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by hamlet101
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?

so this hose is supposed to be there, swinging in the breeze? Could it actually be a diesel leak from the filter leaving spots on my drive, instead of oil then? Wondering if there is an easy way to tell, if i leave some paper under the car one night.
by hamlet101
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Any ideas what this noise could be?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Any ideas what this noise could be?

spot on! took it to the garage today and they said the same. Cheers
by hamlet101
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Any ideas what this noise could be?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Any ideas what this noise could be?

Doesn't sound so bad in the video, but it was loud enough that passers-by (it started when I was leaving a car park) were looking over to see what the noise was: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AmGtZYDBXzj8hZJKBUxPwb-JFphOaw It's a 2001 diesel. I was able to drive it home after it started (a short distance, and...
by hamlet101
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?
Replies: 5
Views: 427

What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?

See picture:
hanginghose2.jpg
Was this hose supposed to be connected to anything? It must just be flapping about while I'm driving.

I am getting spots of oil on my drive, and the front of the engine looks very dirty with oil, but it doesn't seem to need topping up between changes.
by hamlet101
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just got a 406, drives great, but various niggles
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Just got a 406, drives great, but various niggles

thanks doggy, I've posted individual questions for the radio and locking problem in their respective forums. On the fuel flap issue, on a closer look I can see there is a type of spring in the middle of the hinge, and it looks like there was a plastic bit that extruded from the flap which it would h...
by hamlet101
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: central locking only works on passenger door 1 in 3 times
Replies: 3
Views: 642

central locking only works on passenger door 1 in 3 times

Hi, I've been having problems with my central locking, specifically the front passenger door fails to unlock, and I have to lock/unlock about 3 times to get it to unlock eventually. The two rear doors are fine. I also have problems locking the car, where it fails to lock ALL the doors (makes noise t...
by hamlet101
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: I.C.E and In-Car Technology
Topic: poor radio reception - troubleshooting
Replies: 0
Views: 578

poor radio reception - troubleshooting

Not sure where to start looking on this. Symptoms: Can pick up very few FM stations - just BBC R1 and Classic FM in my town, and both of these suffer intermittent interference while driving (in a small geographic area, sometimes just 20 metres makes the difference between clear reception and roaring...
by hamlet101
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just got a 406, drives great, but various niggles
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Just got a 406, drives great, but various niggles

thanks everyone, I found a youtube video on replacing MFD bulbs, will remove my MFD and have a look before shelling out for a replacement. On one occasion I had the central locking problem, the passenger door remained locked, and couldn't be unlocked from the inside. The switch in the door handle wo...
by hamlet101
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just got a 406, drives great, but various niggles
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Just got a 406, drives great, but various niggles

Hi, I've just bought a 2001 Diesel Rapier, and really like how it drives (can't understand why I only paid £500 for it), but there are a list of niggles that I'd like to fix. Hoping to get advice on which ones I may be able to fix myself, and where I'll be better off taking it to a garage, and where...