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by mjb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Replacing House Central Heating System
Replies: 19
Views: 3133

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: 2298
Views: 156349

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: 30398

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: 1286

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: 11801

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: 11801

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: 1321

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: 75755

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: 524

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: 524

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: 2185

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: 2638

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: 2638

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: 11801

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: 1747

Re: Still running on Winters?

Me too. Think I'll get mine switched next weekend