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by Doggy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 52
Views: 13916

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Needs rear wheel brgs, which will require rear disks/pads/shoes/backplates bodged somehow, brake servo's on the way out, a few drop links, alternator pulley's getting noisy, slight unidentified coolant loss, the list goes on. It's getting kinda tired looking, headlining's started to droop in places,...
by Doggy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 52
Views: 13916

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

I've still got mine at 224k having run it since October 2012 / 87k.
Has to be about the most reliable car I've ever owned, but suspect it's not going to be worth MOT-ing it at the end of March. :(
by Doggy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My baby is multiplying.............
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: My baby is multiplying.............

Don't blame you.
Still remember the very first coupe I ever saw in that colour (which I still think looks the best).
One of a select few cars that looked absolutely right.

Enjoy :mrgreen:
by Doggy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Help, trying to remove head 2.0 hdi
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Help, trying to remove head 2.0 hdi

Brilliant post DDD and clearly a job well done, Hopefully a good investment for the future too.

C30SE head looks even longer than it really is in that pic Steve (according to my tee shirt) [/fond rose-tinted memories]
by Doggy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row

That's almost the same period as my 2 406's - bought the original Dogmobile in October 2008 at 6.5 years old / 102k miles for £3250, sold it 4 years & about 85k miles later for £800. In that time it had an a/c condenser, the first defap in these parts, a cambelt kit, disks all round, strut top beari...
by Doggy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2298
Views: 155167

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Impressive stuff there Steve. Never tried to build a staircase - when we reinstated the one in the half of the house we now live in I somehow managed to interest a sales guy from a Leicester company to build us a bespoke 14 riser, an overly steep one that met the building regs for about a grand. It ...
by Doggy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row

10 years, that really is quite an achievement and I'll bet surprisingly good value for money. It's an eye-opener to realise you've managed to enjoy running something a bit special that you really like that winds up saving you dosh as well. I is envious. :mrgreen: Wish I could think of an equivalent ...
by Doggy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: MFD backlight not working, bulbs ok.
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: MFD backlight not working, bulbs ok.

I'm not sure, but I don't think the backlight supply is separate to the power for the MFD itself. I have seen type B displays where the PCB tracks have been torn off around the lampholders. The easiest fix would be another display from a scrap car, usually change hands for £10 or less The connector ...
by Doggy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row

Quite an achievement young man. :mrgreen:

(even if you do replace the suspension every few thousand miles)

Just kidding.
by Doggy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year folks.
Very best wishes for a safe, healthy and enjoyable 2019
We've all got one less to go, so make it count.
by Doggy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 21
Views: 1019

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

Congratulations. 8)

Persistence usually pays in the end. Well done for seeing it through.

Happy New Year. :cheesy:
by Doggy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: V6 cam belt replacment
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: V6 cam belt replacment

Hi & welcome aboard, 8)

v6 saloons and estates are vanishingly rare on this forum.
You may find more info on the dark side: http://406coupeclub.org/
(But stick around you'll find much good info hereabouts too).
by Doggy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ROLLING COAL
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: ROLLING COAL

Hi & welcome aboard.

Undoing the boost pipe between the intercooler and inlet manifold should dramatically increasing emissions and reduce power,
with the added advantage it'll spew crankcase breather fumes from under the bonnet.
:supafrisk:
by Doggy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: P1198 error code - Peugeot 406 HDi
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: P1198 error code - Peugeot 406 HDi

May also be worth checking the strainer, (built into the fuel tank level sender unit). If partly clogged it may cause fuel starvation at maximum flow.
by Doggy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine
Replies: 37
Views: 2429

Re: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine

Never known one to go wrong, but I have seen leaks in that area or even the sensor tube broken away from the intercooler in one case.