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by mjb
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Folding@home
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Folding@home

I guess for me it's not so bad as I have a server running 24x7 so I have restricted the usage to only 50 percent and only the twilight hours Dependent on the CPU power of the server, the difference between idle and 100% can be a significant cost - a quad-socket xeon can pull as little as around 150...
by mjb
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Folding@home
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Folding@home

4) Your PC, unless the client is configured not to do this, will run at 100% CPU/GPU load, all the time .... it will mean the PC is consuming a lot more power Just want to emphasise this. If you leave the computer on 24/7 running one of these things, you'll be paying probably around £20-£50/month m...
by mjb
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: 406 2.2HDi 2002 Imobilised
Replies: 21
Views: 1947

Re: 406 2.2HDi 2002 Imobilised

This is going to sound crazy but two people on the Coupe forum tried this within 48 hours of each other and it worked both times: "What he asked me to do was to disconnect the battery, turn the key in the ignition as if I were starting it - hold for 10 seconds, switch off, switch on - hold for 10 s...
by mjb
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: First Oil Change - Never Done This Before!
Replies: 14
Views: 2436

Re: First Oil Change - Never Done This Before!

gumby6371 wrote:How the hell do you get the jack under the front? - mine is far too low
My jack used to *just* fit under the coupé with some nudging, but most of the time I either drove up on ramps to get started, or used another jack to lift one side a bit

The rug ended up at the tip :lol:
by mjb
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: First Oil Change - Never Done This Before!
Replies: 14
Views: 2436

Re: First Oil Change - Never Done This Before!

If your jack's big enough, here's the best way to lift the car: http://www.botchitt.com/screens/406coupe/clutch_change/03_subframe.jpg Just jack it up here (be careful to get the subframe, not the thin little bit behind it) then put your axle stands under the jacking points on the sills. Depending o...
by mjb
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Took the plunge.....
Replies: 41
Views: 11035

Re: Took the plunge.....

jonsowman wrote:Interesting to note that it doesn't complain about the EGR being blanked without it being disabled in the map.
Indeed - there's no faults showing on the missus' car, even though the EGR pipe is blocked by means of being jammed full of oily crud :shock:
by mjb
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Still running on Winters?
Replies: 51
Views: 1340

Re: Still running on Winters?

Me too. Think I'll get mine switched next weekend
by mjb
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 3L V6 Engine Stabiliser Bush
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: 3L V6 Engine Stabiliser Bush

Probably means the top mount - 14 on the diagram. Piece of cake to change. Stick a jack under the sump, lift it just enough to take the pressure. Remove the bracket - 10 on the diagram. Unscrew the top mount - will need a hammer and screwdriver to get it started, then screw the new mount in, put the...
by mjb
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: the v6 coupe replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 1083

Re: the v6 coupe replacement

Nice car, atrocious parking :P
by mjb
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Injector Flow Correction? New Injectors
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Injector Flow Correction? New Injectors

bigjohn333 wrote:Unless they're decided in their infinite wisdom to label them 1-3-4-2 as in firing order but what wouldn't make too much sense.
Never make assumptions about the sanity (or sobriety!) of PSA designers. If they can do something differently, there's a good chance they will... just because. :lol:
by mjb
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: E10 Unleaded Fuel
Replies: 16
Views: 1860

Re: E10 Unleaded Fuel

Surely if they wanted to lower CO2 emmisions then they would say all new Petrol cars in 3 years time must be able to run on E100! And they would say that in 3 years all diesel cars must be capable of running on B100 Ideally that's what they should do - find a suitable alternative fuel, make it wort...
by mjb
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Camber out / outer edge tyre
Replies: 43
Views: 7903

Re: Camber out / outer edge tyre

From what mjb said above, the only chance of changing camber seems to be by undoing the lower arm bolts, (hopefully it's got enough play in it) set the camber & tighten it all up again. So have you all concluded that outer edge tyre wear can be stopped by 'tracking' even if, the camber is reported ...
by mjb
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Possible Fuel Leak
Replies: 13
Views: 2040

Re: Possible Fuel Leak

After changing the C5's fuel filter, I ended up with diesel pissing everywhere. Not just dripping, but trickling onto the floor. :shock: Took several attempts at closing it properly, starting with hand-tight, then as tight as I could get it with hands before I ended up taking a screwdriver and hamme...
by mjb
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: RH dipped beam no current
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Re: RH dipped beam no current

Haynes manual has a diagram of the "passenger" fusebox (on the drivers side) which bears NO relation to the fuses in my 406 apart from the top row. Try looking at it upside down or back-to-front. Seriously... :roll: I think I've pulled out every 10A fuse in the passenger and engine compartment and ...
by mjb
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Anyone have a spare 'plip' key?
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Anyone have a spare 'plip' key?

If you have or can get the 4-digit key code and have access to PP2000 (well, same interface, different software - "Lexia"), you should be able to do what I intend to try with the missus' C5 which doesn't have a spare remote key: Get key(s), with new blades cut to match the locks Go to the immobilise...