406 HPI Estate

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jasper5
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406 HPI Estate

Post by jasper5 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:28 pm

I took my brother's HPI Estate for mot today...passed the mot without advisory, again :supafrisk:

Only 2 of these left on the road now, including this one!

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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by Doggy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:37 pm

Brilliant result. 8)

Well on the way to being a classic.
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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by steve_earwig » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:08 am

That's fantastic news, I hope you're rightly proud :mrgreen:
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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by trem1 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:49 pm

jasper5 wrote:I took my brother's HPI Estate for mot today...passed the mot without advisory, again :supafrisk:

Only 2 of these left on the road now, including this one!
And it still looks fantastic,

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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by Welly » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:18 am

jasper5 wrote:Only 2 of these left on the road now, including this one!
I bet the others were killed off when the HP fuel pump crapped out :(
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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by frog » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:58 am

There's one for sale here: https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/auto-s/peu ... e=lr&pos=1 .

What is so special about the HPI engine compared to the "normal" 2.0 16V ? 5 more HPs?
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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by jonsowman » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:02 am

frog wrote:What is so special about the HPI engine compared to the "normal" 2.0 16V ? 5 more HPs?
It was a nice piece of design and ahead of its time in some respects, but rather poorly implemented.

It has no real selling point other than being rare and therefore a challenge to fix!
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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by frog » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:25 am

Ok, thanks :) Nice to know!
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2001 Citroen Saxo 1.6i 8v 100

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2000 406 Sedan 2.0 HDi 90
2000 406 Coupé 2.0i 16v 138 - Riviera Blue

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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by Welly » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:06 am

My understanding was that it had direct pez injection (running at high PSi) so was able to be more fuel efficient, although members on here never really expressed any positives in high MPG's.

The fuel pump itself was very expensive (circa £1,000.00) and was probably the downfall of most of these engines.
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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by Doggy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:49 pm

IIRC, there were only about 2 dozen of them sold in the UK to begin with.
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Re: 406 HPI Estate

Post by jasper5 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:44 pm

Yes, proud to have kept it in great condition and not afraid of the challenge to keep it running!

Proves that if you maintain something properly it will stay in good condition.

The handbrake still works perfectly, only required minimal adjustment at service time.

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