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by mjb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la~
Replies: 43
Views: 9226

Re: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la

cyclists wiv HID's brighter than cars Haha that's me :oops: Im my defence, country lanes (75% of my 25km cycle to work) I'm just using a bright-enough flashing light front and rear if it's light, or in the dark, both flashing lights and downward-aimed high power constant lights. In town streets wit...
by mjb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: strange noise from front end of 406
Replies: 17
Views: 5662

Re: strange noise from front end of 406

securely chock the opposite wheels while you're changing them, and give them a spin. See if anything clunks while you're turning them by hand
by mjb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI bad when cold
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Re: HDI bad when cold

But something that screams out at me for some reason is a wiring issue like a chafed wire or bad connector on the injector loom maybe. These PSA cars are bloody good for noticing shorts or open circuits - I know from experience the ECU would absolutely report something electrically wrong there. Are...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: iam back!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3360

Re: iam back!!

The V6 should feel considerably quicker than a 2.1. Try pulling the hose from the bottom of the air filter housing (lift housing up then pop the pipe out). The fabric pipe which goes to the wheelarch can get pretty much destroyed and severely limit the ability of the engine to breathe Also check all...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 33652

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

ah ok I forgot the cloth seats were manual, and there are some pretty torquey motors in play. Still nowhere near 50kg though :P Good to see you, mjb, haven't seen you post in a while! How's things with you? Busy, skint, tired, and recovering from a nasty bout of bacterial tonsillitis with added ear ...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Replacing House Central Heating System
Replies: 19
Views: 3366

Re: Replacing House Central Heating System

I'm working on my central heating too... Current setup is a pretty large victorian house, massively overpowered (HELL YES!) boiler, a few TRVs dotted around, and a wireless non-timer 'stat. The house is big enough that there's really no good place for the thermostat, so my current plan is: 1. TRV ev...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2428
Views: 171468

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Welly wrote:one owner and the same dealer supplied and serviced from new.

WCPGW :supafrisk:
Worked well for my coupé... oh wait...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 33652

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

The S would be faster, purely on account of the lighter weight front seats, the lack of a JBL amp, and the lack of a pump for the headlamp washers. There's probably at least a 50kg difference. Surely you mean 5kg... The amp weighs as much as a dozen eggs, the pump as much as a car key, and I'll con...
by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI bad when cold
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

HDI bad when cold

Hey guys, been a while. So so busy... :/ Had to ditch the wife's hdi136 C5 due to: an undiagnosed probably suspension failure causing the outsides of new tyres to wear to the wires in a couple of weeks :shock: the need for another 2 tyres a very temperamental suspension pump - likes to blow fuses ne...
by mjb
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Took the plunge.....
Replies: 41
Views: 12725

Re: Took the plunge.....

Welly wrote:And the inlet ports of the head further down:
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:shock:
How do you go about cleaning this such that you don't end up with a huge pile of sh*t in your cylinders?
by mjb
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Took the plunge.....
Replies: 41
Views: 12725

Re: Took the plunge.....

If the EGR pipe (leading to the Manifold) is caked in crud then doesn't it follow that the Inlet Manifold itself will be caked up inside? I've not noticed anyone say they've removed the IM to do further cleanage? It's very much on my todo list for the mrs' car, especially given the EGR pipe was com...
by mjb
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help needed, emotionally and physically.....!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1486

Re: Help needed, emotionally and physically.....!!

This is the first car I feel attached to for a long time What is it about 406s? Tell me about it... Despite the fact I do really like my bimmer, I still miss two of my 406s - the '97 exec turbo estate P126ONO (scrapped) http://www.botchitt.com/screens/406/2.jpg and my precious precious V6 coupé V81...
by mjb
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another bargain!
Replies: 1997
Views: 80157

Re: Another bargain!

lozz wrote:imagine running abig lump like that round town? that seriously take some coin to keep going for the fuel,.
If it's not too unlike my 4.4 V8 bimmer of a similar age, it wouldn't cost that much - not that far off 2.2hdi economy in fact.
by mjb
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Folding@home
Replies: 7
Views: 580

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: 580

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...