The family wagon got a wash

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The family wagon got a wash

Postby rupesmcd » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:14 pm

Daft time to have a car valeted, but it was pretty gross. So it's now clean.
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incident with a Thule roof box, wind and a shed roof, our near side rear quarter tells the tale :( i will get it sorted this year!!
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby GingerMagic » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:55 pm

Looks nice ( for now.. :twisted: )

I'm amazed you got a hosepipe that deep in the woods...

How do you get on with the cone filter? Any complications regarding engine heat and drawing in hot air?

I was tempted to do the same, but went for a K&N panel filter instead.
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby dirtydirtydiesel » Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:11 am

GingerMagic wrote:Looks nice ( for now.. :twisted: )

I'm amazed you got a hosepipe that deep in the woods...

How do you get on with the cone filter? Any complications regarding engine heat and drawing in hot air?

I was tempted to do the same, but went for a K&N panel filter instead.


It don't make any differance on a turbo charged car ginger as the nice cold air is being sucked through a RED HOT TURBO :roll:
what matters is how well it's cooled on the way from the turbo to the intake (a quality intercooler) helps :cheesy:
B.F.W.I.W I too run a K&N in the std air box :supafrisk: (for now) :wink:
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby OllieNZ » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:29 am

It stops the water ingress problem ;)
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby rupesmcd » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:00 pm

We live in Devon countryside, so the main plus of the cone filter is to avoid any water ingress in the winter floods! Which it does. :P
I got a couple more pics today (before the winter really messes up my clean car :roll: )
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I think this is the nicest 406 interior, nicer than the full leather.
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby Doggy » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:31 am

Looking very tidy and clean. :mrgreen:

Stop it! :oops:
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby rupesmcd » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:20 am

Thanks! It's been bird poo'd now :x so no need to feel :mrgreen: anymore!
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby rupesmcd » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:21 am

I'm thinking of getting a bonnet bra- stone chips are presumably the cause of the rust you commonly see on 406's bonnets. What's the consensus? Ugly or cool? :?:
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby Doggy » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:58 pm

Ugly.

Seems some 406 bonnets rust, other don't. No idea why. :?
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby Welly » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:50 pm

I think a bonnet bra might be a bit cringe-worthy on a 406, best left to the Max Power boys in their Honda Shitvics.

Don't the bonnets rust from the inside? something to do with a weak seam and a water trap, or something.
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby steve_earwig » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:12 pm

I reckon bonnet bras look hideous but I'm willing to accept it might just be down to personal preference. D9 406 bonnets rust from the inside on the seam at the front of the bonnet, either down to poor rustproofing along the seam or maybe because the bonnet can flex which cracks the paint/sealant.
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby dirtydirtydiesel » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:46 am

:arrowu: +4 they do rust from the inside out, mine is :( :arrowu:
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby GingerMagic » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:40 am

+5 :cheesy:
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby rupesmcd » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:19 am

Looks like mine's going from the inside out too. No point in putting a bra on the outside then! Maybe just a new bonnet when the time comes. :idea:
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Re: The family wagon got a wash

Postby baho » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:01 pm

Looks great!
how many miles does it have
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