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  1. trymes

    N9TE Custom Piston Group Buy?

    Another question would be if there is a break in price if more than x sets are ordered. i.e.: If you find four other people on this site to commit to purchasing a kit, it might result in lower costs. PS: Are those Canadian Dollars? Let's make sure that we're all using the same yardstick!
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    N9TE Custom Piston Group Buy?

    If memory serves, I remember something about the rings being a non-standard size? Have you specified a piston size that (with boring) would eliminate that problem and allow the use of cheaper off-the-shelf rings?
  3. Never mind! I found the source of the problem: the inlet accordion hose split.
  4. So, I noticed recently that I am sometimes getting some black/grey smoke at startup (not blue). Then, last night and this morning, when I started the car, it ran like a bag of turds until it warmed up. It would start, then die unless I revved the engine up to 2000 RPM or so. If I put the car in gear it will stall when it is really cold (just started). It gets progressively better until the car is warm, when it seems to be more or less normal-ish. It isn't cold here, maybe 60 F (16 C). The prior owner mentioned having swapped the cold-start injector with a "good" used one. Is there a good place to start testing this?
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    My First 505: 1986 Turbo

    Makes sense. Shouldn't the expansion tank pressure cap relieve the pressure before a hose splits or the radiator tank cracks (assuming the hose is in good condition)?
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    My First 505: 1986 Turbo

    Yeah, there may be a crack. Funny thing is I met a fellow yesterday who used to work on one of these cars and his first question was "how many heads have you cracked?" On the other hand, this hose is really soft and weak. Time will tell. I have written this car off a few times now!
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    My First 505: 1986 Turbo

    So, after flushing the coolant and fixing the bad gasket on the pressure cap, I had noticed a tiny leak at the filler cap on the radiator. So, I contacted Brian Holm, who sent me a new gasket for the filler cap. That solved the leak, but pressure will find a way out, I guess! I took the car on a reasonably long trip to Vermont, and as I started home, the coolant level light came on. I was shocked to find the car nearly out of coolant when I stopped to check. I nervously re-filled the radiator, and I eventually heard coolant spilling on the ground. Closer investigation revealed a split heater hose right by the thermostat housing. It was Sunday and a remote-ish area, but I was able to cobble together a temporary fix with a garden hose, and it actually got me home! Here's hoping I didn't do any serious damage to the car, and I suppose that this means I need to replace all of the 31 year-old heater hoses. The one that broke seems to go to the heater valve, and from there travels behind the engine to...? And where is the return line?
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    Issue with Vehicle Registry

    Certainly not a big deal, but I figured you cant fix it if you don't know it's broken!
  9. trymes

    N9TE Custom Piston Group Buy?

    I may be interested, and I wonder if one or more of the "Usual suspect" parts vendors might want a set or two on the shelf? Maybe, maybe not.
  10. trymes

    Thermostat Specs

    Correct me if I am wrong here, but the thermostat and housing are on the front of the engine where the upper radiator hose connects, no? I ask because you mention the cooling tank. It also sounds like the modifications were mostly to use the Nissan rubber ring instead of the normal gasket?
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    Thermostat Specs

    Interesting. I still need to fit the new gasket for the radiator fill cap, as that is weeping. It sounds like you needed to modify the outside diameter of the Nissan thermostat, plus make the groove around the housing thicker? In other words, your post makes it sound like the Nissan part is thicker around the edge (and slightly bigger diameter) than the original, and if you try to install it without modification, it doesn't seal properly, resulting in damage if you torque it down? I started down this road because my car is also running cool, as you had mentioned yours was. I'm sure that the prior owner in Dallas had thought that was wonderful, with the heat down there, but I'd like it to be where it ought to be! Tom
  12. Well, to be more precise, I'd say that there is no way that restrictor will allow the PCV to bleed off all of the excessive pressure caused by blow-by that shouldn't be there to begin with! On the other hand, enlarging the orifice in the restrictor will cause too much air to enter the intake without passing the MAF, no?
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    Thermostat Specs

    I may have answered my own question: http://m.autozone.com/cooling-heating-and-climate-control/thermostat/failsafe-thermostat/peugeot/505/710644_0_1632?location= Now to check about the gasket. It sure *looks* pretty "standard"...aaand....here we are: http://m.autozone.com/cooling-heating-and-climate-control/thermostat-gasket/felpro-thermostat-gasket/peugeot/505/68355_0_15298?location=
  14. My apologies for the dumb question, but I don't have a manual - note to self: I think there may be one on eBay. Does the N9TE use a standard thermostat available at any parts store, or is it special in some way? What temperature rating? How about the gasket? Many thanks, Tom
  15. Yeah, I have this hooked up to the intake as it should be, and there is no restriction. positive pressure makes it out of the elbow on the valve cover. It's almost certainly blowby. Yes, I noticed oil in the hose leading to the turbo inlet, but this is pretty extreme pressure. Car drives just fine, though. Spark plug is a nice, toasty brown, just as it should be. I'll try to get something in the cylinder to see if a ring is stuck, but I don't think I am that lucky. Tom