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by PeterN
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turbo on 2.0 HDI 406
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Turbo on 2.0 HDI 406

You can get a remap or one of those cheap booster boxes but I'm not a fan of increasing the boost pressure - by much anyway, if you use a lot of extra power you are likely to blow the head gasket.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406 Purchases
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: 406 Purchases

Although I no longer run them I still think they are probably the best car Peugeot ever made, certainly for reliability, their comfort and ride also takes some beating and the have the best headlights of any car I have ever owned. I had a number of them over a ten year period and only the first one ...
by PeterN
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear brake nipple
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Rear brake nipple

Slacken off the pipe connection - if that will move!

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Water in the footwell...
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Water in the footwell...

The sill drains can get blocked, in fact one of mine rotted out for that reason so it needs attending to. The water under my floor was getting in from the inner door panel, someone had removed it presumably to repair something in the door but had damaged the plastic membrane. A good check is to shut...
by PeterN
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Indicators stay on constantly
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Indicators stay on constantly

I had a problem with them flashing to fast, as though a bulb had gone, I looked at the circuit and the bulbs are fed straight from the ECU, I drove it like that for a while and it suddenly healed up. I suppose you don't have any water under the front drivers carpet? There are a host of connectors un...
by PeterN
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: New member

Welcome to the forum Chris

I ran 406 estates for about 10 years and they were the most reliable cars I have ever owned, apart from being comfortable and riding well, best ever headlights too. I think they are probably the best car Peugeot ever made.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 92
Views: 27897

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

That seems to be the logical progression, we have two C5 tourers, must be the smoothest riding vehicle on the road and ours have steel springs!

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 92
Views: 27897

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

I ran them for about 10 years until about a year ago. I got two others for friends on mine and they are still running them. There seem to be quite a few about still in Devon.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Rear Brake Light Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Rear Brake Light Problem

I had a similar problem on my C5 only on this occasion the bulb had failed although it looked OK, I fitted a new one, it worked briefly and then stopped, the lamp holder looked a bit corroded so I gave it a good clean, still nothing and no 12 v on the feed wire. I went away and came back to it next ...
by PeterN
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: my fuel guage goes up when i top up but never goes down
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: my fuel guage goes up when i top up but never goes down

Have you tried a BSI reset? I had a early C5 that I ran out of fuel on the way home from collecting it because the gauge was still showing some. I had occasion to disconnect the battery and after reconnecting it the gauge behaved perfectly.

Peter
by PeterN
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: O/S Headlight not working
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: O/S Headlight not working

I think probably most of us have been there at sometime. I once spent some time removing and testing the brake light switch - only to find eventually that both stoplight bulbs had failed. What are the chances? but it happens.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Air Pump Relay Permanent Fault
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Air Pump Relay Permanent Fault

That would account for it - I don't know anything about petrols. :oops:

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newbie saying Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Newbie saying Hello!

Hi and welcome to the forum.

I ran 406 Hdi estates for about 10 years and they really are a brilliant car, possibly the best Peugeot ever made and certainly the most reliable - in my experience anyway. I now have C5 X7 estates, very comfortable and quiet but certainly not as reliable.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Air Pump Relay Permanent Fault
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Air Pump Relay Permanent Fault

There is a vacuum pump on the gearbox end of the cylinder head but as far as I know no electronics involved with it and if that had failed you wouldn't have much in the way of brakes or turbo boost.

The aircon pump is for gas not air so I am mystified too!

Peter
by PeterN
Fri May 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)
Replies: 7
Views: 497

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