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by PeterN
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domestic Lighting cable sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: Domestic Lighting cable sizing

Used to be 1/044 or 3/029 in my day - but that was a long time ago. With the advent of LED lights the power required is very much less now, but as Bailes says you need cable which will carry the max current of the circuit.

Peter
by PeterN
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Driveshaft popped out.
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Driveshaft popped out.

Never had that problem. Had one on an XM that slid out of the diff and gave no drive. There should should still be a few second complete shafts about, you are unlikely to get a duff one. I've got one here in a car, 2.0. Hdi, if you are in the west country. I took one to pieces on an XM and it was on...
by PeterN
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it too late for a change?
Replies: 24
Views: 728

Re: Is it too late for a change?

We escaped to the country before it was fashionable. I was a TV engineer for 50 years, self employed for most of that time, not to stressful but it had its moments and didn't pay a fortune. 50 years ago we decided to move to the west country and have a 350 year old house out in the sticks with no im...
by PeterN
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Engine doesn't start after revving for red line. 7000rpm
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Engine doesn't start after revving for red line. 7000rpm

Does the engine turn over faster than normal when you try to start it? If so the cambelt has probably broken. Assuming yours uses a cam belt, I only know about diesels.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ENGINE TAPPING THROUGH TO 3000 RPM
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: ENGINE TAPPING THROUGH TO 3000 RPM

As Doggy says, faulty injectors can cause this sort of noise but in 10 years of 406 ownership I never had one fail. Hydraulic tappets can make a similar noise if not operating correctly, if this is so an oil change might help.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: late shape headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: late shape headlights

Never had that problem with mine although plastic, I have with other cars mind, as most of them don't discolour a pair of secondhand ones would probably be your best bet. Its ultra violet light that causes the problem, has yours been parked in direct sunlight for a prolonged period, doesn't usually ...
by PeterN
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: strut top knock
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: strut top knock

I did replace the strut top bearings on one of mine but that's because they were seizing up rather than knocking. The only other knocks I have had are from a track rod end or the bottom ball joint.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: late shape headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: late shape headlights

I wasn't aware that they had changed, all mine were plastic but not with the usual discolouring problem, in fact I think they are the best headlights I have ever had on any car. Certainly better than my C5.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turbo on 2.0 HDI 406
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Turbo on 2.0 HDI 406

You can get a remap or one of those cheap booster boxes but I'm not a fan of increasing the boost pressure - by much anyway, if you use a lot of extra power you are likely to blow the head gasket.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406 Purchases
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: 406 Purchases

Although I no longer run them I still think they are probably the best car Peugeot ever made, certainly for reliability, their comfort and ride also takes some beating and the have the best headlights of any car I have ever owned. I had a number of them over a ten year period and only the first one ...
by PeterN
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear brake nipple
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Rear brake nipple

Slacken off the pipe connection - if that will move!

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Water in the footwell...
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Water in the footwell...

The sill drains can get blocked, in fact one of mine rotted out for that reason so it needs attending to. The water under my floor was getting in from the inner door panel, someone had removed it presumably to repair something in the door but had damaged the plastic membrane. A good check is to shut...
by PeterN
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Indicators stay on constantly
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Indicators stay on constantly

I had a problem with them flashing to fast, as though a bulb had gone, I looked at the circuit and the bulbs are fed straight from the ECU, I drove it like that for a while and it suddenly healed up. I suppose you don't have any water under the front drivers carpet? There are a host of connectors un...
by PeterN
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: New member

Welcome to the forum Chris

I ran 406 estates for about 10 years and they were the most reliable cars I have ever owned, apart from being comfortable and riding well, best ever headlights too. I think they are probably the best car Peugeot ever made.

Peter