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by Doggy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 0
Views: 26

End of an era

My bro's last 406 got weighed in yesterday, this was an 02 2.2 GTX Estate we got for my daughter's partner about 3 years ago for under £400 so it didn't do too badly. The final straw was snapping off one of the studs that hold the injectors in. He's replaced it with a tidy 07 407 2.2 SW in posh GT t...
by Doggy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2316
Views: 159454

Re: and today i have mostly been...

We've still got one of those hairy arsed 1960's oil filled 2-phase-in stick welders, good for about 400A @ 80V IIRC. Nobody ever uses it though, weapon of choice today is one of those tiny inverter jobs that can be worn casually like a macho man bag. Bigger stuff mostly gets splattered with a MIG th...
by Doggy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 258

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

I know your looking at French Eric but what about a Mondeo diesel estate,it's still a DW10 engine. Hi Brett, I did think about it and find it very confusing because some Mondeo/X-type engines are DW10's but many are not, (despite all being described as 2.0 TDCi's). I know how to tell between a DW12...
by Doggy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 258

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

That's a very good point. A 2-minute scan of HDi Tuning's website shows you can get a 16V 2.0 407/C5 upped to about 170 bhp, with or without DPF delete for about £150 tops.
Makes those cars a much more attractive proposition, thank you for the heads-up. 8)
by Doggy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 258

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

I've been looking around and find that petrol equivalents in most cases are no cheaper to buy, tax, typically use at least 20% more fuel, often have less power and always much less torque. I don't think the diesel era is over for me yet. Peter's Merc suggestion has go me thinking - they weren't on m...
by Doggy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 258

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

I'm going to have to replace mine in the next 4-6 weeks. I expect to buy something for sub £3k to run for 4/5 years. That puts hybrids & electrics out of my price range, so it's a straight choice between petrol & diesel. A year ago, I would have said 110% diesel now it's not so cut & dried. As far a...
by Doggy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 29664

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Welly wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:16 pm

Tyre = £79.00 (lingpoo ditchfinder star max special sunshine grip)
:lol: love it.
by Doggy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2316
Views: 159454

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sounds about the same as the UK a generation ago - maybe the jobsworths are following you?
by Doggy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2000 406 Estate 2.0 Hdi 110 exec - Flat spot/intermittent turbo lag
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: 2000 406 Estate 2.0 Hdi 110 exec - Flat spot/intermittent turbo lag

Hi & welcome aboard. 8)

Mass Air Flow sensor is the usual suspect. With the 110 engine you can simply unplug it & see if it improves things as a cheap first diagnostic step.
by Doggy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 438

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

Looks really smart, well done Peter! I'd say that is Moonstone blue. My first 406 was this colour and in virtually mint condition, (cost me exactly £3k more that yours), but I always thought it looked to be different shades of blue. I had never seen a 406 this colour before and wasn't overly impress...
by Doggy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 438

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

Where do you keep finding them?
I'm trying to work out what else might do the job.
by Doggy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi Newbie Here
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Hi Newbie Here

Hi Phil & welcome aboard. 8) Fraid I don't do social media either, feel free to post some pics for us dinosaurs. Hope you enjoy the site and find some useful info. We still have the odd ex-tubby owner drop by from time to time. ..I've had 3 diesel estates ( the last 2 were the 2.2HDi that were tinke...
by Doggy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: PP2000 help
Replies: 21
Views: 592

Re: PP2000 help

Well done for sticking at it. 8)
At least you're not fumbling around in the dark anymore.
by Doggy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Fuse box diagram
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Fuse box diagram

+1 damp connectors are likely culprit. I have heard of instances of the main MFD remaining lit up after locking the car, (had it myself once or twice). Can be because the radio/head unit doesn't get powered down, it goes into standby mode which normally looks like it's off but it doesn't truly shut ...
by Doggy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 65
Views: 14845

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Missed an opportunity last week - one of our suppliers sold his 12-plate 508 2.0 HDi SW & bought a Zafira. :roll: It wasn't mint but looked tidy, 150k miles, was going to need a clutch/dmf soon, dpf warning light on and he'd damaged one alloy. So a few bob to sort out but he sold it for £850 :shock:...