An entirely unremarkable 406

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by Doggy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:28 pm

lozz wrote: :roll: ibet when you got out of Manchester,bet you thought thank **** for that, shite hole aint it, :lol:
Steady on now, my car's from Manchester! Some ghetto called Cheadle Hulme, I think it was. Dog-rough apparently.
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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by lozz » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:33 pm

they call that curry mile, :mrgreen:

not abad place,if you like spicy food, 8)


Yeah,its a Ghetto,mainly alot of college/uni students, reside there, must be cheap rent or sumink,
id certainly take a rain check on living down there, but saying that, they dont seem to do to bad,

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by rwb » Sat May 12, 2012 11:59 pm

lozz wrote:
rwb wrote:Went to Manchester the week before last. On the M6 at junction 8 (M5) I put exactly 100,000 miles on since I got the car, and rather pleasingly this was only about 5 miles from where I bought it from.
:roll: ibet when you got out of Manchester,bet you thought thank **** for that, shite hole aint it, :lol:
100.ooo miles you havent done bad there, 8)
lol. no, it's nice. Reminded me how cramped and miserable the south is.

Yeah, pretty happy with 100k. Would like to put another 50 on it, but this keeps looking at me -- now under 5k

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by rwb » Fri May 25, 2012 6:06 pm

:D
New front drop links (and what a difference that made), handbrake adjusted, air con gassed up, and feeling quite lively with the clutch switch pulled

What a brilliant car :D I love it when stuff works :D

thoughts of 407s are gone :D

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by Alberto » Fri May 25, 2012 8:58 pm

nice one:) could you tell me how much cost you to fill up air con? mine`s empty,its a hell drive back from work:(

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by rwb » Mon May 28, 2012 9:59 am

Got a local guy to do it. £55. Emptied all the old gas out, filled up and put oil in.

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by rwb » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:49 am

MOT today.

Couldn't get a 501 bulb in the town centre :roll: so I swapped with the courtesy light

Passed, without even any advisories :D

Tester said "its quite tidy actually" :!:

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by Welly » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:19 pm

You had to make do with a "quite tidy" .........pffft :roll:

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by Doggy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:22 pm

Well done young man. 8)

Remind me again, how long have you had it?
how many miles?
at what point does it get promoted to, 'A fairly unremarkable 406'?
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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by rwb » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:43 pm

Got it September 2005 for £5k, and it had 84k on it. It was new and shiny and they were a popular business car on the motorways.

187k today.

The title is a bit tongue in cheek: 103k over 7 years and it has never let me down, and I think this is pretty remarkable. It's just not very exciting.

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by rwb » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:22 pm

475 miles to Accrington and back today -- only found out I had to go yesterday afternoon. Clog down and still only used half a tank. Early start but liked having the time to myself.

Only saw 2 other 406s, and there aren't many 407s about. Not many 508s either.

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by rwb » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:17 pm

Following the barrier incident:
rwb wrote:The next question is what to actually do with the car. It looks a right mess, but its in good mechanical order: there's no point repairing it but there's also no point scrapping it.
And just to add insult to injury the arm rest fell off and the airbag light returned from a month long holiday today both while I had passengers :roll:

However, having had it so long I just cannot bear to part with it.

So on to Plan B: "out with a bang".
  • Remap. Should be good for 125hp... if anyone will touch a Siemens system.
  • de-cat, although I'm still confused about the MOT status on this.
  • lower. It's always looked like it's on stilts.
Or is this just throwing good money after bad?

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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by Bailes1992 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:57 am

RWB, have the CAT removed and the insides smashed out.
The MOT only tests for smoke but since the begining of the year it does have to be present. If you have the insides smashed out it will still look like it's there.
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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

Post by midsmike » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:11 am

Took a trip to skegness last week end put 60 pound in witch gave me 43lt and my car done 387 miles before I put any more in it that's about 47 mpg not bad for an old car pluss it was loaded and I have a fuel leek and I've just done 99k miles
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Re: An entirely unremarkable 406

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