
     
  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I don't think they all are. I think the 1.9 PD engine is specific to VAG, they or their supplier developed the very high pressure diesel pump that gives it the high efficiency.

    I don't think that it went to other car makers but there's always a possibility that the engine was made by MegaCorp Engines Ltd of South Korea or similar and sent all over the world in slightly different forms. You know the routine, different cam profile here, different manifold there, one versus many injectors, turbos, some high output for cars, some sloggers for agricultural work, sold to everyone, job done. It's possible you could sell to a number of car makers but if I were VAG I'd be signing an exclusivity deal so the rival car makers didn't get my technology. Sell it to fork lift manufacturers, sure, but Peugeot are on their own.
     
  10. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    VAG's PD engine used a unit pump/injector system, one per cylinder driven off the camshaft whereas "the rest" use common rail systems, which VAG have now adopted. Apparently VAG weren't convinced of the reliability of earlier common rail systems so developed their own PD one. VW and Audi got the latest spec. engines which filtered down to Skoda and Seat later. Given a bit of regular servicing, the VAG TDI engine has been the best (most reliable) IMO diesel since it's inception back in the early 90's.
     

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