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by PeterN
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406 heater
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: 406 heater

Ah, yes. On most cars they seem to be one above the other. Do the pipes get hot even when there is no heat from the heater? If not it probably is air if they are it could be an airflow flap problem in the heater. Seeing the pipes are side by side it probably wont make much difference which one you d...
by PeterN
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil pressure light can!
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Oil pressure light can!

As long as you don't rev it while the light is on it shouldn't do much if any damage but I would agree - oil and filter change.

Peter
by PeterN
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406 heater
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: 406 heater

It is sometimes difficult to get all the air out of the heater, if you disconnect both pipes and pour water into the filler until it runs from both of them, refit the bottom one and fill until the water comes out of the top heater pipe and the top hose, then refit them, that should do it.

Peter
by PeterN
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have I broken our 1.6HDi turbo charger?
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Have I broken our 1.6HDi turbo charger?

Ah right. The turbo on my Merc sounds like that, as though you are continually being chased by the police.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have I broken our 1.6HDi turbo charger?
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Have I broken our 1.6HDi turbo charger?

I think that sounds fairly normal with the pipe removed.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: instrument panel faults 406
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: instrument panel faults 406

Remove the instrument panel then the cover and its right in front of you, the faults are likely to be where the edge connectors plug in, check where the connections are soldered to the board.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2395
Views: 165898

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I think that's what the Austin 7 had.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Fitting Replacement Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Fitting Replacement Battery

I have never had a problem after disconnecting the battery, I just leave it for a few minutes after turning everything off and closing the doors, on refitting the battery everything seems to work OK.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 406 rear anti roll bar brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: 406 rear anti roll bar brackets

Hadn't thought of that, sounds a bit ambitious. I do have a scrap car but not very easy to get at. I had thought of welding them up but haven't seen the actual condition of these as they are on a friends car.

Thanks for your help anyway.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 406 rear anti roll bar brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 194

406 rear anti roll bar brackets

Anyone know where I can get a pair of these?

Thanks

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: End of an era

It nearly was for me, unable to find a decent 406 at a reasonable price I opted for a C220 Merc diesel which is OK but doesn't have that well worn slippers appeal of the 406. Anyway as I have already told you I had a very nice one dropped into my lap for very little money and the car is indeed in ve...
by PeterN
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: instrument panel faults 406
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: instrument panel faults 406

Sounds like a dry joint on the PCB. XMs use to suffer from this problem and it was usually the connectors on the edge of the board, they would develop a crack around the soldered joint. Examine the board carefully with a magnifying glass and you might find the problem.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

Mine is the same, you pull away and something screams at you and the parking brake is on. Mine needs a bit of maintenance - when it stops raining, I will let you know how it goes. Is the ratchet supposed to click when you apply the brake? Mine doesn't but it holds OK. I agree with RWB, pretty everyt...
by PeterN
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

Common rail diesel made in the early 2000s. Simpler and longer lasting engines, relatively cheap (all I can afford) and you stand a good chance of being able to repair them yourself. In addition to the 406 I now have a C220 Cdi Merc estate from 2001, no DMF no DPF and its presently done 220k miles a...
by PeterN
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear electric windows -- very slow
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Rear electric windows -- very slow

+ 2 for silicone lubricant. Just spray it into the channels.

Peter