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by PeterN
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2001 2.2 hdi poor hot start
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: 2001 2.2 hdi poor hot start

There is an pressure regulator on the back of the HP diesel pump, I have had poor hot starting on a C5 caused by this, in fact mine got almost impossible to start until it cooled down. Its quite easy to change on the 2.0. but haven't done one on the 2.2 although I believe its the same regulator. On ...
by PeterN
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Lumpy at 1500rpm (hdi90)
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Lumpy at 1500rpm (hdi90)

Sounds as though its down on power on one cylinder at that speed, if you rev it to that speed stationary does the engine rock? Could be an injector fault although I have never had one but mine have all had Bosch injection. They all tend to be a bit rough at 1500 rpm but I assume this is worse than n...
by PeterN
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Problems when engine warm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Problems when engine warm

I have had some of those symptoms caused by a faulty pressure regulator on the back of the HP diesel pump, rev limiting when hot and difficult to start, not noticed any smoke though. They are not to difficult to change, remove the fuel filter assy and you can get there quite easily, two screws, phil...
by PeterN
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.0 HDi 110hp Bad cold start
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: 2.0 HDi 110hp Bad cold start

Glow plugs don't normally do much on Hdi engines - unless you live in Siberia! Without seeing it I would suggest that the starter is not turning the engine over fast enough, white smoke is unburnt fuel so the fueling is OK so I would suspect either the battery or starter motor. Try jumping it from a...
by PeterN
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2574
Views: 213308

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sorry to hear that Steve, we have had cats and dogs all our married life, 56 years and you never get used to loosing them, its one of the few downsides of having pets. We lost our two cats about 4 years ago, a Siamese who was 18 and a moggie that was nearly 20. We then acquired 3 Siamese cat that wa...
by PeterN
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Reliability

I am only going on my own experience, I ran my first one to 246k with no engine problems but was written off by water getting into the electrics. Our last one had done 212k, that was sold because of a failed brake servo requiring to much work. I have been involved with six or more 406's most of whic...
by PeterN
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Head gasket repair

+2.
by PeterN
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Problems when engine warm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Problems when engine warm

Are you loosing coolant? Is the cooling system pressurised excessively i.e blowing coolant from the overflow or filler cap? If you have either it would indicate the suggestions above. That would normally cause the engine to run unevenly as at least one cylinder will be down on power. If its an injec...
by PeterN
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Petrol autos
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Petrol autos

I personally wouldn't have one as one of the greatest benefits of the manual hdi is the fuel consumption, you won't get anything like the 50 mpg+ that the diesel gives. I wouldn't have an auto anyway because an auto box is one of the few car parts I haven't repaired and if it fails it will write the...
by PeterN
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Reliability

I have come across a few cases of head gasket but as mentioned they are few and far between. I have only had one and have bought quite a number of 406's for myself and friends. The 'one' was that very nice one I bought earlier this year for very little money, we ran it for sometime but I had to top ...
by PeterN
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Head gasket repair

Yes, depends how bad the leak is, if there is a bit of gasket missing, no it wont work, on yours it sounds as though there is. The other possibility is a cracked head, although that is only likely if it has already boiled. There should be plenty of heads about anyway.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: So what shall I replace it with
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: So what shall I replace it with

I've had a BMW 5 series and and a Merc c220, the BMW wasn't to bad although I found the seats very uncomfortable but the ride in the Merc was dreadful compared with the C5, as I said not everyone wants a soft ride but its the most important feature for me. I ran hydropnumatic Citroen's for 25 years ...
by PeterN
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: So what shall I replace it with
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: So what shall I replace it with

I doubt the ride will be as good but try both of them, not everyone wants a soft ride.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: So what shall I replace it with
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: So what shall I replace it with

I'm just considering buying my second one, even the steel sprung one surpasses the 406 for comfort and space - and quietness and is likely to be considerably cheaper to maintain than the hydropnumatic version. My wife's 406 has just failed terminally after 220k and many years and she has fallen in l...
by PeterN
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Bad acceleration in low rpm
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Bad acceleration in low rpm

Have your brakes deteriorated at all? The vacuum pump can fail and provide to little to control the turbo properly.

Peter