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by Wag
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Testing the water
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Testing the water

Got it fixed, running sweet
by Wag
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Head gasket repair

Head skimmed, new cambelt, water pump and 1 injector.
Running sweet. Owes me about £450 but got my motor back.
by Wag
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: Reliability

Yeah, the low coolant warning light is on the right of the dash display to the upper area. I only noticed it as it was dark outside and I saw the reflection when it came on: the icon was obscured by the steering wheel. Fully agree re state of the coolant, I should have changed it when I got the car ...
by Wag
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Petrol autos
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Petrol autos

Brilliant, I'll check that out in future. Thanks
by Wag
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Petrol autos
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Petrol autos

Hi Welly,
Do you know this car?
You mention disabled access. Theres only minimal images on fleabay, and they show nothing really, I've asked for more but nothing sent yet.
by Wag
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: Reliability

There seems no rational explanation why heads blow. Mine was spitting water from the header tank and still held pressure when cold - classic head gasket symptom. Wasn't chipped or tuned to my knowledge. As it's pretty solid it's in the process of getting the head skimmed - sons in the trade - so it'...
by Wag
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Reliability

The Peugeot diesel has always been hailed as one of the best diesels ever, well that's what I was always led to believe, and I've had a few. How is it some old 406's run for hundreds of thousands of miles with no major engine worries and others, like mine, do 106000 miles and need a head gasket? Is ...
by Wag
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Petrol autos
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Petrol autos

What's the opinion of petrol autos?
Found this on fleabay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peugeot-406- ... 955a6c5a8d
by Wag
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Testing the water
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Testing the water

Yep DD your absolutely correct. But better the devil you know. Do you still have it? The heads now off and it's clear the failure was on 2 and possibly 4 (counting from the cam belt end). Gonna put a new cam belt on as well (water pump fine). Taking the head for skimming today. Incidentally, I've be...
by Wag
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Testing the water
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Testing the water

My 2003 03 plate LX 2.0 hdi estate in that maroon colour has a head gasket leaking. 106000 miles. It has an mot until september 2020. It's got 2 brand new Michelin x climate tyres on the front (about 600 miles or so). Other than the gasket, reversing lights and the CD player everything else seems to...
by Wag
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Head gasket repair

Ta for that advice. I'm going to have it done properly. I know it'll be costly, and the motor isn't worth much but I could spend another £1500 and still buy a bag of problems. Better the devil you know I think. Anyway it's a nice comfy lugger with 10 months mot still to run, and two new Michelin x c...
by Wag
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Head gasket repair

Well, my low coolant light came on a few weeks ago. I've had the car 2.0 hdi lx estate since June 2017. No loss at all until now. Spitting coolant out of the header tank and hissing coming through when stopped, not to mention under pressure when cold. Classic signs to me! Although I want to do a pro...
by Wag
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: So what shall I replace it with
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: So what shall I replace it with

Thanks for that I'll check the c5 out.
by Wag
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: So what shall I replace it with
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

So what shall I replace it with

My 406 2.0 hdi estate is fine at the moment: passed mot a few months ago. However, the time will come when it will need to go. I use it for property maintenance but don't want to buy a van if I can help it. Thought about Toyota avensis estate. Anyone any ideas? Need an estate as big or bigger than t...
by Wag
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problem login in on new phone
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Problem login in on new phone

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