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by PeterN
Fri May 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)

Helps to stop rust. :D I cant say I have had a problem with oil leaks and I have been running them for 10 years or more. The valve cover gasket is a good place to start as it will run all over the engine.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue May 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: POWER STEERING RACK, REMOVAL
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: POWER STEERING RACK, REMOVAL

I had too, the space is very limited but I fiddled with it and eventually got it out by rotating it all ways. I think lowering the subframe a little would be the easiest route, if you slacken all the bolts a little then just undo the ones on the drivers side it should help considerably - wish I had ...
by PeterN
Thu May 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: ordered new tyres ?
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: ordered new tyres ?

I always do some research before I buy new tyres. My requirements are the quietest and best riding tyres, I don't drive fast enough to want tyres with super grip. There are several tyre comparison sites on the net, they even give the noise db rating but they give all aspects of tyre performance so w...
by PeterN
Tue May 19, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Wet sanded my headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Wet sanded my headlights

Nice job Welly. That's a problem I have never had with a 406, the lights seem to stay brilliantly clear, in fact I would say they are the best lights I have ever had on a car. Don't know if that's the norm but certainly has been on my cars.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun May 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: rumble and knock from front wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: rumble and knock from front wheels

Moving the wheel in and out at the top should show any movement in the track rod end, if that's OK its probably the lower ball joint, you need to take the weight off the wheel to see if that moves.

Peter
by PeterN
Thu May 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car falling apart
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: Car falling apart

If you get one of these 'top up' cans from ebay it comes with a pressure gauge which can be subsequently useful for checking the pressure. I need to replace the condenser on my C5 and if the system is empty there is no reason why I can't, I can then take it to one of the firms that does a 'no work n...
by PeterN
Wed May 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: what ? starter motor ?
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: what ? starter motor ?

Some of the later starter motors were increased in power to turn the engine more quickly improving starting. I have just fitted a new one to my C5 hdi and that was rated at 2.2kw which equates to about 2 bhp, the original one was about 1.6 kw I believe, I hasn't made a great deal of difference but i...
by PeterN
Mon May 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 406 605 607 top mounting bearings
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: 406 605 607 top mounting bearings

I could have done with them a few years ago - but I don't have one now either, in fact I think I also have a spare bearing. Ebay is probably the best place to sell them.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed May 06, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion
Replies: 58
Views: 7465

Re: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion

The extra weight of those batteries can't be doing the ride any harm. :wink:

Peter
by PeterN
Mon May 04, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Electronic ignition fault
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Electronic ignition fault

Not good news I'm afraid. The grommet became dislodged from the bonnet pull cable and poured water over the BSI. I got it dried out once and it started, the car was then left for sometime with a somewhat damp interior and never started again. As the only course of action was to replace the BSI unit ...
by PeterN
Fri May 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: handbrake shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: handbrake shoes

Take the caliper off and unscrew it from the pipe. Refitting is reverse. :wink:

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: handbrake shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: handbrake shoes

Bitumastic paint is probably better from a rust prevention point of view. You need the softest lings you can get for the very inefficient handbrakes on the 406 but I don't know who makes them, some research would be necessary.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED Peugeot 406 2.1 diesel
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: WANTED Peugeot 406 2.1 diesel

I thought about a Xantia many years ago and decided to get an XM instead as they have similar complexities but more room, both inside and mechanical access.I ran them for about 15 years and did a lot of miles. When the abundant supply of them ran out I switched to 406 estates which I think come a go...
by PeterN
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED Peugeot 406 2.1 diesel
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: WANTED Peugeot 406 2.1 diesel

Do you mean a 2.1, thats an XUD engine, they are pretty old and scarce now, or is it a 2.2 Hdi you are looking for?

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 112
Views: 8484

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

There is a lot of information about the X7 estate on 'The French car forum' I have two and use it a lot. A chap named Marc seems the to have lots or information.

Peter