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by PeterN
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Petrol autos
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Petrol autos

I personally wouldn't have one as one of the greatest benefits of the manual hdi is the fuel consumption, you won't get anything like the 50 mpg+ that the diesel gives. I wouldn't have an auto anyway because an auto box is one of the few car parts I haven't repaired and if it fails it will write the...
by PeterN
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Reliability

I have come across a few cases of head gasket but as mentioned they are few and far between. I have only had one and have bought quite a number of 406's for myself and friends. The 'one' was that very nice one I bought earlier this year for very little money, we ran it for sometime but I had to top ...
by PeterN
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Head gasket repair

Yes, depends how bad the leak is, if there is a bit of gasket missing, no it wont work, on yours it sounds as though there is. The other possibility is a cracked head, although that is only likely if it has already boiled. There should be plenty of heads about anyway.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: So what shall I replace it with
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: So what shall I replace it with

I've had a BMW 5 series and and a Merc c220, the BMW wasn't to bad although I found the seats very uncomfortable but the ride in the Merc was dreadful compared with the C5, as I said not everyone wants a soft ride but its the most important feature for me. I ran hydropnumatic Citroen's for 25 years ...
by PeterN
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: So what shall I replace it with
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: So what shall I replace it with

I doubt the ride will be as good but try both of them, not everyone wants a soft ride.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: So what shall I replace it with
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: So what shall I replace it with

I'm just considering buying my second one, even the steel sprung one surpasses the 406 for comfort and space - and quietness and is likely to be considerably cheaper to maintain than the hydropnumatic version. My wife's 406 has just failed terminally after 220k and many years and she has fallen in l...
by PeterN
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Bad acceleration in low rpm
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Bad acceleration in low rpm

Have your brakes deteriorated at all? The vacuum pump can fail and provide to little to control the turbo properly.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: So what shall I replace it with
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: So what shall I replace it with

I replaced mine with a Mk3 C5 estate 2.0. Hdi, huge amount of space and an amazing ride and are very quiet, light and easy to drive and very good on fuel. A decent one can be had for a thousand pounds upwards now. They use the later 16 valve engine which seems to be equally as reliable as the 8 valv...
by PeterN
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: old topic, 406 replacement ?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: old topic, 406 replacement ?

The only car I have found that can give as good or a better ride that the 406 is the Mk3 C5. I recently bought one with steel suspension and the ride quality is superb, I'm sure the hydropnumatic one would be even better, but I have gone for simplicity (relative).

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats my car worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Whats my car worth?

I thought at first it was the petrol one as top of the page which would have reduced its saleability but if its diesel, especially that colour (my favourite) it could sell quite well. Gone are the days of the three to four hundred pound ones as most of mine were, most are now fetching north of five ...
by PeterN
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: MOT

Our son's has just had a new clutch - so we hope it passes!!

Peter
by PeterN
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone know about modern Mini's?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Anyone know about modern Mini's?

If there is no leaking water evident I would strongly suspect the head gasket. Is there any evidence of coolant around the filler cap? You could try putting a receptacle under the end of the overflow pipe and see if coolant is being blown out.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 202
Views: 41304

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Thanks for that, I will check it.

Peter

Sorry about that. :oops:
by PeterN
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 202
Views: 41304

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Thanks for that, I will check it.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 202
Views: 41304

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

No, the Merc has gone, the MOT was nearly up and it was probably going to cost me as much to get it through as it was worth, and after driving the C5 I wasn't bothered about the Merc any more, the only thing I miss about it is the terrific low down grunt it had, you rarely needed to change gear, but...