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by Doggy
Thu May 24, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Remote locking ceased
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Remote locking ceased

I think it was Doggy (apologies if it wasn't) had some problems hooking up PP to a car, turned out to be a blown fuse. I think PP is your best bet anyway, Loosing central locking after a battery misdemeanour is common. Correct young man! Trouble is the OBD port fuse no./location varies from car to ...
by Doggy
Fri May 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes

I've had a few noisy front wheel bearings over the years, typically had to run then for ages to be sure which side it was. Never had one fail.
by Doggy
Wed May 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: 406 HPi
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: 406 HPi

No experience with petrol engines & PP2k, but here's my 2p worth.... Inlet manif press sensor - is it giving a reading in engine ecu parameters? I've no idea what it should read, but if it's downstream of the throttle you'd expect to see a vacuum on the overun, less at idle and little or nothing wit...
by Doggy
Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short

I sometimes wonder if you're on the level Mr Welton. Seriously though, I've done many an oil change on mine - sometimes I have about half a litre left over from 5l, sometimes it swallows the lot. Only thing that makes sense is if the quantity indicated on the container varies a bit, or something. :?
by Doggy
Mon May 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem

Yes, it's looking good bar a brief near-overheating glitch - guess it had some air trapped somewhere - coolant level dropped once but has stayed put since. I cleared a significant number of faults today, only one returned - solenoid for purging the fuel vent canister or some such. I may have to inve...
by Doggy
Sat May 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem

Some good news on the 307. :) They found a low mileage (52k) engine from a C2 for £200 delivered with pretty much all the ancillaries. My daughter's other half and his 2 brothers rocked up this morning and set about fitting it. 10 minutes ago they got it started. :D Even better, I never laid a finge...
by Doggy
Sat May 05, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2062
Views: 110049

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Ouch! Not had that particular pleasure as yet, (or ticked that box as it were).
My bro reckons that there cleaning fluid you use before solvent welding pvc pipe together kills them in seconds, (mind you he's not tried it on a hooman bean, so it could sting a bit).
by Doggy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1136

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

Thou doesn't get owt for nowt!
by Doggy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Help me choose a wheel colour
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Welly wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:39 pm
Canvassing opinions here, the below is exactly how my car looks in Skinflint Grey and the exact same wheels.
FTFY

Just kidding. Silver works for me, - grey would look OK-ish but only John Major would like it.
by Doggy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2062
Views: 110049

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Certainly has character and clearly hasn't fallen down yet.
by Doggy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1136

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

Welly wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:38 am
Bring back push rods!
They still haz timing chainz.
(Seem to remember ignoring the rattle caused by a worn-out tensioner on a BMC B series engine, eventually the chain wore a hole through the timing cover).
:oops:
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: 12
Views: 386

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: 39
Views: 1136

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: 1361

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: 12
Views: 782

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.