New 406 Coupe from Essex

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New 406 Coupe from Essex

Post by RobMorris » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:48 pm

Hey guys

I have just picked up a 2002 406 Coupe 2.2 HDI.

So far so good. need a few touch ups but mainly it needs a remap because its sooooo slow!

Is this a quiet forum nowadays?

Any advice on a remap?

Cheers Rob
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Re: New 406 Coupe from Essex

Post by Doggy » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:22 pm

Sounds nice, but we need more details and a pic or two is always welcome, (then we can be properly envious and try not to let it show).

It shouldn't be really slow, (but I guess it depends on what you're comparing it with).

Hope you enjoy the new car. :mrgreen:
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Re: New 406 Coupe from Essex

Post by RobMorris » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:30 pm

Thanks Doggy

I only bought the car this afternoon and found it for sale at the side of the road..

The only pic I have right now is the first in and out valet!

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Cheers Rob
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Re: New 406 Coupe from Essex

Post by RobMorris » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:31 pm

Oh and my previous car was an Alfa GT 1.9 JTD remapped to 172bhp/300lb (0-60 in 8 secs)

I guess the 406 is some 3 seconds slower 0-60?
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Re: New 406 Coupe from Essex

Post by annie » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:02 am

nice looking car. coupe for me next i think. so pretty and aged well

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Re: New 406 Coupe from Essex

Post by Doggy » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:47 pm

RobMorris wrote:Oh and my previous car was an Alfa GT 1.9 JTD remapped to 172bhp/300lb (0-60 in 8 secs)

I guess the 406 is some 3 seconds slower 0-60?
About 10.5 in standard form - 136 bhp/ 235 lbft - the majority of 'our' cars are similar to your Alfa in terms of power & torque.
Most I've heard of for a 2.2 HDi with no mechanical changes was 215 bhp & about 320 lbft.
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Re: New 406 Coupe from Essex

Post by RobMorris » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:13 pm

I am looking to map the car myself - around the 170bhp should be enough.

It doesnt help that it feels like im in a boat! I think some 30mm lowering springs need to be on order..
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Re: New 406 Coupe from Essex

Post by highlander » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:38 pm

Don't forget, your car's shocks and springs are 13 years old now - they start feeling wallowy after a while.

I've just replaced mine, front and rear, with KYB K-Flex springs (basically copies of the originals; they're not lowering springs), but I went for gas-charged shocks rather than simple oil-filled ones (ended up with Monroe shocks on the front and Koni on the rear - don't ask). The car feels exactly right now.

... well it did, right up until the point where the radiator hose split open and I lost all my coolant ... but that's classed as "unusual". Car is in the garage again, waiting for a new hose.
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