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by PeterN
Fri May 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes
Replies: 5
Views: 77

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: 1913

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: 143

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: 143

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: 137

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: 128

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: 86

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: 194

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: 194

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
by PeterN
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Help me choose a wheel colour
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

Better than black. I had white wall tyres in the '50s. 8)

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Help me choose a wheel colour
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Help me choose a wheel colour

The first time I saw a a car with black wheels I thought it was a banger that had lost its wheel trims, turned out to be a new VW. I would leave them silver.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1060

Re: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...

One of the reasons (apart from money) that I don't run a modern car is the complexity and unreliability of them, although I do think that the PSA engines are a little better than most of the others, but if you want a really reliable car you need to go back to the first Hdi 8 valve engines as used in...
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: 11
Views: 348

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: 12
Views: 675

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: 119

Re: crash!!!

Saloon or estate? Or are they the same?

Peter