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I picked up Compomotive MO 7x17" ET15 wheels with 205/40/17 tyres, destined for 205 Mi32. The 307 looked rather hardcore with them on, I loved the looks.
I picked up Compomotive MO 7x17" ET15 wheels with 205/40/17 tyres, destined for 205 Mi32. The 307 looked rather hardcore with them on, I loved the looks.
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Two mountain bikes, five 17" wheels with tyres, subwoofer box and a few travel bags - packed in nicely with a bit of creativity :-).
Two mountain bikes, five 17" wheels with tyres, subwoofer box and a few travel bags - packed in nicely with a bit of creativity :-).
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Unfortunately, one of the front shock absorbers top mounts gave up the ghost (and the other one was on it's way out). It took the wiper linkage out with it as well.
Unfortunately, one of the front shock absorbers top mounts gave up the ghost (and the other one was on it's way out). It took the wiper linkage out with it as well.
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New top mount for both sides, but I'll have to make some custom alloy ones, as the same thing will happen again sooner or later...
New top mount for both sides, but I'll have to make some custom alloy ones, as the same thing will happen again sooner or later...
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Fixed and back on 18's again. This time on TSW's.
Fixed and back on 18's again. This time on TSW's.
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They suit the car much better now the trim is white.
They suit the car much better now the trim is white.
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Meeow.
Meeow.
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An unusual top view of the 307 :-).
An unusual top view of the 307 :-).
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One morning, the engine had seized and evetually started up, running on three cylinders and vigorously knocking. Having exhausted all the other options, I've had to get the car transported to a Peugeot garage.
One morning, the engine had seized and evetually started up, running on three cylinders and vigorously knocking. Having exhausted all the other options, I've had to get the car transported to a Peugeot garage.
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Guys at Brkic Servis feared the worst, as the coolant expansion tank was empty, meaning it could be a case of a hydro-lock. They quickly removed and dismantled the engine.
Guys at Brkic Servis feared the worst, as the coolant expansion tank was empty, meaning it could be a case of a hydro-lock. They quickly removed and dismantled the engine.
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The head showed no signs of damage and the head gasket didn't have any obvious indications of failure either. Still,  the head was sent off for a rebuild and a leak-down test.
The head showed no signs of damage and the head gasket didn't have any obvious indications of failure either. Still, the head was sent off for a rebuild and a leak-down test.
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Moving onto the bottom end, the problem was obvious - first cylinder (from the cambelt side) was a few milimeters down the bore, which meant a bent conrod :-(.
Moving onto the bottom end, the problem was obvious - first cylinder (from the cambelt side) was a few milimeters down the bore, which meant a bent conrod :-(.
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Bent in all three dimensions! Luckily, the crank escaped unharmed. A replacement conrod and piston were sourced.
Bent in all three dimensions! Luckily, the crank escaped unharmed. A replacement conrod and piston were sourced.
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We then decided to make a full service on the engine, so replaced the timing belt and tensioners, water pump, all the gaskets, seals etc as well.
We then decided to make a full service on the engine, so replaced the timing belt and tensioners, water pump, all the gaskets, seals etc as well.
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Back together - running sweet and I should be without worries now. The thing is, I thought I wouldn't have to worry about it in the first place, wth such a young car by my standards :-).
Back together - running sweet and I should be without worries now. The thing is, I thought I wouldn't have to worry about it in the first place, wth such a young car by my standards :-).
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Also, I sold the TSW 18" wheels and temporarily had the car rolling on 7-spoke 207 16" wheels.
Also, I sold the TSW 18" wheels and temporarily had the car rolling on 7-spoke 207 16" wheels.
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