I just bought a peugeot 406

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PeterN
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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by PeterN » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:05 pm

I think mine were well bedded in because of the number of times I pulled away with the handbrake on. :)

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:16 pm

Peter, the wife can do it & she's very petite, four clicks is enough.
Just to show you here's a photo taken today in the Isle of Wight on the way to the ferry :(
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Just to point out that's a very steep hill & the wife & boys are in the car all so if you look very close between the car & van you can see the vans handbrake isn't on, when towing a caravan around the Isle of Wight you need a good handbrake :wink: .
But to be fair you need a good handbrake to tow full stop :roll: .
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PeterN
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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by PeterN » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:35 pm

Its in gear :wink: In my experience yours is exceptional, I have been involved with a number of 406s including three of my own and only one had what I would call an acceptable handbrake, my first one was practically useless even after I replaced the disc/drum, linings and pads and all three cables and adjusted it according to the book. What ever you have there I would bottle and sell it 8)

Peter

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by migas1984 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:29 am

I had to replace the hbrake cable, the pads were ok, after that it pass the mot, but you still need to pull it right up...

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Re: I just bought a peugeot 406

Post by PeterN » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:43 am

Yep, that's what I've found, if I adjust it up just before I take it for MOT it usually passes - except the time when he broke the long cable trying to get a high enough reading. :x

Peter

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