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  1. I'm sad to see this, but your car's soft parts, interior, rubber and plastic parts are in very good condition. Have you looked in buying a 405 from a dry place, like nevada or california, they have no rust but all the soft parts are destroyed by the sun, between yours and a clean shell you'll have a very good car, and spare parts. If you've lived in New Zealand you surely can do DIY mechanics.
  2. I've had a black 405 with fresh paint they do look great in black but they must be clean.
  3. It is obvious it's been sitting around from all the scraps from stuff being drag around it but looks to be solid, interior will clean up nicely. First thing i'll do is to remove that resistor box from the MAF the (plug extension) those always cause trouble, then install a battery in it and try starting it. From the look it still has the factory spark plug wires so it can't have too much mileage on it. The surface rust on all the brackets is not too scary try getting it running to see if is healthy and from the cleaning and maintenance.
  4. Welcome to the forum, bringing back cars that have been sitting for years is not hard but it takes few headaches. The x05 series of Peugeot are good candidate for this because, Peugeot used good quality materials making them. The design of the Mi16 makes it little harder to work or understand it then you everyday Honda or VW and once up and running they are very reliable and don't have the stupid little problems. If you are taking it to a mechanic start with getting it started and then changed the timing belt and do a fluid change if the car been in good running shape when parked that will be all it needs and then drive it and enjoy it.P.S post some pictures Mi16 in black are rare my mi16x4 started life black.
  5. It's been year and a half since the last update and almost that long since i've driven this car. I've been working with couple of companies to get sponsored for a ECU ( programmable engine management) for this car but no luck, no one has even heard of that engine. I've been running the engine every couple of months just to keep the fluids circulating and the seals from drying. And i've bought some parts that will solve the bump steer issue and make boosting it much easier.
  6. I wanted to update this thread, since then i've switched jobs, different drive to work also changed fuel station and the fuel economy came back, i'm around 7-8l/100km which for this type of driving, city and country, is good, my thoughts are bad fuel + hevy city driving and me being in a hurry did it, now i'm putting less mileage but almost always with 5 people in the car. I'm amazed how many trouble free kilometres this engine has passed with me and my brother i was very tempted to change it with a spare one i have when i did a clutch change couple of weeks back but at the last minute i keep it.
  7. I'm no expert on those engines but from experience, heat seal bolt in location or lifting plate bolt, i'll be more concerned about that oil leak and dry rot on the coolant hose coming from the the cilinder head
  8. Wow Mike, the progress looks great, a fresh interior makes a project come together, and start to look complete also the engine seems to be in excellent shape not to mention is over 50 years of age, you've have to take good care of it during your ownership. Also nice of you to share your travels, hope you are enjoying the 208, and the square steering wheel.
  9. Nice choose, on the turbocharger, those Gen2 are amazing, the response and the spool up times are so quick, on a good tune feels like a v8 no turbo lag at all. Keep up the good work.
  10. I'm late as usual to say, a very interesting project, have you considered using a Opel Omega 2,5td gearbox, like i did. What turbocharger are you planning to use.
  11. Backyard paint shop, it is starting to look like my place, Savo. By "405 classic’s" do you mean from a series 2 405's ?
  12. I don't think so, the other side of the cam cage is closed more, and the bolt pattern is different, i can use an machinist dial indicator stand to check the lift if i have doubts in the power output of the engine. To see if the cam is worn down.
  13. Last couple of months i've been working on fixing up an old little Niva, and wow, wow my head's spinning now, i just went to test fit the valve lash testing plat that i made on the Little Niva, and tested 2 valves and this even surprised me, factory clarence ia 0,15mm on all valves, i got 0,7mm on one and 1,05 mm on the other, now my thought is how is this engine running, and it showed factory compression on all cylinders and how worn is the cam and lifters to have almost 1 millimeter more clearance, any thoughts ?
