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by Doggy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: petrol tank retaining strap 406 est
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: petrol tank retaining strap 406 est

Donut shaped - to fit in place of spare wheel?
by Doggy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2324
Views: 160834

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Borrow one & have a play - just make sure the rods haven't been lying around for years or you'll never be able to strike/maintain an arc.

(Buy him some fresh ones to 'replace the ones you used)' :wink:
by Doggy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2324
Views: 160834

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Stick welding clean mild steel isn't hard to learn, vertical and particularity overhead stuff is harder. Knit some offcuts together, make your rite of passage hedgehog sculptures, blow some holes in stuff with too much current and you're good to go. 2.5mm rods would probably do for that job, just va...
by Doggy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?
Replies: 834
Views: 92508

Re: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?

Amazing! Guess that's not going to be an issue for many owners.

Are those in km? (Even if they are that's still mighty impressive totals of 427000 / 621000) :shock:
by Doggy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: More Gremlins
Replies: 25
Views: 347

Re: More Gremlins

+1 Great work Cliff. Top been-there-done-that assistance from Will plus customary wisdom from Steve.

Forum wizardry at it's best. 8)
by Doggy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 5
Views: 130

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: 2324
Views: 160834

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: 385

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: 385

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: 385

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: 385

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: 30122

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: 2324
Views: 160834

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: 121

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: 579

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...