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by jasper5
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Non-406 1.6 TU series engine problem

You should be able to tell if you have a dropped valve by removing the timing belt, cam covers (rocker covers) and spark plugs. Place a long screwdriver in each plug hole and check if the pistons are near the top or half way down....it you can get the pistons where all of them are about half way dow...
by jasper5
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 174
Views: 14049

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

You really should trust my experience of replacing C4 air filters...takes no time at all removing the wiper arms and the shelf above the air filter.
by jasper5
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 43
Views: 3090

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Replacing the timing belt is a very easy job on the Punto, I usually do them in less than hour (25 minutes is my record)...the Punto engine does NOT suffer any damage if the belt breaks. The early Punto used to suffer head gasket problems but I haven't heard of or seen one for a very long time. Miss...
by jasper5
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 43
Views: 3090

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

My son had a Punto for a couple of years and worked in the Volvo dealers (which is also Fiat dealers)...there are several common faults to keep your eyes open for. Heater fan...if you get a problem with heater fan only working on high speed it will be the module under the passenger's side dash...you...
by jasper5
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 43
Views: 3090

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

I'm hoping to make about a grand, yes.

Perhaps I should take it out your way Steve? :shock:
by jasper5
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 43
Views: 3090

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

I have a 2008 Twingo to rescue, a customer has had a timing belt failure (despite being advised to have it replaced) he gave me the car to do whatever I want to it.
Removing the cylinder head is a big job on these.
by jasper5
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front top mount bearing seized
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: front top mount bearing seized

Glad you managed to do the job without spilling oil but trust me you were lucky!
When you've done the number of these that I have you get to realise that avoiding letting the driveshaft move is a good idea....a big pool of oil on the floor is a bit messy!

Well done :)
by jasper5
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Front suspension spring broke
Replies: 78
Views: 3789

Re: Front suspension spring broke

Bottom shelf on the strut...where the bottom of the spring fits. If you fix a couple of blocks of wood between the bottom spring mounting and the inner wing (top spring mounting) you will be able to move the car....shouldn't be too much of a problem if you have cut out the spring. If you haven't yet...
by jasper5
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Front suspension spring broke
Replies: 78
Views: 3789

Re: Front suspension spring broke

A couple of solid blocks of wood between the bottom shelf and the inner wing.
by jasper5
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front top mount bearing seized
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: front top mount bearing seized

The bottom ball joint nut is a standard 21mm socket size.
by jasper5
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front top mount bearing seized
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: front top mount bearing seized

If you do this job the same way as the video on the tube you will get problems with the left hand driveshaft...basically the driveshaft will pull out of the gearbox spilling lots of oil! There is a much easier way of doing this job.... Take off the driveshaft nut (35mm socket required) and push the ...
by jasper5
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Undecided
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Undecided

Hello, I have been given responsibility of sorting out my late father in laws car. A 406 2.0 hpi on an 03 plate executive model manual. Now it has been sitting on a drive for at least 3-4 years. It had a problem with the central locking only the drivers door opens..... the garage quoted over £350 P...
by jasper5
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Service box won't take VIN
Replies: 11
Views: 689

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 manu...
by jasper5
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Service box won't take VIN
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Service box won't take VIN

steve_earwig wrote:SO the first half of the vin is superfluous? :shock: You learn something new etc...

The first part gives you the trim code and engine code.
by jasper5
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406 HPI Estate
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: 406 HPI Estate

Yes, proud to have kept it in great condition and not afraid of the challenge to keep it running!

Proves that if you maintain something properly it will stay in good condition.

The handbrake still works perfectly, only required minimal adjustment at service time.