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by Kiwi
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Alignment after front spring change.
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Alignment after front spring change.

I have been using a very good and friendly Peugeot mechanic for many years - a bit like have a Jasper5 a few mins down the road. He is an old school mechanic, uses his eyes, ears and experience to sort stuff out - and he will only replace what is worn out, so he did just one drop link, and just one...
by Kiwi
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Alignment after front spring change.
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Alignment after front spring change.

Changing springs shouldn't have any effect on the alignment unless it changes the ride height. Contrary to popular belief tracking errors will not cause the car to pull to one side - unless its a very long way out, its more likely to be a faulty tyre or suspension damage affecting the camber or cas...
by Kiwi
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Alignment after front spring change.
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Alignment after front spring change.

I never do an alignment after a spring change and have never experienced any problems. It doesn't matter at all whether you change a spring by itself or as pairs. Try convincing a customer that the £120 to replace a spring should really be £240 to change both when only one is broken! Many thanks in...
by Kiwi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Alignment after front spring change.
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Alignment after front spring change.

It is good practice to do a alignment check after replacing any suspension parts. You don't have too but uneven tyre wear will ensue, but you should always replace spring in pairs, so you pays your money & takes your choice :roll: . Too be fair a old worn bushes, high millage 406 will wear the tyre...
by Kiwi
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Alignment after front spring change.
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Alignment after front spring change.

Had a new LF spring fitted at last ( I know, I was a doofus just having one fitted....) . All original components refitted. The shop wants to do an alignment, not the usual guys who were excellent, which worries me. Car is a finger and a half higher on the left, steering wheel is still straight when...
by Kiwi
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Front suspension spring broke
Replies: 78
Views: 6062

Re: Front suspension spring broke

Bottom shelf on the strut...where the bottom of the spring fits. If you fix a couple of blocks of wood between the bottom spring mounting and the inner wing (top spring mounting) you will be able to move the car....shouldn't be too much of a problem if you have cut out the spring. If you haven't ye...
by Kiwi
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Front suspension spring broke
Replies: 78
Views: 6062

Re: Front suspension spring broke

jasper5 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:26 pm
A couple of solid blocks of wood between the bottom shelf and the inner wing.
Thanks Jasper, but I don't understand. What do you classify as the bottom shelf, the lower spring perch on the strut body , or....?

Thanks
by Kiwi
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Front suspension spring broke
Replies: 78
Views: 6062

Re: Front suspension spring broke

Curious if I have dug myself into a hole................. My LF spring broke on the small diam bottom coil, the spring dropped and jammed between the inner fender and the wheel. As the car was nose first into the garage and not drivable, I came up with the idea to cut the broken spring out so I can ...
by Kiwi
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Battery change hiccup.
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Battery change hiccup.

This may save someone a headache............ Mine is a 2000 2.0 Hdi. I followed the suggestions in this ; http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/406ocwhatever/media/steve/2011/2011-01/BSI_manual_10.jpg.html#/user/406ocwhatever/media/steve/2011/2011-01/BSI_manual_10.jpg.html?&_suid=14564072923680849783773...
by Kiwi
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Winter storage, battery out ?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Winter storage, battery out ?

Thanks jasper, I'm convinced. The possible scenarios are frightening !!

Although my pile is a 2000 model with basic level of equipment ( no idea if it has BSI or DIAG ) , I don't need the risk.
by Kiwi
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Winter storage, battery out ?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Winter storage, battery out ?

I recently bought one of those Lidl chargers. I also have a spare battery that sits in my kitchen. For quite a while now, once a month I'd put the battery on charge (with my old charger). It never seemed to need much, if any, charge. I put it on the new charger the other day, With the LED display i...
by Kiwi
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Winter storage, battery out ?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Winter storage, battery out ?

Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately the garage doesn't have access to electricity, and if it happens, l will not be around to do start up. Although the way it started in -2C recently after sitting outside for three days makes me think it will need a new battery anyway :( and it's only 3 years old ...
by Kiwi
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Winter storage, battery out ?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Winter storage, battery out ?

I may have to lay up my 2000 406 HDi over Feb/Mar and the garage will for sure get below freezing. I was going to remove the battery but am wondering if will this cause some problem with the ECU memory or other electronic gizmo ? Thanks.
by Kiwi
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 406 headlight covers
Replies: 0
Views: 232

406 headlight covers

Does anyone have any for sale , or have any suggestions where I can get a pair please ? I have Googled and searched the board.

Same as these ; viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16442&p=161481&hili ... rs#p161481 My model is a 2000 Hdi Estate.

Thank you.
by Kiwi
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 406 front disc splash guards ?
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: 406 front disc splash guards ?

lozz wrote:What make of Front brake pads are you using?
iknow it May sound daft but, some brake pads can be crap in the Wet,
The problem pads were Jurid.