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Re: John Dragon Man's Peugeot 306 Estate 1.9 Turbo Diesel

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I still can't see someone who never services a car doing stuff like change plates and fit facelift parts but i bow to your superior frenchie knowledge lol.

whats different between the facelift and older ones bar headlights?
On face lifts normally different interiors and front ends and sometimes rear lights are different mate that's normally it dash are the sane and clocks probably some extra features that early models never came with or were never thought if adding when first made
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Re: John Dragon Man's Peugeot 306 Estate 1.9 Turbo Diesel

ive not been getting any email updates on this thread or i would have replied sooner!

yes the car is an R reg 1997 (as most of the plastics in the car have 1997 on the date wheel stamp thing)
the guy did have a silvery blue audi TT that was his wifes car.

i had a little bit of a look under the back today and around the jacking points. the rear panel has started to rust.. the galv has started to peel away. so i can nip that in the bud quick. the front jacking point mounts are a little more corroded but still only surface rust. again i can wire brush that and paint over it.

the two front foot wells have moss growing in them.. yes moss. where the sunroof leaked for so long.
i have lifted the carpets up so it can get some air under them and maybe dry them out a little.

after the cam belt change the engine feels better. the belt must have been stretched with age. one of the chaps at the garage i took it to said
"you are very very very lucky. i have never seen a cam belt in such a bad condition that has not snapped yet"

so that kinda made me feel glad it was changed!

the new oil is doing good. the dip stick has a lot less varnish on it than it did before. those detergents must be doing well. ill give it another oil change soon but before i will run some engine flush through it.

rear high brake light has been fixed, as has the slow sunroof.

working on the headlights now so should get them done tonight.
the face lift headlights are just clear lenses.. no beam pattern correction on the lenses like the older ones.

i have not got a camera phone at the moment or i would have loads of pictures by now.
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Re: John Dragon Man's Peugeot 306 Estate 1.9 Turbo Diesel

Tbh mate always liked the 306 they ain't a bad car considered a few times in the past buying one and hope you ave a good time with it in the time of ownership is it the TDI or hdi engine you got in it
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I had a 306 estate, the 1.8i petrol, between the Marea and Croma. It was a 300 local purchase to run while I sued the garage that sold me a Dodgy Journey. It was a great little car and the only things I had go wrong were worn drop links and a sticking idle control valve.
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306's have a nasty habit of snapping wires in places where they move like on doors or boot hatches/tailgates.

this causes electronic door locks, windows, mirrors, speakers, lights, wiper, and well anything else electronic in a door or hatch to not work.

needless to say, the rear boot hatch and passenger side door electronics have been fixed

meaning that everything now works on the boot hatch and passenger door. i have 4 working speakers and a working rear wiper wooo! well the electric window does not yet but that is because the wiring on the drivers door has not been fixed... i hope... ive been told that the drivers door switch is kinda the "master switch" that the passenger door switch has to send a signal all the way to it to make the passenger window go down. interesting way of doing it...

ill have a look at the wiring on the drivers door tomorrow.

i have never needed a camera phone more than what i do now
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I like your project, it's a good looking car with classic no-nonsence 90s styling and interior upholstery!

Glad you seem to have saved the engine despite someone's previous efforts to wreck it, I saw your oil change video and it was pretty disgusting... you drained the old oil cold so I'm sure there was / is more grotty sludge on the bottom of the sump. I'm sure the new oil plus some flush will clear out most of it especially if you drive it hot and hard before the next change. Instead of proprietary flushing compound an alternative is to idle it fast for 15 mins after adding a pint of paraffin or plain diesel fuel... the latter is also a lubricant as well as a solvent.

I quite like the standard wheeltrims though the alloys you were offered would also look great.
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Personally I'd not use diesel fuel or paraffin in the sump oil. If any gets past the pistons, or through the breather, the engine could run on it. I'd not expect that with flushing oil.
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Re: John Dragon Man's Peugeot 306 Estate 1.9 Turbo Diesel

hmm.. Hmmmmmmmmm...

well i wondered why the seat belt felt loose... turns out after removing some panels...









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nice.. nice.. guess ill grab the welder then.. hmm.

also this is the sunroof rust:









fun on a bun!

you guys know me, i would not be happy with a good car!

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blimey thats bad!! glad i was sat down when i opened this lol
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I'm am impressed how upbeat you sound after finding that. 10 out of 10 for +ve attitude .
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You're able to replace all that missing metal?! How on earth did it get through its last MOT?!
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If the rust wasn't visible is covered up by plastic panels or thick paint and the tester didn't spot rust it will pass.
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Yes, but the MOT tester should've noticed that there was a lot of movement in the seatbelt though.
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Yes, but the MOT tester should've noticed that there was a lot of movement in the seatbelt though.
I agree , dragon man was lucky to get it through MOT , and be skilled enough to fix it .

Scary how some cars pass and my cars get going over by MOT tester with a fine toothed comb!
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Re: John Dragon Man's Peugeot 306 Estate 1.9 Turbo Diesel

it passed the "tug lock test". there was no movement until i really gave it a good pulling with force. something i always do just to see how things move.. i just managed to snap the few spot welds that held this on to what was left of the car.

kinda having mixed feelings at the moment over this, but it is fixable. its just a pain to make it a permanent fix to cut all the rot out will be damn hard as its travelled along seams.

i guess do what i can, and fill with never ending hot waxyol. (frying element in a bucket filled with waxyol electrically pumped into the offending cavity, then catch what drains out the bottom back into the bucket)
thats pretty much how Fallout was done.
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