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by jasper5
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil seal leaking ... again
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Oil seal leaking ... again

You can leave the oil cap on with the engine running and then remove it after a while....any release of pressure will indicate a blockage. Check number 1 and number 2. The masking tape is to protect the lip on the seal from damage as the seal is fitted...you can also use a tube of some sort fitted o...
by jasper5
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil seal leaking ... again
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Oil seal leaking ... again

When you take the old oil seal out check that the crank does not have a groove worn into it where the lip of the seal has been seated...this will cause an oil leak...If it has a groove, fit the seal so that it has a good surface to seal on. Check that the seal didn't get damaged when it was fitted o...
by jasper5
Fri May 17, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Engine swap

207 1.9 HDi?

As far as my knowledge goes they only did a 1.4 and 1.6 HDI in the 207.
by jasper5
Wed May 15, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Estate tailgate don't lock
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Estate tailgate don't lock

Glad you sorted it :) I've had that situation so many times over the years!
by jasper5
Wed May 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Estate tailgate don't lock
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Estate tailgate don't lock

Apologies for the delay....................the locky bit in the tailgate, I can move the 'keep' across with a screwdriver, but it won't click into the locked position, is that correct? The catch should lock in place when you move it across with a screwdriver and be able to unlock as you pull the ha...
by jasper5
Sun May 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Third gear
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Third gear

Seconded, although if its only in third the synchro ring is probably worn. Does it go into the other gears without baulking? If its the synchro it will probably be worse when cold, the thicker oil causes drag which can slow the box down. Peter It is only in third, all other gears are fine. Im suspe...
by jasper5
Sat May 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Third gear
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Third gear

Is your biting point near the floor?
My experience with fitting new clutches to the 406, especially the 110 diesel, has been that the biting point is very low and will move higher...when it moves higher the gear selection problem will improve...it's perfectly normal in my experience.
by jasper5
Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Estate tailgate don't lock
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Estate tailgate don't lock

Try adjusting the catch on the floor, bring it higher up.
by jasper5
Fri May 10, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Estate tailgate don't lock
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Estate tailgate don't lock

Are you sure the fork in the tailgate hasn't clicked over to the locked position?

If that is ok has the catch come loose on the car body?
Check the fork in the tailgate can be closed and locked using a screwdriver or metal rod.
by jasper5
Thu May 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Life span of catalytic converter?
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Life span of catalytic converter?

It's very rare for a diesel cat to fail! There is a smoke test for the diesel emissions on the mot, visible smoke is a fail. Modern diesels are limited in their rev range so almost all pass the test as the engines will not rev when not moving....it's unusual to actually get a reading on the test mac...
by jasper5
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Very light whining noise after cambelt change
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Very light whining noise after cambelt change

Glad you managed to fix it :) I used to maintain a fleet of 60 2.0 HDI vans and replaced the timing belt kits on each one, plus I've done several 406 and 307 HDI ones, plus a couple of 407s. I had a couple of tight ones amongst all of the ones I did. I replaced the timing belt kit for a sadly depart...
by jasper5
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Very light whining noise after cambelt change
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Very light whining noise after cambelt change

Yes, the slackening of the 3 bolts is related to the 2.2 engine. Your engine whine is definitely caused by the belt tension being too tight. Fit a 16mm spanner to the cam pulley and gently tap it to the left so that tension is on the right side of the belt (fuel pump pulley) then get hold of the ten...
by jasper5
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406 heater
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: 406 heater

Undo the black bleed screw and fit a plastic bottle cut in half into the filler tank...fill the plastic bottle and let water run out of the bleed screw for a couple of minutes until it flows freely...it helps to have the radiator higher than the heater, ie, pointing uphill....run the engine with the...
by jasper5
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 1189

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

This one is amazing - the handbrake works, I feel inclined to take it apart and find out why. Peter Told you before that the handbrake can be good if properly adjusted & setup :wink: I've been saying that for many years...check out the knowledge base! After all my 49 years working on motor vehicles...
by jasper5
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 21
Views: 1943

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

Have you checked that fuel is actually being supplied to the filter, ie, taken off main supply pipe then turn on the ignition to see if fuel flows?
Have you tried some Easy Start?