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by PeterN
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Mk1 front driver's wing
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Mk1 front driver's wing

Don't know what year a Mk 1 is but I have an 01 estate in silver with one. You would have to remove it yourself though, we are in Dorset.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front springs Question
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: front springs Question

Personally I think they got the 406 just about right, very good compromise between comfort and handling. I have a later one with 16" wheels now which had made the ride harder, I'm, going to change them for the 15" from my old one - but then I'm old.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front springs Question
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: front springs Question

There used to be a place called 'Wigan Road Springs' who would make them to your specification, I used them a lot for diesel conversions, don't know if such a place exists now.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 2647

Re: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion

I have done a number of diesel conversions over the years but I think they would have been a doddle compared with the one you are planning. I was an electronics engineer for 50 years but I wouldn't tackle it, mind you it was all analogue and valves then, don't understand this digital stuff. I wish y...
by PeterN
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Suddenly no rear fog lights
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Suddenly no rear fog lights

.. obviously the fog at the rear is different. :wink:

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Suddenly no rear fog lights
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Suddenly no rear fog lights

Thanks for the reply. Yes they were working, or at least one was prior to me changing the o/s lamp assembly, after a number of tries, I took the dustbins down to the farm last night, tried the fog lights but only the front ones came on again although the rear ones were indicated as 'on' on the panel...
by PeterN
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Suddenly no rear fog lights
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Suddenly no rear fog lights

My friendly MOT tester pointed out that I had one very bright tail lamp and the other one didn't work at all, simples I thought. The bright one had the wrong bulb in it, they use half a stop/tail bulb and this had a 21w lamp fitted. The other side was severely corroded so I fitted the assembly from ...
by PeterN
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Type of oil
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Type of oil

I use this in mine, 35 pounds for 20 litres.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MANNOL-Defender-Semi-Synthetic-Engine-Oil-501-01-505-00-MB-229-1-10W-40-SL/303021745064?var=&hash=item468d80e3a8&enc=AQADAAAC8FjVrDbVsZ8oH%2F8PNHtt9VX4%2Fw7FZcmMuqsX8uaFEduVE9XaJdywSYQxfUbkUbA4V7H5Gd2aPo1nbSQ5W6gCN59%2BIl2r3fG1%2...
by PeterN
Mon May 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406's.........the future is bleak!!
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: 406's.........the future is bleak!!

There are are still people looking for them - at sensible prices. Put it on ebay with a reserve or 'make offer' price, I'm sure someone will want it. Have a look on there and see what they are selling for.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri May 24, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406's.........the future is bleak!!
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: 406's.........the future is bleak!!

There are still quite a few about on ebay but some at silly prices, there are still some reasonably priced ones though but you may have to travel - but I usually do to get what I want. I broke with convention recently and bought a C220 Cdi merc estate 2001. I paid 490 pounds for it for it with 11 mo...
by PeterN
Sun May 12, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Third gear
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Third gear

Seconded, although if its only in third the synchro ring is probably worn. Does it go into the other gears without baulking? If its the synchro it will probably be worse when cold, the thicker oil causes drag which can slow the box down.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed May 08, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 70
Views: 17681

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

I do occasionally but its my wife's regular driver, it was mine to until I got this Merc but there are a number of aspects where the 406 is better. Its quieter and rides better, the seats are more comfortable as are the headlights. The merc is faster and slightly better on fuel which surprises me bu...
by PeterN
Wed May 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Life span of catalytic converter?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Life span of catalytic converter?

I have a C220 diesel with 231k miles and the original cat, but having said that it keeps going into limp mode and I pretty sure that its because the cat is clogged and causing back pressure. Mind you with the 6 speed manual box it will do 70 mph at 2000 rpm which is about as fast as I want to go, an...
by PeterN
Mon May 06, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Air re-circulation flap doesn't
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Air re-circulation flap doesn't

When I started using my new 406 estate I found, or at least my wife did that sometimes the windscreen steams up although you could clear it by putting the aircon on it was quite severe. My first thought was leaking heater matrix, but fortunately not. I was looking at the air intake in the scuttle fo...
by PeterN
Sat May 04, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: driverside lock for central locking ?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: driverside lock for central locking ?

Mine is the same, I think the lock mechanism has become disengaged as it feels normal when you turn the key but doesn't do anything but haven't got round to looking at it yet.

Peter