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Peugeot 405 1.9TD - Going Home.

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#1 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:14 PM

Many thanks to Richard Moss for posting the FS thread and to his FIL for showing me round the garage/workshop.


Today's collection is brought to you by the letter P.
P is for Peugeot, and the number 50.
50 is the speed limit on most of the A1.

I left for the one hour drive to collect at 1300 this afternoon and I have just got back in the door. Love driving this car. Its effortless and comfortable.


Money:

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So we have here for your delectation and delight, a Peugeot 405 1.9 TD GTX. Highly specced with a wood knob, air con, electric everything and correct alloy wheels.

The centres for these wheels are renowned for falling out and disappearing. If you have an engineering mind, you could probably do something about that:


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Like tap the wheel and fit two hex bolts to each rim to hold them on. I like this.




Interior:


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Handy drink hole

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This bottom left gauge is apparently oil level. It goes to full with IGN then goes to empty and never moves again?!? (there plenty of oil in the car)


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Original ICE including SMOKE A TAB button.


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Sliding Load cover:

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Please ignore the bag full of sixties shooters.





More exterior.

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The colour is outstanding in the sunlight. Its blue or grey depending on which angle you look at it from, but it looks lovely from all angles.




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XUD9 With Bosch pump. Which the owner told me that makes some people want to run it on chip fat!!


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And finally home:


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Its a lovely thing. And I like it very much.




The clutch is exhibiting similar symptoms to the 305 and 306 I have had in the past. It pulls fine and doesnt slip, but there a judder on pulling away (even at moderate revs, and worse in reverse) and the pedal travel is short and stiff.
Pug clutches seem to go like this for some reason so its something to address in the future but absolutely fine to enjoy as is for the time being.


I will be changing the plates so something in a more pleasing font, without flags, as a matter of urgency.



Many thanks again to Richard Moss and the vendor David.


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#2 OFFLINE   fairkens

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:18 PM

S'nice that, well bought
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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:23 PM

Get thon boost Pin sortit, boost turned up and a bit more fuel

 

IDEAL KAR OF EVAR!

 

Looks lovely, well bought!


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#4 OFFLINE   carlo

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:31 PM

Is indeed a fine example of the breed, in one of the best colours.  These are starting to fetch some money in good condition so I reckon you've done well.

 

They're comfy old things are they not?


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#5 OFFLINE   dave21478

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:32 PM

These are for winners. I had one the same but red several years back and it was simply one of the best all-rounders I have ever owned. They are comfortable, fast enough, economical, handle pretty well, huge boot space.....I could talk them up all day.

 

If I found another at the right price, I wouldnt hesitate.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:32 PM

Looks the spit of one my big sis had back in the day.

M606 WWW where are you now?

 

Verdict: Wood


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:32 PM

The oil gauge isn't "live", it only registers with the ignition on and the engine turned off.

It looks great and GTX is probably the best spec.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:50 PM

Yea, the oil level is only when you ign on. The xm did the same. The magic fag buttons look similar to the xm too
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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:00 PM

The oil gauge isn't "live", it only registers with the ignition on and the engine turned off.

It looks great and GTX is probably the best spec.

Cheers man. Was wondering about that.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:00 PM

YES! That is all,Mr Peas.
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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:13 PM

cracker that, well bought.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:17 PM

Well good, ideal wagon that


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:19 PM

Excellent.  Before the world went mad for OMG RWD, this was rated as a far better handling car than the Sierra


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:25 PM

One of the best all rounders ever. Sunroof unusual - no a/c?

I am similarly digging the centre cap retaining system, I drilled holes and used small self tappers on mine.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:30 PM

One of the best all rounders ever. Sunroof unusual - no a/c?

I am similarly digging the centre cap retaining system, I drilled holes and used small self tappers on mine.

 

Working AC and a slide and tilt Sunroof!


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:48 PM

Original bill of sale:

 

 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:01 PM

I love 405s, I had a 1.6 petrol which I think was the most thirsty petrol engined car I ever owned...And I used to own a range rover. I prefer the mk1 dashboard.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:05 PM

That looks fantastic, should this come up for sale I can see there being a queue of forum members after it as it ticks lots of boxes, well bought sir.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:11 PM

I like the Scottish body of water themed number plate the best.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:12 PM

Original bill of sale:

 

 

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Nice to see that Todd Landers from Neighbours had some style and bought this fine automobile back in the 90's.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:13 PM

Wow, the original owner lived in the town where I spent the first 18 years of my life. In fact when I returned I lived about a quarter mile from that house. Not bad to say it's a tiny little shithole, not like "oooh they were from London, I lived in London too".

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 06:05 AM

I don't know quite what I'm appalled at more. The price of delivery, or the price of the sunroof.

Gonna give it a good clean today, hardly exciting but always nice to do when you get a new car. I think anyway.

When I picked the car up, the radio was tuned to Classic fm. I'm no fan of classical music but I left it on as it seemed to fit the mood and the journey home after collection. I enjoyed barreling along to the sounds of strings and parps and harps. A bit of the old classical really suits the car.
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Posted 30 August 2015 - 06:54 AM

This takes my breath away with its ICD Roadhandling System.
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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:34 AM

I'm glad that it went to an appreciative home. It's a bloody good car.
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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:44 AM

Good timing with that spec; an early 'later' GTX so air con, sunroof option, and just before the airbag became standard so nothing to blow up in your face as you listen to Classic FM.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:51 AM

This takes my breath away with its ICD Roadhandling System.

 

I had to look that up, apparently Peugeot designed the chassis first and fitted the body around it... Don't all car makers do that?

 

They were rightfully proud of their cars' "roadhandling" at that time, they are lovely to drive. The 405 saloon probably has the best ride, handling and steering feel balance of any car I've driven.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:54 AM

That's fantastic!
Reminds me of my K reg SRi. I traded it in for a 240 estate. In those pre-Autoshite days, I thought I was the only one who liked this stuff.
This one will serve you well.
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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:12 AM

Nice clean car hope it lasts you well,
How do you find headroom?

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:26 AM

That looks a cracker. Ditto everyone else on the oil gauge - my first XM's confused the hell out of me. Also - I had an XM with similar clutch behaviour. It was recently fitted and behaved as you describe. One thing I found was that it was perfectly smooth when cold. As soon as the car had warmed up - it was horrible. Never found out why - sorry :(


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:45 AM

Superb that.


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