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by Doggy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: How many cars have you owned?

Think I listed mine a few years back too, think the total's about 30.
Some of them were for quite a while too, ( 7.5 / 5.5 / 4.5 / 4 years).
I feel old. :(
by Doggy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 29
Views: 266

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

The rough running and white smoke on starting could be glow plug related. Normally a HDi will start easily without waiting for the glowplugs, but that's at UK temperatures, may be needed when it's colder. Also the plugs stay on for some time after starting, 30 seconds or so to aid initial smooth run...
by Doggy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 29
Views: 266

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

Hi & welcome. 8) CTS = Coolant temperature sensor - the water temperature sensor in the thermostat housing. From experience a faulty one can give odd starting and cold running behaviour, especially in cold weather. To prove a point, get a new sensor, (only about £5 in the UK) and connect the cable t...
by Doggy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Remote locking/key programming problem
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Remote locking/key programming problem

No good reason why this should work but you could try 'learning' a second key and just operate the first one twice.... They do some odd things, on my previous car I mislaid the spare remote, removed the car battery & lost sync with the remaining remote. Got the PIN code and reprogrammed it with P2k ...
by Doggy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96363

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:16 pm
proving language doesn't have much to do with intelligence
Thought we'd proven it was all down to deafness? :?
by Doggy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem

Thank you for the suggestions people. 8) I reckon I'll go with jasper5's approach as it has a good chance or revealing the cause, (and I don't seem to have too much success with endoscopes). Hopefully have a look over the weekend. A quick scan of fleabay revealed a couple of potential replacement en...
by Doggy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96363

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Daughter_welly has been accepted for a University Degree in that Crime Scene Science, she'll leave there as an accredited and qualified CSI :o Good news, should give her a good start in adult life (& help you get rid of all that spare money you've been wondering what to do with). Call it "existence...
by Doggy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem

My daughter's 307 has apparently dropped a valve - happened on trying to start, engine turns freely in either direction for about half a turn, but won't go all the way round. Timing belt seems intact. Managed to recover it last weekend, but haven't attacked it yet. (Another family member has loaned ...
by Doggy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 174
Views: 14155

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Pretty sure that's all the garages do nowadays.
I recently tried to check the oil level of our posh new Grundfos/John Deere diesel fire pump....
Pulled on what i assumed was the dipstick only to discover it was a hand pump gadget for draining the sump. :oops:
by Doggy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 174
Views: 14155

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Bailes1992 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:31 pm
Is it really an oil change if you don't spill some though?
Yes, I've managed it without a drop spilled at least twice in 46 years.

Have resolved to secure one of those suction devices.
by Doggy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 174
Views: 14155

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Well.....
I set about my 1500 miles overdue oil change in Sunday morning's crisp winter sunshine, (anybody else enjoy* the sudden hail storm)?
Oil & filter got changed,
Driveway got large waste oil stain,
Undertray's still resting under the hedge.
by Doggy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 44
Views: 3117

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Result nonetheless, one less thing to worry about. :)

Dogmobile 2 is scheduled for it's annual handbrake adjustment* at the end of March, suspect it'll want a set of rear drop links by then too. :roll:
by Doggy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.2 hdi DW12 Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: 2.2 hdi DW12 Issue

Good to hear you've got to the bottom of it. 8)

Pressure washer works for a while, SDS plus chisel is more effective. :wink:
by Doggy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 406 2.2 HDI - loss of power
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: 406 2.2 HDI - loss of power

Well done! Thanks for the update. 8)
by Doggy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: 406 estate, heater blower just stopped this morning.
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: 406 estate, heater blower just stopped this morning.

Think Peter's is a fairly late model 110 HDi? Usual fault is the blower speed controller giving you permanent full speed, changed mine last year..... Fuses appear to be MF4 in the engine fusebox, then fuse 'F' on the side of the BSI, (assuming it's a full-mux D9). My bro's old 1.9 D8 had a burnt up...