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    Default Modified 205 Si for sale

    All,

    It is with regret that I’ve decided, due to a change in personal circumstances, that it’s time to let go of the 205 Si that I acquired 2.5 years ago. This is no ordinary Si, having had all systems (steering, suspension, brakes, drivetrain) upgraded to GTI or better parts over the years.

    Specs and a list of work performed during my ownership are below. This car drives brilliantly, is very reliable (hasn’t needed anything other than basic maintenance and a new battery for the past 18 months) and exceptionally well sorted mechanically. I’ve spent over $8k in modifications and maintenance in the past 2.5 years, with nearly all the work being undertaken by renowned French car specialist Paul Vasallo at AP Automotive in Carlton, Sydney, to Paul’s typically thorough (some would say pedantic!) standards.

    Prior to my ownership the car was used as a track car and as such has the requisite preparations such as tow stickers, battery marking and 1kg fire extinguisher. The car does not have working heating (control flaps frozen) or Air Conditioning or radio (removed to save weight), and with the various modifications it is NOT suitable as a daily driver except for the most hard-core of enthusiasts. As an occasional or weekend car however it is brilliant – even popping to the shops feels like you’re going on a rally stage!

    Due to the solid engine and suspension mounts, the steering provides great feedback, the brake pedal feel and travel is fantastic and perfect for heel-toe, and the gearshift is exceptional for a 205. The shortened diff ratio gives the car significantly more get up and go than a regular Si. All elements come together harmoniously to make the car a joy to drive. The perfect car for anyone who's fed up with the proliferation of driver aids in modern vehicles.

    Price: $3,500.

    The car will be sold with two brand new Direzza Z1 star Spec tyres as spares, new spark plug wires, a new door seal, steering wheel lock, 2011 Sydney street directory, as well as the original HVAC control dials should the new owner wish to re-install these. Workshop manuals (Porters, Haynes) and other 205 books are available at an additional cost for new 205 owners – some of the books are out of print and not easily found nowadays.

    Registration expires 26th June 2013.

    Please contact me by PM if you are interested or would like further information. Car is located in Sydney's lower north shore.


    Specifications
    • 1993 205 Si manual 1.6L
    • Standard 1580cc XU5M with baffled sump
    • Peugeot Sport Group N Engine Mounts
    • BE3 Gearbox with shortened (4.4) final drive (standard Si is 3.69),
    • Short shifter
    • Group N suspension top mounts
    • Rebuilt engine and gearbox approximately 4 years ago by Adrian W (incl. new clutch and water pump)
    • Solid engine mounts
    • 1.75" exhaust
    • Whiteline strut brace
    • Replica OMP steering wheel
    • GTI suspension & subframe front and rear (incl. springs, beam, anti-roll bars)
    • Lowered approx 30mm front and rear (reset OEM springs on front, adjusted torsion bars in rear)
    • Solid rear bush (locates rear beam, reduces lift-off oversteer)
    • CAMS-compliant 1kg fire extinguisher mounted in passenger footwell
    • Phillips headlight globes
    • Adjustable Koni yellow shock absorbers front and rear
    • 306 XT front discs and calipers
    • ADR compliant braided brake lines (custom made by Pittwater Brake and Clutch)
    • 14" rallye wheels
    • Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tyres (185/60/14) reviews at this link: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ireMake=Dunlop
    • Single immobilizer with two remote controls

    I am a rather tall person at 6’4”, so the car has been modified with a lower driver’s seat and smaller / closer steering wheel. If you’re of similar size, this car will be much more comfortable than an unmodified 205.

    Work in past 2.5 years
    As mentioned above, the car has had significant time and money lavished on her during my ownership and has been maintained money-no-object, even down to running exclusively BP Ultimate during my ownership.

    Below is a non-exhaustive list of the work that has been undertaken in the past 2.5 years, with the big ticket items being strut brake, koni yellows front and rear, new heater matrix, new tyres, 306 XT front brakes, new master cylinder, custom braided brake lines (ADR compliant), new steering wheel, immobiliser installed.

    # Item Date Mileage
    1 Replace coolant 01-Jan-09 100,000
    2 Replace gearbox fluid 1-Jan-06 100,000
    3 Replace power steering fluid N/A 100,000
    4 Front wiper blades 16-May-10 126,000
    5 Rear wiper blade 16-May-10 126,000
    6 New windscreen washer hose (front) 16-May-10 126,000
    7 New front washer pump 16-May-10 126,000
    8 Re-align washer nozzle 16-May-10 126,000
    9 Interior fabric clean 16-May-10 126,000
    10 Vacuum interior 16-May-10 126,000
    11 Clean door jambs & hinges etc 16-May-10 126,000
    12 Rubber / vinyl treatment 16-May-10 126,000
    13 Clean engine bay 16-May-10 126,000
    14 Door seal treatment 16-May-10 126,000
    15 Rear hatch struts replaced 16-May-10 126,000
    16 Clean all connectors in engine bay 16-May-10 126,000
    17 Glue in light in boot 16-May-10 126,000
    18 Dispose of hatch carpet & sound deadening 16-May-10 126,000
    19 Fit Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tyres 16-May-10 126,000
    20 Full wheel alignment 16-May-10 126,000
    21 Top up engine oil (1L) 30-May-10 126,000
    22 Fix muffler hanger 30-May-10 126,000
    23 Flush brake fluid & bleed 30-May-10 126,000
    24 Vacuum hoses 30-May-10 126,000
    25 PCV system clean 30-May-10 126,000
    26 Replace Aircon compressor belt 30-May-10 126,000
    27 Rear beam modification (install grease nipplies; fill with grease) 30-May-10 126,000
    28 Air filter replaced 30-May-10 126,000
    29 Fuel filter replaced 30-May-10 126,000
    30 Driver's seat fixed (was loose) 30-May-10 126,000
    31 Clean fuel pump and ignition relay contacts 30-May-10 126,000
    32 Front steering rack bolts - tighten 30-May-10 126,000
    33 Adjust clutch cable play 30-May-10 126,000
    34 Install speedo cable 30-May-10 126,000
    35 Fuel system flush (Neo fuel treatment) 30-May-10 126,000
    36 Throttle body electrical connector adjusted 30-May-10 126,000
    37 Grease power window tracks 6-Jun-10 126,500
    38 Treat front and rear bumpers and plastic parts w/dye 6-Jun-10 126,500
    39 Re-align rear bumper bar 18-Jun-10 126,900
    40 Raise rear suspension 18-Jun-10 126,900
    41 Replace passenger side parking light 18-Jun-10 126,900
    42 Replace tail light 18-Jun-10 126,900
    43 Repair reverse light wiring harness 18-Jun-10 126,900
    44 Replace heater matrix 30-Jun-10 126,950
    45 Whiteline strut brace installed
    46 Engine oil and filter change 19-Jul-10 127,000
    47 Install upgraded headlight bulbs 30-Jul-10 127,500
    48 Install new steering wheel (OMP replica), hub and 30mm spacer 30-Jul-10 127,500
    49 Realignment of headlights 30-Jul-10 127,500
    50 * Remove both front suspension strut assemblies and hub and brake asssemblies. Dismantle struts, clean and repair, reoil top bearings and repack with greast. Fit Koni yellow adjustable strut assemblies and fit new bump stop rubbers at one turn off hard settings. Reassemble struts and refit to vehicle 4-May-11 TBD
    51 * Lubricate front sway bar drop link balljoints 4-May-11
    52 * Dismantle front brakes, clean and prepare hubs, Oil stone drive flanges, clean hubs, calipers and mounting brackets and brake kleen all components. Fit second hand supplies vented front rotors and fit matching front brake calipers (306 XT discs and calipers) and mounting bracket. Prepare calipers and clean / lube floating pins and fit new brake pads supplied. Assemble with anti seize and loctite bolts. 4-May-11 128,700
    53 * Remove and fit new stainless steel braided brake lined and fit insulation sheathing 4-May-11 128,700
    54 * Remove and replace off side rear stainless steel braided brake line 4-May-11 128,700
    55 Bleed all brakes 4-May-11 128,700
    56 Grease rear trailing arm bearings 4-May-11 128,700
    57 Fit rear Konis (Koni yellow adjustable) 4-May-11 128,700
    58 Reset ride height 4-May-11 128,700
    59 Remove A/C compressor and high and low pressure hoses and drivebelt and idler / tensioner bearings 4-May-11 128,700
    60 Dismantle driver's seat, remove tilt mechanism and carry out procedure to install seat and lower installed height to minimum. Connect and alter rails to accommodate deletion of tilt mechanism, modify tunnel and floor plan to operate rail adjustment 4-May-11 128,700
    61 Immobiliser / alarm install 4-May-11 128,700
    62 New braided line install (custom made ADR compliant) Jun-11 128,700
    63 New brake master cylinder Jun-11 128,700
    64 Rubber door seal treatment Sep-11
    65 Replace windscreen wipers front and rear Sep-11
    66 Engine oil and filter change Sep-11
    67 Power steering fluid (drain, replace) Sep-11
    68 Replace radiator thermoswitch Nov-11
    69 Replace engine coolant Nov-11
    70 Engine oil and filter change Oct-12 130,000


    I have receipts for work dating back over 10 years - including many, many pages of hand-written notes from Paul V - and will include these with the sale of the car.

    The good
    • No major rust, including in critical areas such as the base of the B-pillar. Some very minor rust spots (surface corrosion only) are visible in non-structure areas such as the front guard where paint has been chipped away
    • Passenger seat, rear seats and door cards are in great condition
    • Gearbox is fantastic, with smooth, positive changes
    • Mechanically the car is in great condition due to the attention to detail from Paul V during my ownership
    • Electrical system (lights, wipers, washer pumps, power windows) works perfectly


    The bad
    • Cosmetically, this car is not in great condition and is not worth restoring unless you can undertake paintwork yourself. This is a car for someone who cares about performance, not aesthetics. The clear coat has peeled off the paint and it has the usual problems with the dash plastics and torn fabric in the driver's seat



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    Last edited by Langers; 23rd December 2012 at 10:26 PM.
    1992 205 Si
    Current: shortened diff (4.4), short shifter, group N top mounts, rebuilt engine and box, solid engine mounts, 1.75" exhaust, strut brace, OMP wheel, GTI suspension & subframe front and rear, lowered 30mm front and rear, solid rear bush, Koni yellows, 306 XT front discs and calipers, ADR compliant braided brake lines, 14" rallye wheels, Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tyres, immobiliser

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    Price dropped from $3500 to $3000 for Aussiefroggers who joined during or prior to December 2012.
    1992 205 Si
    Current: shortened diff (4.4), short shifter, group N top mounts, rebuilt engine and box, solid engine mounts, 1.75" exhaust, strut brace, OMP wheel, GTI suspension & subframe front and rear, lowered 30mm front and rear, solid rear bush, Koni yellows, 306 XT front discs and calipers, ADR compliant braided brake lines, 14" rallye wheels, Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tyres, immobiliser

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    Price drop to $2800 for Aussiefroggers who joined during or prior to December 2012
    1992 205 Si
    Current: shortened diff (4.4), short shifter, group N top mounts, rebuilt engine and box, solid engine mounts, 1.75" exhaust, strut brace, OMP wheel, GTI suspension & subframe front and rear, lowered 30mm front and rear, solid rear bush, Koni yellows, 306 XT front discs and calipers, ADR compliant braided brake lines, 14" rallye wheels, Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tyres, immobiliser

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    Price drop $2700 o.n.o for Aussiefroggers who joined during or prior to December 2012.

    I've just returned from 2 weeks away from the car and it's a revelation to drive again. Absolutely NOTHING else on the market short of a motorbike will give you as much driving pleasure for the price. Don't miss an absolute bargain.
    1992 205 Si
    Current: shortened diff (4.4), short shifter, group N top mounts, rebuilt engine and box, solid engine mounts, 1.75" exhaust, strut brace, OMP wheel, GTI suspension & subframe front and rear, lowered 30mm front and rear, solid rear bush, Koni yellows, 306 XT front discs and calipers, ADR compliant braided brake lines, 14" rallye wheels, Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tyres, immobiliser

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    1992 205 Si
    Current: shortened diff (4.4), short shifter, group N top mounts, rebuilt engine and box, solid engine mounts, 1.75" exhaust, strut brace, OMP wheel, GTI suspension & subframe front and rear, lowered 30mm front and rear, solid rear bush, Koni yellows, 306 XT front discs and calipers, ADR compliant braided brake lines, 14" rallye wheels, Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tyres, immobiliser

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    Very pleased to say a deposit has been taken; she's going to a good home with an existing 205 owner.
    1992 205 Si
    Current: shortened diff (4.4), short shifter, group N top mounts, rebuilt engine and box, solid engine mounts, 1.75" exhaust, strut brace, OMP wheel, GTI suspension & subframe front and rear, lowered 30mm front and rear, solid rear bush, Koni yellows, 306 XT front discs and calipers, ADR compliant braided brake lines, 14" rallye wheels, Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tyres, immobiliser

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    Sold - new owner has taken delivery.
    1992 205 Si
    Current: shortened diff (4.4), short shifter, group N top mounts, rebuilt engine and box, solid engine mounts, 1.75" exhaust, strut brace, OMP wheel, GTI suspension & subframe front and rear, lowered 30mm front and rear, solid rear bush, Koni yellows, 306 XT front discs and calipers, ADR compliant braided brake lines, 14" rallye wheels, Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tyres, immobiliser

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