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by rwb
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Dual mass flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Dual mass flywheel

the purpose of the DMF is to protect the gearbox from the pulsing power strokes of the engine. Six cyinder engines don't need them because there are more power strokes per cycle. Normally, springs in the friction plate serve this prupose, but in high torque applications you can't fit big enough spri...
by rwb
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 24
Views: 706

Re: Worsening driving standards

It's astonishing, when I'm behind a wagon with the cruise on at 56 -- a constant speed in a straight line -- just how many people try to crash into you. I'd say that the gap I leave was a little on the small size -- I can stop much quicker than a wagon -- but apparently you can fit two BMWs into it....
by rwb
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in south wales
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: New member in south wales

I see there is now a report on the coupe club of a fixed 2.2 passing the new MOT. TPS: my 406 ate them. Found that after a while they'd feel gritty when twisting by hand. Cleaning out the old grease and putting in some new fixed them. Note that taking up too much slack out of the cable causes faults.
by rwb
Wed May 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1870

Re: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...

I was rather surprised when I read the specs for new 508 (attached) how close patrol is to diesel now.
by rwb
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Caliper painting
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Caliper painting

I'd quite like to do mine black. So I've been paying attention to various posts which seem to vary from "just dawb em up" (which, frankly, is most compatible with my skill level) to removing, shot blasting, etc. Having no idea how they work I picked one up off eBay for £12 so I can see what I'm up a...
by rwb
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 2275

Re: Another MOT shake up

Good find http://www.406oc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f= ... 30#p249390 @caprixpack

Where is the sticker @captainjack?

For those who can remap via OBD maybe a special MOT low-smoke map is a possibility? :twisted:
by rwb
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Pugfest tickets now available
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Pugfest tickets now available

Bought mine :)
by rwb
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Peugeot Festival 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: Peugeot Festival 2018

Tickets now on sale
http://shop.psooc.com/index.php?route=p ... h=38_76_77

They seem to have messed up the stand name options; use 406 taxi I guess.
by rwb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Peugeot Festival 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: Peugeot Festival 2018

Have been in touch with the organisers about a joint stand for larger cars:

Stand: the taxi rank
For those of us for whom it's a marathon not a sprint.
by rwb
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 4134

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

The fuel filter on my 407 2.2 HDi is a sealed unit that costs about £50. Jasper5 changed it for me in 2013. Since then it had done about 80k which is twice the service interval. I started to get fuel pressure faults, typically when accelerating hard, e.g., off lights or a sliproad. I.e., when demand...
by rwb
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1440

Re: How many cars have you owned?

I've got some catching up to do!

Here's my list.

* 1996: 1983 Mk II Fiesta 956cc. It rusted away.
* 1997: 1988 Renault 5 1.4. Had a Nissan sunroof that leaked badly.
* 2004: 1997 406 LX 1.9D
* 2005: 2002 406 GLX 2.0 HDi (90)
* 2013: 2007 407 GT 2.2 HDi
by rwb
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Peugeot Festival 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: Peugeot Festival 2018

Hi & welcome! We've actually been every year since 2012 but we've had our own group in the car park, moving together after the marshals have buzzed off. Frankly I felt somewhat unwelcome compared to the small and modified cars which get all the attention. This seemed to thaw somewhat last year when ...
by rwb
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: hope its going to be worth it !!
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: hope its going to be worth it !!

On the face of it £400 is a lot to spend, but on balance I think you're probably a lot better off fixing the problems you do know about then swapping it for a load of problems you don't know about.
by rwb
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Odd idle speed behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Odd idle speed behaviour

Could it be related to the clutch switch?
IIRC it has something to do with cutting revs when you disengage the clutch
by rwb
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2294

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

Only 57.7 on the computer over Christmas -- West Yorkshire is too steep!
Actual 64.8 which again is at the top of the box plot for 57.7.

Very busy at the petrol station today so didn't want to hold people up by faffing about with the additive.