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by rwb
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: replacement cat
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: replacement cat

As far as I know, there is no requirement to have a catalytic converter on a diesel. (Though I would like to see more evidence that this is all above board.) Moreover, it is often considered desirable to remove the catalytic converter . Just thinking about it, if we can get a straight answer about t...
by rwb
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Is it worth a few hundred quid?
Replies: 33
Views: 1548

Re: Is it worth a few hundred quid?

Sounds like a good un to me -- not that I know much. Or are you describing it in a positive light because you want us to say "yes"?! If it helps you any I've had my 406 HDi for five years now; I normally just wait for stuff to wear out or break. This year it was brakes, last year it was tyres, year ...
by rwb
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 508
Replies: 54
Views: 1923

Re: 508

My first thought is that it looks too much like the C5, and will PSA risk simply cannibalising their own market? I think the problem here is that the C5 is too sensible: Peugeot are supposed to be the sensible ones and Citroen are supposed to be French. (I want the C5 to be a smaller C6 with a small...
by rwb
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LX/GLX - What's the difference?
Replies: 20
Views: 1700

Re: LX/GLX - What's the difference?

Police 406 diesel? That couldn't catch anything!

Now that its retired from the police, does it get a public sector pension?


Looks like standard equipment also depends on year:
http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/reviews/p ... spx?page=3
(Always nice to read a good review too.)
by rwb
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Air filter housing screws
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Air filter housing screws

Well my dad managed to get the buggers out, and back in again! First, he spent quite some time cleaning the screw heads, using a small flat blade screwdriver to broddle out the x-shape on the screw head. I had soaked with WD40 at my first attempt, so this had already softened the rust. The main part...
by rwb
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LX/GLX - What's the difference?
Replies: 20
Views: 1700

Re: LX/GLX - What's the difference?

I have a 2002 GLX. It has: alloys, four electric windows, walnut effect interior trim, but not on the centre console, electric front seats with arm rests, climate control, CD stereo, satellite navigation, MFD with buttons on stalks and remote control, front fog lights, auto lights. It does not have:...
by rwb
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 110 HDI (2000) Air Filter Box lid broken
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: 110 HDI (2000) Air Filter Box lid broken

I am having a similar problem.

I am going to have another go at it this week, so will post if I have any success (or have another rant if I don't).
by rwb
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Cam belt change?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Cam belt change?

The book says 10 years or 100k. I made the dealer do mine -- and the pulleys -- at 83k when I got the car. I plan having it done again at about 180k, which will be just before my next MOT in 12 months time. I will ask my mechanic about the water pump when I go for the cambelt doing. The logic is as ...
by rwb
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Radio stalk
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Radio stalk

Right then: back to the original subject. The stalk arrived today. (I bought it on Thursday night, so that was pretty good.) It is different to the one my D8 406 had. The one on the D8 moved forwards/backwards and up/down. This one has five buttons and a thumb wheel. The plastic cover on the steerin...
by rwb
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car Costs
Replies: 26
Views: 773

Re: Car Costs

I get 22p per mile.

I'm not sure that including income tax and national insurance is sensible because its not a cost associated with the car: I still (resentfully) have to pay it even if I don't spend what's left on the car.
by rwb
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Plastic wing trim
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Plastic wing trim

Well it has now managed three days of service.

highlander: I just thought earlier today of writing my address on it! Maybe I could get my mummy to sew a name tag in?

The consensus seems to be: "use sticky glue" which I guess is obvious.

Indeed the neighbour in question didn't own up :evil:
by rwb
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have Audi went mad
Replies: 17
Views: 1026

Re: Have Audi went mad

haha @ turbolag I got a lift in an A5 by a young man with a high voice reeking of aftershave. I thought the equipment was basic, and the interior quite 'plasticy'. Wasn't particularly comfortable, and it drunk so much fuel we had to stop for petrol. Looking at performance and economy statistics BMW ...
by rwb
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Plastic wing trim
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Plastic wing trim

This bit: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320291927538 I see loads of 406s with them missing, including mine since one of my neighbours smashed it off :evil: Now I've finally got a replacement, I see why they go missing: there's barely anything holding them on! So, any ideas for...
by rwb
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Genuine 406 Floor Mats
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Genuine 406 Floor Mats

I got a genuine Peugeot set of mats, and the driver's mat has two holes at the back of it. However:
  • the screws provided with the mats don't fit through the holes, and
  • there is nothing on the floor to screw the screws into anyway
However, as the mats fit perfectly, they seem to stay in place.
by rwb
Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Radio stalk
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Radio stalk

I have the original radio: its perfectly good enough for me (although the reception seems to have got a bit crap recently), so no problems with stalk compatibility (I hope). Yes, there's a massive hole. OK, well here's what I'm on right now. Compared to brim-to-brim calculations I find that the comp...