Henry - it's not so much my knowledge as being able to remember and repeat other members' experiences!
That last paragraph is more restrictive than mine - but increasingly common - mine simply covers any other car third party.Yes it's fairly useless.
My current insurer is Chris Knott (hang over from my Saab as they are the SOC approved insurer) are really very good. Underwriter is LV
"The Policyholder may, under the terms of Section 1 of the Policy, Liability to Others, also drive a private motor car not belonging to him/her, not registered to him/her and not hired to him/her under a hire purchase or leasing agreement in respect of which no Insurance is afforded to him/her under any other Insurance applying to such a car. Cover is for third party only and in any case there will be no cover unless a current and valid policy of insurance is in force for the private motor car being driven under this section of the policy."
It's not the "driving other cars 3rd party" but "also covers cars provided as courtesy cars" that some policies get.I just gave Chris Knott a call to see if they offered an excess waver policy. They don't.
They're always very knowledgable and pointed out that the dealership, having their own insurer, would almost certainly not accept a 3rd party insurer covering the waver as it's a product their insurer provides.
I've not been so lucky. at 6000 miles I had to add roughly 600ml. My old T4 never used more that 400ml every 10,000 miles. I'll keep an eye on it between now and oil and filter change at 10,000 and see what the dealer says.I didn't use any oil from new to 10,000 miles and first service (at least that's what the dash says)
Thats a very interesting chart. The 170 looks good and relaxed, the 210 looks good for pushing on.Wasn't sure where to put this but here seems a good a place as any.
Interesting to see the torque curves of the 170kw and 210kw engines together. Although the 170 reaches it's peak torque of 500NM lower in the rev range than the 210 reaches it's peak, the 210 reaches 500NM at the same 1750rpm but goes on to reach it's max of 600NM at 2250rpm.
Same engine, same hardware, different maps I guess..
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My T4 used 0.5 litre in the first 10,000 miles but nothing since - that's normal for a turbo-diesel.I've not been so lucky. at 6000 miles I had to add roughly 600ml. My old T4 never used more that 400ml every 10,000 miles. I'll keep an eye on it between now and oil and filter change at 10,000 and see what the dealer says.