  14. Nina, if you don't do any highway driving especially when is cold, condensation in the valve cover is expected, older cars have much more primitive PCV system that can cause mayonnaise in the oil cap, this is normal. Give the car a good few hours driving to see if the mayonnaise gets worse or better before you tackle a head gasket replacement
  15. The 405 can relay be improved in the insolation department at the back, peugeot revisited them and applied the tar style insolation in the later series 2 405 . I've put additional insolation in almost all the 405 i've own, the Mi16x4 has two layers of tar style on the entire wheel arch and the rear wings are full of fiberglass insulation. This really helps improve the ride quality on the highway. Have you try writing to European auto parts, they seem to have OEM parts for china prices, couple of my friends started ordering parts from them because of their quality, they don't have peugeot listed, but a friend did bought couple of sensors from them for a peugeot by just sending them an e-mail . www.eeuroparts.com
  16. What did you use to clean the trunk sides so good? Are you planning to add some insolation over the rear wheel arches and the trunk floor? Front windscreens are around 100 euro here.
  17. Time really fly along, you'll doing a great job on the interior, have you located couple of windscreens for it. Is this a BE1 gearbox car with a pull style reverse gear?
  18. I wanted to update this thread, this winter we have had record low temperatures and snow, but the 605 has had no issues with fuel freezing, the factory fuel heater is connected and after a longer drive i've put my hand on the fuel tank and is little warm, it seems the warm return fuel is helping a lot. This year after changing jobs i'm using my car even more and last two months, i've been driving it in minus double digits with no difficulties at all, starts better then when warm.
  19. There is a common leak, the gasket on the fuel pump/sender unit, dry rots after 20 years and when you fill up the tank spills out from the top and because of the acces panel under the back seat the smell is noticeable in the cabin, check there for wetness.
  20. There is a big difference in structural rust or separation, and cosmetic rust, i've had cars with both, the structural is definitely scary, cars with extremely high mileage also big accident damaged cars have rust in high stress areas, and when they have rust or separation there the doors start to move around when going over bumps, the steering wheel feels flimsy or shecky, my brother had a peugeot 605 that had close to 2 million km on it, it had little rust but all the joins on the frame had started to separate, those cars are made like tanks but every day flex plus couple of accidents dismembered that chassis. That said you can easily decide when is too far gone to be dangerous.
  21. Look for an caped port on the intake manifold, i've run a vacuum/ boost gauge on a turbo diesel, i've found it helps to know when the air filter gets clogged, the gauge starts to show vacuum like on a gasoline car, also if you haven't bought a gauge yet, buy a 45 psi or higher because boost spike on mechanical turbo diesel happens often, and the gauge fails, don't use a pressure gauge, because at idle the needle bounces against the stop on the gauge and makes noise.
  22. Today i have to deal with this, a way to repair an russian made dashboard, i've ordered 2 times a new dashboard from 2 countries and after looking thru all the used ones for sale come to a conclusion that they are so badly made no one survived past 10 years old so i'll use plastic body filler to fill all the holes and some type of plastic coating to apply a textured finish, sending filler my least favorite job.
  23. That looks like typical sault rust, rust from the inside out, Prevention can help, i'm using anti rust acid but to be fixed you need to cut out the rotten part and weld in fresh metal, but that is feasible only if you have the space and equipment, here is some of the repairs i've done few weeks ago on the little Lada Niva i'm fixing now.
  24. If there is little mayo on the rad cap don't worry about it too much could be reminice from a previous repair where it never got clean out properly, also some mayo on the oil cap is normal if you doing short trips, taxi's here those problems often, short destinations expensive gasoline, so they get shut down after every drive, just keep an eye on it and don't worry about it.
  25. You can use LPG to pass the test, i've done it once to legalise one 405, i turn down the injection pump to the point it will idle only at full throttle, and install a carburetor style lpg system with a barbeque propane tank behind the passenger seat, used brake booster vacuum line solenoids and regulators to make it run good and passed no problem even had more power, i swiched it back to diesel the next day after it passed.
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