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by GingerMagic
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Rear Brake Light Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Rear Brake Light Problem

Have you cleaned the pins in the connector?
by GingerMagic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ? engine intermittant loss of power
Replies: 28
Views: 2110

Re: ? engine intermittant loss of power

The two top ones make me think you have unplugged the MAF at some point, or it is currently unplugged ; but as an intermittent fault it may have been resolved if the MAF has been plugged back in. The bottom one is the over boost, so your turbo hasn't released the extra pressure quickly enough, for o...
by GingerMagic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Petrol 406 Estate
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: WANTED: Petrol 406 Estate

That seems fair to be honest.
Over the last few months, the prices have risen for old 406s, even poor quality ones are fetching £600, the lower mileage clean ones are nearer £1500...
by GingerMagic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Petrol 406 Estate
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: WANTED: Petrol 406 Estate

Ooh, I'm curious...
V6 estates are hard to find - please let us know how you get on, and post a link up if you choose not to get it.. 8)
by GingerMagic
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

My Darkside wagon has more poke & better economy :cheesy:, I get 34 mpg to & from work + 50 mpg on a good run, yet to sort the indicators...
It's bland, but as my hairdresser says, what's not to like 8)
Fixored, you're welcome :lol:

8)
by GingerMagic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

Imagine my joy spotting this beauty on the bay of E.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124213566700 Only 15 miles from my humble home, low mileage - I was very tempted to go for a butchers, until I saw the interior pictures. Perfect for disposing of bodies, not so easy on the eye though - unless you lik...
by GingerMagic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

Truth be told, I've been hankering for a good condition Olive Green 850 T5R (preferably the TSW version ) for many years, however it seems they have increased in price by wallet-rape% so I've probably missed the boat.... Always had a soft spot for old Volvo's, after seeing a family friend with a min...
by GingerMagic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: my fuel guage goes up when i top up but never goes down
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: my fuel guage goes up when i top up but never goes down

I was going to suggest you do an actuator test but you already have, so it's not the gauge, but how it interprets the reading .... My old 406 had a rubbish gauge, it would go down really slowly, then suddenly drop to 1/4 of a tank - in the end I resorted to using the trip computer as a guide, so as ...
by GingerMagic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ? engine intermittant loss of power
Replies: 28
Views: 2110

Re: ? engine intermittant loss of power

It's not easy, I can reach down from the top and do it but I have arms like Mr Tickle..... It's one of those things that when it's done once, it's a doddle next time, but there is still the tricky first time to overcome .... If it's easier for you, just drop a long length of pipe down from the top (...
by GingerMagic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ? engine intermittant loss of power
Replies: 28
Views: 2110

Re: ? engine intermittant loss of power

Do you get some replacement vac pipe? If so, you can change the over one at a time ( easier to keep track otherwise the layout is very confusing.) Start with the one from the turbo solenoid, to the turbo, with a cold engine as it's a bit hot down the back with a warm engine, then work back. Once the...
by GingerMagic
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: New EGR valve
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: New EGR valve

No.

You can remove it to clean it out if you are having trouble with it - it gets bunged up with exhaust crud and then the vacuum operated plunger gets jammed open, or closed....
by GingerMagic
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Remap
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Remap

Hi, welcome :cheesy:

The Siemens 90 is harder to remap as you need more specialised equipment - the Bosch can be flashed easier with a flashing tool ( Galletto etc )

Alternatively, try Hdi tuning, I think they have now branched out into Siemens ECUs.
by GingerMagic
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: O/S Headlight not working
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: O/S Headlight not working

It's only because I've done the very same thing that I suggested it - I spent a whole hour once, replacing a perfectly good bulb over and over again, while the duff one was sat quietly, probably laughing at me... :evil: :oops:
by GingerMagic
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: O/S Headlight not working
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: O/S Headlight not working

Are you definitely checking the right bulb?
The one which is easiest to get to is the high beam bulb, the tricky ones by the edges are the main beam...
by GingerMagic
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newbie saying Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Newbie saying Hello!

Hi, welcome from me too. There have been a few examples of Rat look 406s, when I was at a French car show many moons ago, Martin's rat look car got way more attention than some of the mint examples. It's not my thing, by I understand the time and effort that goes into the car to make it your own. Wh...