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by GingerMagic
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Air Bag Warning Light!
Replies: 16
Views: 6839

Re: Air Bag Warning Light!

I've had diesel estates for many years, but I was offered a V6 manual Coupe a few years back.
I really liked it, but I've just sold it on as I don't use it enough and it's not practical enough for what I need, so I've bought another diesel estate instead :cheesy:
by GingerMagic
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Power Steering Failing

The chances are you haven't got variable power steering, however there is a chance your strut top bearings are worn - this can make the steering heavy at low speeds but fine when traveling along..
by GingerMagic
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Potential Key Disaster!
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Potential Key Disaster!

You can always pick up a complete lock set from a similar aged 406, I believe all the locks are the same across the whole range except the boot locks, as they are model dependent. You'll need to double check the year of the donor part is suitable for your car :oops: Ignition barrel, door locks, petr...
by GingerMagic
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 121
Views: 21872

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

Sorry to hear of your troubles Richard :( To be fair, if something is a bit of a ball and chain then it's a head decision, not a heart one. I too sold my flat last year and I'm glad I got shot of it - too much on my plate to deal with the issues. It's been a crap year all round, probably worse for y...
by GingerMagic
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Air Doser Delete
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: Air Doser Delete

frog wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:03 am
GingerMagic wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:32 pm Can you confirm what engine you have?
Not sure who you are asking, but I have a 2.0 HDI, same as the Grand Vitara (see "Power train" in the right panel of this wikipedia page).
Sorry Frog, my question was for the OP.... 8)
by GingerMagic
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Air Doser Delete
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: Air Doser Delete

Can you confirm what engine you have? The 2.2hdi ideally needs a doser bypass kit, and a lower boost pipe from a 2.0hdi, as the factory doser will leak even if the vacuum supply is removed. If you have a 2.0hdi then the doser can be bypassed by using an intake pipe from a later 406 that never had on...
by GingerMagic
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI 90 engine issue
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: HDI 90 engine issue

I've only ever owned one Japanese car - albeit in disguise... A 1983 Triumph Acclaim :cheesy: It was brilliant - reliable, comfortable, surprisingly well built, easy to work on ( the different size bolts were colour coded..! ) and fairly nippy for a 1.3. It was a grandad style car so I never got pul...
by GingerMagic
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI 90 engine issue
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: HDI 90 engine issue

It sounds like your car is in limp mode. You can run with MAF unplugged, no issues, and it's possible to run without the clutch pedal switch plugged in too ( although it buggers up cruise control if it's fitted ) Many faults on the 406s are wrong if read by a generic code reader - so I would suggest...
by GingerMagic
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non return valve on fuel line
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Non return valve on fuel line

I was going to suggest the same thing but with mole grips - you could try to stem the flow at a given point to see what happens the next morning....
by GingerMagic
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Non return valve on fuel line
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Non return valve on fuel line

I'm no expert, but I was under the impression that the fuel would only go back towards the tank if air was getting in therefore pushing the fuel backwards?

I guess you could fit the valve in various places to help locate the guilty party..
by GingerMagic
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That COVID - How's it affected you?
Replies: 24
Views: 1842

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

I mustard mitt we've been very lucky in the Magic household, given the fact we have 2 boys in different schools, Mrs Magic works* in a school and myself travelling around the area delivering building materials in my lorry, to hard* working builders :cheesy: Until Tuesday 10th when both me and Mrs Ma...
by GingerMagic
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment

I am in the envious position of owning a V6 coupe and a tweaked 2.2hdi estate, and to be honest there isn't a great deal of difference performance wise when hooning around town, but on the motorway the V6 has the legs.... It's a definite feeling of smugness when an old inconspicuous Peugeot estate s...
by GingerMagic
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: headlamps not working
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: headlamps not working

Hi, welcome to the forum :cheesy: That sounds like your Comms unit playing up. I had the same issue ( terrifying at night..! ) and initially I set the lights to DRL using the Peugeot diagnostic tool, but after a while I resorted to sending the Comms unit away to be repaired - cost £30 at the time......
by GingerMagic
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted, steering rack pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Wanted, steering rack pipe

I'm not a fan of Farcebook, but I use it solely for spares and guidance for my cars.

There are a couple of 406 pages, along with a group for 406 spares.
by GingerMagic
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted, steering rack pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Wanted, steering rack pipe

I'm not a fan of Farcebook, but I do use it solely for spares and guidance regarding my cars.....

There is a dedicated 406 spares page.