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    I have just bought my first Peugeot it's a 406 D9 diesel manual
    The journey begins
    I do 60K a year so I am looking forward to improved reliability over the Xantias

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    Hmm delicious. Hope she's good to you

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    On paper there are so many similarities between a 406 and a Xantia that your plan shouldn't really work. However, we also have bought a 406 this year - a D9 SV (V6) manual. At 243,000+ km, it has done more km than my Xantia Turbo (but is 3 years newer).

    It needs engine mounts (eventually) and something is not quite right with the brakes (they work, but the pedal has too much travel), but overall it is in great condition for a 13 year old car. The engine uses no oil or water, and everything under the bonnet looks almost new - by comparison my Xantia has a blown head gasket , some hydraulic issues, and stuffed paint (OK it is red, but still...). Oh and the driver's footwell carpet is gradually collapsing because it got soaked with LHM when the brake valve boot split .

    My wife is happy - she is driving a reliable, remarkably modern car (in all but body shape) with plenty of safety features. Yes it uses more fuel than your diesel, but was almost ridiculously cheap ($3,500)!!

    The diesel should be at least as reliable as the V6, and you've got a simpler beast overall (no ESP etc.), so hope your strategy works - so far it's working for us . BTW - does yours have CANBUS or 'old fashioned' wiring?

    Cheers

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    The HDI is a much better diesel motor compared to the D8 turbo diesel, and I believe easier to repair when needed. A friend of mine has one, the only real problem with the car was the fuel pump, a known issue When he bought it. $1200 I believe + labour, but the fuel gauge worked properly after that- its part of the assembly.


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    Thanks fellows
    Those V6 motors are really quite special
    They seem unbreakable
    Excluding cam belts
    Which are not hard to change but not cheap
    Don't know about wiring versus digital bus system
    I pick it up shortly
    It is a late one
    The dials are white
    It's build year is 03 and first registered in 04

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    OK, if built in '03 it will be CANBUS - same system as in 307s and 407s. Only common problem with the CANBUS system that I know of was the blinker activation arm, which misbehaved on early CANBUS machines - especially 307s. Usual symptom was that automatic cancelling of blinker after a corner would overshoot, causing the other side blinker to start flashing.

    Found this in a T5 307 I bought for my son. On a test drive, made sure I straightened up after a corner fairly smartly and sure enough, the other side blinker came on. Dealer agreed to fix it and were quite surprised to find the cost - over $1,000 RRP . I think they claimed it on an extended warranty, so they weren't actually out of pocket...

    Hopefully someone has already replaced it on your car, because unlike the earlier system, you can't just replace the blinker arm - you have to remove the steering wheel and replace the whole mares nest.

    Anyway, the HDi is a great motor - you should be pleased with the range you can get. I seem to recall that an AFer with a 406 diesel from Melbourne topped up their tank to the brim, pumped their tyres up to maximum pressure, and proceeded to drive to Sydney and back on a single tank of fuel!!

    Cheers

    Alec

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    Is that the same as cannibus

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    Well done, Sherman.

    Diesels are way underrated in Oz, so the more the merrier. Many happy miles in it.
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    Recently drove my 2000 406HDi from Wellington, NSW to Fernvale Qld via Sydney. Spent a few days in Sydney. Refilled the car in Fernvale - 1450 km: 72.5 litres. Not bad for a car with 430K on the clock.

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    Just finished my first half tank 600km urban driving or is that urbane driving?
    This will save over $100 per week
    So much Torque i don't even notice my trailer

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    Word is that Sherman used to drive a Tank but now he drives a Peugeot-AND he KNOWS that there is a difference.

    Happy Driving!

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    Xantia does not equal "tank"

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