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by Welly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 134
Views: 12061

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Not too far from me.

TBF you could probably wang 50K miles on that without too much fuss, cheap motoring for sure. Those early pez 406's were very trouble-free.
by Welly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Engine oil

Fully Syn is fine if the engine has always ran on it but there's a school of thought that by adding fully syn to an engine used to semi-syn it may start to shift waxy oil deposits around the system.....something best avoided. I think semi-syn is perfect for the HDi as it's a very unstressed unit.
by Welly
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Happy New Year

Your year wins my year by a mega mile!

Holidays = 3 days in Germany driving a Roda Skapid with small pez engine.

Babies = Nil

Lorry driving = Nil

*Makes note*

Must. Try. Harder. :(

(apart from the baby bit :) ).
by Welly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Happy New Year

A belated HNY from me! Doggy - what made for such a super-dooper year last year? the HGV thing? if so, and being the confident* type, I may push myself into enrolling on that Flower Arranging night class I've being eyeing for the last 10 years. To me each year seems much like the last i.e. a bit shi...
by Welly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: MOT pass
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: MOT pass

luckily parts for Fords are quite cheap what with your fuel bills etc.... :wink: Hey it's actually becoming "economical" now it has nearly 100,000 miles on it. Current daily average = 27.1 mpg 8) MOT history records a reliable 6000 miles per year so man-maths suggest I'd only be £8.00 per week bett...
by Welly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Battery current at rest
Replies: 34
Views: 668

Re: Battery current at rest

I'm brilliant* with multi-meters, two of mine have made an impressive *pop* sound in my capable hands :roll:
by Welly
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: MOT pass
Replies: 4
Views: 116

MOT pass

Just had the Volvo MOT'd a month early and passed with no advisories! (expires 19 Jan 2019) :o

This car has passed every MOT for the last 8 years with no issues :cheesy:

Mind you I do spend time and money keeping the maintenance up to date :wink:
by Welly
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas to all
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Merry Christmas to all

Like it or not it's that time of year again, and it's MY TIME to have off work, finishing Fri 22nd and back on Mon 8th Jan, 2 weeks and three weekends off! I'd like to wish all members a Merry Christmas whatever you're up to, please go carefully and politely out there if you're travelling. This foru...
by Welly
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Battery current at rest
Replies: 34
Views: 668

Re: Battery current at rest

Reminds me of replacing the Volvo's battery..........waited for the ECU to go to bed, disconnected the old battery, went to get the new one...........realised it was still in the boot which opens on a solenoid switch :lol: :oops: I can't remember how a 406 can play up after a battery change? was it ...
by Welly
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just spent some money on the 406
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Just spent some money on the 406

Nowt wrong with spending on preventative maintenance on a known good car. My Missus has said a few times recently that I should buy a newer more economical car...to which I respond with "why?" To explain, I probably average 80 miles a week now, I keep a keen eye on my car so it needs nothing doing r...
by Welly
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: For Sale: Polo 1.4 TDI
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: For Sale: Polo 1.4 TDI

Looks good that, if I learn of anyone needing a car in that price range I'll get them to have a look at your add.

How do you know there's storage boxes under the seats if they are hidden? :? :cheesy:
by Welly
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Do D8 V6 Head Gasket Kits exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Do D8 V6 Head Gasket Kits exist?

Definitely more Coupe's with the 3.0 than 406's in fact there's never really been much experience on here of 3.0 406's.

Wasn't the same engine used in a lot of large Citroens? like the XM and maybe the C5? this could open up a wider supply chain for you?
by Welly
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Hello again

Hello!

Blimey, a Pocket Rocket!

Is that a Renner 19?
by Welly
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 970

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

My HDi also dropped by 5 mpg in the winter, I would blame the higher load on the electrics, over-cooling of the incoming air and traffic always seems worse in the winter so more start/stoppage. I remember reading the ideal charge temperature for a diesel is 15 deg C, any lower and the flame front is...
by Welly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Dual Mass or Solid Flywheel?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Dual Mass or Solid Flywheel?

I thinks its more about smoothness, the DMF works with the engine mounts to protect the cabin from harsh vibration. The 90 may well have balancer shafts on the crank (I don't know) and this would help and therefore remove the need for a DMF. Certain earlier VAG engines had a mixture of balancer shaf...