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by PeterN
Sat May 26, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: rear suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: rear suspension

Could well be the tie rods that locate the top of the suspension, I have had to replace mine twice. They are not to difficult to change but if you don't set them up correctly it will upset the rear tracking. If you want to do the job yourself let me know and I will give you a few pointers.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri May 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Coolant overheating
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Coolant overheating

Not wishing to be pessimistic but the low water level could have caused the head gasket to fail unless you have always kept it topped right up, this will cause the system to pressurise and blow the coolant out of the filler/overflow pipe. If its been running for any length of time without antifreeze...
by PeterN
Thu May 24, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Remote locking ceased
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Remote locking ceased

Tried that thanks, no success. I think I will leave well alone, the remote doesn't work on my other one either and other than in a dark car park I can usually find the keyhole. I recently bought a 206 SW for my wife, the remote didn't work on that either, the key fob had fallen to bits and was filth...
by PeterN
Mon May 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where's my undertray gone!
Replies: 13
Views: 1072

Re: Where's my undertray gone!

Iv'e still got both of mine surprisingly, I also bought a set of proper fittings and promptly realised why most cars haven't got them. I have fitted mine with large self tapping screws and that seems to be effective. also have a spare one by the way.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Remote locking ceased
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Remote locking ceased

My 01 406 GXL estate has suddenly lost the remote locking, it was fine until I left it parked up for about a month. I have fitted a new battery to the fob and tried the various reset suggestions but no go. I have a PP2000 in fact I have two but can't get either of them to connect to the car. Any sug...
by PeterN
Mon May 21, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

I did at one time consider the Jaguar version, I liked the interior but the engines, although PSA based don't seem to be as reliable as the Peugeot ones. I have never had an injector fail on a 406 2.0. Hdi but they seem to be a common problem of the Fords, they also need programming in if one is cha...
by PeterN
Fri May 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes

They can go on for years - or until you cant stand the noise anymore. The noise is due to failure of the case hardening on the inner and outer rings, this causes pitting so the balls fall into the holes ever so slightly. I had a CX many years ago which had a noisy bearing for many many miles, when I...
by PeterN
Wed May 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crankshaft pulley on 110 hdi.
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

Re: Crankshaft pulley on 110 hdi.

I'm pretty certain its a standard thread but probably loctited. I doubt a standard impact wrench would move it, I know mine wouldn't. If you look back through the posts you will find the easiest way to remove it.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 406 hand brake
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: 406 hand brake

You don't happen to know who manufactured the shoes were do you? That seems to be the answer.

Steve : yes that would do it.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon May 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 406 hand brake
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: 406 hand brake

I have had three of them, all useless handbrakes except after you have been driving it in the rain and left it standing for a while, handbrakes brilliant then for about 5 minutes until the rust has worn off the drums. I'm sure its just bad design which is a shame because the rest of the car is almos...
by PeterN
Fri May 11, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion

Wow! What a project, I have done a fair few diesel conversions in my time but RWD and prior to engine electronics. To me they would be much easier than this one and I was an electronics engineer for 50 years but that was before digital although it was just coming into TVs before I retired, I'm afrai...
by PeterN
Thu May 10, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The BMW recall
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: The BMW recall

I can't see why a car loosing power would cause an accident though unless the car behind is to close or not paying attention, its happened to me a number of times and providing you can still steer and brake I can't really see the problem. I can appreciate that you could loose power steering and brak...
by PeterN
Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: I.C.E and In-Car Technology
Topic: Radio/cd player swap
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Radio/cd player swap

If you look on Ebay you should be able to find a fitting kit for not a lot of money, I have a Kenwood in one of mine, sounds brilliant but you don't get the remote control or display on the dash but as the Kenwood and most others have a proper rotary volume control I don't miss the remote, they also...
by PeterN
Sat May 05, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

If you cant stop one leaking, unscrew it a couple of turns and wrap some PTFE tape round it, worked for me. My first 406 had the thread in the sump stripped, again, wrapped PTFE tape round the thread, did that every oil change for about 80k miles, no problems.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri May 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

I have a stock of copper ones in both sizes, bought them from ebay for not much money some years ago but have used very few, if you tighten them sensibly you can use them several times. Don't know about torque, I just tighten them until they feel about right.

Peter