Old Peter

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Old Peter last won the day on December 4 2019

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  1. Hi Bill, My alloys are the standard issue and cost a meagre £480 to refurbish and powder coat, including the real care wheel. Unfortunately the guy who did it is now out of the business. I do like the original bits on a car as it came from the factory Regards, Peter.
  2. Welcome to the club, Bill. I will look out for your car. I had my alloys refurbished and powder coated. Regards, Peter.
  3. Hi Colin, The battery in my S type when I bought it was almost new and had the date written on it. It was 4 years and 11 months old when I changed it. The battery I got was a Platinum and only lasted 3 years and 4 months. It only had a two year warranty, The battery that the AA fitted is a Bosch and is the battery that was marked as the one specified for the S Type Diesel. It also has a 5 year warranty, which gives me a bit of confidence. Regards, Peter.
  4. Hi Joe, With the current limits from the Government I have not done any real longer runs and following advice from yourself some time ago I bought a Ctek charger and also went to the trouble of having an exterior socket fitted by a local electrician who is very well qualified. I was charging the battery every time the charger gave the red signal but it soon appeared too often and caught me out by refusing to start in a Sainsbury's car park. The AA checked the battery and found it wasn't holding a charge. A Bosch battery was fitted and seems to be doing the job. It will go on the charger once a week! At a guess once starting the car it takes about 7 miles to give battery back the power used. I am also told that to keep the electrics in good order there should be at least 40 minutes driving every week -- a bit of a problem now! Regards, Peter.