Friday 22 March 2013

VW Injector Recall for Golf Passat TDI Models

VW are sending letters to all owners of VW Passats with Diesel PD140 and VW Golf 170BHP engines for the injectors to be checked and replaced. Apparently the failure rate of these has been exessively high and when they fail the car engine stops immediately so it is a fairly important safety issue.

VW Passat Volkswagen Golf TDI Diesel Piezo Injector Replacement Recall
VW Passat Volkswagen Golf TDI Diesel Piezo Injector Replacement Recall: Photo credit : 1810martin
My VW Passat 2007 Sport went to the main dealer yesterday and all 4 piezo injectors were replaced as part of this replacement programme. Not bad at all when some owners have previously been charged over £1000 for a single injector to be replaced! Even better when the car has over 125,000 miles on the clock and these should last the same mileage again

I have been very impressed with the way Volkswagen handle warranty and safety related issues on their cars. Some time ago when I owned a VW Golf Mark 2 it was recalled for replacement of the heater matrix. Quite incredible when the car was 13 years old at the time and the original matrix had clearly worked ok for all that time.

More info about the VW Passat injectors can be found here

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Whos On Heart Name Ideas

The first correct guess for Whos on Heart was David Duchovny.

I'm absolutely convinced that another one of the voices is DIDO. She wasn't guessed as an answer for the 2012 Whos on Heart competition and hasn't yet been given as one of the names for Whos on Heart 2013.

If you manage to get through give the name a try - if you win the £20,000 or £125,000 as a result remember you read it here first and a few quid won't go amiss!

Monday 11 March 2013

New Email Spam Attacks with Weblink, Account Name and Date March 2013

There seems to have been a massive increase in email spam that is getting past spam filters over the last week or so. The messages appear to be sent from compromised email accounts that then distribute spam to all the people in their contact list.

The format of the mssages is a link to a website followed by the account name and sometimes a date as per the messages below:


Pedal Lovers

 3/9/2013 11:02:09 AM
Becky Marshall

Friday 8 March 2013

Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 Pentium B960 Laptop Review

Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 Pentium B960 Windows 8 Laptop Review

The Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 with Intel Pentium B960 2.2GHz processor is a bargain priced laptop but with some premium features not consistent with a price of £240 from The standard  Lifebook AH512 laptop comes with only 2Gb of RAM but this is installed as single chip so it is easy to upgrade as there is second DIMM slot free. At the time of purchase I bought an additional 8Gb RAM to upgrade. This was easily fitted - once the rather stiff rear panel was removed - to bring the spec up to 10Gb RAM which is an ideal amount for Windows 8 to use for decent performance.