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ShadowStripes
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Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by ShadowStripes » Mon May 02, 2016 7:27 pm

Hello everyone

Been a bit of a lurker so far, but I figured I should properly introduce myself and maybe even 'participate' a bit.

I've had the keys of a Y2000 406 Estate for a couple months now and, so far, seems to be a pretty solid lady. :cheesy: It's a 'Monaco Blue' 2.0 HDI with 110 bhp, in 'Executive' trim, now with about 225k miles on the clock, and it was a bit of a 'barn find' which I managed to get for about half the average market price out here. Altogether, a really nice deal 8)

Having always driven 'smaller' cars, with the only exception being an Astra estate hire car, it's been nothing short of 'daunting' to drive such a massive vehicle!

But, the all-leather interior and climate control make it 'supremely' comfortable, and apart from a few (hopefully) minor mechanical issues, I'm sure it'll be a comfortable and solid companion for many more miles.

Thanks, and All the best!
2001 -> 2016 - a bunch of Puntos, Golfs, Astras and even a Clio
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Re: Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by Doggy » Mon May 02, 2016 8:27 pm

Hello & welcome aboard. 8)

Post some pics of your car when you get a minute.
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Re: Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by steve_earwig » Tue May 03, 2016 9:12 am

Hi there, welcome :cheesy:

Pictures, pictures, we want pictures!
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Re: Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by ShadowStripes » Tue May 03, 2016 11:59 am

Thanks Guys :D

I appreciate the warm welcome.

As requested, here are some rushed pics from my old girl :cheesy:

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She's in pretty good condition, I'd say...Apart from a few 'old-age' gremlins, due to having been garaged for a long time.

I notice the old HDI is a little sluggish (engine starts cutting at 3000rpm), the suspension feels tired and squishy, plus the bodywork could use a little polish here and there...

Hopefully I'll be able to sort those out and give my 'blue Valkyrie' a little well-deserved TLC 8)

Cheers
2001 -> 2016 - a bunch of Puntos, Golfs, Astras and even a Clio
2016 -> ____ - Y2000 406 Break 2.0 HDI 110 Executive (Monaco Blue)

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Re: Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by steve_earwig » Tue May 03, 2016 1:09 pm

That looks fantastically clean to me, nice and straight too, especially given the mileage 8)

There's a bit of an art to driving the HDI's, as you note they run out of puff at about 3k (plus higher than that and they start guzzling the juice too) so there's no point going there, use the torque low down, that's what it's for :wink:
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1991 Yamaha TDM850
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Re: Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by ShadowStripes » Tue May 03, 2016 1:51 pm

steve_earwig wrote:That looks fantastically clean to me, nice and straight too, especially given the mileage 8)

There's a bit of an art to driving the HDI's, as you note they run out of puff at about 3k (plus higher than that and they start guzzling the juice too) so there's no point going there, use the torque low down, that's what it's for :wink:
Thanks! It does look very nice for a 16 year old estate. :)

The issue with the running out of breath at 3K isn't what's worrying me... Coming from a revvy Italian petrol engine, I figured it could be that I just wasn't used to driving diesel.

But it also feels a a bit sluggish even below that, and other people who have tried it feel the same...Plus, I see other 406s out there dart by at rather brisk pace, and I struggle to get to 60.

I've been asking 'Uncle Google' for advice, and even tried unplugging the maf sensor, but it still feels sluggish all around. Here's hoping it isn't a serious gremlin :lol:
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Re: Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by jonsowman » Tue May 03, 2016 2:39 pm

If you unplugged the MAF and it didn't feel any different, you need a new MAF sensor! The difference should be extremely noticeable.

Car looks lovely, by the way!
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Re: Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by ShadowStripes » Tue May 03, 2016 2:59 pm

jonsowman wrote:If you unplugged the MAF and it didn't feel any different, you need a new MAF sensor! The difference should be extremely noticeable.

Car looks lovely, by the way!
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it 8)

I'll try to look into getting a new MAF sensor, see if it works in giving the old girl a new breath :cheesy:
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2016 -> ____ - Y2000 406 Break 2.0 HDI 110 Executive (Monaco Blue)

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Re: Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by GingerMagic » Tue May 03, 2016 7:17 pm

Hi, and a belated welcome from me.

Have a check under the bonnet, on the throttle cable there should be a clip that sits on some ridges and fits up against the black sensor, if it's missing then you will have limited throttle.

Nice looking car, clean and tidy. I think the colour is Rhodes blue though..... :supafrisk:

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Re: Peugeot newbie from Portugal

Post by PeterN » Tue May 03, 2016 11:34 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum

I think the 406 is a brilliant car, probably the best value for money on the secondhand market. I previously drove CXs and XMs so the 406 is actually smaller than my previous cars, I think its just a nice size, not unwieldy but has enough space inside, handles better than the XM but doesn't ride as well - a good all-rounder.

Peter

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