My new 406 project #2

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My new 406 project #2

Post by GingerMagic » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:00 pm

Well, seeing as its been nearly 2 years without owning an old China Blue diesel 406 estate - I thought its about time I bought another one..

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Its Alistairs old 406 ( Doggy's Brother ) which I bought as its quite a good base car but with several niggles that need sorting out - and as in the next few months I have* volunteered* to clear out my Step mums shed which is chock a block with crapola - no point dirtying the wifes Picasso, or indeed the family T4, and buying, taxing and insuring this 406 works out cheaper than a skip..!!

Its a 53 plate Hdi110 ( maybe with a few extra horses.. :wink: ) Executive, with possibibly the best satnav screen I've seen for ages. Less than 90K on the clock, with an MOT until mid September.( £150 per year tax )
Its had a slight* front end knock, which needs the headlights sorting before the MOT, along with the fuel flap light on the dash - climate control is as random as the rear wiper, and none of the doors line up properly..
However, the engine is cracking - smooth, responsive, and the 3.5 hour journey home was effortless and I got home feeling like I've only driven a short distance - I had forgotton how great the 406 is on a long trip :cheesy:
Also, apart from the forementioned rear wiper and climate control - everything seems to work fine.!

I'll keep updating this thread with the good and bad bits I find wrong with the car, but so far I'm pleased with my purchase.
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by steve_earwig » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:30 am

Hey, that looks rather splendid :mrgreen:

Sat nav screen - don't you have to give it some cooling fans to stop it overheating and going all streaky?
Air con - might just be running low on gas?
Rear wiper - broken wire where it goes from the roof to the tailgate? :(
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by Welly » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:34 am

GingerMagic wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Its had a slight* front end knock, which needs the headlights sorting before the MOT, along with the fuel flap light on the dash - climate control is as random as the rear wiper, and none of the doors line up properly..
Perfect! well bought and good luck with the recommissioning :cheesy:

I R confused though, I thought Doggy's Brother's car was having a quiet nap in a French field?? :?
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:44 am

I think this one is the one to replace the one in France, however Alistair's Nephew in law was selling his 406 which is better than this one - so he bought that and sold his old one...

Steve, Doggy has gone through the car with PP2000, and the climate doesn't work as one of the sensors is duff.
The rear wiper comes on when you start the car, and the rear window heater doesn't work, so a possible water ingress problem..
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by Doggy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:53 pm

:D
Glad you're pleased with it and good to know it's found a good home.
I shall watch your progress with interest.

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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:00 pm

I've just spent a little time on it during my lunch* hour...

I've removed and cleaned the fan/sensor combo behind the interior light, removed and contact cleaned the rear wiper relay, removed the number plate lights ( definitely a D8 tailgate on a D9 ) and bent the headlight brackets back into shape - I have some spare headlights so I'll fit these during the week.

Not sure if this has helped but can't do any harm....
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:44 pm

Just realigned the drivers side doors - they were hitting at the top which was taking the paint off - but 10mins on the hinges and latches has sorted it..

Getting there :cheesy:

Headlights next.
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by trem1 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:45 pm

Looks Tidy, Shame you didnt have it in time for Pugfest.


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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by GingerMagic » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:10 pm

Yes, not to worry..

I removed the headlights today - turns out that every fixing point on them was broken...

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However, my spare lights will do until I find a nice passenger side one ( my spare is a bit yellow )

On a positive note - have a butchers at this beauty....

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I'll burn a Sat Nav CD one day and check to see if it works.
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by jonsowman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:40 pm

Very nice Kelv!
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:56 am

:shock: holly moley that type C screen is worth some dollar :cheesy:

Good luck woth the new project, looks a good un

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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by trufflehunt » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:51 am

Phew. That's the nicest one of those screens that I've ever seen.
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by Captain Jack » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:53 pm

Probably worth more than the whole car!
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by GingerMagic » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:58 pm

It probably is..... :cheesy:

Today I plugged in PP2000 to check some bits and bobs - mostly the cabin temperature sensor as Doggy said it was reading a little high....

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He isn't wrong - it seems the sensor thinks the inside of the car is hotter than the Sun :shock:

Ah well, I'll add it to the shopping list when I go to the scrappers.

I checked the comms unit actuators and it seems the switch for the rear wiper is working fine, so I'll pick up a new relay - if this doesn't work then I'll try to find a complete D9 tailgate or loom.

Let me just refix the middle seatbelt that was undone to avoid the usual situation of folding the rear seat and then getting it jammed, I'll simply lift up the back seat to have a look and see......

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What the actual flip..!!
I'm not sure I've ever seen so much rust under the seats - my old exec had a bit but that was a high mileage taxi - this is a low mileage example..
Even more annoyingly, I binned a set of immaculate rear seat bases that had been in my shed for many years as I'll probably never need them :( :roll:
I think people ( me included) just wash leather seats and let them dry naturally, however I guess the water has to go somewhere....

I can't even see the bolt location anyway..

So, here is the scrap yard list so far.

NS headlight
middle rear seat belt + bolt
evaporator sensor
D8 number plate bulb holders - yes its a D8 tailgate on a D9 :frown:
Rear wiper relay.

On a positive note - the drivers front foot well is bone dry :cheesy:
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Re: My new 406 project #2

Post by Welly » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:29 am

That MFD screen should be a museum piece :cheesy: what's the crack with them when they go all weird? can they really not be fixed?

The water under the seat is a strange one, it's not being driven up from under the car somehow?
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