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by PeterN
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: humming noise

Bearings will not normally be noisy unless there is weight on them. The case hardening goes on the surface leaving lots of little pits and under pressure the ball fall into them as they rotate. I fitted a new rear bearing in my wife's 206 less than a year ago and its whining again, first time I have...
by PeterN
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Price of Diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: The Price of Diesel

If you shop a Tesco watch out for the '10p per litre off' offer. We have had two lots in the last month, quite a saving. Otherwise I tend to fill up at Trago Mills, only in the westcountry although I believe although they were talking about building one in Wales, they are usually 2 or 3p cheaper tha...
by PeterN
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

I took my estate in yesterday, normally it goes straight through, not this time, my friendly MOT man said, looking at the o/s sill 'I can see a hole' 'so can I', I said, by the time he had finished prodding it half the sill was laying on the floor, quite a shock, apart from the front edge of the bon...
by PeterN
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Immobiliser activated, car won't fire
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Immobiliser activated, car won't fire

If you have a leak quite a large quantity of water can collect under the drivers side carpet and there are a number of connectors there that can become completely immersed.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: humming noise

If it only does it when cornering in one direction it will most likely be a wheel bearing, if its the tyres it will usually do it all the time and vary on different road surfaces.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 27520

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

I think that's largely due to those stupid low profile tyres that some people think look good but give a terrible ride and 'tramline', also break when you run over a tree branch.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

The fuel pressure regulator is on the back of the HP pump but not difficult to remove. there are usually a few secondhand ones available on ebay for not to much money.https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... i&_sacat=0

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 27520

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

I agree modern cars are much nicer to drive and be in, but they are also much more complicated. The 406 is a good 'transition' car in that its common rail with the associated improvement in fuel consumption but it doesn't have a DPF making it that much more reliable and cheaper to maintain, but at t...
by PeterN
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 27520

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

I would concur. In my youth you could just glance at a car and immediately know the make and type - now they all seem to look the same.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 27520

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

There are very few 406 Hdi estates fort sale now and a lot of those that are have a ridiculous price tag and are 90 hp or pre march 51 so attract high road tax. My last two I paid around £400 for, one I sold the other I am still running and will do for the foreseeable future, many are being advertis...
by PeterN
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair
Replies: 20
Views: 430

Re: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair

You should be able to pick up a 12v supply from the internal fusebox.. Check for one that comes on with the ignition - at least 10 amps, take the fuse out, solder a wire onto the blade and re insert it so that the wire is on the fused end.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Mot headlight fail headache
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Mot headlight fail headache

If its an estate do you know there is a headlight height adjuster under the dashboard by the steering wheel, it adjusts both sides of course but useful to remember.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from a first time 406 owner!
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Hi from a first time 406 owner!

I have had three and none had a decent handbrake, they are of poor design with not enough lining area. They must have been fitted with very soft linings when new - all you have to do is find out who makes them. :frown:

Peter
by PeterN
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from a first time 406 owner!
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Hi from a first time 406 owner!

Welcome to the forum. You have got probably the best secondhand car in the world there, certainly the best that Peugeot has made and that's the way to buy them, I have had three. Came back from a 2500 mile trip round Scotland and Yorkshire a couple of weeks ago, averaged 62.8 mpg - but not everyone ...
by PeterN
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear doors on year 2000 406
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Rear doors on year 2000 406

Are the check straps still on the doors? Its unusual for them to fail altogether, they will more likely break. If they are still there you could try greasing them, maybe the latching mechanism is stuck.

Peter