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by Doggy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1505

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

Worse than that, it's downright dangerous. It's usually omly the DRLs that get dimmed when the indicator's flashing. The headlights don't. So if the indicator is difficult to see due to a nearby DRL in daylight, what form of ESP do we need to see the indicator in the dark next to a headlight? And an...
by Doggy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1794

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

I think the sticker was only required from 2008 model year,
If it passed last year and the tester can navigate the smog you'll be fine.
by Doggy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2298
Views: 155750

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Impressive doors, I approves.
Good to hear the medical stuff went not too badly.
Sounds like a result on the back brakes too.

Get yourself a lottery ticket?
by Doggy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

Agreed. The HP pump will deliver 250-300 bar while cranking or idling & 1350 bar at full chat, so needs to be treated with caution.
Pressure dissipates as soon as the engine stops so less of an issue if it's not actually running.
by Doggy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

Buzzing solenoids are not unusual. To be certain the lift pump is OK observe the fuel filter housing as the ignition is switched on - if all is well the housing will physically swell a tiny bit - the lift pump delivers about 4-5 bar. Assuming that's OK, check the fuel pressure regulator - it apparen...
by Doggy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 30288

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

steve_earwig wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:08 pm
....all newer cars seem to me to be overcomplicated, unreliable, ugly and completely undesirable.
Amen to that.
by Doggy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 30288

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

Since it's not from the fens, methinks it'll get a decoke every time it climbs a hill
by Doggy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair

Steve, the Imgur link took me to my own content - I'm pretty clueless with this stuff but couldn't stumble on the diagrams....

Strewth mate that peugeotlogic link is a real beaut, not seen that before.
by Doggy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine
Replies: 37
Views: 2465

Re: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine

The CH is the one that controls the swirl, it can easily be bypassed but it means the little ball and arm on the engine is floppy, so needs holding upright with an elastic band or something. Agreed, but if you remove/plug the vacuum pipe for the swirl flap actuator and just leave it in place, the i...
by Doggy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1266

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

Thank you both. I forgot to get an MOT 2 years ago, only realising when DVLA cancelled my road tax direct debit. :oops: Got it in for MOT the next day, failed on handbrake and rear brakes/balance, so it had discs, pads h/brake shoes etc, but the pins 'couldn't be fitted' due to the state of the back...
by Doggy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1266

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

I got it sorted yesterday. Invested in a new crank pulley bolt kit and a Laser 3203 locking device: https://dccf75d8gej24.cloudfront.net/images/products/04/040813203/129811BE-CD2C-4960-BE9B-F1C3A4191934-large.jpg Which set me back about £20 all told. I applied the locking gadget after removing a sma...
by Doggy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from a first time 406 owner!
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Hi from a first time 406 owner!

Hallelujah! Two people talking sense about auto headlights. 8)

Kindly condemn inappropriate use of foglights for maximum points.

- Sorry for the hijack - carry on. -
by Doggy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from a first time 406 owner!
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Hi from a first time 406 owner!

Hi Sam & welcome aboard 8) A Moonstone Blue estate, (like my first one), very nice. That's a lot of car for £71 - half a tank of fuel or about £30, well done. A tankful is 75 litres and potentially good for 900 - 1k miles on a long run, probably better that 600 miles in everyday use. It should be ge...
by Doggy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2298
Views: 155750

Re: and today i have mostly been...

That's a shedload of cats you have there.
:idea:
Perhaps they've hypnotised Steve and 'suggested' he builds them more palatial accommodations?
by Doggy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: I.C.E and In-Car Technology
Topic: Elderly Pioneer AVIC system
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Elderly Pioneer AVIC system

Apologies for a blatantly non-406 question. My motorhome came with pretty much all the latest tech, frozen in time from the early naughties It has a Poineer AVIC-X1, (or X1R not sure), head unit with flip out 6" screen, built in satnav, internal cd + remote multichanger etc. Also has a Parrot 3200 b...