Bought another 406

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Re: Bought another 406

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:58 pm

After attempting a DIY refurb on the alloys that came with this 406 i gave up and had them refurbished instead, put a new set of wheels on them (205/55/R16 the old ones were 195/55/R15) and put them on my 406:

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They fill the arches, the old wheels were hiding away inside the arches:
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Any of the black stuff is just the soap that the tyre fitter used to put on the new tyres.

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Re: Bought another 406

Post by Sonia406 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:20 pm

Looking good :D
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Re: Bought another 406

Post by GingerMagic » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:13 pm

How much was the refurb - if you don't mind me asking. Seems a going price is around £200..!!
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Re: Bought another 406

Post by waue1978 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:48 pm

GingerMagic wrote:How much was the refurb - if you don't mind me asking. Seems a going price is around £200..!!
That's not bad. I paid £280 to get the Nautilus wheels done a couple of years ago.
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Re: Bought another 406

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:52 pm

The refurbished alloys were £200 plus £40 VAT
The tyres were £50 a corner

Hopefully I'll get a bit of money back from the 15" alloys I had on it they are only a year old

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Re: Bought another 406

Post by davew » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:55 pm

looking good, i've got the same alloys on my estate but they are starting to look a bit grubby.

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Re: Bought another 406

Post by FarmerPug » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:14 pm

I checked the ECU and it is indeed the bosch system:
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Has anyone on here remapped a 90 before, anyone with the remap file that they could email, please :cheesy:

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Re: Bought another 406

Post by Zrekzo » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:32 pm

anyone with a 90 remap ?? please ??

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Re: Bought another 406

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:17 pm

I added a trip computer to the car, but without actually having to buy any parts:


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Re: Bought another 406

Post by Welly » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:56 pm

Farmer you are crazy, but in a really good way :)

You should have a forum section of your own here with all your inventions :wink:
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Re: Bought another 406

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:14 pm

Thanks for that, and if you liked that, you might also like this other bit of messing with french electrics:


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Re: Bought another 406

Post by benczuk » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:17 pm

FarmerPug wrote:I added a trip computer to the car, but without actually having to buy any parts
that lighter trick is sheer genius! well done!
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Re: Bought another 406

Post by benczuk » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:23 pm

FarmerPug wrote:Thanks for that, and if you liked that, you might also like this other bit of messing with french electrics:
<pedant>keyless start, not entry</pedant>

Assuming you would want to use this to allow anyone "on the farm" to get in and drive it, but want to retain the immobilizer to prevent any tom, dick or harry. Mount the antenna ring under the seat and stick the transponder chip on the static rail so that you have to move the seat all the way forward (or back, if you so desire) to align them before the car will start. as long as the thief isn't a dwarf you will be fine!
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Re: Bought another 406

Post by Welly » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:57 pm

Loving the Bathroom light switch :mrgreen:

You must have learnt a lot about car electronics doing all this stuff and I suppose what you've found is that it's actually quite simple when you figure it out? (even though to most of us, me included, it appears extremely complex) :?
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Re: Bought another 406

Post by Sonia406 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:37 pm

You totally rock.... defintely need your own space on the forum for everyone who does videos I reckon!!
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