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Peugeot 405 GTX. Swap?


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#61 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:52 AM

It's the perfect camouflage colour on tarmac. Seeing that car in the mirror or through the windscreen, it completely blends in with the road,

all you perceive is a pair of lights and a numberplate.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:09 AM

Brilliant stuff. I just got a text today to say that the car had been collected, so very happy to see it has gone to a new home - and it's looking very tidy after being laid up for 15 months or so! These things really will go on forever...


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:21 AM

Thank you dunnaz.
All the best with your voyages.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:07 AM

Entirely btw, mine returned an incredible 36.6 OMGMPG on the trip.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:54 AM

Entirely btw, mine returned an incredible 36.6 OMGMPG on the trip.

 

Not going fast enough!


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:13 AM

Oh, I couldn't possibly agree more. Fuck speed limits on motorways.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:14 AM

Speaking of nonsensical bollocks that should be fucked, I'm eagerly awaiting MoT news.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

Overslept. Didn't manage to get it there on time. They told me I'm too late. Will have to book another appointment next week.

I'm terrible.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:14 PM

Overslept. Didn't manage to get it there on time. They told me I'm too late. Will have to book another appointment next week.

I'm terrible.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:25 PM

MOT tomorrow 10:15. Went to the lock up for the first time since collecting expecting the battery and the front tires to be flat but the car started straight away and air top up should see it go through the test tomorrow.

 

Hopefully we should make it to Chumley on Sunday. 

 

Expect more news tomorrow.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:42 AM

Bad news. Terrible back brake performance.
Sad face.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:44 AM

Sad, but not the end of the world.
Are you DIYing it?
Does it have drums at the back?

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:47 AM

Is that all it failed on?

 

Good result there mate :-D


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:01 AM

Rear number plate was fine then?


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:06 AM

Sad, but not the end of the world.
Are you DIYing it?
Does it have drums at the back?


Discs all round.

I asked the garage to quote for work. It all seems doable to me but having time to do it is sometimes a problem.
Is it 10 days they give you before you have to pay for retest?

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

10 days aye

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:13 AM

Unlikely for me to do it in 10 days so new test fee will have to come into my time/money/motivation calculation...

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:29 AM

Only just caught up with this thread. High end 405s look like the ultimate in undervalued luxury now.
Hope this one gets back on the road soon. PSA handbrakes and rear brakes always seem to be issues!

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:47 PM

Around £100 at ebay cheap end prices.

Half a days work, a day if something goes wrong along the way.

Garage guess £300+. Could be +++.

Let me know if its going cheap.

10 days, I could build a car in 10 days....almost.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

I'm surprised it only failed on the handbrake, considering how long it was parked up.

I guess the trip up from darn Sarf into civilisation has freed them up a bit.

Handbrake is dead easy to adjust on these.

 

I wonder what happened to the rear brake flexies?

I had the entire rear brakes redone for the last MoT.

 

Steering gaiters are also new to me. Could be caused by long period of unuse,

then immediately maneuvre in a tight spot.

 

Anyway, all niggly bits.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:56 PM

Besides, where I had my cars MoTed, they would have fixed those few issues immediatly and retested it the same day.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:10 PM


Back on the road.
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That's an ex-Avis Cav judging by the reg.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:39 PM

I'm assuming discs and linings need renewal.

If its just adjusting knock £50 off Sir.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:52 PM

It's not adjusting, its a new disc kind of job.

The lower flex pipes are fine, the upper ones are both split apparently.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:09 PM

 

This guy knows what he's doing, its 406 but should be similar.

I'd fit new discs, pads and handbrake shoes though.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:28 PM

From my experience of Pugs in general I'd say the rear handbrake cables are probably seized up. Cheap and easy enough to swap over if your freshening up the rear handbrake assembly. ☺️

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:19 AM

Garage wants £190 for everything including taxes and parts. I might as well...
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:36 AM

From my experience of Pugs in general I'd say the rear handbrake cables are probably seized up. Cheap and easy enough to swap over if your freshening up the rear handbrake assembly. ☺️



This twas the fault on my zafira also, handbrake cable u/s.

Still, at £190 all in get them to do it, nice cheap mot'ed 405 that looks LUSHEROONEY.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

On 6 August 2015 at 127,583 miles the car failed, amongst other (like the infamous dangerously spaced
registration plate characters), on
 
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
Nearside Steering rack gaiter split (2.2.D.2d)
Offside Steering rack gaiter split (2.2.D.2d)
 
It passed on 13 August 2015, because I had these things fixed!
(I also shelled out on an expensive set of new registration plates with some safer spacing of the characters
to stop my unduly and imprudent endangering of other road users)

On 1 September 2017 at 130,796 miles, so 3,213 miles later, it failed, amongst other, on

Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
Nearside Steering rack gaiter split (2.2.D.2d)
Offside Steering rack gaiter insecure (2.2.D.2d)

So you will understand that I smell a rat the size of an elephant in the living room,
or, at the very least, gaiters made in China.

Furthermore, I would like to have explained what they mean with "upper" brake hoses (Carlo?)
and what exactly the damage is.
Also note in this context, that the rear brake flexis have been replaced between August 2013 and
July 2014, you will find an invoice for that in the stash. Needless to write, that he smell of the rat
is not exactly alleviated by this.

Did I understand you correctly, I think you said you brought the car to some main stealership for the test?


And entirely btw, I'm surprised how the car could generally deteriorate in such a short period.
There was no lacquer peel on the roof when I sold it and the tyres were spot on.
In fact, I had the rear ones replaced.
I would have replaced all four, had they shown the slightest sign of cracking.
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1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

I have seen both gaiters myself. Right one is stuck to the right side and the left rubber is split in few places. I have seen it myself JMan.
Is there any chance the previous garage have not done the work? I'm being serious here as I have seen it myself and it's too much of coincidence.

I was also there when brakes were tested. I've seen the measurements on the garage display.




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