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by Luditus
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: VIN number?
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: VIN number?

Was there not something about design updates for future models being implemented in the current production? In other words, some 2004 models could have been manufactured in 2003 - possibly? I remember that it took me ages of research to find my ORGA number, in order to get the correct spares.
by Luditus
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: Handbrake not holding
Replies: 6
Views: 4384

Re: Handbrake not holding

I put up with this problem for over a year (not much fun with an automatic), despite garage replacing discs and pads and doing all the adjustments. Then a clever MOT man spotted a bit of rust on a cable at the handbrake lever end. Removal of the cable showed that it was badly corroded under the bell...
by Luditus
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: MOT Fail
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Re: MOT Fail

They do seem to score easily compared to other vehicles I've owned. The pads start life quite thin too, so my policy has been to fit new discs and pads at the same time.
by Luditus
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: MOT Fail
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Re: MOT Fail

Love the new spelling of "reservoir" in the advisories. Just can't get the staff these days. Hope the repairs are to a better standard. Head lamps are easy. :)
by Luditus
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: YAY! Through Another MOT
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: YAY! Through Another MOT

I managed to get my 52 plate through MOT this week too. It didn't fail on anything, and I did no preparation. Due to shielding and lockdown, the poor thing had only done 60 miles since the last test! Regarding radius arms - is that front, or rear? If front, then treat them like tyres - always replac...
by Luditus
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: any body changed a engine mount centre
Replies: 8
Views: 8901

Re: any body changed a engine mount centre

Powerflex part PFF50-420 was fitted to my 1.6 TU5JP4 with no problem. It is nominal dia 65mm.
by Luditus
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: Roof pump oil
Replies: 5
Views: 2157

Re: Roof pump oil

IMO Batso, you could be wrong. The fluid that you have found seems to be for power steering. Have a look at this Oz web site, they have the Aral stuff listed. www.lubricants-ils.com.au
by Luditus
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: Lovely Car
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

Lovely Car

About last November, I went into voluntary lockdown for the winter. Then the China plague arrived so I've been shielding ever since. Two weeks ago a friend took the flat battery out of the car without observing any of the special procedures. I charged the battery up and a neighbour carried it back t...
by Luditus
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: Front door speaker
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Front door speaker

Good idea to carry a spare!
by Luditus
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Non starter
Replies: 5
Views: 2616

Re: Non starter

Duff battery, or poor terminal condition. ( I suggest ).
by Luditus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Slugish Headlamps
Replies: 3
Views: 2483

Re: Slugish Headlamps

Gremlins again! I'm assuming that the relays are solid state and not on their way out. I'll wait for drier weather to probe further; in the mean time, stick to lit roads at night.
by Luditus
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Slugish Headlamps
Replies: 3
Views: 2483

Slugish Headlamps

When I flick the dip switch, there is a noticeable delay before the beam actually dips. At times, I think that I might not have flicked the stalk far enough, so I give it another go, only to see the beam dip and then go back to main beam. I've always thought that it must be crazy french electrical d...
by Luditus
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Monkey Forum
Topic: Close the roof - Winter is coming
Replies: 2
Views: 2914

Re: Close the roof - Winter is coming

On a positive note, one could suggest that nobody has had any problems in the week. I'm now in roof-up mode, and have pleasantly noticed the lack of exhaust fumes and construction site dust in the cockpit.
by Luditus
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: Just bought one, few questions
Replies: 16
Views: 6398

Re: Just bought one, few questions

My normal roof opening procedure is to start the engine, release the catches, push the button, watch all the windows go down and the roof fold away. Except that on one occasion, the near side quarter light did not move! As the roof started folding, I noticed that it might collide with the quarter li...
by Luditus
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: 206CC General
Topic: Are you doing this?
Replies: 11
Views: 3877

Re: Are you doing this?

I didn't realise there was a "going-down" race too! Going-up includes the rear quarter lights sprint prior to the long slog of the main windows on the home straight. (My race was carried out with the engine running.)
Do I detect a new Olympic sport in the offering? ;)