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by GingerMagic
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Bad acceleration in low rpm
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Bad acceleration in low rpm

Agreed - the air flow sensor ( sometimes referred to as a MAF sensor ) gets dirty over time and gives duff information - unplugging it makes the ECU resort to a default setting.... If your car improves then as already suggested, try to find a genuine one ( Siemens VDO) from a local motor factors - c...
by GingerMagic
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2529
Views: 201601

Re: and today i have mostly been...

It's an odd feeling getting trench foot and sunburnt on the same day... :?

Welcome back Doggy :cheesy:
by GingerMagic
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Economy mode and being towed
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Economy mode and being towed

Yes, the economy mode prevented the battery getting to low voltage to start the car - this is its job 8)

It is possible to flatten the battery by simply opening and closing the doors over a few hours ( or testing electric seats :oops: ) because these are not affected by economy mode....
by GingerMagic
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Economy mode and being towed
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Economy mode and being towed

Economy mode can be deactivated by PP2K by using 'showroom mode', or you could simply start the engine.....
by GingerMagic
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Economy mode and being towed
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Economy mode and being towed

All it does is switch off the gadgets like stereo, lights etc to save the battery if the car detects a drain - it's supposed to stop the battery going flat if the radio or lights are left on. The seats and windows still work, either for safety or the fact you are sat in the car to use them, so there...
by GingerMagic
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats my car worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Whats my car worth?

I would be inclined to aim a little higher - there are fewer 406s on eBay or Gumtree etc so a late model Diablo with the tan leather would be quite desirable.

I suggest you aim for £1200 :cheesy:
by GingerMagic
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Boost gauge install hdi 90
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Boost gauge install hdi 90

The fan cowling and engine cover is also different - just something to bear in mind.. :cheesy:
by GingerMagic
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 807 OBD Pinout
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: 807 OBD Pinout

Have you tried to use lexia, and tell it that the car is actually a Citroen instead..??
Worth a go if you have lexia installed too.
by GingerMagic
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: MOT

To be fair the credit goes to the previous owners :cheesy:

I've owned it just over a year but still sorting little niggles, and getting used to a petrol engine after years of owning diesel 406s.
by GingerMagic
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Very Lumpy Starting 406 HDI 2.0 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Very Lumpy Starting 406 HDI 2.0 2004

True, if the mount is worn it could break the flexy part of the exhaust....
by GingerMagic
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Very Lumpy Starting 406 HDI 2.0 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Very Lumpy Starting 406 HDI 2.0 2004

Hi. I'm thinking you have a worn engine mount, which explains the judder upon starting... As for the warm start, it's hard to say exactly - could be fuel related, but I would personally check your EGR valve. I will take a stab in the dark and say it's sticking open during the day when the engine and...
by GingerMagic
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT
Replies: 4
Views: 182

MOT

My Coupe passed the MOT this morning - straight through, no advisories for the 13th year in a row :cheesy:

Just passed the 79,000 mile mark too.
by GingerMagic
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone know about modern Mini's?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Anyone know about modern Mini's?

Heater matrix?
by GingerMagic
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2529
Views: 201601

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Today, I managed to replace a microswitch in my passenger seat (and make it work :shock: ) and also spent time* and effort* adjusting my handbrake ready for the MOT that was due last week..... I replaced the rear discs, pads, shoes already ( calipers in the next day or so..) and my handbrake was sti...
by GingerMagic
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: AIR BAG warning light
Replies: 19
Views: 1596

Re: AIR BAG warning light

The light should go off on its own next time you start the car......