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by rwb
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Problem with RPM on Peugeot 407
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Problem with RPM on Peugeot 407

I don't get it.

I see the ESP error. Do you have an ABS sensor out?
by rwb
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: ORIGINAL BATTERY JUST DIED! Advice for Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: ORIGINAL BATTERY JUST DIED! Advice for Replacement

How are you finding the solar charger?

Our bastard 307 from hell drains its battery if not used every day. I tried a solar charger but it didn't make any difference.
by rwb
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: ORIGINAL BATTERY JUST DIED! Advice for Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: ORIGINAL BATTERY JUST DIED! Advice for Replacement

The radio does not need recoding after losing power. (Specifically, the radio is VIN coded to the car so it only needs coding when you put in a different radio.) Wait for the BSI to power down before disconnecting the battery. There are various folk lores about the exact procedure. E.g., http://www....
by rwb
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: End of an era

End of an era indeed.

Have you worn out all the 2.2 406s or do you think there might be another left?
by rwb
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

It's German; if it wasn't supposed to do that then they wouldn't make it that way.
by rwb
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

My established modus operandi appears to be £5k and run it until it's dead which seems to involve about 150k miles over 8 years. Right now a 3.0 HDi in a Jag XF is starting to be gettable in that price range. If I can live with a slushmatic. However, I like the 407. C6 curious. (It's basically a 407...
by rwb
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 65
Views: 15566

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

We have a 508. It replaced the bastard 307cc from hell. Which replaced a lovely 407 2.2 petrol in burgundy with cream leather. Long story. Don't get me started... Short version: The 508 is a more worthy successor to the 406 than was the 407. The 508 is 'normal' whereas the 407 is so wacky and French...
by rwb
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 65
Views: 15566

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Welly wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:06 pm
rwb wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:29 pm
And if that kills it then I'll be shopping for a 406.
Not sure you'll find a decent one? :?
I wouldn't really expect to find a decent anything on the anticipated budget.
by rwb
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 65
Views: 15566

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

MOT on my 406 expired Feb 17 so I guess it's a gonner. Although, frankly, I'd worn it out.

Still happy with the 407 (which is now on 190k, bought Oct 13 at 74k).
It's asking for a third flywheel and I think it's going to get a solid on this time. And if that kills it then I'll be shopping for a 406.
by rwb
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Antipollution Fault
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Antipollution Fault

"Anti polution" is a generic message that is shown for dozens of different and unrelated underlying problems. When you brake? Or when you take your foot off the accelerator? I know one of the many conditions under which "anti polution" is shown is when you've taken up slightly too much slack in the ...
by rwb
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Peugeot Festival 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Peugeot Festival 2019

Thanks for the invitation, it's appreciated.

I think we'd like a repeat of our stand The Taxi Rank (for those of us for whom it's a marathon not a sprint), combined with Peugeot 407 UK (Facebook) which worked really well last year.

I'm in!
by rwb
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1846

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: 1846

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: 1846

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: 257

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...