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by GingerMagic
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 35
Views: 360

Re: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem

I was wondering if the glow plugs were working if the CTS was plugged in, or if they don't work if it is plugged in....
False data etc...
by GingerMagic
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 35
Views: 360

Re: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem

Okay. My thinking is this, although I'm no mechanic. The ECU needs to read the information from the crank and cam sensor before injecting fuel I believe, and white smoke on starting could be unburned fuel. It seems the fuel system is fine, the sensors are fine, the injectors are fine - so it must be...
by GingerMagic
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Alignment after front spring change.
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: Alignment after front spring change.

I have been using a very good and friendly Peugeot mechanic for many years - a bit like have a Jasper5 a few mins down the road. He is an old school mechanic, uses his eyes, ears and experience to sort stuff out - and he will only replace what is worn out, so he did just one drop link, and just one ...
by GingerMagic
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 12
Views: 118

Re: How many cars have you owned?

I passed my test in 1991.... Cars I've owned are; 1973 Marina Coupe - fantastic, reliable, but slow and I crashed it after 2 months... 1978 Marina Saloon - not so reliable, sold it after 2 months... 1981 Fiesta Supersport - had this for just over a year but it was such fun, I decided to part exchang...
by GingerMagic
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 35
Views: 360

Re: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem

Hmm, I'm out of ideas - sorry. Maybe you could clean the crank sensor (brown plug on top of gearbox) and also clean the cam sensor (top left of engine, hidden under the injector wires) which could help and won't cost any money..... There is also a fuel pressure sensor on the back of the pump, this c...
by GingerMagic
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 35
Views: 360

Re: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem

For the record, the 3rd piston is in the fuel pump, it shuts off some fuel when not in demand.
It's the orange plug on the fuel pump.
Certainly worth a go :cheesy:
by GingerMagic
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem
Replies: 35
Views: 360

Re: Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 90HP, cold start problem

Hi, welcome. My initial thoughts were injectors - I must admit I'm surprised you changed just 3, not the full set - I bad injector will certainly affect the starting in the morning Maybe change the CTS, it's not too expensive and relatively easy to change - a faulty one will give all sorts of proble...
by GingerMagic
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Undecided
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Undecided

The rear door locks sticking is common, one of my rear doors was stuck once but perseverance with the key, lots of locking/unlocking and gently banging the door around the lock area eventually freed it - it was fine ever since. Rear calipers are also common - sometimes it's cheaper to find a new set...
by GingerMagic
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: hope its going to be worth it !!
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: hope its going to be worth it !!

Yeah, its easy to overlook. Without the throttle clip in place, or if there is slack in the cable - you will only ever get part throttle no matter how hard you plant your foot in the carpet......
Its the first thing I check when doing 406 diagnostics on the laptop.
by GingerMagic
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: 406 estate, heater blower just stopped this morning.
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: 406 estate, heater blower just stopped this morning.

I've said it before, there are only 3 usual suspects for a failed blower motor... 1 - Resistor under the passenger dash, a £20 eBay part but check the wires first as they sometimes melt... 2 - Ignition leads behind the barrel, also a £20 eBay part, can sometimes be diagnosed by wiggling the key in t...
by GingerMagic
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Data has been deleted from BSI eeprom
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Data has been deleted from BSI eeprom

When my friend David has similar issues with his car, he sorted all the faults by lifting the carpet, removing 2 gallons of water and removing the corroded connector and simply* soldering the wires together... Initially the headlights were constantly on, the wipers and horn were not working, and the...
by GingerMagic
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Peugeot Festival 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Peugeot Festival 2018

It will be nice to meet you Neil, and also Paul - putting a face to names etc...
by GingerMagic
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Peugeot Festival 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Peugeot Festival 2018

I will be there, although I'll be a passenger in my friends 406 coupe - so I shall divide my time between the forums, spectating and eating...
by GingerMagic
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: hope its going to be worth it !!
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: hope its going to be worth it !!

That's not too bad, and all the things you have replaced are things that should last a good few years..
I can't remember about the get up and go issue - have you checked the throttle cable clip is in place and taken up any slack?
by GingerMagic
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 406 estate anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: 406 estate anyone?

I wonder what that car cost when it was new?
I'm surprised it went for any amount over £1500 to be honest - I know it's a beauty but still...