Peugeot 308 CC - Falling apart now?

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Re: Peugeot 308 CC - Leaking again!

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Oh dear Mike :evil: This car really is a true tale of woe :(

It seems to be what we used to call a bit of a 'Lemon' many years ago, usually applied to product of British Leyland!

Fingers crossed all these issues will soon be fully resolved and a things become uneventful [-o<
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Endless! At least you've found one of the leaks.
Do you have a part number for that Pierburg solenoid, Mike, in case an alternative can be found?
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white exec wrote: 30 Jan 2021, 08:33 Endless! At least you've found one of the leaks.
Do you have a part number for that Pierburg solenoid, Mike, in case an alternative can be found?
The PSA number is 1922V9 They are not horribly expensive, and given the magnitude of the leak, I will source one locally, either from an independent specialist or a BMW parts supplier.
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You've probably been there already, but there are four 1922V9's listed on Mister Auto.
Prices from £32 to £66.
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Your dedication to the cause is above and beyond, Mike! It would have got punted by now if it was mine - but I suppose they're a bit harder to come by in that part of the world....
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Lucky you found that when you did...a leak of that magnitude could empty the sump in a worryingly short time at motorway speeds.

It's shocking how many issues you've had with this thing!
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It was lucky that it seems to have started leaking right at the end of our 1650 km holiday. It then lost about a litre in 50 km around town.

The new solenoid is now fitted. Nearly a disaster because the virtually inaccessible and invisible torx fastener that holds it in started to deform and the driver would corkscrew out before breaking loose the screw.

With no other option apparent, I found that I could just squeeze my battery powered impact driver into the space, and it managed to loosen the screw, but it could have gone either way.
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A late response I know. Being a cheapskate I bought a thermostat from China for my 2007 Peugeot 207 1.6 VTi. It appeared to be suitable for my vehicle: "Thermostat Housing Water Outlet Fit For Citroen C4 MINI R56 R55 Peugeot 207 208 308 508 2008 3008 1.4 1.6 9808646980 V764558080".

After I had fitted it I was somewhat taken back when the coolant I was pouring in was pouring out just as fast from the thermostat housing! Turns out that while my original had a blanked off pipe stub at the 7 o'clock position, the one I bought was fully functional! I should pay more attention to part numbers but I think some Chinese vendors have a hazy understanding of the differences between the Mini cooling system (expansion tank on LHS) and the PSA vehicles, (expansion tank on RHS, supplied from a T branch at the water pump end of the rear plastic pipe.). This confusion also extends to the rear coolant pipe, most of the ones I have bought don't have the extra T branch. I should not get too upset about this- I am now the local unofficial reseller of parts for Minis.

And just a comment on the need for the additional (electrical) control on the flow of coolant under heavy load in a cold engine, perhaps BMW remembered the problems the MGF/Freelander had with their original thermostats, that were later replaced with remote pressure-release units. And I'm assuming that like the Rover K series, the thermostats in the Prince engines work on the engine inlet supply, to better control the temperature of the coolant entering the engine?
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For Peugeot 308 CC (2011) in general, do we have to worry about (1) heavy snow on the roof when we park outdoor and (2) raindrop leakage thru the roof under raining please?

What could be the preventive measures to those issues?

Looking forward to your kind response.

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We are lucky here that we do not get any significant snow, but I don't think that it would be a problem, the roof is quite strong. I would not recommend operating the roof below freezing due to the risk of damaging the rubber seals.

We have not seen any water ingress through the roof seals, even in heavy rain. Because there are no gutters above the doors, water drips from the roof onto the seat when the door or window is opened when the car is wet.

The drain holes in the bottom of the doors are easily blocked (and difficult to locate), which can cause the doors to fill up with water, but you can hear it sloshing when you accelerate.
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Re: Peugeot 308 CC - Falling apart now?

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Well, I seem to have neglected this blog again. I did not get to the bottom of the water in the door, but it has been dry here. The car has been behaving itself, other than the tail light, documenter elsewhere.

For the past year or so there has been a clonk or rattle when going over a sharp ridge in the road surface, sounds like it comes from the left rear. I inspected the rear suspension a couple of times, but could not see anything unusual. I thought maybe it is the steel bracing straps which are fitted to the convertibles to prevent scuttle shake, they have several rubber buffers where they pass near ribs on the body shell, and one of those may be misplaced.

Anyway... Today I heard the same noise, but it seemed to come from the right hand rear. Then after returning home, I found the pictured piece of rubber bushing on the ground behind the right rear wheel.
I am confident that no other car has parked in that spot in the past 2 months.
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Can anyone identify this (not the USB stick) as part of a 308?
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Re: Peugeot 308 CC - Leaking again!

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Looks like the top half of the 3 to me Mike :-D
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It equally looks like the bottom half of the 3, but it is made of quite soft (and now crumbly) sponge rubber, which was orange, but now has black dirt.

The hole in the middle was probably 25mm diameter before it deformed. Maybe it is half a bump stop? I need to check what they look like.
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I would go bump stop. It looks to be the right colour and material.
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Re: Peugeot 308 CC - Falling apart now?

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Someone posted about a similar issue on one of them obscure car forums :-D

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