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  1. Ok guys, I think we're going to call this car fixed... Just drove the car about 40 miles, ran excellent, no cel at all, and again the cold start was great... Going to continue to drive and monitor everything, but these early results are fantastic... Before I forget, let me use this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone here on this forumthat has helped guide and educate me throughout this process over the last several months. This car was a particular challenge for me for many reasons, mostly due to the lack of parts, people willing to work on it, and just general lack of information out there. Without you guys, this car would not be where it is today. I am so appreciative, and I hope my daughter who will be driven around in this quite a bit learns to love the car as well… Many updates still to come…
  2. Some more before of the injector findings, and now installed after...
  3. Ha, what can I say Rabin, you win. I agreed with you then, and probably should have done this sooner, however I was kind of working my way through the fuel system, and the injectors were the last stop on the ride. Took a little longer to get here, but that's ok. The fuel system is now completely new (both fuel pumps, fuel filter, FPR, and now correctly cleaned injectors), and I have no regrets on that end... Again, not going to say we're done, but with how nicely it idled up on the cold start, hard to imagine it isn't. At the very least, it idles wayyyy better. I didn't even realize it until now, since it has only been in that state since I've owned the car... Send me your address for where to send the flowers...
  4. Well guys, my car finally may be fixed… The new injectors went in this evening, and I fired up the car, and it started in a way that it is never started before in my tenure of ownership. It was very smooth, consistent, none of the lumpiness that I had before, although I never realized how bad it was either since it is all I ever knew. Most telling though, is that after idling for quite a while and getting up to temperature, the CEL never came on at all... It is late now, calling it a night, will report back again tomorrow… Hard to even describe this feeling, but it is exciting to say the least…
  5. Totally agree. Hoping you're right. Will report back once reinstalled...
  6. Hi Goce, I have not looked into testing the air fuel just yet, want to get through this phase of work first and see where it took me. On my way to pick up the injectors as we speak, they told me that all four had some restrictions with the filters, but they cleaned up well and are flowing very nicely now, so going to clean the head ports really well before reinstalling today and see where we end up…
  7. Hey guys, some updates... Went to my mechanic's today to install my new cv/axle boots, but realized we did not have the proper clips. So that will be another day. But not a total loss, as we installed the new fuel pumps (both in tank and outside the tank). This was not needed, but I had already bought them and figured they were the last pieces in the fuel system that I had yet to replace. So that's done... Next up, I wanted to revisit my injectors. The shop that cleaned them, did so with a product through the fuel rail, and while maybe it helped, it still didn't give me a full understanding of the health and operation level of them. So when I got home today, I decided why wait any longer. Off they came, and here are the findings. Cylinders 2 and 3 were pretty gunked up, compared to 1 and 4. See photos... The injectors are at a machine shop that does ultrasonic cleaning and bench testing. They should be done tomorrow, and I'll promptly re-install them. Really thinking the state of these could be behind my on/off cel...causing slight misfires, leaning out the mixture, etc...
  8. That's a great point and I started to think the same thing too. That might have to be a winter project, diving into something at that level...
  9. Goce, thank you very much, this is certainly helpful, I will show this info. to my mechanic. While it's nice to know that I can go for a while without doing this, it's not really my style, plus he has availability next week, so good enough reason to just knock them out now... Different note, I did try the "spare" ecu that is was supposedly tested good, based on the shop's determination that I may have a bad ecu (after cleaning the injectors, and finding/fixing 2 very small vacuum leaks, they were still unable to clear and keep the cel off). The messed up part is that this ecu actually made the car run quite terribly, even the stumbling and hesitating came back during the test drive. That had not happened in a couple months, and it was not fun to experience again, (peugeot ptsd...). I guess maybe the spare ecu isn't good after all??? In any event, I put my original ecu back in and everything seemed fine again (of course, still have the on/off cel), but I did foul the middle 2 plugs again when that other ecu was in. So again, I just put 4 new plugs back in, and everything seems right back to where it was...seems I'll be living with a very nice running and driving Mi16 that has the occasional cel while at idle...
  10. My silicone wrap lasted a couple days, boots should arrive by the end of the week, r/r scheduled for early next week...
  11. Ok all, just as I thought the car was "done" as far as maintenance and repairs, a new one (2 actually) cropped up... It's been a custom since working on this car to check underneath before and after each ride to make sure things are ok. Well, the other day I noticed the driver side inner cv boot let go and much of it's grease all over my otherwise cleaned up undercarriage. Not only that, but I noticed the inner on the passenger side also has a small slit. Yay... Oh well, put a call into the mechanic, he's booked a couple weeks out, so in the meantime I cleaned everything up as best as I could, re-packed with some bearing grease, and found some self fusing silicon tape I had and wrapped the hell out of both sides. Should be good enough to get me to the shop... Edit: Ordered all 4 boots from Peugeot Holm, glad to finally do some business with him...
  12. And on an entirely different note, and while I know this was covered earlier, here are some photos of my glovebox arrangement. You should all do this, as I imagine your gloveboxes are all as blown apart and rattly as mine was. Nothing left to squeak or rattle when it's all gone inside...not to mention easy access to the underdash componentry...that is if you can live without a glovebox...
  13. Ok guys, got the car back from the shop today...some interesting findings... First of all, they found a couple very small vacuum leaks via a smoke test and then repaired/replaced the lines. Ok, good start. Second, they ultrasonically cleaned the injectors, so that's great too. And finally, the last issue, the CEL...still on, ha... They think I might have a bad ecu, and I think they're probably right. We're at the point where just about everything has been replaced, and this is about the only conclusion to come to at this point. They couldn't even clear the code (52)... I still have the spare ecu from the guy I bought my car from, going to test it again and see. There were still other issues with my car the last time I tested the ecu, so maybe now that everything else has been done, this will be a better time to test and be able to trust the findings... Having said all this, I can honestly say I'm at a point with the car that I'm very pleased with. It runs and drives excellent, it's comfortable, suspension and brakes are great, the exterior and interior both cleaned up incredibly well...it's really turned into the car I hoped it would be... Going to continue to drive it a lot this season and monitor everything, as well as test the spare ecu. Worst case scenario, it doesn't change anything and I have an occasional intermittent cel light coming on and off. Given all the effort thrown at the car over this, if that is all that remains, I suppose I can live with that... I washed and spray waxed the car and cleaned the interior today after getting the car home, and then took it on a long driver this evening. Some photos because why not... It's great to have it back, I actually really missed it...
  14. The car may be done today, they found a small vac. leak, maybe 2, waiting to find out, will report back...
  15. Wow, hard to believe my thread has reached 10 pages...I guess I'm a true Peugeot owner now, ha... I'm hoping to hear from the shop in the next day or so, will update here what their findings were...
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