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by stevewalsh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: 406 estate, heater blower just stopped this morning.
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: 406 estate, heater blower just stopped this morning.

I had an intermittent blower on one of my 406's

Found it was the wiring from the back of the ignition switch,

If you drop the panel under the steering wheel and give them a wiggle you might find it starts and stops
by stevewalsh
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Screenwash pump removal
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Screenwash pump removal

I would hose the crap off it before pulling it out, minimise the risk of dirt getting in the tank, and you can see what you are doing
by stevewalsh
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: New owner

Ticker for indicators is the same unit that whistles when keys left in or lights on when getting out, Its behind the speedo assembly and may have been silenced

Enjoy the car, and this site, they are wonderful
by stevewalsh
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96412

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Reversings just down to practise, Take your time, Dont be afraid to get out as many times as you need to , Better to check than hit something,
We all had to practise and even after many years I still cock it up somedays
by stevewalsh
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96412

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Always a well turned out fleet.
by stevewalsh
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96412

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Well done, not easy when its busy, Only practice makes it seem easier, I have been off since Monday afternoon for at least a month, since breaking my foot on the way home from delivering this to Redruth, Cornwall, last Saturday. Simply getting out the cab and slipping while checking trailer. Looks l...
by stevewalsh
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96412

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Digi tacho card a must have, Pain in Ar5e having to send a cheque, renewals can be done by phone and credit/debit card.

You could try a few local companys for Saturday work or a ride out with a regular driver for a bit of experience
by stevewalsh
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96412

Re: and today i have mostly been...

It can be like that at times, It varies from company to company, I did a bit of agency when I first started and had a few crap jobs, so I told agency I wasnt happy and wanted more decent stuff or I would go elsewhere, That worked. Or as you say, a small firm that values their staff, you soon build u...
by stevewalsh
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96412

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Thanks Steve. Much as I'd love to be out on the road, I'm kinda stuck with a non-driving job until I retire. :( Aren't unmarked EU bridges half a metre or so lower than ours? Must take a while to get the hang of 4m wide too, I'd have more than a few weeks with need for laxatives. Avoiding the peage...
by stevewalsh
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96412

Re: and today i have mostly been...

They are not as bad to transport as they look, Been doing them for about 8 years now, the width is the biggest problem, mainly about 4 metres wide, but sometimes more, Lots of forward planning with routes etc, Bridge heights...... I usually manage to get my height down to just under 4.5 metres, Love...
by stevewalsh
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2003
Views: 96412

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Congratulations on your CE

Passed mine in 2007 and now spend my days delivering mobile homes across Europe, Always found artic easier than rigid, good luck for the future
by stevewalsh
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la~
Replies: 43
Views: 3953

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

In the past few years over here in France, They usually adjust them for you during the CT, (MOT).
But there is still a lot driving with 1 or more bulbs out as the test is every 2 years and most people don't check on a regular basis
by stevewalsh
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bargain Valeo clutch
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Bargain Valeo clutch

My 406, 2000 90, Has the 11mm nuts, I use a semi deep 1/4 drive socket with a selection of extensions and universal joint, bit of a pain sometimes but do able with patience

My ratchet spanner wont fit the top one, there is not enough clearance.
by stevewalsh
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: D9 Speedo / cluster change
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: D9 Speedo / cluster change

I thought mine was Semi mux, its a 2000 D9 rapier with the longer stalk controls, the donor is a 2001 110 HDI with the shorter stalk controls, I have had the parts I need from it now and its going for sale on a local sell and seek site, engine and manual box seem ok, so It might bring me a few euro'...
by stevewalsh
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: D9 Speedo / cluster change
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: D9 Speedo / cluster change

Well Removed both units from dashboards, From the front they look identical, but My 2000 90 hdi has 2 plugs on the back and is a lot bigger depth to it, The 2001 I am using for spares has 1 plug and is quite slim. so dismantled the spare one and removed the printed display, very easy to do when the ...