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by Bailes1992
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Engine oil

Also, just noticed the oil in question is an ACEA A3/B3 oil which has a limited total base number. TBN is the engine oils ability to counteract crank case acids.

Really, you need an ACEA A3/B4 oil for a 406.

Or, if looking at heavy duty diesel engine oils I'd be looking at an ACEA E6, E7, or E9.
by Bailes1992
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Engine oil

Synthetic oils are better in every way compared to their mineral counterparts. They last longer and can handle temperature changes better, they are thinner in extreme cold, maintain their viscosity in extreme heat and also keep the engine internals much cleaner. Semi-Synthetic oils are a complete co...
by Bailes1992
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas to all
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Merry Christmas to all

Merry Christmas All!

Going to be the last normal Christmas for me with a little-un on the way. :roll:
by Bailes1992
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: A Ford Mondeo question (it's a PSA engine - it's fine!)
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: A Ford Mondeo question (it's a PSA engine - it's fine!)

Talk Ford is also great. Was invaluable when I had my MK4. I'd probably have still had it up until I just started my new job if someone hadn't botched a flywheel change and render the engine scrap. :roll:
by Bailes1992
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: A Ford Mondeo question (it's a PSA engine - it's fine!)
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: A Ford Mondeo question (it's a PSA engine - it's fine!)

Get a cheap ELM327 and download ForScan. It's a Ford specific diagnostics tool and has been invaluable to me over the years. It's free to use however you have to purchase licences to use more advances features such as coding keys or injectors etc. Often Forscan will find codes standard OBD2 readers ...
by Bailes1992
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just spent some money on the 406
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Just spent some money on the 406

I still reckon that late 90's/early 00's cars are the most reliable. If I had the time to work on cars I would gladly drive around in an old diesel Mondeo/406 or always fancied an E34 525TDS. The Landy has it's MOT next month and is desperate for a new A-Frame ball joint, PAS pump, injector seals, l...
by Bailes1992
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la~
Replies: 43
Views: 3214

Re: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la

Having had automatic headlights for the last 6 years I have to confess that since having my new Focus 'Style' company car I have driven off several times in the dark without switching my headlights on. :supafrisk: I've had to put some masking tape on my instrument cluster with 'lights' on it to remi...
by Bailes1992
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 990

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

First tank had 25ml of 2-EHN in it. Recommended dose is 1ml per litre of diesel, so under-dosed. Just put in 75ml of 2-EHN and 61.32 litres of diesel. Tank is about 66 litres. Was expecting it to be slightly down as on this tank I'd been to Bridgnorth for some tyres, done a few extra local journeys...
by Bailes1992
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My brush with the general public (car park ding)
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: My brush with the general public (car park ding)

Last Saturday I watched from the other end of the carpark in Costco a lovely trolley get pushed along by the wind straight into the drivers door of the Missus Duster. Two big dents in the drivers door. :cry: Lucky the scratches in the dent are minimal so I need to find a good PDR guy now to try and ...
by Bailes1992
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 990

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

My experience with two stroke oil is limited to my 406 1.9TD, my 406 HDi and a hand full of go's with my Mondeo and the Defender. It improves low down torque, quietens the engine down no end and helps to lubricate the fuel system. I remember reading some time ago a story about Mercedes taking a flee...
by Bailes1992
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 990

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

No 'hard' evidence but a gut feeling built up from experience with different fuels. The other thing worth mentioning is DPF regens. I did try to use supermarket diesel a few times in my Focus but the first thing I noticed was the regens were happening every 300-400miles as opposed to 650-700miles on...
by Bailes1992
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Autobox on a HDi
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Autobox on a HDi

Just having a google, the AL4 apparently has a specified oil (Esso LT 71141) however in Australia where the gearbox is quite popular they just use regular ATF. You can get 25 litres of Dexron III oil (enough for 6 oil changes) for £40. Hardly breaking the bank and small price to pay compared to repl...
by Bailes1992
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 990

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

As a user of premium diesel in my own cars I've found they're more of a long term benefit than something you notice overnight. I probably agree that 2-EHN is used to boost cetane levels in a lot of premium diesels but they have increased levels of cleaning additives and other niceties to boot. Best ...
by Bailes1992
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Autobox on a HDi
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Autobox on a HDi

I think most torque converter gearboxes are pretty well sorted these days. The only issues you hear of are the new breed of dual clutch or CVT boxes. I think the best thing you can do with an autobox is regular oil changes. I wouldn't think twice about buying an automatic HDi but I think I would mak...
by Bailes1992
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: All gone quiet!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 1310

Re: All gone quiet!!!!

JLR have a huge issue with these engines in both 2.7 and 3.0 format destroying bottom ends, usually because a shell has spun. However I couldn't find one case of a Peugeot having the issue even though they were both made to the same spec on the same line. The only difference between them the JRL ver...