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by nickrose137
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Mayonnaise on dipstick
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Mayonnaise on dipstick

Hi all, I have a 2003 1.8 estate that's done 135,000 miles. Just noticed mayonnaise on the dipstick - but there isn't any under the oil filler cap (yet???) and the coolant level doesn't seem to have dropped. I did an oil change 100 miles ago, but the car mostly does short journeys. Any chance it's n...
by nickrose137
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Letters on the tailgate
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Letters on the tailgate

Hi all, an E has come unstuck from "P U G E O T" on the tailgate of my 2003 1.8 Rapier estate. Do any of you know what these letters are stuck on with? It looks like some sort of putty inside the back of the E. Naturally I don't want to reattach the E with anything that will damage the paintwork. Ch...
by nickrose137
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought another 406
Replies: 62
Views: 5828

Re: Bought another 406

Hi all, interesting to read about a D9 with rear drum brakes. Do any of you know if they are interchangeable with the ghastly disc/drum set-up? Could changing to rear drums be a way of eliminating all the disc/drum handbrake problems? I'm guessing the rear drum is like the one on the 405 - I've owne...
by nickrose137
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Manual Gearbox - what is the point?
Replies: 21
Views: 1258

Re: Manual Gearbox - what is the point?

Spending £600 on a new clutch last summer reminded me of what a good idea automatics are :roll: . (No choice really - the clutch release bearing failed a week before we were due to set off for Italy on holiday.) I do prefer automatics now, but have never yet found a suitable one nearby when I've bee...
by nickrose137
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Other drivers pulling out on you but they don't care?
Replies: 22
Views: 1919

Re: Other drivers pulling out on you but they don't care?

The only thing I really don't like about the 406 is having the horn button in the centre of the steering wheel, like a 1950s car. If someone cut me up when I was driving my old 405, I could flash the lights and blast the horn with one finger, while still taking evasive action. Much safer. Did any 40...
by nickrose137
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Handbrake locked on, passenger side
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: Handbrake locked on, passenger side

Sorted - a combination of brute force and physics. Saturday morning I went out and bought the biggest, meanest screwdriver that would still fit through the hole in the drum. With the extra leverage I could finally free off the adjuster. Finished the job - the handbrake is now solid on 7 clicks on a ...
by nickrose137
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Handbrake locked on, passenger side
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Handbrake locked on, passenger side

Help please! I went to adjust the handbrake. (2003 1.8 Rapier estate.) Driver's side rear drum: turned the adjuster until the shoes locked against the drum, back one click, sorted! Passenger side: turned the adjuster until the shoes locked against the drum, and it wouldn't go back any clicks at all....
by nickrose137
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Lock barrel assembly fallen off
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Lock barrel assembly fallen off

The lock barrel worked loose again. This time, when I'd got the door card off I took a closer look and found the root cause of the problem. The nut that holds the lock barrel in place screws onto a stud that's fixed to the inside of the door handle. (Sorry, I should have taken a picture.) This stud ...
by nickrose137
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Lock barrel assembly fallen off
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Lock barrel assembly fallen off

Well, I finally had the door card off last weekend. The securing nut hadn't dropped off, thank goodness, so I manoeuvred the lock barrel back into position and tightened up the nut, and it's stayed put since then. (And after I gave the lock several doses of WD40, the central locking even works via t...
by nickrose137
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Lock barrel assembly fallen off
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Lock barrel assembly fallen off

Hi, thank you for that. I'll have a look at it over Easter and let you know how I get on. Cheers, Nick
by nickrose137
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Lock barrel assembly fallen off
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Lock barrel assembly fallen off

Hi, I'm new here, so apologies if this has been covered before. On my 2003 Rapier 1.8 estate the driver's door lock assembly has fallen down inside the door. So on the outside of the door, where the keyhole should be, there's just a hole! The Haynes pictures don't make it clear to me what the lock/b...