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by GingerMagic
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Engine immobilizer fault!!
Replies: 15
Views: 99

Re: Engine immobilizer fault!!

Nothing wrong with being a little thrifty.... 8)

Whereabouts are you based?
by GingerMagic
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Engine immobilizer fault!!
Replies: 15
Views: 99

Re: Engine immobilizer fault!!

Hmmm indeed. To follow the path - the chip in the key is read by the transponder ring, this in turn is connected to the Comms unit, which then goes to the BSI ( I think ) which then tells the engine ECU that all is well and you can fire up the car... So, we've established it's not the key, so next t...
by GingerMagic
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2880
Views: 390329

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I've had many text messages from the Doc's telling me to get the 'throw a six to win' vaccine.
I have politely declined every time... :wink:
by GingerMagic
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Hеad-lights remain on
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Hеad-lights remain on

Did you click the indicator stalk up before you left the car?
Most 406s have 'follow me home' lights which keep them on for 1 minute after you remove the key ( to guide you to your front door )
The headlights should turn off after 1 minute, otherwise it may be something else.
by GingerMagic
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Air Bag Warning Light!
Replies: 16
Views: 7221

Re: Air Bag Warning Light!

I've had diesel estates for many years, but I was offered a V6 manual Coupe a few years back.
I really liked it, but I've just sold it on as I don't use it enough and it's not practical enough for what I need, so I've bought another diesel estate instead :cheesy:
by GingerMagic
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Power Steering Failing

The chances are you haven't got variable power steering, however there is a chance your strut top bearings are worn - this can make the steering heavy at low speeds but fine when traveling along..
by GingerMagic
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Potential Key Disaster!
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Potential Key Disaster!

You can always pick up a complete lock set from a similar aged 406, I believe all the locks are the same across the whole range except the boot locks, as they are model dependent. You'll need to double check the year of the donor part is suitable for your car :oops: Ignition barrel, door locks, petr...
by GingerMagic
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 121
Views: 24476

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

Sorry to hear of your troubles Richard :( To be fair, if something is a bit of a ball and chain then it's a head decision, not a heart one. I too sold my flat last year and I'm glad I got shot of it - too much on my plate to deal with the issues. It's been a crap year all round, probably worse for y...
by GingerMagic
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Air Doser Delete
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Air Doser Delete

frog wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:03 am
GingerMagic wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:32 pm Can you confirm what engine you have?
Not sure who you are asking, but I have a 2.0 HDI, same as the Grand Vitara (see "Power train" in the right panel of this wikipedia page).
Sorry Frog, my question was for the OP.... 8)
by GingerMagic
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Air Doser Delete
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Air Doser Delete

Can you confirm what engine you have? The 2.2hdi ideally needs a doser bypass kit, and a lower boost pipe from a 2.0hdi, as the factory doser will leak even if the vacuum supply is removed. If you have a 2.0hdi then the doser can be bypassed by using an intake pipe from a later 406 that never had on...
by GingerMagic
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI 90 engine issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1217

Re: HDI 90 engine issue

I've only ever owned one Japanese car - albeit in disguise... A 1983 Triumph Acclaim :cheesy: It was brilliant - reliable, comfortable, surprisingly well built, easy to work on ( the different size bolts were colour coded..! ) and fairly nippy for a 1.3. It was a grandad style car so I never got pul...
by GingerMagic
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI 90 engine issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1217

Re: HDI 90 engine issue

It sounds like your car is in limp mode. You can run with MAF unplugged, no issues, and it's possible to run without the clutch pedal switch plugged in too ( although it buggers up cruise control if it's fitted ) Many faults on the 406s are wrong if read by a generic code reader - so I would suggest...
by GingerMagic
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non return valve on fuel line
Replies: 21
Views: 1755

Re: Non return valve on fuel line

I was going to suggest the same thing but with mole grips - you could try to stem the flow at a given point to see what happens the next morning....
by GingerMagic
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non return valve on fuel line
Replies: 21
Views: 1755

Re: Non return valve on fuel line

I'm no expert, but I was under the impression that the fuel would only go back towards the tank if air was getting in therefore pushing the fuel backwards?

I guess you could fit the valve in various places to help locate the guilty party..
by GingerMagic
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That COVID - How's it affected you?
Replies: 24
Views: 2545

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

I mustard mitt we've been very lucky in the Magic household, given the fact we have 2 boys in different schools, Mrs Magic works* in a school and myself travelling around the area delivering building materials in my lorry, to hard* working builders :cheesy: Until Tuesday 10th when both me and Mrs Ma...