MoT failed, needs servo

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nickrose137
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MoT failed, needs servo

Post by nickrose137 » Tue May 07, 2019 8:30 pm

After 4 years of reasonably cheap motoring my 406 (2003 petrol 1.8 estate) has failed its MoT. My local Peugeot engineer says it will need a new servo, and a new master cylinder because you might as well... And part of the exhaust. But he doesn't think he can even *get* a replacement servo, and reckons that even if he could, the repairs would cost way more than the car's worth. I can post more details when I've spoken to him tomorrow.
Any thoughts? If it really isn't worth repairing, I'd like another petrol 406 estate, but I haven't seen one in Sussex for months if not years.

WillNZ
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Re: MoT failed, needs servo

Post by WillNZ » Tue May 07, 2019 8:41 pm

Just one thing... changing the servo on a 406 is a MONGREL job with the engine in... ask me how I know! If I do it again, it will be engine out!! :shock:

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Re: MoT failed, needs servo

Post by Doggy » Tue May 07, 2019 9:30 pm

Twas the main reason mine went to the big car park in the sky. Best of luck.
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Re: MoT failed, needs servo

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Tue May 07, 2019 11:49 pm

WillNZ wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Just one thing... changing the servo on a 406 is a MONGREL job with the engine in... ask me how I know! If I do it again, it will be engine out!! :shock:
:? I watched whilst one was changed at a show / meeting on a 3.0 V6 coupe :wink:
If you think that's a MONGREL of a job then scrap your car & forget converting from auto to manual :roll:
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WillNZ
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Re: MoT failed, needs servo

Post by WillNZ » Wed May 08, 2019 1:27 am

I dont mind doing big jobs (like this proposed manual conversion), especially if it is a challenge. I did the servo swap successfully with everything in place (just because I am stubborn and refuse to give up), but quickly realised a short time into the swap that it would be easier to remove the motor/box, but battled on just because stubborn... would do one again but motor out way.. :cheesy:

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Re: MoT failed, needs servo

Post by nickrose137 » Sun May 19, 2019 5:12 pm

OK, I've given up the search for a brake servo. I'll post a "For sale" in case any of you would like the car for spares or repair.

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