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  1. Oh man - That’s just terrible! I have a similar experience - I shipped a set of 4 RARE alloy wheels with UPS once, and they lost one of the wheels! I relentlessly hounded them, even found out they had “loss centres” where packages that lost shipping info ended up and would call them weekly requesting the check for it. That’s also when I found out they’ll sell you insurance for anything, but the fine print in the contract basically only covers new items being shipped from business that is selling them new to the customer. Anything used, or even anything new sold privately was e
  2. If my experience with the local Peugeot dealer in the late 80’s was anything to go by, they were ridiculously undertrained Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler dealership dudes that had little to no interest in these cars. In my experience that’s usually the response one gets when they have no idea how to fix it and really just want you to concede and accept the flaw. Temp and level should be dead simple to suss out, but I’m likely too OCD to not let that bug me. Rabin
  3. It works exactly the way the old yahoo group list worked for email only. The content that was in the group will get moved here at some point once I figure out how to do it best and have the time. Rabin
  4. Sorry - I tried editing a link and it didn’t work. This is the home page for registering to the distribution list: http://list.canam-peugeot.com/options.cgi/peugeot-l-canam-peugeot.com Works similar to the yahoo list - you sent an e-mail to list after registering and it sends to everyone on the list. Rabin
  5. This is a parallel forum set up to augment the e-mail list which I took over last year and re-hosted it on this domain as well. List is still somewhat active but very much alive here: http://list.canam-peugeot.com/options.cgi/peugeot-l-canam-peugeot.com I remember your username from YEARS ago, so welcome to the forum! There’s also a Peugeot group on FB as well... Rabin
  6. It’s an automatic, and the even when you load the turbo with the brakes it very rarely spins on take off with the Torsen diff - especially with good tires. With the manual I can leave the line on boost which results in first and 2nd gear wheelspin. Rabin
  7. It’s an automatic, and the even when you load the turbo with the brakes it very rarely spins on take off with the Torsen diff - especially with good tires. With the manual I can leave the line on boost which results in first and 2nd gear wheelspin. Rabin
  8. Rob Courter is Javel Garage in the vender section on the home page. To check the resistance you set the multimeter to ohms and check the reading from where the wire connects to the body of the sensor or it’s ground. If you Google the sensor you often will find the specs for it as well. FSM should have that info, but I don’t think I have any 405 manuals. Rabin
  9. As promised and much overdue:
  10. I can’t see it taking much effort to ensure they work properly, so why not see if it can be made accurate? The resistance of the sensor should be easy to test, usually the higher the resistance the higher the temperature indication, but making sure it’s within spec is the first think I’d do since issue could be gauge side. If it’s a single wire connection you may want to check and clean engine grounds as well to ensure pan is nicely grounded. There’s a Vendor section on the site as well, either Madhu or Rob in Texas would be good to check with. Rabin
  11. Definitely upgrade - Price drop is insane from when I last checked. For that price it’s absolutely a no brainer. Very curious to hear and see that system come together! Rabin
  12. Well that price just makes it a no brainer, but just know that pump might not cut it. “ Designed with a minimum 1500-hour service life in mind, these pumps come with a 3 year warranty direct from Rule/ITT. However, use with high temperature water and/or antifreeze/coolant may void this warranty. When I researched it years ago that was the big negative - finding an electric coolant pump that would have OE longevity was the problem, but there’s LOTS of OE electric water pump options now. Hopefully there’s a way to have it only turn on when needed, but another tip I re
  13. I looked at doing the very same thing - right down to the frozenboost intercoolers! Where I started to get second thoughts and eventually went back to figuring out an air to air solution was (And especially with diesels) - I really like adhering to the KISS principle: Keep It Simple Stupid. The electric coolant pump is what finally did me in - by the time I figured out what would should be the best pump for the job (Bosch Motorsport pump at the time), the idea was well over $1000cdn and the complexity of an electric pump and another cooling system just had me rethink and return to a
