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by trufflehunt
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 164
Views: 25382

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Going back a few years, if you were to type in 406 on eBay to look for a second hand one - there would be pages and pages of them. Last time I looked there was about 10 for sale.... :wink: Either there are not many left, or the people that own one are hanging onto it as it's worth more to them than...
by trufflehunt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

Makes me wonder who'll be the first manufacturer to make a back to basics, affordable, electric 'People's Car',
that's bang up to date with technical excellence, but none of this stylistic excess.
by trufflehunt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tyre Pressure Gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Tyre Pressure Gauges

For about 30 years, up until about the time I bought my 406 in 2012..., I owned a traditional pressure gauge.. a PCL ( Pneumatic Components Ltd ) pencil type, with the sliding column that the pressure pushes out. Then I thought.., time to go digital, so bought a £6 no brand item on eBay. In use, I w...
by trufflehunt
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2240
Views: 134630

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I'm here too...
by trufflehunt
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 164
Views: 25382

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Seller sounds exhausted by the never ending requirement to spend large
amounts of money on it.
by trufflehunt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new 406 project #2
Replies: 27
Views: 1158

Re: My new 406 project #2

Phew. That's the nicest one of those screens that I've ever seen.
by trufflehunt
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

I put my Golf in for a full pre-mot a few weeks ago. I've owned the car for 7 months, so although I have all the records from the previous owner, the car and make are relatively new to me ( I owned a Golf Mk2 GTI 16V almost 30 years ago ).... And I wanted to get an idea of just how deep the upcoming...
by trufflehunt
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Rare Peugeot 406 HPI PETROL FOR SALE
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Rare Peugeot 406 HPI PETROL FOR SALE

Well, eBay is the place if you want a quick sale. Over the years, I've owned a few cars that were a little bit special. In their condition, or rarity, or something about their history. I've thought that everyone else would instantly recognise that and snap the car up. Often that doesn't immediately ...
by trufflehunt
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Cleaning leather
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Cleaning leather

On the black leather in my HDI Executive, I used Autoglym Leather Cleaner. Followed by Autoglym Leather Care Balm. I was never clear in my mind if the care balm did any good, as I think the leather in the 406's is covered by some kind of gloss artificial coating that leather treatment has no effect ...
by trufflehunt
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: MOT

I probably wouldn't. For emissions, I generally put some cleaner, Cataclean, Millers.. there's an infinity of these things..., into a full tank a week or so before the MOT. On the day, I give the car a bit of an Italian tune-up on the nearby M5. 6 or 7 miles to the next junction and back. Then into ...
by trufflehunt
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2240
Views: 134630

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Two stroke advice please guys... Cheap B&Q chainsaw. Less than 5 hours on it but about 2 years old. Starts and idles fine, as soon as you touch the throttle it floods and cuts out. Doesn't matter if it's on full, half or no choke. Can't work it out for the life of me? Air filter and spark plug are ...
by trufflehunt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.

Thanks for that. I collected my sons car from Telford and driving back here it averaged well over 60 mpg and went well, this was about what I was getting from my first 406 2.0. I'm impressed. I had a look on line for a 2.2 406 but there don't seem to be any, and if there were I would probably get o...
by trufflehunt
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.

My HDI 110 gave around 49 in general running around. That was mostly 9 or 10 mile trips on windy country A roads, to nearest towns, plus occasional 3 mile trips to local supermarket. I didn't do much motorway driving in it. What I did do was always around 70mph, or more. I think at 70, I was getting...
by trufflehunt
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT history gap
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: MOT history gap

Off the road.., SORNED..? Some nightmare problem that the owner couldn't get to the bottom of for ages..? When I look at the DVLA MOT histories I tend to screen out the cars that have long gaps like that, also the ones that repeatedly have advisories and fails for worn tyres, on the basis that if th...
by trufflehunt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2126

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

I'd never go near an older Ford of any description. They are just not quality built cars, the old nickname..'Dagenham dustbin' sums them up, for me. They don't survive the miles. My rolling project car, MX5 MK1, was succeeded by the MK2, at which point Ford took a heavy shareholding in Mazda, and ba...