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  1. Great pics Santi! Is it an auto or 4sp? AC? The XD2 moves these quite nicely, and they get great fuel economy. I had one that had a throttle lock for cruise control and it would barely slow down on steep hills. Could also climb steep inclines in 1st at idle. Rabin
  2. Sputters have usually been fuel related, and when it’s ignition it’s usually not even a hint of firing. My go to is to use ether to see if it’s going to fire. If it fires on ether I know it’s fuel. I also use an inductive timing light to check for spark and to verify ignition is working properly. Would also recommend making sure the tachymetric relay is working properly as it can cause issues with starting as well. Maybe since you replaced the main pump the tachymetric relay isn’t powering it properly? Rabin
  3. The distributor shares a lot with 80’s VW - same cap, and module I’m quite sure as I used the guts of one to change it to a single window set up to replicate a cam sensor for VEMS using VW distributor parts. They come apart pretty easy, and parts for them should be easy to get since they’re essentially the same as VW. Will see if I can get some pics of ignition trouble shooting this weekend. Rabin
  4. I LOVE your eclectic tastes in cars - I'm very much the same way, although I've only really "collected" Peugeot. My wife dailies a 08' BMW 535xi M-Sport Touring, and I have an 06 V70R GT, and all the Peugeot's have been relegated to projects. I'm sorely missing them however, so I want to sell the Volvo and focus on DD'ing a Peugeot again. Would happily help you with a Skoda or Dacia - but they're rare birds up here. Sweet spot environment wise in Canada would be Southern Alberta, and in BC... That'd be the best chance of finding one in nice shape with little to no rust, and nice interiors. Keep us posted on the brakes - The only thing it really can be in my view would be the master cylinder at this point. Might be worth undoing the circlip and disassemblying the plunger to make sure all the seals are installed correctly if nothing else. Rabin
  5. Wow Rudy - Now I need to know what these other cars are! I love all cars really. Any examples of your work paint wise? I'm also a big rally fan, and was a crew chief on a Canadian pro-rally team in the late 90's. My biggest / best automotive achievement to date however was joining a team from the UK that was running a Ford RS200evo at Pike's Peak International Hill Climb - The driver was Stig Blomqvist! Funny part of the the opportunity was that the team principle later told me that he chose me because in my e-mail application I mentioned that I daily'd a Peugeot 505 Turbo! He said he had to look on a map to see where Regina Saskatchewan was, and that anybody that could daily a Peugeot in the middle of nowhere had to be able to think outside the box. Back to your ride - TOTALLY hear you on the support vehicle look - There's some pics in the gallery of some I found. Rabin
  6. Bench bleeding is more of a curiousity as it usually is the solution if the MC won’t/can’t push any fluid. All four corners bleed fine correct? Not having the suspension loaded when bleeding the brakes means the rear wheels won’t bleed properly. If the rear wheel cylinders bled OK then you should be fine. The only thing that makes sense now is the MC is somehow retaining residual braking pressure on the front calipers. Hard to diagnose further without knowing how much fluid is coming out with each pump of the brake when bleeding it out, as well as how the pedal feel is when pushing the fluid out. Total aside - But you really should give some serious thought into buying some tools and tackling some of the easy jobs as Peugeot ownership isn’t kind to folks who can’t do their own work! Hopefully Tim is a GOOD mechanic. These are very easy cars to work on, and basic common sense and good troubleshooting is all that’s really needed to work on them. Rabin
  7. Hi Rudy, Can you verify both front wheels are binding / braking? The only thing it can be is the master cylinder - it must be keeping residual pressure on the brakes as you use them. Ive only ever seen it happen when the check valve on booster wasn’t working and the booster would gradually apply braking. An internally collapsed rubber brake line was my only other thought, but the rear brake trick wouldn’t work then. MC is the only thing I can think of. Was it bench bled before it was installed? And no - that proportioning valve never has buggered up braking that I’m aware of, but they can start leaking which means a spongy pedal. Rabin
  8. A good hydraulic shop should be able to re-use fittings and hardline sections. Just make sure to double check ends when they’re out to make sure none of the ends or lines have any cracks. BTW - Crows feet wrench ends can be found that can sometimes come in handy for removing lines - they can even be had in the flared end style that are less prone to slipping as the metal is very soft. Rabin
