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by Doggy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2422
Views: 171233

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Still in the old world at the mo. (flight's Thurs lunchtime). I had one set of Contis on the Xsara an age ago, lasted forever but turned damp roundabouts into skidpans. Kinda preyed for them to wear out, hopefully yours will be better. Sunbeam 1250? That there's a Hillman Avenger, 1250 being the opp...
by Doggy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: need advoce maf sensor
Replies: 53
Views: 3094

Re: need advoce maf sensor

Puzzling this - I've never managed to get a 2.2 to run anything other than really badly with the MAF disconnected. :?
Mind you I have never tried it on a car with the standard ecu map, maybe that's the difference?
by Doggy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello 1st time 406 owner
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: Hello 1st time 406 owner

Service Box shows 6242 C2 for your VIN code VEHICLE FAMILY 406 (RESTYLING) SILHOUETTE 5 DOOR ESTATE TRIM LEVEL LOW - MEDIUM ENGINE DW10ATED TURBO DIESEL WITHOUT FAP TRANSMISSION BVM5 PAINT TYPE METALLIC PAINTWORK BODY COLOUR EZR - PAINT ALUMINIUM GREY INTERIOR TRIM TYPE VAN VELDE CLOTH "GT" UPHOLSTE...
by Doggy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Very light whining noise after cambelt change
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Very light whining noise after cambelt change

Did you slacken the bolts holding the camshaft pulley to the camshaft to allow the tension to equalise on both sides of the belt? If you don't it's common to have too much tension and hence the light whining noise you describe. (The bolts holding the pulley on have slotted holes permitting the pulle...
by Doggy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Flashers at wrong speed
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Flashers at wrong speed

Has it has some LED lamps fitted?
by Doggy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: auto wipers ?
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: auto wipers ?

There used to someone doing it for about £29, but I think they were only replacing the little plastic pin that shears off allowing the indicator stalk to go 'floppy'. (You can buy this bit on its own now for coppers). Suspect neither solution will resolve a faulty wiper switch mechanism.
by Doggy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: newbie to the cars not just the forum warninglights
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: newbie to the cars not just the forum warninglights

Wasn't there a know bug with D8 handbrake switches? :?
(Never had one so didn't pay too much attention).
by Doggy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Hello

Hi & welcome aboard 8)

Precious few of us still have a 406, me included. :(
Feel free to pick our aging brains.
You may find more V6 know how over on the toupe forum http://406coupeclub.org/PHPBB3/
by Doggy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2422
Views: 171233

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Strictly speaking you should use the proper oil, but if you're not running it hard and getting the bar & chain properly hot something like good old fashioned 20/50 is fine (and dirt cheap hereabouts). Old engine oil does make a mess of whatever it gets splattered on - in my case the brickwork. :oops...
by Doggy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2422
Views: 171233

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I've used it once on a C4 Picasso with air suspension issues - that worked straight away, but the C5 just won't have it.

Diagbox it is then.
by Doggy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Timing tool for ew12j4 (2.2i)
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Timing tool for ew12j4 (2.2i)

Last time I did mine, I found there was a small gap between the lower bellhousing cover plate and the block casting, through which you could see a section of the flywheel as you turned the engine. (Car on ramps, lying under the sump, turning crank pulley bolt with a ratchet). I could see the timing ...
by Doggy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2422
Views: 171233

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Thanks for the info 8)

I've found a selection of free downloads so I'll give it a whirl in the next few days.
by Doggy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2422
Views: 171233

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I used to use my bro's recommended 'environmentally friendly' waste engine oil, but since I did less chain sawing and a lot more oil changes I could never get rid of the stuff that way. Now I uses whatever's cheapest in 20/50 or thereabouts spec. In other news I was puzzled as to why the C5 was alwa...
by Doggy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Timing tool for ew12j4 (2.2i)
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Timing tool for ew12j4 (2.2i)

'wrong end' of an 8mm (I think) drill works fine....