Hello from Spain.

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ginger
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Hello from Spain.

Post by ginger » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:54 am

Hey, folks, ginger here. 8)
I've never really owned a car before, I've lived in this town now for 20 years using my bicycle, but I've always loved the lines of the Coupe, so when I saw this one I knew I had to save it.
1999, 2.0, 100,000 miles, one previous owner, all original (including cassette player :lol: ) nearly immaculate body, MOT passed last week (too much handbrake lever travel, an easy fix I suppose)
A couple of minor problems, both bonnet struts are dead and both levers to tilt the seats are broken (not the levers, the linkage)
I'm sure that after I've had a good look around the forum you'll be hearing more from me. Thanks in advance. Laters.

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by frog » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:44 am

Welcome!

That's a beautiful one! Nice color :D Congratulations with your purchase!

You might want to consider joining "the other forum", http://406coupeclub.org/PHPBB3/ . But i'm sure you'll find a lot of answers for your questions here at 406oc .
Current "fleet":
2003 406 Estate 2.0HDi 110 - 7 seater
2001 Citroen Saxo 1.6i 8v 100

Previously owned:
2000 406 Sedan 2.0 HDi 90
2000 406 Coupé 2.0i 16v 138 - Riviera Blue

PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Netherlands.

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by Welly » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:59 am

Hello and a nice introduction post there! top marks.

I've recently fixed the rear seat access/lever issue on a Renner Twingo and it only needed a couple of expertly* placed tie-wraps to help guide the cable to the latch at the bottom of the seat. The mechanism is very much like a bicycle brake lever so you should be ace at fixing it :) hardest part was un-clipping the seat fabric from under the base to enable a good look at the thing.
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2005 Volvo S40 T5 a bit pampered
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by Doggy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:09 am

Hi and welcome aboard. 8)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate

dirtydirtydiesel
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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:49 pm

Welcome on in ginger :D

Nice car & nicer colour, I look at one every day :wink:

As frog said, join the coupe club, a wealth of info for these car's 8)
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

pp2000 owner / user, can offer Diagnostic's / fault code, reading / clearing for beer tokens in Leicestershire.

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by ginger » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:39 am

Thanks for the welcomes. :)
dirtydirtydiesel wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:49 pm
As frog said, join the coupe club, a wealth of info for these car's 8)
Hmmm, I'm always distrustful of forums that aren't publicly readable, a bit elitist, methinks, but as you both own/ed coupes and advise it, join I will. Thanks. 8)

(after a bit of browsing, it seems my handbrake probably won't be as easy a fix as I thought, learning all the time...)

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by ginger » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:50 am

edit: seems registration is closed at coupeclub, do I need an invite?

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by PeterN » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:07 am

Hi Ginger

Welcome to the forum. I always buy estates but my son has 2.2 diesel Coupe and its an amazing car, nice to drive, fast, and will do over 60 mpg or whatever that is in litres/km. I'm very impressed with it.

Peter

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:34 pm

ginger wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:39 am
Thanks for the welcomes. :)
dirtydirtydiesel wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:49 pm
As frog said, join the coupe club, a wealth of info for these car's 8)
Hmmm, I'm always distrustful of forums that aren't publicly readable, a bit elitist, methinks, but as you both own/ed coupes and advise it, join I will. Thanks. 8)

(after a bit of browsing, it seems my handbrake probably won't be as easy a fix as I thought, learning all the time...)
I don't think there is any issues ?, www.406coupeclub.org
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

pp2000 owner / user, can offer Diagnostic's / fault code, reading / clearing for beer tokens in Leicestershire.

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by ginger » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:25 am

dirtydirtydiesel wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:34 pm
I don't think there are any issues ?, www.406coupeclub.org
I went to the forum link that frog posted and no registration link but there is one on the home page. Thanks, 3d. :)

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by Welly » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:01 am

Ah good, you joined the Toupe forum, soon you will receive an invitation by post......it will be a golden envelope written in the finest ink....inside you will receive a special invitation to be sworn-in as a privileged member of the forum....you will be expected to meet with the forum president..in Swindon...on a Wednesday afternoon. You will not be able to tell anyone about it. No-one.

Hope you enjoy :mrgreen:
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 a bit pampered
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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Re: Hello from Spain.

Post by mjb » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:57 pm

Last I saw of the cnuts at the coupe club forum was when they put forth the idea of charging for access to HOWTOs, a number of which I'd written. Er, no. :shock:

Told them to delete mine and f*ck off! :evil:
<steve_earwig> I think this forum is more about keeping our cars going with minimal outlay than giving our cars more reason to go bang

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