Davie's french attraction.

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An engine has been sourced now for tha 205. A standard 1.9 gti engine with no gearbox. Work is underway removing the broken lump. It will be a flier with a 1.9 engine and a 1.6 gearbox and final drive and 14" wheels! It might need bigger wheels to raise the gearing a bit. I still have my 18's, but I think they might be just a little bit too big [emoji844] [emoji3]

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Pleased to hear you have a new engine Davie but the 1.6 gearbox will be terribly wrong for it.. The 1.9 is many things but it's not a revver...

You can convert a 1.9 into a 1.6 very easily - just swap the cranks over and bin the sump spacer plate :wink:

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Glad to see this is getting back on the road!

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My son and son in law are working on it just now in Elgin, whilst I am 40 miles away in Macduff. I have decided to leave them too it. I haven't even asked them if they are doing cambelt or clutch etc when it's easier to do. This is part of the fun for him, fixing it when he breaks it. I'm happy to let him do that. He owns more of it than I do, he paid the insurance and I paid the road tax so they can fix it and pre mot it and I'll take it for mot once it is ready.

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It's a fantastic learning experience for them Davie...

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The son in law is the one who is an engineer at Scotrail but a 205 might be a bit different from a train [emoji23]

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Indeed, more likely to arrive on time perhaps?

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Due to the fiesta breaking and getting a lift from the AA again I have had enough of it. It will be getting fixed and flogged. I now as of 2 hrs ago own a french car again. Pug 206 1.4 02 reg with 6 months test, 2 new tyres and recent exhaust and an oil leak which drives well for the princely sum of £200. It will do for just now. Even if it gets to the next mot and sold it's a cheap car.

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Nice one. They're a good little motor those Davie. My mate replace her 306 1.4 that I used to do loads of work on for her with one. It's been really quite reliable.

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I need reliable. Since I bumped the c5 there's not been much of that in this house, apart from Shaun's 107. The fiesta hasn't ran properly since it's been here, had injector seals, maf, egr new fuel filter and lots of swearing. I don't do many miles now, most of them only 2 to 3 miles, and two 10 mile runs a week. An occasional trip to Elgin or Aberdeen, both 40 miles distant. A 1.4 petrol should be ok. It's only done 115000 miles, cambelt is done at 84000, and only two rust spots that I see. I shall have a look underneath it in the next day or two when a verdict will be reached on the oil leak. Meanwhile it lives on the street, not on my lock block drive[emoji1]

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1.4 oil leak? It'll be the head gasket - they're pretty much an annual service item :)

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They are, but you can do them in half a day with plenty of tea and ciggies breaks :-)

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Yep, when a 1.4 TU stops leaking oil you know it's run out of the stuff!!!

I need to do the HG on Robyn's 207 this year for the same reason... 16V but not much more difficult...

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Here's the 200 quid 206. The only marks on the body are a little bit on the bonnet and the front wing. Probably had a repair in the past not done too well. The back lights weren't working, corroded terminals now all fixed, the passenger side lock fell out but I do have it to fit when I can be bothered taking the door card off, and I can't see the oil leak topside, but the bottom of the firewall and the steering rack on the drivers side is manky with oil. I'll need to look underneath to see. The seats could be doing with a shampoo but I can't be arsed, it's an old 200 notes motor and all right for what it is. I would think I'll just do what the previous owner did, top the oil up with cheap oil when it needs it. The oil in it is clean so save changing it when it leaks out [emoji48] [emoji1]

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Well bought Davie :-D

The rusty bonnet and cranky rear lights along with oil leaks are stock 206 faults... Also watch the bonnet hinges...They can break....

I love the colour 8-)