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by PeterN
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Cold starting issue
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Cold starting issue

The only other likely problem is air getting into the fuel line, but that would likely make it difficult to start when hot as well, except that when the engine is turning over fast it can pump the air through the system before it gets into the pump and injectors. I have had this problem with my C5. ...
by PeterN
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Cold starting issue
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Cold starting issue

The resistance to it turning is much less when the engine is warm so it doesn't need so much energy to turn it.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Cold starting issue
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Cold starting issue

Could be a tired starter motor or a high resistance in the wiring from the battery. Check the voltage actually on the starter when its turning over and then check across the battery as its turning, if there is a large difference check all the connections. Also test the voltage between the battery ne...
by PeterN
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Power Steering Failing

Have you tried lubricating the universal joint at the bottom of the column?

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Power Steering Failing

I have a spare rack from a 2001 Hdi estate - if you are anywhere near the west country.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Range on a full tank of fuel (hdi engine)
Replies: 32
Views: 4075

Re: Range on a full tank of fuel (hdi engine)

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This was what I achieved on our annual north of Scotland trip in the first one I had. 1000 miles + was fairly easily obtainable.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Failure to start
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Failure to start

+1. Check and clean the battery connections first.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non return valve on fuel line
Replies: 21
Views: 1164

Re: Non return valve on fuel line

To find the fuel heater (if it has one) just follow the fuel lines.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Thermostats housing keep Cracking
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Thermostats housing keep Cracking

I don't remember seeing anything like that on my 406 diesels, looks like a much more modern arrangement.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power steering fluid
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Power steering fluid

Pleased to hear you got one Andy. 8) I use ordinary dot 3 fluid in mine, don't know how much it holds though, I would think a litre would be plenty.

Peter

Sorry, ignore me I'm thinking brake fluid. :oops: :?
by PeterN
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non return valve on fuel line
Replies: 21
Views: 1164

Re: Non return valve on fuel line

Does it have a fuel heater on the gearbox end of the head? That engine in the XM did and they used to go porous and let air in.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anyone breaking a 99 406?
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Anyone breaking a 99 406?

I have a scrap 2001 Hdi but I expect the pipe is the same but you will have to take it off. I live in Dorset.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That COVID - How's it affected you?
Replies: 24
Views: 1860

Re: That COVID - How's it affected you?

My hobby of amateur radio gives me plenty of people to talk to if I feel the need, but there don't seem to be all that many people on at the moment.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That COVID - How's it affected you?
Replies: 24
Views: 1860

Re: That COVID - How's it affected you?

I don't think that the world will be the same again! It hasn't overly affected us as we didn't go out much anyway, we live deep in the countryside and have no immediate neighbors so its a very pleasant place to be. Missed our holiday this year and son and grandchildren but they are now in our 'bubbl...
by PeterN
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted, steering rack pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Wanted, steering rack pipe

There is probably one on my scrap car - but I'm in Dorset.

Peter