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by PeterN
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Power Steering Failing

Have you tried lubricating the universal joint at the bottom of the column?

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Power Steering Failing

I have a spare rack from a 2001 Hdi estate - if you are anywhere near the west country.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Range on a full tank of fuel (hdi engine)
Replies: 32
Views: 3962

Re: Range on a full tank of fuel (hdi engine)

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This was what I achieved on our annual north of Scotland trip in the first one I had. 1000 miles + was fairly easily obtainable.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Failure to start
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Failure to start

+1. Check and clean the battery connections first.

Peter
by PeterN
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non return valve on fuel line
Replies: 21
Views: 1085

Re: Non return valve on fuel line

To find the fuel heater (if it has one) just follow the fuel lines.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Thermostats housing keep Cracking
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Thermostats housing keep Cracking

I don't remember seeing anything like that on my 406 diesels, looks like a much more modern arrangement.

Peter
by PeterN
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power steering fluid
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Power steering fluid

Pleased to hear you got one Andy. 8) I use ordinary dot 3 fluid in mine, don't know how much it holds though, I would think a litre would be plenty.

Peter

Sorry, ignore me I'm thinking brake fluid. :oops: :?
by PeterN
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non return valve on fuel line
Replies: 21
Views: 1085

Re: Non return valve on fuel line

Does it have a fuel heater on the gearbox end of the head? That engine in the XM did and they used to go porous and let air in.

Peter
by PeterN
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anyone breaking a 99 406?
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Anyone breaking a 99 406?

I have a scrap 2001 Hdi but I expect the pipe is the same but you will have to take it off. I live in Dorset.

Peter
by PeterN
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That COVID - How's it affected you?
Replies: 24
Views: 1738

Re: That COVID - How's it affected you?

My hobby of amateur radio gives me plenty of people to talk to if I feel the need, but there don't seem to be all that many people on at the moment.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That COVID - How's it affected you?
Replies: 24
Views: 1738

Re: That COVID - How's it affected you?

I don't think that the world will be the same again! It hasn't overly affected us as we didn't go out much anyway, we live deep in the countryside and have no immediate neighbors so its a very pleasant place to be. Missed our holiday this year and son and grandchildren but they are now in our 'bubbl...
by PeterN
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted, steering rack pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Wanted, steering rack pipe

There is probably one on my scrap car - but I'm in Dorset.

Peter
by PeterN
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domestic Lighting cable sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Domestic Lighting cable sizing

Used to be 1/044 or 3/029 in my day - but that was a long time ago. With the advent of LED lights the power required is very much less now, but as Bailes says you need cable which will carry the max current of the circuit.

Peter
by PeterN
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Driveshaft popped out.
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Driveshaft popped out.

Never had that problem. Had one on an XM that slid out of the diff and gave no drive. There should should still be a few second complete shafts about, you are unlikely to get a duff one. I've got one here in a car, 2.0. Hdi, if you are in the west country. I took one to pieces on an XM and it was on...
by PeterN
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it too late for a change?
Replies: 24
Views: 2530

Re: Is it too late for a change?

We escaped to the country before it was fashionable. I was a TV engineer for 50 years, self employed for most of that time, not to stressful but it had its moments and didn't pay a fortune. 50 years ago we decided to move to the west country and have a 350 year old house out in the sticks with no im...