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  1. I don't believe that there is a relay in the starter circuit - there certainly isn't on GTI models, which is why voltage drop is such an issue once you factor in a few degraded connections.
  2. No, either it works or I just hear a clicking relay. Wouldn't start at all this morning, I had to take the Mini to work. Put a wire from the solenoid switching terminal and touch it against the battery positive - if the starter works reliably when you do this, it's probably voltage drop on the solenoid wiring (fairly common 205 issue) and if it still doesn't, it'll either be the starter itself or poor battery/ground connections.
  3. Sorry for the slow reply, but just to say many thanks for that - a few bits of the Servicebox functionality is missing, but certainly the functionality I used most frequently is there šŸ‘
  4. It's perhaps a minor grump compared to the current issues gripping the world, but it appears that PSA have quietly made Servicebox (their online technical and parts catalogue system) a fully paid-for service this week, so you can't even access the diagrams or part numbers any more - both of which were a huge boon to a serial Peugeot botherer like myself
  5. I pass Hungerford on the M4 most days, so I can probably pick it up for you and - if in no rush - get it boxed up ready to post. Otherwise I'm in Swindon if you want to Shitely it further up the country.
  6. The cheap rubbers used on cheaper aftermarket stuff is often utter shite and can perish / split within a few months - ball joint covers seem to be particularly prone in my experience, but seen CV boots split in double quick time too.
  7. 306 HDi = 230k 205 GTi #1 = 180k These two are on the road, an average of 205k miles 205 GTi #2 = 158k 205 GTi #3 = 53k I've also got a couple of other 205's currently in storage / being recommissioned, which brings the average down to 155k miles
  8. Are you sure that's the Professional / Advanced range? Packaging looks like the normal own brand stuff, and that's often pretty shoddy - although not even getting a single use out of a tool is a joke regardless and should be replaced / refunded.
  9. More a case of not clicking the article - I just searched Google for "Citroen C2 dimensions" and Google listed the figures I gave above from Wikipedia, but having now actually clicked the link, it turns out that it's from further down the page for the Chinese made Citroen C2 (which is different to the one that we all know)! šŸ˜– Apologies, school boy error on my part.
  10. There's not much in it, but the C2 is bigger in every dimension (assuming the Wikipedia figures are to be believed of course): 205 = 3.70m long, 1.57m wide and a wheelbase of 2.42m C2 = 3.88m long, 1.68m wide and a wheelbase of 2.44m
  11. Couple of Landy's spotted earlier this month slowly returning to nature in Hayes. Low mileage Defender that's been there at least a year judging from the MOT expiry - up until that point it had a spotless MOT history too. This old Series LR was parked on the road in front of it that I'm guessing hasn't moved for quite some time either.
  12. If the Citroen one is still available then I'd like it please. I'll drop you a PM now
  13. Anthony

    Coolant woes

    Bit harsh - mistakes happen, but it sounds like the garage has put it right at no cost and without putting up too much of a fight.
  14. Crikey, that sounds cracking value compared to similar down South!
  15. Remove one (not both!) droplink and go for a drive, if the noise disappears then it is likely a droplink that's failed. Cheap droplinks often don't last very long. Be careful with any "enthusiastic" cornering with the droplink removed (and ARB effectively disabled) though as you will get some comedy lean angles....
  16. Test fit the wheels first - from memory, 307 wheels share the same offset as 206's which is wrong for a 205 and will sit too far inwards, fouling the rear trailing arm on the back and possibly the strut on the front.
  17. The man from the Ministry says yes to another 12 months ticket That's three clean 1st time passes in a row now - none too shabby for an French tin can that's nearing 30 years old
  18. To be honest, most alarm and immobiliser issues I've seen have been down to the quality (or rather lack of) of the installation - I've seen some truly shocking so called "professional" installations. Immobilisers themselves are normally fairly reliable as there's not a great deal to go wrong - alarms are more likely to be problematic as they age as sensors and siren batteries begin to give issues.
  19. That's the dim-dip resistor - with the engine running and side-lights on, the headlight bulbs should illuminate dimly. It's meant to be clipped on to the N/S headlight panel, but the clips have usually rusted away and it's left swinging in the breeze. Pipe clip works well as a replacement, but the resistor can be removed with no ill-effect. The lack of oil pressure and STOP light will likely either be the oil pressure switch on the front of the block or more likely the connection/wiring for it. Short the wiring to the block (ground) and the lights should illuminate if all is well with the wiring and bulbs.
  20. I've had the reverse happen this year. My 205 has been insured as a classic for a few years now, and whilst I've swapped brokers in that time, has been with the same underwriter for at least the last three years. This year it appears to have earned 1 years NCB for reasons I can't quite fathom...
  21. Fair enough, certainly nothing is insurmountable and using a known quantity as a donor has merit. Worse case, the bare engine is pretty much the same, it's just the bolt on parts and wiring/ECU that differs so a dead/breaker 306 could yield the required parts cheaply enough.
  22. You'd be much better starting with a 306 HDi as a donor if you can - the 307 is going to add a huge amount of headaches with multiplex management, engine that's mounted at a different angle etc. HDi conversion using a 306 as a donor should be pretty straight forward really - most of the wiring and plumbing is the same principle to a 306 GTi-6 conversion for example. I've considered doing the swap myself in the past when I had an 205 GTi needing an engine and an 306 HDi that was shortly going to the bridge, but decided against it. 307 front brakes will bolt straight onto your 205, although probably won't fit under those wheels - most of them need 15" minimum. They're massively overkill for a 205 though IME.
  23. Looking miles better - genuinely impressed at how well that carpet came out, as it looked pretty grim in the photos Remember that the ZX 16v had a different rear arch profile - I know that on my old ZX Volcane it was marginal with 195/50R15 tyres and would occasionally catch on the outer lip on the rear. Was fine on the front through. You get the same issue on 205's - GTi shells have a much more accommodating rear arch profile and allow you to run wheel/tyre combinations that would rub badly on base model shells.
  24. The wheels themselves will physically bolt on and should be the correct offset if they're 406 ones (later 206/307 ones are wrong though). The tyre profile (195/65R15 on a 406 isn't it?) will be too tall though and I suspect will foul the rear arch.
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