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by Doggy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Re: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking

No one over the age of 45 should attempt to pass a driving test of ANY description! Borrow the De Lorean, Mr McWelly and pop back to 1990 (when we all still knew everything). Seriously though, I've never ridden a motorbike and don't intend to try anytime soon. I have a keenly honed sense of my own m...
by Doggy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...

I agree the 508 especially in SW (estate) form is in my opinion one of the least hideous relatively modern cars out there. :) Trouble is the 2.2 will be Euro 5 and only comes with slushmatic transmission*. :? Worse still, they only make poverty spec and mid-range versions of the estate. :frown: Nich...
by Doggy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 709

Re: Another MOT shake up

Shocking to think that VAG engine maps might be anything other than perfect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cem7_F6sg9I
by Doggy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: New member

Hi & welcome aboard. 8)

Probably easiest to swap the cd changer - not coded to the car, probably quite a few resting in scrapyards by now.
If you can't track one down let me know, I think my bro has one.
by Doggy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 44
Views: 1282

Re: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem

That's a good idea.

You could well have a tiny leak at the fuel filter, (can be too small for fuel to leak out, but air still gets in).
It's also worth checking the strainer, (filter), in the fuel tank is not blocked, this can give similar problems.
by Doggy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Having to slam estate tailgate
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Having to slam estate tailgate

Welly wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:09 am
Tailgates are interesting
FFS don't post that anywhere the Audi brigade can see it
by Doggy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 709

Re: Another MOT shake up

I haz no 'plate' or sticker in the engine bay as 406 dpf's pre-dated any requirement to have one. I thought that came in with Euro 4 in 2005, but Uncle Google implies it was not until Euro 5 in 2008/9. Either way I don't see any MOT emission limit changes being retrospectively applied to cars built ...
by Doggy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 44
Views: 1282

Re: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem

Could well be the problem. Did we determine if your car has a Bosch or Siemens fuel system?
by Doggy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Radio Player Problem - Peugeot 406 HDI
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Radio Player Problem - Peugeot 406 HDI

No, I don't think so. Al the auto volume does is increase the volume as you drive faster.
by Doggy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Radio Player Problem - Peugeot 406 HDI
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Radio Player Problem - Peugeot 406 HDI

The beeping is because it isn't coded to the car, but the volume is probably down to whether it's got an integral amplifier or is expecting to use the external Clarion amp. Some of the later head units could be configured for either.
by Doggy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2031
Views: 105210

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Hope Mrs Welly has a full and speedy recovery.
Your knee problem may be related, you've probably not been on them enough until recently.
by Doggy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Buzzing noise
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Buzzing noise

I was thinking the same thing, (recirculating flap gubbins). Another possibility you get with 110's of that age is a buzzing noise from the bulkhead area that typically lasts for maybe 15-20 seconds after stopping the engine, (I think it comes from one the vacuum solenoids that control the egr/waste...
by Doggy
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tyre pressures
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Tyre pressures

Worthy of a KB article? (Also handy for those build code questions), if anyone has the time.

We don't seem to have 'Sticky' threads, (I will have later - the grand kids are coming round). :roll:
by Doggy
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Engine won't pull from standing
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: Engine won't pull from standing

There's a springy tab on the connector that needs to be pulled away from the sensor body, (i.e. downwards), to allow the plug to slide out of the connector housing, (towards the engine). Once you've done it once it's easy - stand beside the n/s wing, reach under the sensor, hook a fingertip or two o...
by Doggy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seen any '18' plate cars/vehicles?
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Seen any '18' plate cars/vehicles?

Common as muck now, see 'em in all the car parks, (A14, A1, M1, M11 etc.)

As Kelv says, all bland and instantly forgettable