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by PeterN
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking

I past my motorbike test in 1955 on a 125 Vespa but I hardly think it qualifies me to ride a modern bike. :shock: Much as I like the idea of two wheels, with the level of traffic we have to day and the ignorant way some people drive I wouldn't take the risk, unless I lived in the far north of Scotla...
by PeterN
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: New member

Hi and welcome to the forum. My opinion of 406's is well known, I think they are the best buy on the secondhand market, especially the diesels, the 2.0. particularly as it has all the advantages of a direct injection with very few of the disadvantages and they seem to last forever and are very relia...
by PeterN
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: crash!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: crash!!!

Saloon or estate? Or are they the same?

Peter
by PeterN
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: A different radio problem
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: A different radio problem

I have the same problem with mine, I suspect the amplifier has gone faulty, 9 volts ought to be enough to make it work, I have been without a radio except in very strong signal areas for probably a year or more. Mine is an estate with the aerial at the back, not the easiest to get at.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rock hard brake pedal !!!
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Rock hard brake pedal !!!

Failure of the vacuum pump will affect the turbo boost as well, so if yours goes OK it will be a servo fault.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Buzzing noise
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Buzzing noise

It will probably be a heater flap motor. The temperature one is pretty active most of the time, try changing the temperature when its doing it - or not doing it. If its not that could be another flap motor stacking.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: A MAF sensor.....why bovver?
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: A MAF sensor.....why bovver?

The best buy is a secondhand original from ebay, rarely are they faulty. I have a set of resistance measurements between the pins to check them.

Peter

Why does it keep doing this?
by PeterN
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: A MAF sensor.....why bovver?
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: A MAF sensor.....why bovver?

The best buy is a secondhand original from ebay, rarely are they faulty. I have a set of resistance measurements between the pins to check them.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: 407 dashboard swap into 406
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: 407 dashboard swap into 406

I would agree - unless you have a degree in digital electronics.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tyre pressures
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Tyre pressures

To be honest I run mine nearer 30 psi to give a better ride, have done for many years, and I still get 20-30k miles from them.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Engine won't pull from standing
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: Engine won't pull from standing

A small screwdriver is what I usually use but a mirror is also helpful.

Peter
by PeterN
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Having to slam estate tailgate
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Having to slam estate tailgate

Adjusting the striker plate should fix this, there should be a couple of screws into the floor which when loosen'd will allow the latch to move for and aft, move out away from the car slightly then tighten the screws, not to far out though or it will rattle. You could try applying a little oil or gr...
by PeterN
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 44
Views: 1274

Re: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem

I apologise if this has already been mentioned but I couldn't see it. On the back of the HP pump is a pressure regulator which also contains a very fine strainer which can become clogged and gives rise to all sorts of problems including poor starting, I had no end of trouble with the one on my C5, s...
by PeterN
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.1 diesel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: 2.1 diesel pump

Try the 'French Car Forum' Jim on there has a good knowledge of these pumps and Paul on the 'Citroen XM Forum' may well have one.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: The GTX has been sick
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: The GTX has been sick

Unless the engine is generating a lot of heat i.e. working hard, the bottom of the radiator will be cold as the thermostat will be at least partially shut as the area of the radiator that is hot is sufficient to dispel the heat. As regards your water loss the worst fear is a leaky head gasket, if th...