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by Doggy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: I.C.E and In-Car Technology
Topic: Elderly Pioneer AVIC system
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Elderly Pioneer AVIC system

Apologies for a blatantly non-406 question. My motorhome came with pretty much all the latest tech, frozen in time from the early naughties It has a Poineer AVIC-X1, (or X1R not sure), head unit with flip out 6" screen, built in satnav, internal cd + remote multichanger etc. Also has a Parrot 3200 b...
by Doggy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2006 407 2.7 HDI Oil leak ?
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: 2006 407 2.7 HDI Oil leak ?

Oil vapour from the various breathers usually gets recirculated through the turbo, suspect this is where most of it comes from. As Welly says, it's got a habit of collecting at the bottom of the intercooler, but can be found on any hose connection the charge air passes through, including air dosers/...
by Doggy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2242
Views: 135278

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Know what you mean, I get 'old car' bullied quite a lot these days. I'd be surprised if you don't get that in the Volvo too.

Hope you get it sorted soon/painlessly.
by Doggy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2006 407 2.7 HDI Oil leak ?
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: 2006 407 2.7 HDI Oil leak ?

I think the same engine was used on the Jaguar S type and Land Rover Discovery to name but a few.
Maybe one of those forums would have the answer.
(I suspect there's not much about oil leaks that Landy owners don't know).....
by Doggy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Mot headlight fail headache
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Mot headlight fail headache

I once managed to shove the hood/shield that fits over the dip bulb off to one side & it deflected the beam miles off line. Have a careful look through the glass and try to spot any differences in how the bulb sits within the shield on your 'good' and 'bad' sides. As GM says it's easy to get the lam...
by Doggy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

Not resolved as yet, waiting for a window when I can afford to have it off the road for a few days if necessary. There's no compelling rush to get it done, I'm hoping to confirm or eliminate the water pump as the cause of the minor coolant loss I've had on & off for a few months. That's a good sugge...
by Doggy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Codes meaning pp2000 help
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Codes meaning pp2000 help

The air conditioning error is as described, the temperature sensor in the evaporator, (within the heater assembly), is faulty or disconnected. You maybe able see the actual indicated temperature on one of the engine ecu parameter pages, (you definitely can on a diesel). The other one is unfamiliar t...
by Doggy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Pug pictures
Topic: 406 LX 2.0 HDI
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: 406 LX 2.0 HDI

Welcome aboard. 8) Looks OK for the money. I'd suggest swapping the pollen filter too - cheap but make a big difference to the ventilation if it's been allowed to clog up. Many of them have a high biting point, doesn't necessarily mean it will be a problem. Alternator pulley has an integral clutch, ...
by Doggy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

New bolt fitted along with timing belt kit last time, 8) ..but then I changed the crank pulley last year and re-used the same one, since only normally get a new one with a belt kit. :oops: came out easily last time, went back in easily and was torqued up correctly. Didn't risk forcing it yesterday, ...
by Doggy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogmobile 3 The Camper
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Dogmobile 3 The Camper

mjb wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Presumably you'd need to bring it back to the UK once a year for an MOT?
Yes - MOT, service and perhaps the odd trip in the UK
dirtydirtydiesel wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:25 pm
That looks sweet pal 8)
Guess it won't just be me causing a queue then :lol:
Sshhhh! No one's supposed to know we organise these holdups!
by Doggy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogmobile 3 The Camper
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Dogmobile 3 The Camper

It's 'only' 9m /29'6" long. Some of the Yank RV's I tried to fall in love with were around 35' Nearest storage site with space / adequate security is at Deeping St James. :roll: Hoping next year I can moor it in central France and do the first/final 500 miles each way in the car, saving on fuel and ...
by Doggy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

Don't fancy my chances of drilling the bolt accurately enough to save the thread in the crank - not the easiest place to ensure you get it dead centre and the drill constantly on the right axis, but may have to try it if all else fails. Impact wrench may be an option, half the problem is the inabili...
by Doggy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

without resolving it one way or t'other, you'll be driving a car that could go pop! at any moment Worse than that, the crank pulley's loose so it ain't a goin nowhere. ---or wasn't. I took the semi cowardly way out and tightened it back up v e r y c a r e f u l l y. The last turn or so was almost f...
by Doggy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Crank pulley bolt problem

Attempting a cambelt change, I've undone the crank pulley bolt, turned it 3 or 4 revolutions but it feels like the thread's picked up. It won't re-tighten without excessive force either. Letting some WD40 soak in while I ponder. Feels like it will snap before it comes out, so now I have a dilema - I...
by Doggy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2242
Views: 135278

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Coming along nicely. Can't decide whether a uniform screed will look right, (love the 'character' as it is).
That's a mighty impressive stash of firewood, but is there some form of Croatian DIY forklift type bodge used to shift it around?