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by frog
Fri May 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Life span of catalytic converter?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Life span of catalytic converter?

Good info and advice, thanks Jasper! :)
jasper5 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Modern diesels are limited in their rev range
Mine's not modern, but it is limited in its rev range due to my tweaks :wink:
by frog
Wed May 08, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: sluggish starting
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

Re: sluggish starting

especially look for the one hidden by the fuse box. That one. Peugeot calls this fuse box the " BSM box ". There is a vital, essential, very important ground connector under it. It is a bit of a fiddle to get the box out of the way to access the ring terminal connector under it. If i recall correct...
by frog
Wed May 08, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Life span of catalytic converter?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Life span of catalytic converter?

You should work for VW :lol: :lol: If VW can do it, why can't we :cheesy: Difference is that this is not a "defeat device". There is no special software that detects whether a MOT is going on, no "specific adjustments" that apply only during MOT testing. The ECU parameters are the same as during no...
by frog
Tue May 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Life span of catalytic converter?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Life span of catalytic converter?

Ok, thanks! Saves me another few bucks :wink: By the way, I tweaked the "drivers wish map" in the engine ECU a bit so that "full throttle" at idle only gives about 50%, slowly increasing as the rpms rise. It is hardly noticable during driving, but it gives a nice gradual ramp up during the MOT testi...
by frog
Tue May 07, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Life span of catalytic converter?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Life span of catalytic converter?

Doggy said they've been clear - of soot. Ah, i misread, i was thinking clear as in "you can look right through". So there is some stuff in there that is meant to reduce the bad fumes so that the bunnies can keep on breathing. So does the stuff inside the ticker part wear, rust, evaporate? And if so...
by frog
Mon May 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Drivers side lock doesn't work
Replies: 12
Views: 3641

Re: Drivers side lock doesn't work

The fact that they don't get used because of the remote makes the grease dry out & the plungers stick I have 3 keys. The first two work perfectly, on both doors. The third key can only open the passenger side door (not close it) and can only close the driver side door (not open it). So i think it n...
by frog
Mon May 06, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Life span of catalytic converter?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Life span of catalytic converter?

Ok, good to know. So what is the thicker "bulb" shaped section meant to do? If as you say it is empty, does it do anything with the exhaust gasses / soot ?
by frog
Mon May 06, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Life span of catalytic converter?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Life span of catalytic converter?

Does anyone know the expected life span of the catalytic converter? Car is a 2.0 HDI, year 2003. I've read between 100.000 and 160.000 km. Currently i'm on 600.000 km (350.000 driven myself). Is it time for a new one? Or are these things not subject to wear? What i can see on replacement sites like ...
by frog
Thu May 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Pollution code error
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Pollution code error

Congrats! That was a quick fix :cheesy:

When i first read your post i estimated you would be in trouble for weeks!

Cherish that mechanic! :wink:
by frog
Thu May 02, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: I.C.E and In-Car Technology
Topic: oringinal audio unit?
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: oringinal audio unit?

Mine's been working fine now already a couple of years.
by frog
Thu May 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Pollution code error
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Pollution code error

Good news! :D If you apply the "3 minute rule" you will be safe. Normally, the BSI leaves economy mode as soon as the engine has started successfully and is running. I've never experienced this, but from what i've read a low battery voltage may keep the BSI in economy mode even if the engine is runn...
by frog
Wed May 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Pollution code error
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Pollution code error

Hi, The pollution error codes can have a mechanical root cause, but they can also be caused by problems in the vacuum tubing and/or the electrical wiring in the engine. It would be helpful if you shared screen dumps of PP2000 showing the faults (google for "pp2000 fault screen", then click on "Image...
by frog
Wed May 01, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Breaking 406 2.0HDi 110 Saloon, Many Parts
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Breaking 406 2.0HDi 110 Saloon, Many Parts

fattail95 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:11 pm
Unfortunately my beloved 406 was written off last week, after 18 years in the family from new
Just out of curiosity: why was it written off? Seems such a waste :( Did you have an accident with it?
by frog
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Very light whining noise after cambelt change
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Very light whining noise after cambelt change

Sounds you have a lot of knowledge about these motors... If you ever come this direction please PM me, so that i can learn a bit more. And we could turn some whine into wine (or beer or whatever you like) :cheesy:
by frog
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Very light whining noise after cambelt change
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Very light whining noise after cambelt change

Solved! :cheesy: Yesterday evening i took half an hour to check. It was exactly as Jasper said. Removed the top plastic cover in order to get to the tensioner pulley.Then tapped the cam pulley so that the tension on the belt is tight on the right hand side of the pulley, and a bit looser on the left...