  9. I'm definitely thinking the check valve on the booster isn't working, or it might be the booster itself... If the booster itself is shot they usually leak and you can hear the vacuum hissing has it sucks air in. Easiest way I can think of to confirm would be to pull the vacuum line off the booster and plug it, then drive the car and see if the brakes act up. If it is the plastic check valve on the booster then you might be able to find a suitable check valve off a parts car at the wrecker to put inline before attaching it back to the booster. My guess on the rear brakes: Emergency brake applies the rear shoes which causes the rear cylinders to expand releasing the slight pressure that was being applied to the front calipers... Keep us posted on results - and welcome to the forum! Rabin
  10. What's wrong with your axle Bill? The diff internals are the same as the sedan if that helps... Rabin
  11. I should add that the locost likely won't be a car I can license (at first anyway), so the 505 wagon will also serve as the hauler. Will mostly focus on local autocross, but there will be tracks I want to travel too for sure. Rabin
  12. Oh man - That just makes me sick that I missed that 504 Coupe for $5K! Ah well - wasn't the right time, and not a car you want to buy sight unseen. Well done on your car for $1500! Looks in fantastic shape with decent maintenance from the pics. Definitely had some care and attention. Nice thing about the 505 wagon rig is it's still quite light, and with 225 tires it should fairly light contact patch so I'm hoping it will be decent in the sand. Would LOVE to do a Baja California trip at some point, and if I had to do my own land anchor I'd carry a shovel and use the spare sideways dug into a hole - supposed to work decent for extractions. Most of the overlanding I want to do will be mountain trails and such. Don't really have any interest it getting really far off the beaten path, so will still to known trail runs where having clearance is the big advantage. In high school we used to do bush parties (Northern Saskatchewan), and it'd be funny to see all these trucks at the site and them my 504 beside them. Most people walked in, but I always drove right with the trucks with no issues. Car had great clearance, and it was light so it never dug in anywhere. Rabin
  13. Haha - The reverse sequence of the pictures screwed me up! At first glance I thought the final destination was the last few pics and the collection was yours! lol Totally forgot about the auction that had the same cars... Any idea what the 504 Coupe and Cab went for? Dangel clone I'm building is just going to be 2wd with LSD diff. I'm doing a 3-4" lift for the tires to fit, so it'll just have clearance and good tires. Will do a sheet metal bumper w/winch just in case I go somewhere I shouldn't have! In my youth I was a bush mechanic and saw how capable a 2wd truck with clearance was. I won't rock crawl - but trails can pretty narly and it should be fine. V70R with the 6sp auto and the Haldex 3 is a joy. Moving the suspension accelerometers from the strut to the body helped immensely! Took 90% of the ride harshness away, and going to a less aggressive DWS06 245/45-17 all but eliminated the rear side-hop issue over sharp bumps. Love the car - but I'm hoping to daily Peugeots again, so I'll be putting mine up for sale soon once it's fully sorted. Rabin
  14. That rear heat / ac sounded like a good idea so I googled some van solutions... Really compact units that are only 6" wide, 13" tall, and about as long... We don't get too much of the extreme temps in summer, so will have to see how the stock AC system handles heat after it's redone. It's rare when it goes over 30C here. Rabin
  15. OK now this makes sense! I just needed to take a little trip down memory lane (past posts) and all was revealed! It's been a while and I'd honestly hadn't associated the username with that build from 2011/12! 3 kids now too - I've got 2 girls myself, and they both LOVE camping which is the big driver to get the wagons sorted. Dangel for overlanding, the SW8 for trips to the lake and such over summer. Man you've dived in deep with the Peugeot's, and I love the current collection! Even the V10 Toureg is cool... My wife's daily is a 2008 535xi Touring M-Sport, and I'm driving a 2006 Volvo V70R GT. Lovely cars, but my heart is still Peugeot! I keep toying with the idea of engine swapping my 89' 505 Turbo sedan, but I'm hell bent on just getting a mildly modded N9TE together with modern turbo and electronics to see what it can do. ~300HP will be plenty, and the locost can be my all out track weapon. As for your 505 wagon: Chris Con....something... That rear heater/AC set up looks so familiar as well... Brian Holm might be able to confirm. Rabin.
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