Pug 406 escapades

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Pug 406 escapades

Post by bub2006 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:55 pm

As you guys know I bought a 406. An oddity in it being only 90bhp hdi but pretty much loaded bar leather seats,sunroof and heated seats. I've got leccy seats but no memory function. Here it is when I first bought it.
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I knew when I bought it that the brake caliper on the driver sidewas binding and so I've fitted new discs and pads to the rear and one caliper. Brake discs were truly kippered on driver side.
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I've also fitted the comms2000 iff the picasso to it. Lots of contradictory info online about cross compatibility seeing as the pug had a dav unit and the citroen had a delphi unit. The pug has auto lights and wipers which the picasso didnt so I've no indicator button to disable auto lights and no auto setting in wiper stalk but by a stroke of luck the auto lights still work I just cant disable it so when I pull on drive way I switch side lights on and the auto wipers are retained by switching stalk to picasso intermittent setting.
Then the fun began.
The Peugeot developed a judder at around 35 mph/1800 rpm. I swapped the cam sensor,fuel temp sensor and week old fuel filter off the pic and it didnt really help. I then developed a bad vibration at 50mph too. Vibration turned out to be an engine mount which again the picasso one fitted. Not scrapping the picasso has its benefits!
Anyway,pulling into Macy d drive thru my brake pedal went rock hard and extra effort to stop it. Found master cylinder was leaking and damaged servo too. Servos are NLA and can only get one from abroad second hand or scrap yard but non local had a Peugeot 406 in. Step forward again the picasso. The picasso servo is the same diameter but the control arm was longer because on the pic it bolted to the bulkhead and connected to a rod behind dash. Peugeot servo is sat on a bracket with the rod running width of bulkhead under bonnet. Spacers made up to pull servo slightly forward so the control rod was seated right and made the longer arm the same lenght when fitted. Picasso master cylinder fitted up and new brake lines made up to the abs block. Fuck me it works. The judder at 35 has now gone too which makes me think the vacuum from servo was causing issues with egr and/or turbo gate as they are further down the vacuum line.
Finally another thing stolen iff the picasso was the under bonnet fuse box. The pug liked to put its main beam on and stay on. Another part the pic has saved me money on. Plan is to pull the engine out for spare ancillaries and engine for pug.
Official 14 seconds to 60 still is rather dire,luckily the car is comfortable while I'm wafting along at a leisurely pace!
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Re: Pug 406 escapades

Post by Warren t claim » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:34 am

Does it have the primitive sat nav?
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Re: Pug 406 escapades

Post by bub2006 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:38 am

No it doesnt. It's a Glx trim. I think first owner wanted economy and comfort!
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Re: Pug 406 escapades

Post by paulplom » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:50 am

Top buy. In the right hands it should last you for weeks.
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Re: Pug 406 escapades

Post by bub2006 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:11 am

I'm I'm to its 3rd week now! It's a lot comforting than the picasso. Doesnt creek and Seattle as much either.
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Re: Pug 406 escapades

Post by cros » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:32 am

My old man had one of these. He was 82 when it failed it's MOT on rear wheel passive steering linkage wear. I visited him when he was under the vehicle replacing them and he was uncomplimentary about the manufacturer putting this mechanism at the wrong end. I pointed out that he hadn't complained about this on his combine harvester and nearly got the old joint round my ear'ole.
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Re: Pug 406 escapades

Post by DodgeRover » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:23 pm

bub2006 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:38 am
No it doesnt. It's a Glx trim. I think first owner wanted economy and comfort!
I see you were suffering from insomnia last night as well.
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Re: Pug 406 escapades

Post by Sheddy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:54 pm

I can't vouch much for the late models but a chap I used to work with owned a 2.2 petrol model on an R. It was a great motorway muncher and very comfortable on the long runs we did up to that London and back, often loaded up to the gunnels.
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Re: Pug 406 escapades

Post by bub2006 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:50 am

DodgeRover wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:23 pm
bub2006 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:38 am
No it doesnt. It's a Glx trim. I think first owner wanted economy and comfort!
I see you were suffering from insomnia last night as well.
Thats a given these days
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Re: Pug 406 escapades

Post by bub2006 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:51 am

Sheddy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:54 pm
I can't vouch much for the late models but a chap I used to work with owned a 2.2 petrol model on an R. It was a great motorway muncher and very comfortable on the long runs we did up to that London and back, often loaded up to the gunnels.
My mk1 was a 2.1 diesel estate also in glx tr. That thing was damn uncomfortable though strangely
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