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Post by steve_earwig » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:17 pm

Just an idea so you lot know what I'm burbling on about :cheesy:

First up: mjb's "how to remove the dash" post viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3900#p37248
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Post by Welly » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:07 am

The fix for the ENGINE TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH message:

viewtopic.php?t=1452&start=0#p13555 (courtesy of Foggy)
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Post by steve_earwig » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:45 pm

Surely the magic clothes peg belongs here too :cheesy:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4205&p=40013&hilit= ... peg#p40013
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Post by Welly » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:50 pm

Air filter and pollen filter changing:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3870&start=0&st=0&s ... len+filter
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Post by steve_earwig » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:32 pm

D8 1,9 engine swap:

viewtopic.php?t=2852

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Post by jameslxdt » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:23 pm

Peugeot wrote:what are you worried about? we made car that lasted 10 years"..."Zat is very goode non? :|
FAQ - 406 D8 petrol (excl. V6) running and starting problems

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Post by teamster1975 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:05 pm

Steve_earwig's Rad Fan diagnosing
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2974&p=38735&hilit=+fans#p38735
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Post by teamster1975 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:17 pm

mjb's how to fit Aux belt to 2l tubby
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5547&p=54227#p54227
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Post by teamster1975 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:17 pm

How to remove front coil spring & strut
Mr P on Yahoo Answers wrote:Have taken the struts off mine a few times now.

Try getting a ring spanner and torx to fit the top of the strut first, and loosen it while still on the car(- don't take it off yet!)

Wheel off, and support etc.
Take out front section of wheel arch plastic.

The front wishbone seems biased to spring up - you will need a bar and rope around it to force it down off the track rod end.
Take the main bolt out of the back of the lower end of the strut - completely out, and use WD40 in the socket at the lower end.
A heavy copper hammer is good here.
Before doing this - use your spring compressors to make life easier.
3 bolts at the top and it will come out (with you standing on your bar/rope on the wishbone.
You may want to put a new top bearing in there too. - They're cheap enough if corroded - which they usually are.

Paint with waxoyl before fitting back on and you won't have problems.

Careful not to stretch the brake lines.
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Post by steve_earwig » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:07 pm

I'd still rather pay £15 for someone else to do it :P
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Post by teamster1975 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:17 pm

steve_earwig wrote:I'd still rather pay £15 for someone else to do it :P
So would I if I could get it done for 15 quid! :mrgreen:
1996 406 1.8LX Got a bad case of hydro lock!
1996 406 Executive 2.0 Turbo XU10J2TE No longer hangin' on in there :(
1997 Honda CB500V
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2008 Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Titanium X

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