Yet another adventure....... Peugeot 407 GT Coupe

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That's a right bugger, Steve.

Hopefully it'll be a quick, easy and cheap enough fix.

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DHallworth wrote:That's a right bugger.
That was close to what I said........NOT! :roll:

I've managed to get t back on for the moment using a big thick washer..........
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I replaced the Off Side Anti Roll bar Mount this morning and made somewhat of a strange discovery, It would appear there has been a part missing :shock: when I was ordering the part the dealer told me about it but I knew that I was right and there was only one part.

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If you look at the anti roll bar mount you will see that it comes in 2 pieces (parts 3 and 12) well on mine part 3 is missing and instead I have a clamp around the rubber....... now don't get me wrong. I think this is a manufacturing 'modification'

If you look at this picture you can see the back of a stud, but on the other side of the bracket there's nothing........

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Now in this picture, the stud is replaced by a bolt that screws to part 3, I've checked the chassis this morning and there is a thread bolt hole so tomorrow I will be ordering part 3 and the subsequent nuts/bolts to prevent the bracket 'ripping' as it has done in the picture above.

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That's really intriguing Steve...

Is yours a very early or late model?
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Neither to be honest Jim, Its an 07 built in 07, but it is strange, still at least it's easily sorted........
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And you know now it'll be sorted properly Steve :)
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That's really strange, Steve! Is that part missing on the passengers side as well?

Feel guilty now knowing it's broken :lol:

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DHallworth wrote:That's really strange, Steve! Is that part missing on the passengers side as well?

Feel guilty now knowing it's broken :lol:

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Don't feel guilty, it's one of those things.

Not it's not missing that's what's really confusing 8-[ I didn't think anything was wrong until I did he mount this morning, it's almost like the mount has been cut to make a bracket but the bracket is to oddly shaped to be anything but manufactured. I'll take some picture's when I replace it, which hopefully will be Wednesday [-o<
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Such a lot has happened with the Coupe over the last two months, firstly, she decided to spit the dummy when she threw a couple of faults up, both Engine Management light and depollution warning, so I ran Peugeot Planet over her and discovered there's an intermittent fault with the mixture on both front and back bank plus a permanent fault with the mixture on the front bank, however, I've managed to clear the fault and normal service has resumed......


Jump in the Coupe just before Christmas and as I set off there's one hell of a bang from the OSR, pull over and stop, can't see anything, so I set off again, driving along there's a "rattling" noise that sounds like something is broken but I couldn't see anything when I looked, so decide to take it down to my local chap, Jim throws it on the ramp and low and behold the Anti-Roll mount has pulled itself off the bolt.....

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Splitting the metal on the mount where the bolt goes, so a trip to my local dealer to order a replacement



I replaced the Off Side Anti Roll bar Mount a couple of days later and made somewhat of a strange discovery, It would appear there has been a part missing :ban: when I was ordering the part the dealer told me about it but I knew that I was right and there was only one part.

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If you look at the anti roll bar mount you will see that it comes in 2 pieces (parts 3 and 12) well on mine part 3 is missing and instead I have a clamp around the rubber.......

If you look at this picture you can see the back of a stud, but on the other side of the bracket there's nothing........

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Now in this picture, the stud is replaced by a bolt that screws to part 3, I've checked the chassis this morning and there is a thread bolt hole so tomorrow I will be ordering part 3 and the subsequent nuts/bolts to prevent the bracket 'ripping' as it has done in the picture above.

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The parts arrived yesterday for the anti Roll bar, so this morning I went to fit them...... Low and behold it won't fit, here's a picture of what is currently on the car

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and this is a picture of what SHOULD be on the car.......

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Not much of a difference :twisted: I tried fitting the correct bracket but the LPG pipework is in the way, so off to the garage I go 'all guns blazing' by the time I get there I'd calmed down a little. Spoke to the boss who said "I remember cutting it down" Just what I wanted to hear. My response "there's somewhat of a technical issue..... have a look at this....." show him the old part "EXPLETIVE" says he......

Now fair play to him, straight away he offered to rectify the problem and refund me the price of the replacement parts

She has since been back in the garage for the "remedial" work to the suspension and she handles much better now, the garage told me they couldn't fit the correct bracket because of the issue with the gas tank filler, so they have "fabricated" one.

I have the Coupé booked into my MOT chap later today for his opinion before I decide what to do. Worse case scenario is a trip to Liverpool for VOSA to check it over.
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It's good to have you back Steve, glad your still loving the coupe. I took mine out the other day for a run, I loved every minute.

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bxzx16v wrote:It's good to have you back Steve
Very strongly seconded :-D
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CitroJim wrote:
bxzx16v wrote:It's good to have you back Steve
Very strongly seconded :-D

Thanks Guys, Its good to be back...... although there are some "numpties" I fully intend to ignore and not waste my breath on as they are without the decency to apologise for causing upset :cry: ....... still onwards and upwards..... :-D
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Trainman wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
bxzx16v wrote:It's good to have you back Steve
Very strongly seconded :-D

Thanks Guys, Its good to be back...... although there are some "numpties" I fully intend to ignore and not waste my breath on as they are without the decency to apologise for causing upset :cry: ....... still onwards and upwards..... :-D
Crap, Im so Sorry I upset you Steve. Ill try not to do it again... :(
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Trainman wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
bxzx16v wrote:It's good to have you back Steve
Very strongly seconded :-D

Thanks Guys, Its good to be back...... although there are some "numpties" I fully intend to ignore and not waste my breath on as they are without the decency to apologise for causing upset :cry: ....... still onwards and upwards..... :-D
... and there are some people on here with no sense of humour, who take offence at the most ridiculous things that don't require an apology, who shouldn't be allowed on the internet if they are so sensitive.

Why don't you block me or lock your threads again, instead of making pointed, pathetic remarks?

I suspect I'll get banned now, but hey ho, it was worth it.
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northern_mike wrote: I suspect I'll get banned now, but hey ho, it was worth it.
Just behave yourself Mike...