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by 6speedmanual
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 406 HDi 110 MPG
Replies: 32
Views: 8022

Re: 406 HDi 110 MPG

Still require Brim to Brim to calculate true Fuel consumption. Over 18,000 of accurate monitoring my 2003 406 HDi has averaged 51mpg. The on board computer is always between 6.5 and 6.8 mpg short of this. Miles odometer is as far as I can reasonably check using GPS and motorways mileposts within 1% ...
by 6speedmanual
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PLEASE HELP A NEWBIE
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: PLEASE HELP A NEWBIE

Very old thread, but.... My latest acquired 406 is an "S" estate with 205/55x16. The door pillar sticker states 2.5 bar F and R (36 psi) The 16" tyres do not have as good a ride as the 15". Better with three people in the rear seat! For "fully laden" rears can go up to 3.2 bar (46 psi). It feels ext...
by 6speedmanual
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Xmas 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1400

Re: Merry Xmas 2015

Merry Xmas and now bixing day.
Had a good family get together fairly devoid of car works and forum chats.
Lovely change of scene.
Best wishes for 2016 to all this small but dedicated band of 406 nuts! :)
Peter
by 6speedmanual
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Out of my Volvo.
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Out of my Volvo.

@ PeterN

Agreed. The 406 is a well honed package. Whilst lacking any prestige it can out trump many "quality" premium brands on many fronts.
Its suspension outperforms Xantia and by your comment previously, the C5 also, despite hydropneumatic being one of Cit's USPs.

Peter
by 6speedmanual
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rounded off rear calliper bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: Rounded off rear calliper bolt

To change pads on Rear don't need to remove the top and bottom slider bolts.
If the fitting kit pins are seized in they can be drilled out and new ones fitted.
Your rounded off top slider bolt will be a problem if you need to change disc.
by 6speedmanual
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?
Replies: 817
Views: 54087

Re: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?

My "new" one is a 03 but only done 56530 when I got it on 11 Nov.
Now just turned 60K.
My contract has me driving long distances between suppliers sites. Just did 28K btween Feb and Nov in a V70 T5.
See Volvo corner for V70 T5 v 406 HDI 110
by 6speedmanual
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 37
Views: 8729

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Look in the Volvo corner for why I just went BACK into a 406!
I've done a lot of miles in 406s and other stuff between.
Peter
by 6speedmanual
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Out of my Volvo.
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Out of my Volvo.

406 HDi 110 v Xantia HDi 110 Acceleration: P. Mate and I discussed this a lot and left windering if hydraulucs are constantly using 3-4hp? Economy: P. Alwsys about 3mpg better (see above) Top speed: P managed 118, C 116, both on same GPS device. Agility: P. Sharper turn-in. C not helped by 205tyres ...
by 6speedmanual
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Out of my Volvo.
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Out of my Volvo.

Top Trumps 406 HDi / V70 T5 Fuel cons - P Ride (absorbtion) - P Ride (body control) - V (P occasionally caught out and bounces) Agility - P Parking - P has better turning circle. Headlights - ....P (just) Arrow straightness on m/way - V Acceleration at high revs - V (obviously) Grunt and mid range p...
by 6speedmanual
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: How many 'uses' from a Clay Bar?
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Re: How many 'uses' from a Clay Bar?

I just searched having not bought any for a while. Seems 5 for £9 about par now. About s fifth the price of Meguires.
by 6speedmanual
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Out of my Volvo.
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Out of my Volvo.

Just sold my Volvo and gone back to a 405 110HDi. This is how, from 2011 to now: 406 break 110 -56K in 18mo. Xantia break 110HDI 28k in 10mo. Xantia Activa 6k in 4mo. BMW E39 530i LPG 40k in 18mo. V70 2.4 170hp. LPG 9k in 3mo. V70 T5 260hp 6speed 28k in 10mo. 406HDi 110 3k so far in 6weeks. The Volv...
by 6speedmanual
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: How many 'uses' from a Clay Bar?
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Re: How many 'uses' from a Clay Bar?

I have found the non branded clay bars available on ebay for under £1 a bar work just as well as the very highly priced, highly marketed brands. These are even from uk suppliers so no need to endure shipping delays from China. The UK guys have done it for you. Using lower priced clay means the tempt...
by 6speedmanual
Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: COMM2000 unit change.
Replies: 0
Views: 397

COMM2000 unit change.

Just changed out my Comm2000 to overcome the dreaded floppy stalk. Would have expected this to have been changed now on a 13yo car but it's only done 58K so I guess it survived. Hopefully the new Delphi one is more durable than the original DAV item and will last the car out! Not a difficult job but...
by 6speedmanual
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?
Replies: 817
Views: 54087

Re: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?

Just bought a nice "S" estate 110 HDi.
Only 56,600 miles in its 13 years!
Starting to make it more like most 406s with 800 added in first week!