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by GingerMagic
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Handbrake issue, failed MOT
Replies: 16
Views: 198

Re: Handbrake issue, failed MOT

Cool, thanks for the explanation - and yes it makes sense.
by GingerMagic
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Handbrake issue, failed MOT
Replies: 16
Views: 198

Re: Handbrake issue, failed MOT

Can I ask how the cable sticks?
I'm not being flippant, I thought the only place for the cable to stick was inside the backplate and that only the outer sheath, not the actual cable..?
It's not something I have had to deal with before... :supafrisk:
by GingerMagic
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ? engine intermittant loss of power
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: ? engine intermittant loss of power

Sounds like a vacuum leak on the pipe that feeds the turbo, or elsewhere in the system which is making the turbo vanes/wastegate slower to react.... This would normally put the engine management light on though.. Is your EGR blanked? If not you can disable it so it's permanently closed ( a sticky va...
by GingerMagic
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Handbrake issue, failed MOT
Replies: 16
Views: 198

Re: Handbrake issue, failed MOT

There is no harm in replacing the cables, but I should imagine the outer cable sleeve will be rusted to the back plate which holds everything together - not easy to remove. Popping a wheel off and turning the adjuster can be done relatively quickly and easily - basically you are putting the shoe clo...
by GingerMagic
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB CD player
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: WTB CD player

Hi Nick. Sadly I don't have one, but I would like to clarify that a 1998 will need a radio code supplied that you type in using the buttons on the CD player. ( I'm guessing yours is a Philips model?) It's the later models with the Clarion stereo that need to be VIN coded. If you find one online, ple...
by GingerMagic
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Handbrake issue, failed MOT
Replies: 16
Views: 198

Re: Handbrake issue, failed MOT

Hi, sadly the 406 handbrake isn't the best design and it's a bit of a weakness of the car, but once adjusted correctly it works fine. It sounds like you just need to turn the adjusters inside the rear drums - basically pop the rear wheel off, remove the little bung that covers the access hole and tu...
by GingerMagic
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Pugfest 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Pugfest 2020

Sorry Neil, the tickets will be ready in February - I'll update the thread when they are available...
by GingerMagic
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Locking Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Locking Problem

It never has on my cars, but some members have not been so lucky... There may be a fault when you do a global scan on PP2K ( airflow higher than expected ) but it shouldn't light up the EML. Remote reset is basically key in ignition, press and hold the lock button on the fob, turn ignition on, wait ...
by GingerMagic
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Pugfest 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Pugfest 2020

The details are in - Pugfest this year is June 28th. 'The taxi rank' is among the invited clubs (although 406s and 407s are grouped together in this category, they are separate clubs in the drop down menu ) and tickets are available in February - please click the link below for more details. https:/...
by GingerMagic
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Locking Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Locking Problem

You can get replacement key fobs for about £5 from eBay - just check if your key case has a screw to hold the blade in. Then all you need is a new battery and then reset the blip and it should work - PP2000 not required for this If you angle the key so it points up, it might just get a decent enough...
by GingerMagic
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 406 Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: New 406 Owner

Hi, welcome :cheesy: I nearly bought a Mondeo a few years back, but chose a 406 instead as it was cheaper, service history and new timing belt - and I've stuck with 406s ever since. The 406 is a great value car, much underestimated until you own one and realise how much of an all rounder they are. I...
by GingerMagic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 94
Views: 4591

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

I cannot echo Steve's wise words enough, a beautiful heartfelt post from a kind man with a kind heart.

Thank you Steve.
by GingerMagic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Fuel pump cover removal
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Fuel pump cover removal

Hammer and a piece of wood - gently tap it either way to align the slots to lift it out....
It's like a massive fuel filler cap - be careful though as the edges are sharp.
by GingerMagic
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: PP2000 or MPPS for remap HDI tuning
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: PP2000 or MPPS for remap HDI tuning

Hi Andrew. As you have already said, PP2000 is for diagnostics only ( although it can do more it isn't a flashing tool ) Doggy has used his Galletto several times on my previous 406s without issue - although we are always cautious - however they have all had the Bosch ECU which is a doddle to do. If...
by GingerMagic
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Christmas

Indeed - Merry Christmas to everyone here.
Let's hope next year is trouble free :roll:
Best wishes for 2020.
:cheesy: