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by mjb
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: V6 Saloon Alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: V6 Saloon Alternator

See howto here for belt removal: http://406oc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=8145 That bit's easy. The alternator's sandwiched between the AC pump and PAS pump though, so it might be difficult to get it unbolted without the right deep sockets, and might actually be impossible to remove with the radistor...
by mjb
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Replacing front anti roll bar bushes?
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Replacing front anti roll bar bushes?

Only thing I'm worried about is it's never been dropped in the entirety of the cars life, I remember Frank saying something about the bolts snapping? :? My plan is to soak the sub frame bolts in PlusGas for the next couple months until I'm home from Uni, then once I'm back I'm hoping it should be e...
by mjb
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car Insurance capers - need some advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Car Insurance capers - need some advice

If it's on your drive you can continue to tax it, or you can sorn it. tax is apparently void as soon as it's sold though As for insurance, if someone wants a test drive, let them - as long as they can show you a comprehensive insurance document covering it (i.e. dayinsure / tempcover). If they're no...
by mjb
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Replacing front anti roll bar bushes?
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Replacing front anti roll bar bushes?

Been a while since I did mine, but I remember it being an easy job. If memory serves, you can reach 'em with the wheels off, and the bolt for the clamp is undone from underneath the subframe. That said, I might have actually done mine with the subframe dropped as part of a bigger job, so take the ab...
by mjb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la~
Replies: 43
Views: 3882

Re: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la

cyclists wiv HID's brighter than cars Haha that's me :oops: Im my defence, country lanes (75% of my 25km cycle to work) I'm just using a bright-enough flashing light front and rear if it's light, or in the dark, both flashing lights and downward-aimed high power constant lights. In town streets wit...
by mjb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: strange noise from front end of 406
Replies: 17
Views: 3046

Re: strange noise from front end of 406

securely chock the opposite wheels while you're changing them, and give them a spin. See if anything clunks while you're turning them by hand
by mjb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI bad when cold
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: HDI bad when cold

But something that screams out at me for some reason is a wiring issue like a chafed wire or bad connector on the injector loom maybe. These PSA cars are bloody good for noticing shorts or open circuits - I know from experience the ECU would absolutely report something electrically wrong there. Are...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: iam back!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: iam back!!

The V6 should feel considerably quicker than a 2.1. Try pulling the hose from the bottom of the air filter housing (lift housing up then pop the pipe out). The fabric pipe which goes to the wheelarch can get pretty much destroyed and severely limit the ability of the engine to breathe Also check all...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 134
Views: 13817

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

ah ok I forgot the cloth seats were manual, and there are some pretty torquey motors in play. Still nowhere near 50kg though :P Good to see you, mjb, haven't seen you post in a while! How's things with you? Busy, skint, tired, and recovering from a nasty bout of bacterial tonsillitis with added ear ...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Replacing House Central Heating System
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Replacing House Central Heating System

I'm working on my central heating too... Current setup is a pretty large victorian house, massively overpowered (HELL YES!) boiler, a few TRVs dotted around, and a wireless non-timer 'stat. The house is big enough that there's really no good place for the thermostat, so my current plan is: 1. TRV ev...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2000
Views: 95628

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Welly wrote:one owner and the same dealer supplied and serviced from new.

WCPGW :supafrisk:
Worked well for my coupé... oh wait...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 134
Views: 13817

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

The S would be faster, purely on account of the lighter weight front seats, the lack of a JBL amp, and the lack of a pump for the headlamp washers. There's probably at least a 50kg difference. Surely you mean 5kg... The amp weighs as much as a dozen eggs, the pump as much as a car key, and I'll con...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI bad when cold
Replies: 4
Views: 684

HDI bad when cold

Hey guys, been a while. So so busy... :/ Had to ditch the wife's hdi136 C5 due to: an undiagnosed probably suspension failure causing the outsides of new tyres to wear to the wires in a couple of weeks :shock: the need for another 2 tyres a very temperamental suspension pump - likes to blow fuses ne...
by mjb
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Took the plunge.....
Replies: 41
Views: 6375

Re: Took the plunge.....

Welly wrote:And the inlet ports of the head further down:
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:shock:
How do you go about cleaning this such that you don't end up with a huge pile of sh*t in your cylinders?
by mjb
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Took the plunge.....
Replies: 41
Views: 6375

Re: Took the plunge.....

If the EGR pipe (leading to the Manifold) is caked in crud then doesn't it follow that the Inlet Manifold itself will be caked up inside? I've not noticed anyone say they've removed the IM to do further cleanage? It's very much on my todo list for the mrs' car, especially given the EGR pipe was com...