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by Doggy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: My 406 Break - bought it for work, but already love the car
Replies: 70
Views: 6337

Re: My 406 Break - bought it for work, but already love the car

You did well to spot the damaged drive belt - it is not unknown for a loose auxilliary belt to get behind the crankshaft pulley and cause a timing belt failure. Rare, but it has happened. I have never had an XUD, but the later HDi's are very similar. Recommended oil change interval on those was 1200...
by Doggy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)

outside...winter That sounds like fun* :( (It's -6 here this morning). What happened to 35 quid in Thickfit? Brother in law's detailed description involved traditional rubber tube/container of brake fluid, just cracking the bleed nipple, very gentle hand operation of clutch pedal, careful observati...
by Doggy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)

The miraculously cured clutch stayed that way until yesterday, when it repeated the 'i'm not going to disengage protest' for a couple of hours before deciding to play nice, at least for now. :? Discoved my brother-in-law, (who's a service tech working for the Fire Service), has experienced this befo...
by Doggy
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Door Mirrors
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Door Mirrors

Guessing this might be the correct diagram, (never had one with manual mirrors) https://catalogs.ssg.asia/peugeot/?lang=en#c3Q9PTgwfHxzdHM9PXsiMTAiOiJNb2RlbCIsIjIwIjoiNDA2IiwiNDAiOiJCb2R5OiA0IERPT1IgU0FMT09OIFwvIEVuZ2luZTogMS45IFREIChYVUQ5VEUpIiwiNTAiOiJib2R5d29yayIsIjcwIjoicmVhciB2aWV3IG1pcnJvcnMiL...
by Doggy
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)

steve_earwig wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:10 pm .... it's probably pretty gross.
Ain't that the truth.
The hydraulic fluid's probably none too special either.
Looks like you can book it online with KwikFit for £34.95, (no mention of clutch though).
by Doggy
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)

2009 101k miles. Brake fluid was added to the list of nice little earners a few years back, but doesn't seem to get checked everywhere yet. (Campervan passed though we couldn't free the rusted relaese cable and open the bonnet, shhhhh!) :oops: Changing the fluid is £40/£50 here in my limited experie...
by Doggy
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 406 Cam belt
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: 406 Cam belt

Hi and welcome aboard. 8) I've changed 5 or 6 HDi timing belts over the years and to be honest I've never removed one that looked worn or damaged despite many of them having done 5 years or at least 70k miles. In other words I don't think you can tell looking at it. I think the best approach is to r...
by Doggy
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)

Clutch kit inc slave cylinder about £250 far as I could tell. probably a shade more for the dmf. Labour about 6 hours at best. Trouble is some of these can only have the thrust assembly fitted once, (like a 406). Suspect that if you strip any of it down, replacing the lot is pretty much the only sen...
by Doggy
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Hydraulic clutch mystery (non Peugeot)

Scrtching my head over this one...... Daughter's other half has a Ford S MAx 1.8 diesel. Clutch packed in on his way home last Friday night - complete failure to disengage. I went over & drove it home for him by starting it in gear & changing gear without the clutch. He took it to one place, who dia...
by Doggy
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Weird foot pedal issue 406 2001 2 HDI
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Weird foot pedal issue 406 2001 2 HDI

I did wonder if you might have a faulty ABS modulator, but assumed the garage would have tried to prove it was OK or otherwise. I suspect asking if it affects your insurance would be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Maybe morally questionable, but I would be tempted to keep quiet. What I would recommend ...
by Doggy
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: A/C fan speeds up from time to time
Replies: 9
Views: 1665

Re: A/C fan speeds up from time to time

I think it's unlikely to be the sensor twice. More likely corroded connections under the carpets in the drivers footwell, or something similar. Do you still have the old sensor?, (worth comparing them). As it's a 2-wire temperature sensor,it will very likely be a thermistor of some sort. Try measuri...
by Doggy
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Another MOT

Always knew the red ones were the best. :mrgreen:
by Doggy
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Another MOT

Well done you. 8)
by Doggy
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Weird foot pedal issue 406 2001 2 HDI
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Weird foot pedal issue 406 2001 2 HDI

Well hello again, honestly thought you'd given up on it. Sounds like good progress there. I would be tempted in the short term at least just to gives the brakes a few good firm applications before you move it each day and get a feel for whether it genuinely and consistently is better every time apar...
by Doggy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Starting Issue. Glow Plugs?
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Starting Issue. Glow Plugs?

HDi's will normally start in the coldest of weather without waiting for the glowplug light. Faulty glowplugs are more likely to cause initial uneven idling than failure to start. Failure to operate the starter is probably a bad connection or worn ignition/starter switch. Also worth checking the fuel...