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by GingerMagic
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2388
Views: 165539

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sad day indeed - the end or an era.... :(
by GingerMagic
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seen any 19 Plates?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Seen any 19 Plates?

I has seen one - although I can't for the life of me remember what it was..
They do seem a bit sparse at the moment, compared to the 18 plates.
by GingerMagic
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2388
Views: 165539

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Isn't the same engine in the 407?
It's the one John raves about as being both reasonably spritely with respectable economy.
I like it :cheesy:
by GingerMagic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Fitting Replacement Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Fitting Replacement Battery

Hi, the only reason as far as I know for leaving the driver's window down is so you can reach in and remove the keys if the car decides to lock itself upon reconnecting the battery...
Oh, and so you can reach in to put the sidelights on - part of the BSI procedure but I've never done it...
by GingerMagic
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: End of an era

End of an era indeed Eric. The Dogmobile2 was and probably always will be the only 406 that put a smile on my face as soon as I drove it, it's low down torque and the 6 speed box made for very entertaining driving. All good things must come to an end, truthfully I don't know of another car that will...
by GingerMagic
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: More Gremlins
Replies: 25
Views: 626

Re: More Gremlins

Well done Cliff :cheesy:
This would have probably been the reason for most of your issues - just need to find the leak now.
Sunroof drain clearing should be done routinely, unless like me you just cut the bottom end bits off.!
by GingerMagic
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 942

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Excellent - this gives you a 11 months to procrastinate over a fix 8)
by GingerMagic
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: More Gremlins
Replies: 25
Views: 626

Re: More Gremlins

If you can get over 6" of matching wire then you can bridge the connector while it's still connected ( by going over the top wire by wire ) using the same colour/number wires - sounds like it might work.?
by GingerMagic
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: More Gremlins
Replies: 25
Views: 626

Re: More Gremlins

That is definitely the culprit, and should also sort your ABS out ( this connector carries signals from back of the car to the ECU etc )
Take many pictures, and don't rush it - my friend David did his soldering and has had no problems since.
Best of luck.
by GingerMagic
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

I see many cars, mostly Clios to be fair, that have writing on the back that says 'Powered by Fairy Dust'... Does anyone know where I can get this stuff, as it isn't available at my local fuel station.? Talking of emissions, my neighbour has a newish FIAT convertible thing which is fast* approaching...
by GingerMagic
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2000 406 Estate 2.0 Hdi 110 exec - Flat spot/intermittent turbo lag
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: 2000 406 Estate 2.0 Hdi 110 exec - Flat spot/intermittent turbo lag

I agree, the MAF sensor is the usual culprit, however I suspect a sticking EGR valve may also have a similar effect. This can be temporarily disabled to eliminate it as faulty. I would try injector cleaner and super diesel for a few tank fulls too - given the mileage, just to see if it feels any dif...
by GingerMagic
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

I'm pretty sure the LX doesn't have the power connector required for the electric seats but the other connectors are there.. ( I tried to fit GLX seats in an LX a few years back but no power connector to be found, despite tracing the other wires back ) although knowing Peugeot it seems a bit hit and...
by GingerMagic
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

That looks an absolute steal - well done Peter :cheesy: I think it is indeed Moonstone, and your bonnet edge looks excellent..! I'm not keen on the grey interior trim on the later models, I always replace it with the nice Black Ash variety. Good luck with this one. Edit: I wish I had the amount of o...
by GingerMagic
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

Well done Peter, what better car is there to replace a 406 with..?
A 406 of course :cheesy:
Can I hedge a bet on it being a silver 110?
by GingerMagic
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi Newbie Here
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Hi Newbie Here

Hi Phil, welcome :cheesy: Sadly I can't see your pictures as I'm not on Farcebook - too many keyboard warriors, attention seekers and snowflakes... :wink: The 406 is a great all rounder, although I haven't owned the turbo version before but I bet it's a laugh...! I'm sure you are well aquatinted wit...