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by GingerMagic
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

I think that is a very reasonable price - about £1 per day over the year to have all that work done - excellent :cheesy:
by GingerMagic
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pugfest 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Pugfest 2018

Will do Neil.
My tickets arrived in the post today :cheesy:
See you all there.
by GingerMagic
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.

My 2.2hdi was also tinkered with, and easily got 60mpg on a run, and averaged around 45mpg on a tank, which was mostly local journeys... I don't understand why the 2.2hdi is better on fuel than the 2.0hdi in some cases, maybe it's the extra torque..? The Coupe is lighter so is marginally quicker and...
by GingerMagic
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Turbo pipe under engine
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Turbo pipe under engine

Is it the solid plastic pipe you need, or the rubber squashy one?

I don't know about the solid pipe, but the rubber one is different as the 2.2hdi has a T piece, and the 2.0Hdi hasn't.
Unless you are bypassing the air doser then you need the 2.2Hdi one - I have one in my shed I think....
by GingerMagic
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: PP2000
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: PP2000

Pm replied.

I forgot to add that the blinking lights when already locked is a feature that enables you to find your car in a dark car park or something..

If you flash your full beam on when the engine off and key out, this puts your headlights on for 1 minute to guide you home ( follow me home )
by GingerMagic
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

That is bad luck, but I've only ever know a spring to fail when stationary. Get the garage to look at the strut top bearings as when these start to fail then the stress of the front wheels turning is taken by the spring, not the bearings - leading to them snapping. It won't happen when the car is mo...
by GingerMagic
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Possible ABS Fault?
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Possible ABS Fault?

Hi, if there is a fault then it should be displayed on the MFD (multi function display)
I think that connector is for the bonnet alarm, only used on certain models, or possibly the front fogs - there are many connectors that are unused on the 406, depending on spec...
by GingerMagic
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Possible ABS Fault?
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Possible ABS Fault?

There is a chance that there was an abs fault that was 'fixed' by the previous owner.... I'm guessing the bulb was removed, so like DDD, I would investigate the bulb first, and then the fault later ( if there is one ) Not all code readers can read all the ECUs on the 406 - so I would recommend you f...
by GingerMagic
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hdi90 Valeo clutch going begging
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Hdi90 Valeo clutch going begging

Do you have a price in mind???

It would need to be posted though...

Kelv
by GingerMagic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello sos
Replies: 21
Views: 399

Re: Hello sos

Yes, my friend has found some LHD window motors from Romania. I will check if they are for power folding mirrors.
by GingerMagic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in south wales
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: New member in south wales

That's cool, I understand that. My EGR was completely standard except thin blanks at the ends - very descrete and very effective. Have a chat with the MOT guy, most are pretty clued up and will say what is allowed and what isn't, which will guide you how best to improve your car. In the meantime, en...
by GingerMagic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in south wales
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: New member in south wales

I'm 95% sure it only counts for cars which are Euro5 standard - which is 2008 or newer. I think the new rules say that any smoke is a failure despite the cars age, but a tampered with FAP is also a failure on Euro5 spec cars. Blanking the EGR will make a big difference to the smoke from the exhaust,...
by GingerMagic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in south wales
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: New member in south wales

I had a blocked restrictor a while back - it was a P0238 code, I only found the issue after I spent my hard* earned money on a hand held vacuum pump - £15 well spent. There are a few tweaks that the 2.2hdi will benefit from, mostly to allow it to breathe better and have less to go wrong. Don't worry...
by GingerMagic
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PM's
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: PM's

It will sit in the outbox until the recipient reads it.
8)
by GingerMagic
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Display light doesn't turn off
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Display light doesn't turn off

There is also a large set of connectors under the carpet - it's under the drivers side on a UK car (RHD) but I don't know if it under the drivers side on a LHD car....

These connectors are also easy to get wet, it is worth lifting the carpet and having a look, and drying it out.