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by Doggy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 862

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

I've been looking around and find that petrol equivalents in most cases are no cheaper to buy, tax, typically use at least 20% more fuel, often have less power and always much less torque. I don't think the diesel era is over for me yet. Peter's Merc suggestion has go me thinking - they weren't on m...
by Doggy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 862

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

I'm going to have to replace mine in the next 4-6 weeks. I expect to buy something for sub £3k to run for 4/5 years. That puts hybrids & electrics out of my price range, so it's a straight choice between petrol & diesel. A year ago, I would have said 110% diesel now it's not so cut & dried. As far a...
by Doggy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 236
Views: 34135

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Welly wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:16 pm

Tyre = £79.00 (lingpoo ditchfinder star max special sunshine grip)
:lol: love it.
by Doggy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2459
Views: 175180

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sounds about the same as the UK a generation ago - maybe the jobsworths are following you?
by Doggy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2000 406 Estate 2.0 Hdi 110 exec - Flat spot/intermittent turbo lag
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: 2000 406 Estate 2.0 Hdi 110 exec - Flat spot/intermittent turbo lag

Hi & welcome aboard. 8)

Mass Air Flow sensor is the usual suspect. With the 110 engine you can simply unplug it & see if it improves things as a cheap first diagnostic step.
by Doggy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

Looks really smart, well done Peter! I'd say that is Moonstone blue. My first 406 was this colour and in virtually mint condition, (cost me exactly £3k more that yours), but I always thought it looked to be different shades of blue. I had never seen a 406 this colour before and wasn't overly impress...
by Doggy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just bought another 406 estate!
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: Just bought another 406 estate!

Where do you keep finding them?
I'm trying to work out what else might do the job.
by Doggy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi Newbie Here
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Hi Newbie Here

Hi Phil & welcome aboard. 8) Fraid I don't do social media either, feel free to post some pics for us dinosaurs. Hope you enjoy the site and find some useful info. We still have the odd ex-tubby owner drop by from time to time. ..I've had 3 diesel estates ( the last 2 were the 2.2HDi that were tinke...
by Doggy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: PP2000 help
Replies: 21
Views: 1107

Re: PP2000 help

Well done for sticking at it. 8)
At least you're not fumbling around in the dark anymore.
by Doggy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Fuse box diagram
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Fuse box diagram

+1 damp connectors are likely culprit. I have heard of instances of the main MFD remaining lit up after locking the car, (had it myself once or twice). Can be because the radio/head unit doesn't get powered down, it goes into standby mode which normally looks like it's off but it doesn't truly shut ...
by Doggy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 67
Views: 16555

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Missed an opportunity last week - one of our suppliers sold his 12-plate 508 2.0 HDi SW & bought a Zafira. :roll: It wasn't mint but looked tidy, 150k miles, was going to need a clutch/dmf soon, dpf warning light on and he'd damaged one alloy. So a few bob to sort out but he sold it for £850 :shock:...
by Doggy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 67
Views: 16555

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Needs rear wheel brgs, which will require rear disks/pads/shoes/backplates bodged somehow, brake servo's on the way out, a few drop links, alternator pulley's getting noisy, slight unidentified coolant loss, the list goes on. It's getting kinda tired looking, headlining's started to droop in places,...
by Doggy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 67
Views: 16555

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

I've still got mine at 224k having run it since October 2012 / 87k.
Has to be about the most reliable car I've ever owned, but suspect it's not going to be worth MOT-ing it at the end of March. :(
by Doggy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My baby is multiplying.............
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: My baby is multiplying.............

Don't blame you.
Still remember the very first coupe I ever saw in that colour (which I still think looks the best).
One of a select few cars that looked absolutely right.

Enjoy :mrgreen:
by Doggy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Help, trying to remove head 2.0 hdi
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Help, trying to remove head 2.0 hdi

Brilliant post DDD and clearly a job well done, Hopefully a good investment for the future too.

C30SE head looks even longer than it really is in that pic Steve (according to my tee shirt) [/fond rose-tinted memories]