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Old 24-10-11, 09:50 AM   #1
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Right, where do I start? I have just bought a 407SW with 128k its a 2ltr diesel. great looking car and fits my fishing rods in!

I previously had an A4, old one and with the help of the internet, a Haynes manual and trial and error could tackle most simple jobs and servicing.

With this 407 I haven't a clue, no Haynes manual is available as far as I can see.

What I am after is some advice on how to go about finding the info to service and maintain.

I have had the depollution light come on the second day after I bought it (Private sale). It has had the depollution filter thingy replaced earlier this year and the fluid refilled at a cost of 800 at main dealer (This included a couple of other things as well)

So no Haynes manual!! Any help would be really appreciated...

(I hate spending money at garages)
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As well as hating spending money at garages, I don't have any money! and have a child due in 3 months. I am too old for all this!!!
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Hi Anton
The usuall service things are straight forward oil change and filter changes. Anything specific you need to know, as for filter have you given it an Italian service? get the revs high and open it up on a main road to help the car regen .too much stop start driving is bad for dpfs
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Cheers Cabinpac,

I think it is the amount of computer controlled stuff that just overwhelms me. I kind of preferred it when things were a bit more mechanical.

I am gonna sound old here, and I'm not even 40 yet, but I remember setting points, gaps on spark plugs, being easily able to change timing belts. Ahh, the good old days.....

I think I need to look around a bit more on the forum as well before asking questions, just found the section on maintenance!

Many thanks for your reply....
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Hello & welcome...Hope the forums are of help to you!!
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Old 24-10-11, 08:17 PM   #6
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Theres plenty you can still do on these cars. Air filter, fuel filter, oil filter and oil changes as well as suspension bits, brakes etc that do not have any effect on the computer.

A good old Italian tune up is great for these too.
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Old 25-10-11, 09:52 AM   #7
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Cheers Cabinpac,

I think it is the amount of computer controlled stuff that just overwhelms me. I kind of preferred it when things were a bit more mechanical.

I am gonna sound old here, and I'm not even 40 yet, but I remember setting points, gaps on spark plugs, being easily able to change timing belts. Ahh, the good old days.....

I think I need to look around a bit more on the forum as well before asking questions, just found the section on maintenance!

Many thanks for your reply....
we all have to start somewhere! im in the same boat as you..just bought a 407.
having said that this forum (unlike a couple of others i could name) is helpful and friendly..and chances are you will get decent answers to whatever questions you might ask.
the only way to learn is to ask after all!
ive personally changed MAP sensor and EGR on mine whichw as no harder than an Astra or similar to do. things like the coil pack etc are similar to other cars.
like you say, its the sensors to be wary of. dont worry too highly about tyre sensors for instance; alot of people will suggest you just swap them out for standard ones as and when you change tyres and then get the warning disabled. its all part of the learning curve i guess.....
find someone local to you with Peugeot Planet software or decent ECU reading equipment and you will be fine.
anyway we all secretly like all the sensors and computer gizmo stuff
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Old 25-10-11, 04:56 PM   #8
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anyway we all secretly like all the sensors and computer gizmo stuff
Yep..... until the start playing up, and hurt us in the wallet

p.s. don't disable tyre pressure sensors.... they do actually work
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