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Post by rapport25 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:43 pm

Hi All,

Just thought I would sign in to say hi. Almost 2yrs since my last confession/ I mean post. :lol:

Hope all are well?

Rappy 8)

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Re: Hi Everyone

Post by Doggy » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:42 pm

Nice to hear from you again, most of the gang are still around.
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Post by Welly » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:34 am

Hello mate!

I still call in regularly but unfortunately the forum has become very quiet as presumably the number of 406's out there dwindles (either that or they're so good nothing ever goes wrong with them) :)

I'm sure you had a Passatt last time you were here? I've still got the Volvo (had it 7 years now :o ).
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Post by rapport25 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:47 am

Hi Welly & Doggy,

Nice to hear from you both.

Welly, I had the Passat until 2013, when I got my first new car on order the Golf. Picked it up March 2014 & it's been a pleasure to drive.

Currently running a stage 1 remap. 220 bhp & 500nm of torque. Midrange shove is amazing.

Just spotted you are looking at Mercs. I'm looking at moving to a Merc/ another VW next year.

Rappy 8)

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Re: Hi Everyone

Post by Captain Jack » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:08 am

Welly wrote:I still call in regularly but unfortunately the forum has become very quiet as presumably the number of 406's out there dwindles (either that or they're so good nothing ever goes wrong with them) :)
My 407 is relatively OK, though the flipping heater flaps broke again!

Too much going on in my life at the moment to pay attention to cars, so I dedicating what little time I have to myself to my other hobby - satellite TV feed hunting/plane plotting etc. Currently in process of installing a dual-axis controlled 1.8m dish (a Channel Master, if anyone wants to know) and soon-to-be added LNB rotator for those quick LNB changes.
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2003 - 2008: 1998 Peugeot 406 2.1 TD 110bhp LX Saloon
2008 - 2009: 2004 Honda Accord 2.2 CDTI 136bhp Executive Saloon
2009 - 2013: 2002 Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 110bhp Executive Saloon
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Re: Hi Everyone

Post by rapport25 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:19 pm

Hi CJ, I remember seeing your thread on repairing this.

The oldest car we own is 10yrs this year. And it's the most impresive car I have owned. Golf for fun. Usually seats just myself, Monday to Friday. And the X-Trail for the w-end.

Rappy 8)

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Post by jasper5 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:12 pm

rapport25 wrote:Hi CJ, I remember seeing your thread on repairing this.

The oldest car we own is 10yrs this year. And it's the most impresive car I have owned. Golf for fun. Usually seats just myself, Monday to Friday. And the X-Trail for the w-end.

Rappy 8)

Hi my son now has a 2011 Golf TDi 2.0, just did the timing belt/ majpor service and mot last week...he loves his Golf too!

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Re: Hi Everyone

Post by jasper5 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:21 pm

Captain Jack wrote:
Welly wrote:I still call in regularly but unfortunately the forum has become very quiet as presumably the number of 406's out there dwindles (either that or they're so good nothing ever goes wrong with them) :)
My 407 is relatively OK, though the flipping heater flaps broke again!

Too much going on in my life at the moment to pay attention to cars, so I dedicating what little time I have to myself to my other hobby - satellite TV feed hunting/plane plotting etc. Currently in process of installing a dual-axis controlled 1.8m dish (a Channel Master, if anyone wants to know) and soon-to-be added LNB rotator for those quick LNB changes.

Didn't know you are a fellow plane spotter!
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Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:27 am

Hi Rapport,
I pop on when I can but like CJ my life seem very hectic at the moment :roll:
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2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

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Re: Hi Everyone

Post by rapport25 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:56 am

jasper5 wrote:
rapport25 wrote:Hi CJ, I remember seeing your thread on repairing this.

The oldest car we own is 10yrs this year. And it's the most impresive car I have owned. Golf for fun. Usually seats just myself, Monday to Friday. And the X-Trail for the w-end.

Rappy 8)

Hi my son now has a 2011 Golf TDi 2.0, just did the timing belt/ majpor service and mot last week...he loves his Golf too!

Hi Jasper, always liked the Golf's. Had a mk1 mk 2 & mk 3, but moved onto Pugs and never looked back :mrgreen:

I was fortunate to be able to afford a new car & decided to go for a brand new car. Again a Golf :oops: The MK 7 Golf is by far the best 5 door hatch money can buy. But it comes at a cost. The GTD is a great hot hatch & the remap makes the car complete.

Mrs Rappy has an X-Trail I drive at the w-end. And Ok the build quality is not the best, but what it does is tick every box & is so, so reliable.

Rappy 8)

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Post by Welly » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:59 am

Sorry to butt in but what's happened with all the VAG emissions capers? it's all gone a bit quiet?

I thought owners were being asked to bring their cars in for a recall and I'd heard the car would likely suffer worse performance and mpg's as the emissions get strangled down?
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Post by teamster1975 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:12 pm

Hi Rappy!
I'm rarely posting nowadays but still lurking in the background ;)
Driving a 2008 Mondeo Mk4, it was a leap of faith buying a Fraud but it really is a bloody good car! :)
1996 406 1.8LX Got a bad case of hydro lock!
1996 406 Executive 2.0 Turbo XU10J2TE No longer hangin' on in there :(
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Re: Hi Everyone

Post by rapport25 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:57 pm

Welly wrote:Sorry to butt in but what's happened with all the VAG emissions capers? it's all gone a bit quiet?

I thought owners were being asked to bring their cars in for a recall and I'd heard the car would likely suffer worse performance and mpg's as the emissions get strangled down?
Euro 5 only, so my old Passat would be part of the recall.

The new Vw's are euro 6. Lots of info last year on this & surprise, surprise. All manufatures are telling porkies. Even the euro 6 are higher. I think Merc were the worst, followed by Ford Volvo then VW.

Will try and dig out the article.

Rappy 8)

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Re: Hi Everyone

Post by rapport25 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:59 pm

teamster1975 wrote:Hi Rappy!
I'm rarely posting nowadays but still lurking in the background ;)
Driving a 2008 Mondeo Mk4, it was a leap of faith buying a Fraud but it really is a bloody good car! :)

Hi Teamster, good to hear from you. What happened to the Pug. Hang on. You purchased the Volvo when I was on here last.

Good spec Fraud Titanium X :D

Rappy 8)

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Re: Hi Everyone

Post by jasper5 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:14 pm

rapport25 wrote:
jasper5 wrote:
rapport25 wrote:Hi CJ, I remember seeing your thread on repairing this.

The oldest car we own is 10yrs this year. And it's the most impresive car I have owned. Golf for fun. Usually seats just myself, Monday to Friday. And the X-Trail for the w-end.

Rappy 8)

Hi my son now has a 2011 Golf TDi 2.0, just did the timing belt/ majpor service and mot last week...he loves his Golf too!

Hi Jasper, always liked the Golf's. Had a mk1 mk 2 & mk 3, but moved onto Pugs and never looked back :mrgreen:

I was fortunate to be able to afford a new car & decided to go for a brand new car. Again a Golf :oops: The MK 7 Golf is by far the best 5 door hatch money can buy. But it comes at a cost. The GTD is a great hot hatch & the remap makes the car complete.

Mrs Rappy has an X-Trail I drive at the w-end. And Ok the build quality is not the best, but what it does is tick every box & is so, so reliable.

Rappy 8)

The Golf is a good car!
My son borrowed my 406 estate to go into town but hated it!

The X Trail is a good car now they sorted the turbo problems....strangely, they can have handbrake problems, but as with the 406, the solution is correct adjustment.

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