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    Default Peugeot 203 rear engine mount

    Can anybody point me to new/ reconditioned (reliable) rear engine/ gearbox mounts for a 55 203 sedan? Some of the ones redone for the 03 Redex Rerun were apparently suspect. Unfortunately my brand new stock one went into my 403 & now I need ANOTHER! Dave

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    Dave, new mounts on ebay.fr seem the best bet,
    P j no longer rerubber them here, cant find another local source
    the mount that failed on RRR was quite hard old stock. so it would seem soft rubber is preferable
    Argentinian engine mounts seem Ok

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    There is a place in France that sells them, don't know where at the moment, someone here might know.
    There are a few people looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Far North Kiwi View Post
    Can anybody point me to new/ reconditioned (reliable) rear engine/ gearbox mounts for a 55 203 sedan? Some of the ones redone for the 03 Redex Rerun were apparently suspect. Unfortunately my brand new stock one went into my 403 & now I need ANOTHER! Dave

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    Folks

    These web pages list them for about 110 eu, postage unknown
    Search for 405026N

    http://www.melun-retro-passion.com/p...eot/pe_03-403/

    Also of interest are the Robri accessories.
    I have no association with the vendor, and have not yet bought my Robri parts for the Darl'mat recreation ...

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    I have ordered from e-bay france............E100+ Freight.........will post comments if/when it arrives.

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    I am looking for some info on how to replace the rear engine mount on a 1959 203. Any manual available will be appreciated.

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    you get to it from the rear.
    disconnect rear shockers, easiest to take the linkages off.
    disconnect rear transverse stabilizer bar.
    undo hand brake cable and take off brake line mounts an leave them hanging.
    with a floor jack under rear of gearbox remove the three rear mount securing bolts, one on top of gearbox tunnel and one each side.
    gently lower rear of box and remove the 4 allen keyed bolts securing driveshaft into back of gearbox.
    place tray under this point or drain gearbox oil first.
    jack up rear of car till springs are free.
    wheel rear assembly back carefully till driveshaft splines disconnect from gearbox.
    fit new rear gearbox mount and put everything back together.
    take care while driveshaft is disengaged not to pull it out very far. it is spring loaded back at the diff and can be fiddly to put back if disengaged.
    remember to top up gearbox with any fluid loss.
    have i forgotten anything folks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luthier View Post
    have i forgotten anything folks?
    That all sounds correct to me, with the usual caution to use jack stands on a firm level floor for safety, (and that bricks are very dangerous as they can split & collapse with the weight of a car).

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    You won't lose gearbox oil in a 203 as the universal stays in place and forms the sealing surface with the rear seal, unlike the 504 where the seal acts on the tailshaft.
    Also, not a bad idea to undo the centre exhaust mounting at least to prevent the pipe from being bent as the engine is tilted back.
    Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by luthier View Post
    you get to it from the rear.
    disconnect rear shockers, easiest to take the linkages off.
    disconnect rear transverse stabilizer bar.
    undo hand brake cable and take off brake line mounts an leave them hanging.
    with a floor jack under rear of gearbox remove the three rear mount securing bolts, one on top of gearbox tunnel and one each side.
    gently lower rear of box and remove the 4 allen keyed bolts securing driveshaft into back of gearbox.
    place tray under this point or drain gearbox oil first.
    jack up rear of car till springs are free.
    wheel rear assembly back carefully till driveshaft splines disconnect from gearbox.
    fit new rear gearbox mount and put everything back together.
    take care while driveshaft is disengaged not to pull it out very far. it is spring loaded back at the diff and can be fiddly to put back if disengaged.
    remember to top up gearbox with any fluid loss.
    have i forgotten anything folks?

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    By the way the mount I bought through e-bay france arrived in days via Portugal! Its frame is formed rather than cast like the original, but looks & fits OK so obviated the hassle of trying to get a rerubber job..............time will tell if it is any good, but it certainly has got rid of flop & markedly improved gear change as the linkage configuration isnt being pushed around at every bump etc. I made up an adjustable bracket which slings under the back of the engine enabling me to lift & lower the end of the box to make room for getting things back in place. If you utilise a tight tie under the torque tube.....hooked into the under door jacking points, you can slide the tube back just enough to disconnect the universal without dropping the tube down & also then no need to disconnect/ damage the main brake hose. Still need to disconnect handbrake cables & all the other bits as in above letters. Good luck. Dave

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    Thank you all very much for the info. It is appreciated.

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    I have replaced the gearbox mounting and it was not difficult at all. After that and a top-up of the shock absorbers, the 203 drives like a new car. Cannot believe the difference a small amount of oil makes to the car.

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    Yes, I'm amazed at how many people drive around without oil in the shockers and think the car is going OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold View Post
    I have replaced the gearbox mounting and it was not difficult at all. After that and a top-up of the shock absorbers, the 203 drives like a new car. Cannot believe the difference a small amount of oil makes to the car.

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    Interesting thread.

    Its been a while since i did mine - one was leaky & I had to replace it.
    Probably time to check them all

    What oil are people using in their lever shock absorbers?
    Red automatic transmission / power steering fluid worked ok for me before.

    Too thick a fluid might be good to temporarily tighten up the handling, but then tear the rubbers or rear mount?

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    Would have no effect on the rear mount.
    I use Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil, stiffens them up a bit but nice and fluid when cold so as not to damage the shockers internally.
    Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Interesting thread.

    Its been a while since i did mine - one was leaky & I had to replace it.
    Probably time to check them all

    What oil are people using in their lever shock absorbers?
    Red automatic transmission / power steering fluid worked ok for me before.

    Too thick a fluid might be good to temporarily tighten up the handling, but then tear the rubbers or rear mount?

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