General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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toocan
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704 posts since 7/11/07

1 Aug 2019 11:14
The production version is called a Taycan https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/porsche-taycan-specs-sale-date-performance although not quite as dramatic as the mission e concept albeit not fully revealed yet however the interior looks absolute class.

"…the Taycan will be positioned between the £55,965 Cayenne SUV and £67,898 Panamera five-door coupé" so I-Pace ish money


illwill
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3489 posts since 17/5/04

1 Aug 2019 11:22
I wouldn't be buying a 60 grand motor 3 months before the start of a decade-long recession.
Mookie_blaylock
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1575 posts since 19/7/06

1 Aug 2019 12:57
^ Truth Cry
stoney
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17349 posts since 22/1/05

4 Aug 2019 13:43
3 year old BMW and the engines ducked. Caked up with diesel. Had it all cleaned out but the mechanic found loads of other faults, even though has a full main dealer service history. He says the modern 4x4’s are built to a shit quality for mainly a US market and he is seeing loads of issues like this recently.

diesel close to me

closest wells fargo branch near me
joe6886
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763 posts since 16/11/08

4 Aug 2019 14:27
Common thing for most modern diesels to get coked up like that, need to make sure they get plenty of use.
stoney
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17349 posts since 22/1/05

4 Aug 2019 14:43
I do like 70 miles a day (a lot stuck in traffic though)
swede
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7827 posts since 21/3/09

4 Aug 2019 14:44
what are the warning signs for that stuff? slightly scared about mine (2014 320d)
joe6886
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763 posts since 16/11/08

4 Aug 2019 14:51
Without taking stuff apart you probably wouldn’t know, use good quality diesel and try and give it a good constant run at motorway speeds in a low gear if possible fairly regularly to help it burn it off.
sydneyking
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4491 posts since 26/9/09

4 Aug 2019 15:11
My current pcp deal is coming to an end in the next couple of months. I’ve a small dent above one of the wheel arches and some scuffs on the alloys. Should I sort these before handing it back or just hand it back as is?
stoney
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17349 posts since 22/1/05

4 Aug 2019 15:17
Non Swede. I think steering clear of diesel these days. It’s 3.5 and even though I’m stationary and in slow traffic I do try and give it a rev. My ballots are also done with a small dent. I’ve got about 6 months and was thinking of getting alloys done and leaving the dent. I’m about 10000 miles over though
swede
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7827 posts since 21/3/09

posted 4 Aug 2019 15:30, edited 4 Aug 2019 15:30
joe6886 wrote: Without taking stuff apart you probably wouldn’t know, use good quality diesel and try and give it a good constant run at motorway speeds in a low gear if possible fairly regularly to help it burn it off.

But what’s something easy (for a mechanic) to open up and check? I’d be very happy to get rid of it for petrol if I need to - but wouldn’t bother if it doesn’t seem to be a problem..

my commute is 12 miles each way (10 miles of free-flowing dual carriageway at 70mph) but tonnes of traffic each side. When I get to work the engine temp isn’t quite at 100. I do a few longer trips (1-2 a month) and boot it down the motorway when I can
jacko198
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244 posts since 23/10/09

4 Aug 2019 15:45
You can get it carbon cleaned. Terraclean or what they call Walnut Blasting. Should sort that out.
joe6886
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763 posts since 16/11/08

4 Aug 2019 15:53
I honestly wouldn’t worry swede, sounds like your run to work and back should be enough. It’s not necessarily speed that lets the car regenerate its holding it in a lower gear for a sustained period.

You could pay a mechanic to take some things off but it will be full of sludge either way so would be hard to gauge how much is there and whether it’s going to be an issue.

Have heard mixed things about that terraclean thing, can also cause problems. Depends what you read and believe
swede
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7827 posts since 21/3/09

4 Aug 2019 18:22
It’s an auto but will whip it in sport from now on then Cool
stoney
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17349 posts since 22/1/05

4 Aug 2019 19:09
The mechanic guy told me a was basically a puss whip for driving it in eco and suggested sport.
stoney
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17349 posts since 22/1/05

4 Aug 2019 19:10
Get the revs over 3000 to burn the shit off.
Paul88
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248 posts since 6/12/12

4 Aug 2019 19:26
sydneyking wrote: My current pcp deal is coming to an end in the next couple of months. I’ve a small dent above one of the wheel arches and some scuffs on the alloys. Should I sort these before handing it back or just hand it back as is?
Just handed back a pcp to Mercedes they allowed for 2inch scuffs on the wheels and the first wheel was free if it required a refurb, after that it was 70quid a wheel which would be hard to beat if you were fixing them yourself. As for the dent if it isn’t too bad they will most likely let it go it’s just your luck on the day.