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by benmack
Tue May 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Steel Wheel Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Steel Wheel Bolts

A brief update - it turns out you shouldn't use the alloy bolts on steels long-term. They have a smaller taper, OK for short-term use of the steel spare, but longer term I've had one wheel come loose already, and the MOT man just pulled me up on it, and pointed out they were causing wear of the tape...
by benmack
Fri May 11, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?
Replies: 822
Views: 66865

Re: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?

Ha, just stumbled across my old post from 2011 - that old Pug reached 330k before I scrapped it (body rusting away, still running fine) and bought a "new" one with 230k on the clock, immaculate exec model, £500 bargain :cheesy:
by benmack
Fri May 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Airbag Diagnostics
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Airbag Diagnostics

Thanks for the comments. I tried marking the airbag as absent, but this caused a "misconfiguration" fault and the airbag light stayed on
by benmack
Fri May 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Airbag Diagnostics
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Airbag Diagnostics

I've sorted this, thought I'd post a few tips in case it helps others. The problem turned out to be an intermittent contact in the connector on the back of the com2000 module. I did the following:- I bought a PP2000/Diagbox adapter https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078Y46K9J/ so I could read and ...
by benmack
Wed May 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Airbag Diagnostics
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Airbag Diagnostics

I've had a good read of various airbag threads on here, not found my answers yet so hope you don't mind a new thread... I have a 2004 406 exec, airbag light on constant, local garage diagnostics say driver side trigger, so I'm assuming the squib or com2000 module. Couple of questions:- a) to check i...
by benmack
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Steel Wheel Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Steel Wheel Bolts

Thanks all, what a great forum, much appreciated. I didn't realise I could use alloy bolts on steels, great tip! I've ordered the set suggested by caprixpack and will use alloy bolts in the meantime. Thanks again!
by benmack
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Steel Wheel Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Steel Wheel Bolts

Any suggestions on where to buy 8 used wheel bolts for steel wheels, 2004 2.0HDI 110 estate? I'm switching from alloys to steels, had hoped to get the bolts cheap on ebay but all I can find is new ones for £4.44 each, hadn't budgeted for that! I assume I need 52mm ones, e.g. https://www.ebay.co.uk/i...
by benmack
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?
Replies: 822
Views: 66865

Re: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?

Just passed 222k miles on a hdi 110 :D It needs a bit of money spending on it (clutch, cambelt, tyres etc) and I was thinking of replacing it, however seeing this thread has made me realise it has loads of life left! What really amazes me is it still doesn't burn any oil - does the 12k between servi...