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by highlander
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406 niggles nearly all fixed
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: 406 niggles nearly all fixed

GingerMagic wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:00 am
Just a thought....
Have you taken up the slack on the throttle cable?
I did this shortly before selling my Coupe, it made a hell of a difference. In fact, I should probably have had the throttle cable replaced with a brand new one; I suspect it would have made a bigger difference.
by highlander
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2166
Views: 120830

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I'm guessing that list contains (amongst other names) the names of everybody who has ever been evil to cats. And rightly so - the bastards. Too right they're all different. I mean, they're all cats, and all exhibit cat-like behaviour, but they definitely have their own personalities. Mum's current c...
by highlander
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 24
Views: 575

Re: Worsening driving standards

The one that still grinds my gears is the "Oh, I'm doing 60 MPH in the left lane, and you're perfectly legally overtaking me in the right lane? I better speed up, so that you can't" crowd. Oh, and the "I, being of at least 80 years old, will drive at exactly 40 MPH down these twisty B-roads at peak ...
by highlander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 1285

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

As per forum rules you are not allowed to buy a Ford after your 406 ownership, it must be a Volvo, you will have 14 days to correct your mistake before your continued membership goes to committee. ... I guess I'm equally screwed :D I've had the BMW over a year now. Time flies! Other than an inciden...
by highlander
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2166
Views: 120830

Re: and today i have mostly been...

... or the other one which really gets me nice and pissed off - when I'm overtaking someone who's doing 60 MPH, and they accelerate up to 70 MPH as I'm beside them. SO many people do that now it's unreal - young people, old people, professional drivers, women, men, mums with cars full of kids. We're...
by highlander
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Beast from the East
Replies: 23
Views: 1178

Re: The Beast from the East

Nowhere near as much snow in Aberdeen as was predicted, but just a couple miles further inland and things start to look a bit scary. We had a power cut yesterday morning, starting some time between 5 and 6 am, and ending just after 7am. When driving to work yesterday morning, it was initially like d...
by highlander
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1371

Re: How many cars have you owned?

Both our Clios were totally reliable. Except one time in the 1.2, where I hit a pothole on the way in to work, and the lead for the starter motor disconnected. The AA guy turned up in minutes, and had it fixed within about 10 seconds. The only other thing wrong with the 1.2 was that the plastic trim...
by highlander
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1371

Re: How many cars have you owned?

She bought me that car as a surprise, as something I could learn to drive in. At that point, I had no idea I would be taking driving lessons - it seemed like a goal that was entirely out of my reach, being that we were kinda hard up. I worked a minimum wage job for BT (via Manpower) at a callcentre,...
by highlander
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1371

Re: How many cars have you owned?

I passed in 2007 1994 Renault Clio 1.4 RN (3-door) 1996 Renault Clio 1.2 Panache (5-door) 1999 Peugeot 406 1.8 LX saloon 2002 Peugeot 406 2.2 Coupe SE 2008 BMW 525i 3.0 M-Sport So out of the above, the BMW is the only car that has spent less time legally allowed to be on the roads than I have... And...
by highlander
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for another 406
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: looking for another 406

For those with an intact FAP - how long (roughly) does your Eolys tank last between top-ups, and how much (roughly) does it cost to top up?
by highlander
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for another 406
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: looking for another 406

Are there any pitfalls with the 2.2? The 2.2 HDi has the diesel particulate filter system (DPF, also known as FAP in France), which is prone to clogging if the car isn't driven long enough to trigger regeneration cycles. The FAP system also requires occasional top-up with an additive solution that ...
by highlander
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Satnavs or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Satnavs or what?

weirdly seems to know about traffic up ahead and tries to find a better* route. I wonder if it came with a lifetime subscription to some sort of live update service I dunno. The BMW has this also - it's a service called Traffic Message Channel (TMC): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_message_ch...
by highlander
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Satnavs or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Satnavs or what?

Google Maps is superb, really. When I first started driving, I bought a basic TomTom. Was pretty decent, definitely got us places. Later on, when Google Maps got decent turn-by-turn navigation function built-in, it could do everything my basic TomTom could. Over the years since then, it's only got b...
by highlander
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 3.0Hdi
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: 3.0Hdi

No experience with them, no. My understanding though is that the 3.0 HDi V6 replaced the 2.7 HDi V6 for only the last few months of 407 production. The 3.0 was more fuel-efficient and more powerful than the 2.7 - but 407s with the 3.0 are not exactly common.
by highlander
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Service box won't take VIN
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

Re: Service box won't take VIN

Maybe the last 7 digits are unique per country, or per world region? i.e. a Chrysler Neon may have a VIN ending 1234567, but no other US car is allowed to have that, but a French-built Peugeot 406 may also have a VIN ending 1234567. Or maybe it goes even further and the 7 digits are unique per manuf...