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by straggler
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: squeaky creaky rear suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: squeaky creaky rear suspension

My coupe does the same :frown: It's all the rear rubber bushes in the suspension arm's. I have tried lubrication to no avail, but a full suspension overhaul is in the planning. I'm assuming (ok, hoping) that it won't cause any safety/MOT issues...? Was it silicone lubricant you tried? Did it make a...
by straggler
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: squeaky creaky rear suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 198

squeaky creaky rear suspension

The rear suspension on my 406 saloon has just started to make a squeaky-creaky noise when going up and down (can hear it when I boing the car at rest too). Any ideas? Everything else seems to be fine....
by straggler
Wed May 30, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: immobiliser/engine cut out switch
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: immobiliser/engine cut out switch

No. Mine just has the red flashing light. I remember a few years ago I plugged something into the cigarette lighter and it popped a fuse. After that, the car took ages to start (think I had to pull out and replace fuses etc) so I'm wondering if there's some procedure to go through if the immobiliser...
by straggler
Wed May 30, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: immobiliser/engine cut out switch
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: immobiliser/engine cut out switch

And does anyone know if it's possible to completely deactivate the immobiliser? I worry about 22 year old electronics.....
by straggler
Mon May 28, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: immobiliser/engine cut out switch
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: immobiliser/engine cut out switch

It turns over but doesn't fire.
by straggler
Sat May 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: immobiliser/engine cut out switch
Replies: 5
Views: 169

immobiliser/engine cut out switch

Hi all, I have a very intermittent problem with my 96 XUDT which I originally thought was the cut off switch on the bulkhead (the one that's supposed to kill everything in the event of an accident). I replaced the switch but I still get issues. The problem is pretty basic - every now and again the c...
by straggler
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: fuel cut out switch
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: fuel cut out switch

It cuts off the fuel to the injector pump.
by straggler
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: fuel cut out switch
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: fuel cut out switch

It's a weird one. If the car is used regularly there's not a problem but if it's left for a few days it will trip and then be a sod to reset. Don't really want to be hacking at wiring until I'm sure it can be bypassed without a problem. Would you happen to know what's inside the switch? I'm thinking...
by straggler
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: fuel cut out switch
Replies: 6
Views: 543

fuel cut out switch

I seem to have a dodgy fuel cut out switch on my 96 406 XUDT (the one under the bonnet on the nearside). It seems to trip into the off position when I'm trying to start the car and takes loads of tries pushing it in and out until it clicks back into the on position (when I hear the fuel pump switch ...
by straggler
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: fast idle
Replies: 1
Views: 354

fast idle

I have a 96 406 XUDT with the Bosch fuel system.

The tickover speed is high (around 950rpm) and I can't adjust it out. Bizarrely, it drops to around 800rpm when at high altitude (like at the top of a Norwegian mountain).

Is there anything that's not the tickover screw I could check?
by straggler
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: intermittent non starting
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: intermittent non starting

I had a good look round and everything and noticed in the manual there's a procedure to reset the ECU when the battery has been disconnected - switch on the ignition and wait ten seconds before starting the engine. I did this and have used the car several times (with about 20 starts) and no more pro...
by straggler
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: intermittent non starting
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: intermittent non starting

The double relays were famously* (although not altogether undeservedly) unreliable on D8's. The one in the box with the ecu. One relay runs the ecu, the other the fuel pump. Is a D8 the same as a 1.9 XUDT? Are those the relays next to the fuses under the bonnet? Is it worth giving the contacts a cl...
by straggler
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: intermittent non starting
Replies: 4
Views: 654

intermittent non starting

I have a 96 XUDT and it's just developed a fault. Twice it has refused to start. It will turn over but not fire. There's no spluttering or coughing so I suspect that it may be an electrical fault. After removing and replacing ECU and immobiliser fuses plus disconnecting and reconnecting the battery ...
by straggler
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fast idle
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Fast idle

Check the cable from the thermostat is not pulling the fast idle on when it shouldn't. Check the pivot point where the cable fits is free and check the throttle cable isn't set too tight. It seems the fast idle operates unless the cable from the thermostat is tensioned. I can put molegrips on the c...
by straggler
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil spec
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Oil spec

CD rated oil should be fine for an XUD, I even use in in the non particulate filter Hdi's, in fact I have used it in all my cars from the days of the CX, that's about 25 years and the engines have been good for 200k miles or more in all of them. The oil change intervals are more important that the ...