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by rwb
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Autobox on a HDi
Replies: 17
Views: 1610

Re: Autobox on a HDi

Is that the "AL4"?

They need oil changes.

There are uprated valved available for the valve block and a corresponding software update.
by rwb
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: All gone quiet!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3249

Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Its heyday seems to have passed. A lot of discussion has moved onto Facebook, which is a bit of a shame as forums are searchable and keep a record of solutions whereas the same answers have to be provided over and over on Facebook. Being a member of a Facebook car group is like being a member of the...
by rwb
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 8451

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

Bailes1992 wrote:the modern 1.5DCi is very reliable and even fitted to the current Merc A-Class A180d/A160d
Is that really all them nasty little things have in them? Good grief you must have to be desperate for the badge for that to make sense.
by rwb
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 8451

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

Congratulations Sam & Becca.

I guess we'll all have to take back control of washing our cars when all the eastern Europeans are deported.
by rwb
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Pug pictures
Topic: The Defender
Replies: 12
Views: 2932

Re: The Defender

... heavy duty diesel engine oi ... soot holding characteristics ... So these are the ACEA E specs. Interesting. It's disgusting how the oil on the 407 goes black almost immediately compared to the 406 where it was still golden after 6k. How do I work out which E is suitable for C2? Looks like E6 o...
by rwb
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 63 MPG! Well impressed!
Replies: 31
Views: 3865

Re: 63 MPG! Well impressed!

The 407 2.2 petrol did 20mpg when used as a shopping trolley, but I got 46 out of it on my usual run. It certainyl does depend on temperature. I offer the following two hypotheses: (1) the car over-fuels itself when it's cold to try to warm itself up, and (2) when the air is cold there is more of it...
by rwb
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 63 MPG! Well impressed!
Replies: 31
Views: 3865

Re: 63 MPG! Well impressed!

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by rwb
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 63 MPG! Well impressed!
Replies: 31
Views: 3865

Re: 63 MPG! Well impressed!

Managed to get 1000 miles out of a tank on the 407 2.2 HDi. It's a slow job though, and everything has to work out just right -- the stars have to align.

Should be possible on the 406 Siemens 90 but the closest I ever got was 915.
by rwb
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My mum's tales of woes
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: My mum's tales of woes

Should I be putting premium in the 2.0 180?
by rwb
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Pugfest 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: Pugfest 2017

Is it the usual rendezvous with the toupé club at Morissons in Twekesbury?

What time?
by rwb
Mon May 15, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Diagnostic report for the bewildered...
Replies: 9
Views: 2191

Re: Diagnostic report for the bewildered...

Search for "AL4". The Australians seem to be the experts on it. Draining and re-filling seems to be failrly straightforward. It's crucial to use the correct fluid which is Esso LT 71141. As I understand it there there is a software updated that increases the actuation frequency of the control soleno...
by rwb
Sat May 13, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Diagnostic report for the bewildered...
Replies: 9
Views: 2191

Re: Diagnostic report for the bewildered...

Mostly intermittent. They could be things that happened only once months ago. Clear them all and see what -- if anything -- comes back.

Remember to change the oil in the autobox. Peugeot say the auto is sealed for life and this is a vicious lie.
by rwb
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: AL4
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Re: AL4

Someone beat me to it. Good job I checked the ad before I set off. Looks like aussiefrogs are the experts on the slushmatics. There are bazillions of solenoids on the valve block and it seems that two of them are known to be iffy. Surprisingly straightforward to replace -- if there's enough space to...
by rwb
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: AL4
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Re: AL4

Agreed slushmatics are dreadful, but it's not for me, and it'll be the lesser of two evils compared to the current lemon 307. OK, so it looks like the valve block is located behind a panel on the front of the gearbox. The block itself is 'just' a metal block with a maze of channels and so doesn't re...
by rwb
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: AL4
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Re: AL4