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by Doggy
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Oil extractor question

Welly wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:23 am The used oil in the Citroen comes out extremely thin/runny
John Cleese wrote: "Oh, I like it runny"
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by Doggy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Oil extractor question

You're all a bunch of pansies. If your armpit isn't full of oil at the end of an oil change, did you even change the oil? :supafrisk: I guess you're right - I've even taking to wearing gloves :shock: :lol: I think to me it's more about the time; jacking the car, axle stands, wrestle the undertray (...
by Doggy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Oil extractor question

Thank you all for the quick replies. 8) Pela looks like £48/£49 delivered. Sealey £42.25 from Tools4Trade with free delivery for orders over £50, (must be summat else I needs)' (Toolbay is £49.95 + delivery £?) Mityvac 7400 £49ish + delivery Mityvac 7201 £67ish, interesting comparison here https://w...
by Doggy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Oil extractor question

I believe some of you have used a vacuum pump of some kind to drain the engine oil without using the drain plug with the added 'fun' of fighting with under-trays etc. I'm keen to give this a go as the Cistern has started whingeing about a service...

Any recommendations on a suitable gadget?

TIA
by Doggy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 300174

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Nice kittens there, enjoy. 8) At least you're not worrying how your dad's getting on in the current chaos. He's 87, got terrible arthritis, but he just doesn't know how to relax... Now there's a surprise, guess you inherited that particular trait. I, on the other hand, am perfectly capable of doing ...
by Doggy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 213
Views: 57025

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

My original 406 did this every time t'wife moved the seat to her favoured all-the-way-back/bolt upright/sky high position, accompanied by the classic 'B' type display error message, "AIRBAG WARNING". (I may have observed it had detected she was aboard). :twisted: After a year or two I replaced the s...
by Doggy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Air bag fault / warning
Replies: 14
Views: 1666

Re: Air bag fault / warning

http://www.petrila.net/repair/index.htm

Usually works for me. Has a full-mux diagrams with wire numbers etc.

(You want section 60 "Protections, Openings etc.")
by Doggy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: 406 V6 Break from the Netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: 406 V6 Break from the Netherlands

Hi Tim & welcome aboard. 8) That is a fine looking car you have there. :mrgreen: Also an impressive list of upgrades, particularly Auto to manual conversion How difficult was that? (I imagine you would have problems with ecu programming, gear calculation for cruise control, scaling of speedometer an...
by Doggy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it too late for a change?
Replies: 24
Views: 864

Re: Is it too late for a change?

Now you're talking. Testing, inspections or even the occasional installation job will give you the means to rake in some cash until you get on your feet. If you're crafty you'll find a way to set something like this and/or your detailing dream up and running in a small way before you take the plunge...
by Doggy
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it too late for a change?
Replies: 24
Views: 864

Re: Is it too late for a change?

I was in your shoes for most of my 30's, 40's & 50's, had a well paid job / longish commute that took about 12 hours a day, frequently wrecked weekends and holidays plus emergency calls at 3am etc. I dreamed of jacking it in and setting up on my own, (I started as an electrician too but specialised ...
by Doggy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Help antipollution fault and MAF stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Help antipollution fault and MAF stuff

Hi & welcome aboard. 8) I think you might get more help form the 407 forum or facebook group, as their experience will be more relevant than ours. I have a 2009 C5 2.0 HDi but am unable to communicate with the engine ecu unless I use settings for a 407. The information available by this method is ve...
by Doggy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 300174

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:07 am .....it's a real pussy magnate!
Wonderful.

Any suggestions for cleaning coffee and semi-chewed donut off my new widescreen monitor?
by Doggy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 300174

Re: and today i have mostly been...

STOP PRESS International cat theft vigilante group discovered sharing pepper spray making techniques online.... Reports of weaponised chilli Seriously though while it's hard to imagine anyone stealing pet cats, lurchers have been going missing for years and there are plenty of recent tales of pricey...
by Doggy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Electric window voltages
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Electric window voltages

Video confirms your previous post, which was pretty clear anyway.
I hope the switch change works.
One other thing you might try in the meantime is unplugging and re-plugging any accessible connectors, (switch, motor etc.) you may just have an oxidised connection somewhere.

Let us know.....
by Doggy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: 406 v6 XFZ ECU not working
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: 406 v6 XFZ ECU not working

Probably, but not for certain. The engine ecu uses a different data connection to the other devices, (the 'K' line I believe) so its possibly also a different fuse. Fuseboard layouts vary so it's definitely worth thoroughly checking every 10A fuse in the engine bay fusebox, or all the small fuses fo...