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jord294

[Misc_Work] Unplanned Mi16 Restoration

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welshpug

Bloody brilliant chassis, you will like it if you liked 309's :D

 

i need to do much the same to mine.

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jord294

Will look even better when I put the t16 alloys on ;)

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welshpug

certainly would! I have seen a T16 in the same colour :D

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jord294

small update

 

have bled the brakes again, and they are loads better :) ,and also fitted new number plates

 

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booked in for test on monday :unsure: wish me luck ;)

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welshpug

needs bumper snot :D

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jord294

needs bumper snot :D

all in good time.

 

waiting to get a ticket first, before giving the bodywork and trim a good going over.

 

then i'll fit new mirrors and freshly painted caps, and fit all new door seals

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welshpug

Cool, I will start work on mine soon, haven't seen it in 2 years :o

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Davy

Exciting times eh!

 

Good luck for Monday!... With all that work I'm sure she'll walk through it! ;)

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jord294

When I tell people of the work that's been done, they think it's a full restoration!

 

As I've done similar to many of the cars I've owned, it's a breeze to me.

 

The hardest thing is sourcing genuine parts

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calvinhorse

Ahhhh so it wasn't you at the classic car show at the NEC...

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jord294

Ahhhh so it wasn't you at the classic car show at the NEC...

No mate. If there was one the same colour, it'll be the same one that was at pugfest

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welshpug

yes, there is another late phase1 that is about and pretty clean in the same colour.

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calvinhorse

Ahhh yes I know the one you mean now.

 

Looking mint Jord

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jord294

sadly, the car failed it's m.o.t :(

 

headlamp aim, and emmissions failed. but wound down the headlamp and afm screw there and then, so that was an easy fix ;)

 

even though it passed the brake test, the tester wasn't 100% happy on the pedal travel.

 

so i've put the car in my garage for now. until i decide on what to do next

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welshpug

bleed the bugger again, stick some weight in the boot :) (or clamp the valve wide open!)

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jord294

i removed both rear calipers and bled them with nipples pointing upwards (ooerr missus), and even had axle stand under the o/s hub.

 

granted, quite a bit of air came out, but you reckon that load valve is the problem mei??

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welshpug

yeah, had a right mare with mine a few years back before I knew much about them, got mum's 405 spot on though when I replaced the valve and the very long brake line on that.

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jord294

still air in system, as car failed on excessive pedal travel.

 

i'm not fussed really, as that's the only issue.

 

i have now stored the mi in my garage for the winter.

 

i've invested in a pressure bleeder and had advice off 'old skool' peugeot technician, so when i get time, i'll try again

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Miles

Cannot be failed on that, Its only if the pedal sinks or hits the floor, But it depends as always on the tester

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B1ack_Mi16

The 405 is hard to bleed.

 

But what I always have done with sucess is:

 

1. Both wheels off

2. Both rear calipers off

3. Jack the right side rear trailing arm up to simulate load to compensator valve

4. Bleed calipers with nipple at highest point as you already did try? Put a piece of wood inside if to avoid piston coming out.

 

I prefer to bleed them with air pressure in the reservoir. Makes it so easy to bleed it without help.

 

Nice car, really missing my old Mi16 sometimes, but hopefully the T16 will be just as cool when I get around to finish it! :)

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jord294

Definitely at the discression of tester. In a way I'm glad he didn't pass it. Gives me chance to make sure I get it spot on.

 

Main reason for test was to see if it was going to fail mot on anything else.

 

Found out today that the old abs pump wasn't working properly. As no sound when ignition on. But after replacing with a spare unit I had, I could hear pump working.

 

Hoping this week to get system bled again. This time using the block of wood method. As last time, I had kept the piston in all the way using wind back tool

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jord294

sorry for delayed update :blush:

 

car currently in my garage with pedal box, servo and master cylinder removed.

 

main reason for this, is i found some corrosion where (not myself) someone had let brake fluid spill in the past. thus causing pedal box seal to rot :(

 

as per usual, new seal is NLA, but the only one available, has been sourced, but won't be with me till mid february.

 

as the master cylinder is the only other brake system component i haven't fitted new, i will be fitting the genuine new one i do have

 

that's all for now folks

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jord294

keep an eye out in 'for sale' section, as this will be available as complete car and spares package very soon.

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jord294

PESKY M/C !!! must of been internally leaking

 

genuine new m/c now fitted, and brakes bled (even ran car in gear on axle stands and dabbed brakes, just to make sure there wasn't a spongy pedal)

 

turns out, i had bled brake system properly initially, but dodgy m/c gave the feeling there was still air in system.

 

in for m.o.t this week ;) and am confident it will pass

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jord294

happy days :D :D

 

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