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by mjb
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Volvo to limit all their new cars to 112mph
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Volvo to limit all their new cars to 112mph

Guessing it's an exercise in making Polestar look better by excluding it from this limitation
by mjb
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

I have a Merc now with a foot operated parking brake which I think is the same system and that's not much better. Mine's got that thing too, truly awful ain't it :lol: Mine's both utter crap at holding, but also really doesn't like releasing either, so I end up driving one-handed for the first half...
by mjb
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

Diesel - dead. also stinks. Petrol - the fuel of the gods Hybrid - possibly in the future, I quite like the look of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (takes breath, Germans like long names don't they!). I like fast estates... At an eye-watering £150-200k new it won't be for a good...
by mjb
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 65
Views: 15556

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

My coop got exported as soon as I'd sold it (for an absolute pittance :cry: ). 1999-2013 with 190k on the clock. It was in great shape, but I know that every few months it'd need yet another thing doing. Pretty much a common thread for nearly all my 406s apart from the tubby estate which stubbornly ...
by mjb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 65
Views: 15556

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

GingerMagic wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:14 am
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That's some, uh, interesting parking! ...and I thought BMW drivers were bad! :lol:
by mjb
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2388
Views: 165540

Re: and today i have mostly been...

The parts cost was pretty high to me - I'm certain the parts and labour on the Coupe was less for all four corners (4x shocks, 4x springs, 2x front top-mounts). The £900 today was just on the fronts. and the backplate, which'd be a dealer-only jobbie. About £300 for a pug iirc - although they stopp...
by mjb
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ROLLING COAL
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: ROLLING COAL

The idea's generally to punish cyclists for daring to use their roads. If done right, the cyclist will either crash, resulting in financial loss and a potential hospital damage, suffer from mild to strong hypoxia from holding their breath for extended periods with an elevated heart rate, or just get...
by mjb
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2388
Views: 165540

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Quite a few bimmers including the E39 5-series have batteries in the boot. And the V8s have a back-breaking BEHEMOTH of a battery!

My 540i touring was so easy to sell on it started a bidding war on ebay which ended quite a bit north of what I paid for the car! :shock:
by mjb
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 21
Views: 1443

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

My memory of pug things is bad, but I'm almost certain you should read engine RPMs while cranking. Crank sensor fault will absolutely kill a car dead cos it doesn't know when or on which cylinder to fire up the injectors (and coils on petrols)... Try the wiring before faffing about replacing the sen...
by mjb
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2388
Views: 165540

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I had to part ways with my 15 year old Ben recently. He's been really depressed the last couple of years - new house, lost his brother and sister, scared of the dog, utterly petrified of the kid... We took him to my parents' late summer to look after while we went to Germany for a bit, and when we c...
by mjb
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 2314

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Most of it's quite fair really, however now if you fail on low tread depth, you're not allowed to drive it to a tyre place.

https://www.mot-testing.service.gov.uk/ ... tion_5.2.3
by mjb
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogmobile 3 The Camper
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Dogmobile 3 The Camper

Doggy wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Hoping next year I can moor it in central France and do the first/final 500 miles each way in the car, saving on fuel and ferry costs.
Presumably you'd need to bring it back to the UK once a year for an MOT?
by mjb
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest expedition
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Latest expedition

I've just looked up the price of those things. More than my house! MUCH more than my house! :shock:
by mjb
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: OEM wheels for brembo V6
Replies: 10
Views: 1841

Re: OEM wheels for brembo V6

fattail95 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:49 pm
will I be able to upgrade to brembos?
"upgrade" is not the correct word to use there... The soggy, squeally, expensive and difficult-to-maintain brembo brakes are by far the worst part of the v6 coupé. When I had mine I wished I'd upgraded to brakes from any other 406.
by mjb
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2388
Views: 165540

Re: and today i have mostly been...

The cable looked pretty screwed (!) and I tried to replace it but I just couldn't get the old one to budge, it's pinched in the corner I guess. So I managed to pull enough through to rejoin it. I guess if it goes again we'll have to think of something else. It's probably twisted itself into a ball ...