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    With these cars is servicing awkward and are there any inherent problems they experience . What sort of fuel consumption is usual ? Are the parts for regular servicing available through the usual french car suppliers .
    What goes wrong with them . Thanks in advance

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    Consumable service items are readily available.

    Problems:
    1. Clutch forks should be changed when the clutch is changed. They fracture through the pivot point leaving you without a clutch.
    2. Leaded models - the 'pulse air' system consists of tubes that corrode and fracture, causing exhaust leaks in the engine bay. Cheap and easy to disable the system though, and fix the problem forever.
    3. Series 2 models only seem to rust if they have been poorly repaired after an accident, or have spent their entire life in poor conditions. Weak point is around the windscreen.
    4. Synchros aren't particularly durable, and first/second gear can get a bit difficult to select on higher mileage cars. City cars obviously suffer a bit more from this problem. Gearboxes are cheap and easy to find though, and the synchros are compatible between 1/2 and 3/4, so if you find a spare gearbox you normally have enough good synchros to build a good box.
    4. By now their exhaust systems are usually falling apart. Your local exhaust shop will be able to make up a decent replacement system, but don't go any bigger than two and a quarter inch on a standard engine, as it will drone and sound like a rabbit passing wind.
    5. Interior fans squeak. There have been various discussions on ways to fix it, but all require making a mess of the engine bay! Later models had a rubber firewall insulation which can be removed and refitted without destroying them. Early ones are made of some sort of foam with a hard shell that cannot be removed intact to access the fan without removing the engine first.

    Fuel consumption very much depends on your driving style. I used to get 10L/100km in my '86 manual (leaded) S2 GTi, regardless of driving conditions. They are not the most aerodynamic cars for high-speed highway work, so the consumption doesn't drop off in those conditions as you might expect.
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    Oh, and to add, servicing is easy, as is most maintenance except access to the starter motor and distributor cap is not easy.

    For the distributor cap, remove the battery and coolant reservoir.

    For the starter motor, disconnect the steering column and lower the whole front crossmember down. This gives very easy access to the starter motor from below.
    Scotty

    Melbourne - Dandenong Ranges

    1956 Peugeot 403 - 'Francois' - resto project

    1969 Peugeot 504 - 'Pascal' - daily driver project

    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility - 'Brutus' - resto project

    1978 Peugeot 604 - as yet unnamed - V6 on straight LPG

    1987 Peugeot 505 - as yet unnamed - project car

    1999 Peugeot 406 Coupé - 'Chloe' - 5 speed manual

    2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi - 'Zoe' - hatchback on steroids

    2014 Peugeot RCZ - 'Remy'

    1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE - 'Grover' - tow car

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    My series II 505 is very easy to service. Consumables are easy to find, and the expertise and knowledge available on this forum are staggering. A set of axle stands, a trolley jack , a decent toolbox , a crawler and a Haynes manual are all you need. Demannu's comments are a heads up to all 505 owners. Basic servicing is an enjoyable way to use some spare time, and you will learn a lot about your car. Best wishes and enjoy driving your 505.

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    Changing the oil filter is a bit of a bruised knuckle job. Get yourself a slim-line s/plug socket - the orifices are a little tight.

    Pavel.

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