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by PeterN
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 80
Views: 26430

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

I ran them for about 10 years until about a year ago. I got two others for friends on mine and they are still running them. There seem to be quite a few about still in Devon.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Rear Brake Light Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Rear Brake Light Problem

I had a similar problem on my C5 only on this occasion the bulb had failed although it looked OK, I fitted a new one, it worked briefly and then stopped, the lamp holder looked a bit corroded so I gave it a good clean, still nothing and no 12 v on the feed wire. I went away and came back to it next ...
by PeterN
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: my fuel guage goes up when i top up but never goes down
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: my fuel guage goes up when i top up but never goes down

Have you tried a BSI reset? I had a early C5 that I ran out of fuel on the way home from collecting it because the gauge was still showing some. I had occasion to disconnect the battery and after reconnecting it the gauge behaved perfectly.

Peter
by PeterN
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: O/S Headlight not working
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: O/S Headlight not working

I think probably most of us have been there at sometime. I once spent some time removing and testing the brake light switch - only to find eventually that both stoplight bulbs had failed. What are the chances? but it happens.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Air Pump Relay Permanent Fault
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Air Pump Relay Permanent Fault

That would account for it - I don't know anything about petrols. :oops:

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newbie saying Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Newbie saying Hello!

Hi and welcome to the forum.

I ran 406 Hdi estates for about 10 years and they really are a brilliant car, possibly the best Peugeot ever made and certainly the most reliable - in my experience anyway. I now have C5 X7 estates, very comfortable and quiet but certainly not as reliable.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Air Pump Relay Permanent Fault
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Air Pump Relay Permanent Fault

There is a vacuum pump on the gearbox end of the cylinder head but as far as I know no electronics involved with it and if that had failed you wouldn't have much in the way of brakes or turbo boost.

The aircon pump is for gas not air so I am mystified too!

Peter
by PeterN
Fri May 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)

Helps to stop rust. :D I cant say I have had a problem with oil leaks and I have been running them for 10 years or more. The valve cover gasket is a good place to start as it will run all over the engine.

Peter
by PeterN
Tue May 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: POWER STEERING RACK, REMOVAL
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: POWER STEERING RACK, REMOVAL

I had too, the space is very limited but I fiddled with it and eventually got it out by rotating it all ways. I think lowering the subframe a little would be the easiest route, if you slacken all the bolts a little then just undo the ones on the drivers side it should help considerably - wish I had ...
by PeterN
Thu May 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: ordered new tyres ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: ordered new tyres ?

I always do some research before I buy new tyres. My requirements are the quietest and best riding tyres, I don't drive fast enough to want tyres with super grip. There are several tyre comparison sites on the net, they even give the noise db rating but they give all aspects of tyre performance so w...
by PeterN
Tue May 19, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Wet sanded my headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Wet sanded my headlights

Nice job Welly. That's a problem I have never had with a 406, the lights seem to stay brilliantly clear, in fact I would say they are the best lights I have ever had on a car. Don't know if that's the norm but certainly has been on my cars.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun May 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: rumble and knock from front wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: rumble and knock from front wheels

Moving the wheel in and out at the top should show any movement in the track rod end, if that's OK its probably the lower ball joint, you need to take the weight off the wheel to see if that moves.

Peter
by PeterN
Thu May 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car falling apart
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Car falling apart

If you get one of these 'top up' cans from ebay it comes with a pressure gauge which can be subsequently useful for checking the pressure. I need to replace the condenser on my C5 and if the system is empty there is no reason why I can't, I can then take it to one of the firms that does a 'no work n...
by PeterN
Wed May 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: what ? starter motor ?
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: what ? starter motor ?

Some of the later starter motors were increased in power to turn the engine more quickly improving starting. I have just fitted a new one to my C5 hdi and that was rated at 2.2kw which equates to about 2 bhp, the original one was about 1.6 kw I believe, I hasn't made a great deal of difference but i...
by PeterN
Mon May 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 406 605 607 top mounting bearings
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: 406 605 607 top mounting bearings

I could have done with them a few years ago - but I don't have one now either, in fact I think I also have a spare bearing. Ebay is probably the best place to sell them.

Peter