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by PhillipM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Type of oil
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Type of oil

I got enough for 2 oil changes for free :supafrisk: :lol:

Good stuff though, only oil I've ever seen a noticable increase in MPG on. Need it in a V6 :lol:
by PhillipM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Diagnosing AC issue
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Diagnosing AC issue

The clunk should be the clutch engaging, you should be able to see the centre of the pulley engage if the clutch is working properly if you get someone else to hit the button while you watch, check that first. It's not unknown for the insides of the compressor to seize though - mine did the same thi...
by PhillipM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Type of oil
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Type of oil

tbfh any semi-synth or synth oil in either 30 or 40 weight is probably going to be fine anyway, oil has come a long way since the XU was designed, even a basic semi-synth has twice the service life and HTHS ratings as they had back then - just grab something with A3/B4 or A5/B5 rating on the bottle ...
by PhillipM
Sun May 12, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Third gear
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Third gear

Yeah, that's the right stuff.
by PhillipM
Sun May 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Third gear
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Third gear

As I said above - what oil was used when the gearbox was refitted?

The wrong oil in a Peugeot box will contaminate the synchros and show up slightly worn ones much more.
by PhillipM
Sun May 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Third gear
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Third gear

As the rest said, worn synchro - 2nd to 3rd are the most frequent changes usually so it often see's more wear than the rest.

Having said that, what oil was the gearbox refilled with? The wrong oil can cause issues too, Pug boxes are very picky about oil.
by PhillipM
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2488
Views: 184076

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I've got one cat that will rip your face off if you so much as come near her with wet hands, and her brother who happily jumps in the bath and paddles around.
by PhillipM
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

I'm after a few of these for experimenting on for repair, if anyone has got a few leaky ones laying around. :)
by PhillipM
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 406 rear anti roll bar brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: 406 rear anti roll bar brackets

Yes, that one is quite a pain. The other side isn't bad.
by PhillipM
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 406 rear anti roll bar brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: 406 rear anti roll bar brackets

I couldn't find any when I was replacing mine - I ended up making two out of carbon+fibreglass using the old knackered ones as a mould.
by PhillipM
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Polyurethane Lower Engine Mount - 65mm for V6's etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Polyurethane Lower Engine Mount - 65mm for V6's etc.

Honeycombed polyurethane engine mount for sale - stiffer than standard but the honeycombing creates a nice progressive spring rate so it's not as harsh as solid poly mounts. Centre bosses are machined billet aluminium 6082-T6. Had this one warp in the machine whilst making it, so it's slightly short...
by PhillipM
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Intermitent Clunking from N/S front, on Hard right hand turn
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: Intermitent Clunking from N/S front, on Hard right hand turn

Tyre catching on the inner arch?

A shot upper engine mount will do it too (the hydraulic one under upper arm) as the engine hops up and down until it rams the rubber through the fluid chamber.
by PhillipM
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Gas mig. Gasless is a pain in the arse as it starts much worse than gasless and you'll have to do more cleanup, TIG is a waste of time unless you cut it back to completely perfectly clean metal and get your repair seamless - and you have it indoors otherwise the wind is a nightmare. Stick welder? Fo...
by PhillipM
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 3096

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Gonna be interesting with my blue coloured race fluid in then...
by PhillipM
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Maintained regardless of cost." - Pheweeeee
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: "Maintained regardless of cost." - Pheweeeee

So far I'm up to about double what I spend on the car in replacement parts :lol: