Going to stop lurking now...

Welcome to the 406 Owners Club (406oc.co.uk and pug406.co.uk). If you havn't registered, you can post in here, and find out what the site is all about!

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
marciek
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:33 pm
Contact:

Going to stop lurking now...

Post by marciek » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:56 pm

Just want to say hello, been lurking for a while, reading up on what I've got myself into, read the guide for doing cambelts, puts haynes to shame, and given me the confidence to have a go myself.

I didn't mean to get a 406, but it was cheap, had most of a years MOT, and ratty enough for me not to worry overmuch about it.

First impressions (had it a month or so now), is that I can't dislike it, I've not got used to the FWD yet, very much a fan of RWD swedish and german cars.

I'm reasonably handy with toolkit, but may need a bit of advice specific to the 406 sometime.

Marcelle

User avatar
Doggy
Mod with a 2.2 HDi, De-Fapped!
Posts: 10140
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:49 pm
Location: Northants

Re: Going to stop lurking now...

Post by Doggy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:57 pm

HI & welcome aboard. 8)

406's do kinda grow on you, it'll feel like a comfy old shoe in no time.
They're very underrated load swallowing, mile eating, marvels you can run for peanuts.
Plenty of helpful info and free advice here for the asking.

What flavour 406 did you splash out on?
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19)
2009 Citroen C5 2.0 HDi VTR+ Estate

User avatar
Welly
The moderator formally known as Welton
Posts: 14765
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:52 pm
Location: East Midlandfordshire

Re: Going to stop lurking now...

Post by Welly » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:14 am

Welcome in!

As doggy says the 406 is a nice familiar comforting thing to flop into at the end of a hard day and it'll waft you home without any fuss.

Arguably, no definitely, the best car Peugeot ever made. It's such a shame to see numbers dwindling and people giving up on them when faced with a fairly insignificant repair bill for an MOT or whatever, you can get MEGA service out of a 406 but it's a machine it needs looking after too...
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 German Diesel botherer
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions, bizarre gearbox model
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

dirtydirtydiesel
3.0 24v
Posts: 1350
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:02 pm
Location: Coalville, Leics.

Re: Going to stop lurking now...

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:17 pm

Welly wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:14 am
Welcome in!

As doggy says the 406 is a nice familiar comforting thing to flop into at the end of a hard day and it'll waft you home without any fuss.

Arguably, no definitely, the best car Peugeot ever made. It's such a shame to see numbers dwindling and people giving up on them when faced with a fairly insignificant repair bill for an MOT or whatever, you can get MEGA service out of a 406 but it's a machine it needs looking after too...
Couldn't agree more Welter's old boy, what you driving now :oops: , how long since you owned a 406 'the best car Peugeot ever made ' :roll:
Last edited by dirtydirtydiesel on Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

pp2000 owner / user, can offer Diagnostic's / fault code, reading / clearing for beer tokens in Leicestershire.

PeterN
3.0 24v
Posts: 1479
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:04 pm
Location: Charmouth, Dorset

Re: Going to stop lurking now...

Post by PeterN » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:21 pm

Hi Marcelle

Welcome to the forum. I have been running 406 hdi estates for some years now and have come to the conclusion that they are probably the best cars Peugeot ever made.

I have just returned from 2 weeks touring Scotland and North Yorkshire, we covered 2,500+ miles and it never missed a beat, it also passed the 210,000 mile mark while we were away and used very little fuel.

Peter

marciek
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:33 pm
Contact:

Re: Going to stop lurking now...

Post by marciek » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:24 pm

Well I'm back, thanks for the welcome in, I've still got the car, we've covered around 8000 miles together so far, needed to put some brake pads on the back in that time, and the ABS light came on while I was stretching my legs under the pedals, think there is some dodgy wiring there, managed to make it go off again.

More seriously the anti pollution fault warning came on with the enging light, so I'm going to have to buy a kit for this, had a look on ebay, but now more confused than ever with the uk sellers being in China. Not sure what to get from who.

Some one asked what flavour the car is, Its a 2.0hdi on a Y plate, an estate.

Truthfully this is the most modern car I've owned and I'm not sure what some of the stuff around the engine is, the Haynes manual isn't much help, it doesn't even say how to disconnect the battery safley, glad I read it here on the KBase.

Marcelle

Post Reply