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A fix for that dreaded antipollution fault? by Merrick Hilton

This article appeared in the Australian August 2017 issue of TORQUE and appeared to be relevant to us as well. My 2002 406HDi manual wagon has generally been free of any major faults during its life of 500,000 kms. Although the vehicle has had regular and attentive maintenance every 10,000kms it was not unexpected, given […]

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Helpful Hint on Electric cars

BUYING ELECTRIC? If you are thinking of going the fashionable way and buying an electric vehicle, you may find the article `SWITCHED ON’ by Rachel Ellis in the Autumn 2018 issue of the magazine ‘AA DIRECTIONS’ has some good advice about what you should check before buying. It includes specifics on prices – for both […]

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Technical Tip from John Grant

I was recently reminded of an occasion when I had a problem with water in the sump of a 203. I feared it was a blown head gasket but it turned out to be a leaky liner seal. I fixed it with the aid of RISLONE BLOCK SEAL which is available from Repco and I […]

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SHARING RESTORATION SKILLS

[This information came from the F.O.M.C.] In addition to the forecast threat to fossil fuel supplies in the emerging age of electric cars, finding the replacement parts to keep our prized classics roadworthy is becoming increasingly onerous. Tracking down the bits needed to complete a restoration or pass a mechanical inspection can be part of […]

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LEAKY LINER SEAL

TECHNICAL TIP I was recently reminded of an occasion when I had a problem with water in the sump of a 203. I feared it was a blown head gasket but it turned out to be a leaky liner seal. I fixed it with the aid of RISLONE BLOCK SEAL which is available from Repco […]

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TEN COMMANDMENTS OF SUCCESSFUL PISTON RING FITTING

Not many people these days get personally involved in overhauling engines, which may make these ‘Ten Commandments’ even more useful for the novice at his first attempt. 1. Thou shalt remove the ring ridge before pulling the piston lest thou render thy pistons unfit to hold oil or compression. 2. Thou shalt remove with hot […]

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Technical Information – Rare 1993 Peugeot 605 turbo

Car-data.com has two versions of the 605 turbo listed, the earlier 146hp model and the later 150 hp model. This car is described as a 1993 model first listed in 1994, indicating that it should be the 146 horsepower variant.  This is backed up by the engine code embedded in the chassis number, RGY and […]

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