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Hey Jude: Sim's 2.0 HDi "Rust Away"
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Sim
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:34 pm Up
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Back in April the AVO coilovers had to go, and original shocks back in. The rear axle arrived pre-lowered by 40mm, so Eibach's closest sensible option was 30mm drop at the front:
 

After ditching coilovers, the ride became nice and comfy, and down to earth Wink It however started begging to put back the ARB, what I did in time for the Pugfest hillclimb.
Following the one-change-at-a-time approach on this daily driver, shocks will also need an upgrade, read on.

Pugfest on approach demanded a tidyup in the detailing department; have to say lemon scented IronX doesn't take your breath away, this sadly meant I couldn't annoy the spectators with the smell of pure rotten eggs! But it does leave a smooth finish and barely needs a claybar after such decontamination!
 

VorTechS taught how to properly wax-on-wax-off (that karate kid!), so I haven't got round to using the polish itself yet. Poorboy's Paste Wax had actually concealed most of them ugly swirls!

Midchem Speciality's snow foam does the job well, and is cheap as chips when buying 25litres
 


Last-day-before-Pugfest decided to replace the 2-month-old top mount bearing as it started rattling, only to find out it was the shock that's making the noise when steering the wheels (very misleading!) It will be time for a new pair later this summer, I'm thinking AVOs or Spaxs, as I can't find evidence that Bilstein make damp/rebound-adjustable shock absorbers for the 206.
 


Last minute sanding and respray of the spoiler that I'd PlastiDipped 5 years ago, and the scuffs had become very unsightly. This time I've used grey primer and satin black rattle cans just like for the front bumper moulding years ago
 


Finally fitted FK automotive smoked non-LED lights that I bought years ago from a member on here for next to nothing (one of them was cracked). Then ordered another set brand new from Germany (at a nice discount), which arrived in a damaged parcel last year, never bothered/had time to follow that up, because only one of them got smashed in transit and, luckily, the other side one! So one from each lot, went nicely in Rolling On The Floor Laughing
 

And that's how they rolled out to the Pugfest!

2.0 HDi, year 2000 (Lockdown 1.0 beater, waiting for works to start)
GTi 180, year 2004 (in hibernation after endless driving fun in 2019, queued for "cambelt in tight spaces")
Missus' 1.6 16v CC, year 2007 (bi-weekly)
£50 1.4 HDi, year 2002 (seatless transporter, Lockdown 2.0 beater, waiting to appear in an dedicated forum post)
EV (bi-weekly)
..couple more Franco/American-made/owned ones, journey depending
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Sim
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm Up
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In autumn 2019 pulled Jude out of misery by washing away autumn leaves (of 2018), and started inspecting where the dreaded engine knock is coming from. Would this be the demise of the HDi?

And as always, rummaging through the forums I found gazza's reply about red dust prevalent near the crank pulley (aka harmonic balancer).
Sump had a good deposit of such dust, yet not only near the pulley: the insides of each of the front alloys were covered in such dust, which was clearly from the brakes.
The knock was heard from the drive belt side of the engine when on ground, but actually was louder near the flywheel when listening with the car up in the air (suppose it resonates throughout the crankshaft)...

Inconclusive yet I went ahead and replaced the balancer nevertheless (Corteco brand £57 from fleabay)
 


And whaddayaknow the knock was gone! So an indirect thanks to gazza82 for the pointer

This meant the pug coult still become a winter banger of 2019! Yet all of a sudden I was overwhelmed by an irresistible urge to de-wiper the front
 

(more on this later)

Discovered a nasty rip of the inner CV joint boot (near the clip), that had already made some mess while my mate was driving it back in 2018.
Out with the old, in with the new (GSP brand; Qdrive ones from ECP/GSF have given me grief, and there's nothing else left to try but GSP -- still no issues at the time of writing Jan '20)
 

The olde one being put away for a rebuild in the unforeseeable future.

Another worry that the car developed was a big pulsing from the brakes during hard braking. This time it was felt also at the slow speeds (for "medical history", see first post), so I didn't suspect the hubs, just discs warped.
Fans of the clean looks should certainly take interest in coated discs, as they still haven't developed any rust to-date! Hope these Bendices won't bend Razz
 

(another good thing: they arrive not soaked in any oils:)

De-wipering the front was just in prep for a windshield replacement (in case you were wondering), because someway somehow the screen had cracked (from inside!?) overnight, while my mate had the car... Why nothing goes wrong when I drive (well, other things do)
 


Decided to go with a grey top-tint to match the overall spirit of the car
 


Treated immediately with the Gtechniq kit, will see how that fares
 


Was happy to find a spare set of wheels kicking about that I hadn't binned, they are the legendary 207's Monacos. Sourced also a shiny replacement one in addition
 

It was refurbed and I worried about the colour match as it looked truly sparkly, but as soon as it gotten covered with dust, looked just like the old ones Very Happy

You'll notice why I bought a spare by closely looking at one of the old ones:
 


Shoed with Nexen Winguards, had zero issues, still waiting for that snow though DOH!!!
 

