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by rwb
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

What is the problem that is solved by self-driving cars? I like to drive my car. Is it the idea that us unreliable error-prone clumsy monkeys will be forbidden from operating cars? Who is at fault when a self-driving car crashes? (For comparison, what about an airoplane on autopilot?) If it's the op...
by rwb
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

Indicating on roundabouts is particularly farcical.

I have found that the 508 enforces a minimum of 3 flashes which I find rather irritating.
by rwb
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

The problem of indicators too small to see when placed next to other lights appears to have been solved by turning off the other light while the indicator is on.
It's quite silly.
by rwb
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: OBD help
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: OBD help

PP2k is the dealer diagnostic software. By comparison anything else is a waste of time. Besides reading fault codes -- and you can examine every ECU, e.g., BSI, MFD, COM2000,... -- you can also see live parameter measurements, display a graph of parameter measurements (although the graph isn't produ...
by rwb
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Pug pictures
Topic: 406 LX 2.0 HDI
Replies: 16
Views: 1431

Re: 406 LX 2.0 HDI

This is a Bosch because no priming bulb.

Can it be DIY mapped via the OBD port?

EGR disable highly recommended. Just pull and bung the vacuum supply to the electrovalve on the bulkhead.
by rwb
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine
Replies: 34
Views: 2048

Re: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine

I thought there were two types: ones that are either open or closed, and ones that can open partially?
by rwb
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 508
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: 508

I believe the trim levels are: Access, SR, Active, Allure, GT. and that the GT has the double wishbone front suspension from the 407. The 2.2 HDi is only available with slushmatic and there is a technote about an engine oil leak. I see there's also a new "blueHDi" 150 that takes AdBlue. I noticed ou...
by rwb
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 508
Replies: 4
Views: 430

508

So this happened. http://www.406oc.co.uk/download/file.php?mode=view&id=3417 So: thought you might like to know that it's a much more worthy successor to the 406 than is the 407. The 407 would make more sense baged as a Citroen it's so strange. (Although I do like a big strange French car.) The buil...
by rwb
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tyre Pressure Gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Tyre Pressure Gauges

Pencil gauge here too.b
by rwb
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Dual mass flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 849

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: 29
Views: 2009

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: 1164

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: 3037

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: 774

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: 4010

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: