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RooHDiExec
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Evening all. I've owned my current 406 since 2015 having original bought it as an emergency holiday vehicle when our daily failed. 2 weeks after purchase, we covered 2000miles through France and it was superb. But sadly, it's been out of action for a while now due to a few issues. More about that in the relevant sections. Due to a change of circumstances I now need it working! Anyway, glad to have found this place and look forward to my stay here.
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HI & welcome aboard. 8)

406's have a knock of earning your respect, wish I still had one.
Look forward to hearing the story of yours, we're always happy to help if we can.
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
2009 Citroen C5 2.0 HDi VTR+ Estate (godawful heap)
2008 BMW E91 330i touring (great fun - murdered by a reversing SUV)
2007 BMW E91 325i touring (slower smoother quieter)
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Welcome aboard :cheesy:

I too bought my first 406 as a stop gap, as it had a new MOT and cambelt - it only lasted a couple more years before I upgraded to a newer 406 and since then I've had them ever since ( apart from a brief spell of a year of so )

I think I'm now on number 5, but I've used another 2 as donor vehicles.

As a round town car, or a long distance car, the 406 is great and very underated - pity they are getting thin on the ground now as it's making spares harder to find.

Anyway, I'm glad you stuck with your car - please add your location and car type to your profile signature which will save us asking later on. Also have a flick through the Knowledge Base section, lots of info there.
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1998 Volvo 940 auto estate - also mine
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Thanks for the welcomes. :D
I've added my location and vehicle so they should be showing now.
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Hi there, welcome! :cheesy: Let us know what your problems are and we'll do our best to help. Or at the very least share your headache... :supafrisk:
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Ooh, a 2.2 HDI estate exec, that's a lot of emergency vehicle :shock: 2003 too, one of the last. 8)
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RooHDiExec wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:26 am Thanks for the welcomes. :D
I've added my location and vehicle so they should be showing now.
2003 2.2 HDi Executive Estate :mrgreen:

I'm only about 20 miles away if you need any diagnostic help once the lockdown permits
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
2009 Citroen C5 2.0 HDi VTR+ Estate (godawful heap)
2008 BMW E91 330i touring (great fun - murdered by a reversing SUV)
2007 BMW E91 325i touring (slower smoother quieter)
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steve_earwig wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:28 am Hi there, welcome! :cheesy: Let us know what your problems are and we'll do our best to help. Or at the very least share your headache... :supafrisk:
Will do! There are a few annoyingly and I'm now working through them.
I put the car in to storage when it went wrong and whilst sitting it also broke the two front springs and an ABS ring. :(
So, so far I've fitted new springs and top mounts and the ABS rings are on order. I'll do both at the front as the the "good" one is quite poor looking. I've also refurbished the front brakes as it was all a bit dry with being sat for so long.
The main reason for it being mothballed is a lack of power and brakes.
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Doggy wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:36 am
RooHDiExec wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:26 am Thanks for the welcomes. :D
I've added my location and vehicle so they should be showing now.
2003 2.2 HDi Executive Estate :mrgreen:

I'm only about 20 miles away if you need any diagnostic help once the lockdown permits
Thats great thanks. I might be bending your ear once we're allowed!
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steve_earwig wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:30 am Ooh, a 2.2 HDI estate exec, that's a lot of emergency vehicle :shock: 2003 too, one of the last. 8)
I'd had a 110 a couple of years prior to that and was really impressed by it. When I needed to find a good reliable car to do the holiday in, the 406 was the first choice. It was £600 and I fitted a new radiator (the old one had been broken and bodged so I didn't want to risk it), a new condenser for the aircon and new anti roll bar links.
Sitting on the superb French toll roads in a comfortable, leather clad, icy cold cabin made the holiday so much more enjoyable.
It's this very reason I felt the car needs a second chance after all these years sitting and probably why it was never sold as a spare or repair car. Hopefully it can be brought back up to scratch.
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I've had 2 of the 2.2hdi executive estates, the first was a 2004 ex taxi which wasn't great but with a little time and help from here became quite a nice car in the end
This was then used as a donor a few years later for a replacement and lower mileage GLX model, which I kept for ages.
Now I'm on another 2.2hdi executive estate, which is a bit of a mess but it's for dump trips and the like so I'm not bothered 8)
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1998 Volvo 940 auto estate - also mine
2019 Citroen C3 something - the wife's
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It sounds like you've got a pretty good handle on it already. Lack of power? I think the 2.2 usually has problems with all the vacuum piping and sometimes the swirl flap actuator rod, er, falls off :shock:
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steve_earwig wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:52 pm It sounds like you've got a pretty good handle on it already. Lack of power? I think the 2.2 usually has problems with all the vacuum piping and sometimes the swirl flap actuator rod, er, falls off :shock:
I made enquiries when it initially went wrong and the vacuum system was mentioned. Once I get chance I'll create a post running through the issues. Plus I also want to check the knowledge base section first to see if the faults have already been covered.
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Yes please do let us know how you get on. It's been mentioned to me a few times that this board appears to be dying but when I see there are 30, 40, 50 "guests" rummaging about on here I'm pretty sure it's still a very useful resource and we don't get much actual dialogue because we have most things covered, er, somewhere.
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A belated welcome :wink:

Ginger & Doggy are the resident 2.2hdi guru's

Blocked cat / dpf, sludged up or stuck egr , failing maf or map sensor, vacuum lines, swirl flap actuator,
Sticking variable vanes on the turbo, blocked fuel filter, low fuel pressure.

Really need diagnostics on it (pp2k) & someone who knows how to interpret the findings :wink:

DOGGY :D
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: ) SOLD I've sorted the airbag light :cheesy:
1998 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby ) sold
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