(please excuse the choice of alloys, the gunmetal Gray nimrods (from Andrew!) are housing the summer tyres)

Ever so chuffed to say it everytime: Jude is back, and is again badder than ever!
 

 

2.0 HDi, year 2000 (Lockdown 1.0 beater, waiting for works to start)
GTi 180, year 2004 (in hibernation after endless driving fun in 2019, queued for "cambelt in tight spaces")
Missus' 1.6 16v CC, year 2007 (bi-weekly)
£50 1.4 HDi, year 2002 (seatless transporter, Lockdown 2.0 beater, waiting to appear in an dedicated forum post)
EV (bi-weekly)
..couple more Franco/American-made/owned ones, journey depending
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Glad I could be an indirect help ... Smile

It was very obvious when I'd taken the crank pulley/damper off ...

Down to just the 1.4 HDi. Cayman Green 2.0i CC sold.
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Sim
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That fine dust had really manifested itself before I fixed it again this time on the 1.4 HDi that had that distinct knock Smile

Back to this project, it hasn't skipped a beat as a winter beater, and then as this lockdown beater, that I rewarded the car with paint decontamination and claybar treatment last week:

 


 


As well as fitted the ancient birthday present Garmin HUD that I now use for speedo (thanks Garmin for killing its app, so the only way I can still use it is by using my olden Nexus 4 and hope it won't pack up anytime soon).

2.0 HDi, year 2000 (Lockdown 1.0 beater, waiting for works to start)
GTi 180, year 2004 (in hibernation after endless driving fun in 2019, queued for "cambelt in tight spaces")
Missus' 1.6 16v CC, year 2007 (bi-weekly)
£50 1.4 HDi, year 2002 (seatless transporter, Lockdown 2.0 beater, waiting to appear in an dedicated forum post)
EV (bi-weekly)
..couple more Franco/American-made/owned ones, journey depending
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Surprising how scary-sounding that balancer pulley can be isn't it! The 1.4HDi parts car we had also had a bad pulley, I'd have sworn blind it'd run a bearing if it wasn't for the fact that the noise stopped if I took the aux. belt off!
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She's looking good! Will have to have a post-lockdown meetup, now that we are finally allowed out of the house!
 

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VorTechS wrote:
She's looking good! Will have to have a post-lockdown meetup, now that we are finally allowed out of the house!

A meet is defo in order, but first -- off to Cornwall!

 


Notice bigger aerial, "kindly donated" by the resting 180, and the pre-mux radio finally packed up, so ripped out a muxed one from the 1.4 HDi (has own screen, so works!), even threw in Connects2 AUX bit from the CC that works too!.. Smile
"When all cars come together" Very Happy

2.0 HDi, year 2000 (Lockdown 1.0 beater, waiting for works to start)
GTi 180, year 2004 (in hibernation after endless driving fun in 2019, queued for "cambelt in tight spaces")
Missus' 1.6 16v CC, year 2007 (bi-weekly)
£50 1.4 HDi, year 2002 (seatless transporter, Lockdown 2.0 beater, waiting to appear in an dedicated forum post)
EV (bi-weekly)
..couple more Franco/American-made/owned ones, journey depending
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Just noticed your replacement driveshaft. Was it not a lot thinner than the original shaft? I got one once but decided to fit a genuine Peugeot shaft which matched the original.
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Well spotted, but the 2nd joint looks more massive, most likely compensating for the weight difference. I wonder what gave first, gearbox or driveshaft with such a thin axle:)
2.0 HDi, year 2000 (Lockdown 1.0 beater, waiting for works to start)
GTi 180, year 2004 (in hibernation after endless driving fun in 2019, queued for "cambelt in tight spaces")
Missus' 1.6 16v CC, year 2007 (bi-weekly)
£50 1.4 HDi, year 2002 (seatless transporter, Lockdown 2.0 beater, waiting to appear in an dedicated forum post)
EV (bi-weekly)
..couple more Franco/American-made/owned ones, journey depending
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