  14. Looks great! What tire sizes are you testing with? Wheel offsets look really good. Rabin
  15. I bought the newer v6 version directly from Otto when it was offered after missing out on the series 1 505 Turbo they offered previously. I don’t want to sell it, but just wanted to mention that although my wife thought I was nuts for spending that much on it, I have to say it’s a very nice model and I thought it was worth it. (Shipping to Canada made it a more like $200 CDN) Rabin
  16. Bouncing speedo needle would explain the wonky steering since it’s speed sensitive and reading the speedo cable. Normal speedo failure is right at the transmission - cable starts to fray and starts binding and releasing causing the needle to bounce. It only stops when it breaks so fixing it preventively is a good plan. I’ve heard DIY speedo cable repair kits will work with minimal work - but have yet to do it myself. Rabin
  17. Congrats! Did you take any pictures? Is the brake pedal hard or soft? Power steering is a variable speed system that uses a sensor on speedo cable to have more steering assist at low speeds, and less assist at high speed. I’d check connection on speedo, and the controller is under the battery tray I believe. If you unplug the controller it will be assisted all the time like normal. Rabin
  18. The hand brake adjustment is usually done on the handle, but the usual issue is that the levers on the calipers start sticking and the brakes stay on, or the brake cables are rusting inside and they aren’t moving freely. The levers can usually be tapped back into position to free up the brakes, but it usually means you shouldn’t use the hand brake until you service the calipers and check the cables. Rabin
  19. The wire on the water pump is for the carbon brush that should touch the brass ring/contact on the magnetic clutch for the fan. The sensor on the passenger bottom of rad is what switches power on to energize the magnetic clutch. I’d also check behind that relay plate that has the pink/purple relay mounted to it - it might be tucked in behind it. Failing that check behind the motor around bell housing, and even down the other side of the motor as it would depend which way they secured the harness when the engine was out. Rabin
  20. I really like the editing in this new one, but your speaking style in the 505 video seemed more relaxed. You have excellent English, and I had no issues understanding what you were saying at all. The multiple cameras while you were speaking was also a nice touch, but I’d suggest scripting it so that you look at whatever view you’re filming. The casual speaking style sitting on a chair was also less formal than you speaking against the white wall... These take a tremendous anount of work to put together and they look really great so far. From a technical point - I’m only familiar
  21. I actually have them from Joe - I set up a Downloads section on the site, but the uploads are tedious - Gotta find a better way to do it. I’m 4 months into an office reno, so I’ve had no time yet for website stuff, but I’m *almost* done and can hopefully get back to some fun stuff. Rabin
  22. Doing a top mount would be easiest, but I was looking at clocking the compressor housing so it was pointing down, then running a vertical IC on the passenger side to keep plumbing short. It’d need ducted cold air, but you wouldn’t need to figure out how to get it in front of the AC condenser that way. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, but I’ve also got an ‘86 505s TD 5sp Sedan. I bought it as a parts car for the wagon (ie: 5sp wagon), but the immediate plan is to get the sedan running and possibly plate it for a summer DD. Ordered a new fuel filter for the new filter head I had, and wil
  23. Good Lord... It’s been longer than I thought!
  24. Hi Wade, You might want to give a read through my wagon build thread: Yes I suck and it’s terribly old with no updates, BUT(!) - I still have everything for the car plus more, still waiting. I personally would advise against “just turning” the screw as it adds base fuel not boost referenced fuel. There’s also the boost pin and the regulator mod - but really the best way is to send the pump into Performance Diesel and have Giles tune it. I researched the crap out of modifying them pulling from IDI VW as well as IDI MB mods guys were doing. Also - the turbo housing should b
  25. They’ve done a beautiful job! And I see I totally forgot to respond to that flange measurement! I can say with certainty that the Volvo flange and the T3 have the same stud pattern, but Peugeot stud pattern is smaller than T3 but larger than T25. I can take pics and measurements today if you still need them. Rabin
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