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by GingerMagic
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Immobiliser activated, car won't fire
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Immobiliser activated, car won't fire

Hmm, I suspect you have a water ingress issue... Check the drivers footwell for water - it may be dry on top but a reservoir underneath ( where some major connectors are ) If there is any sign of dampness then maybe the car will sort itself out when bone dry, otherwise it's a PP2000 and PIN code job...
by GingerMagic
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: humming noise

Also, next time you are driving along and you can hear the noise - gently take up the slack on the handbrake. If the noise is still there then you can eliminate the handbrake shoes leaning against the disc as the issue... As Jasper5 says, it sounds like a bearing, but check the tyres - also feel for...
by GingerMagic
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

Yours is the exec, so I think the 2 buzzing things in the engine fuse box are the heated seats relay and blower relay... The fuel pressure regulator is on the rear of the pump, held on with 2 torx bolts. There are 2 o rings and a filter(sometimes!) on the end. Definitely get PP2000 up and running, y...
by GingerMagic
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?
Replies: 834
Views: 92483

Re: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?

I forgot to add my new 406 to this thread.
1998 V6 Coupe - 76,500 miles :cheesy:
by GingerMagic
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Engine Undertray front middle fixing - 406 V6 Estate
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Engine Undertray front middle fixing - 406 V6 Estate

Hi, sorry I missed this post...
I felt sure the front middle fixing was a 10mm bolt.
by GingerMagic
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair
Replies: 20
Views: 1272

Re: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair

There are 2 holes in the bulkhead, one each side about halfway up the footwell, about 12" from the centre part of dash....
by GingerMagic
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair
Replies: 20
Views: 1272

Re: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair

Is it possible to wire directly to the battery, with an inline fuse?
If you are only using a push button horn it can be mounted anywhere you like..
by GingerMagic
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Pug pictures
Topic: 406 LX 2.0 HDI
Replies: 25
Views: 2123

Re: 406 LX 2.0 HDI

Excellent - I'm glad it's improved.
by GingerMagic
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Pug pictures
Topic: 406 LX 2.0 HDI
Replies: 25
Views: 2123

Re: 406 LX 2.0 HDI

Looking at your bottom picture... The part you have undone is the heat exchanger - the EGR is closed when the engine is cold and the hot exhaust travels along this before going into the engine to heat the coolant water quicker. ( You can just see the coolant pipe underneath and clearly see the other...
by GingerMagic
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine
Replies: 37
Views: 2736

Re: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine

It over 400 Nm when remapped - it makes for effortless driving and steep hills a doddle. I was coming back from Cornwall a few years back - me, the wife, our son and both my wife's parents, full boot and a roofbox on top - some Muppet in an X5 BMW tried to not let me past him on one of the hills by ...
by GingerMagic
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine
Replies: 37
Views: 2736

Re: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine

Yes, it's a variable vane set-up like the VW engines but uses vacuum to use it, not boost.

Towing a caravan should have no effect, I've pulled vans out of ditches with mine......
by GingerMagic
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine
Replies: 37
Views: 2736

Re: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine

Okay. The better the vacuum supply to the turbo, the better the response - so by sorting the vacuum leaks then the car should perform better. By your description you may have a boost leak ( possibly uncovered a weak spot but as the turbo is better it's blown a pipe with the pressure ) It's very rare...
by GingerMagic
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: EGR Valve?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: EGR Valve?

Basically, yes :cheesy: Without vacuum the EGR won't open when instructed, so it can't stick and can't put dirty exhaust gases back into the engine ( I've blanked this EGR on all my diesel engines ) and as a bonus there shouldn't be any more black smoke once accelerating away once it's been booted a...
by GingerMagic
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: EGR Valve?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: EGR Valve?

Hi, it certainly sounds like it could be a sticking EGR, as you have said it's only on occasions it happens... The EGR is normally closed, and uses vacuum to open it, so it's a common thing to remove or blank the vacuum to prevent it from opening ( or getting stuck open ) This is simply a case of re...
by GingerMagic
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Pug pictures
Topic: Beko1987's Winter Beater of Distinction!
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Beko1987's Winter Beater of Distinction!

I too join the relevant forums for whichever car I own..
I tried to join a Meriva club but never got a confirmation email...
Still waiting for a reply from a Skoda forum, it's been 6 years now.
It certainly makes you appreciate this one.