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    nJm
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    my 505 has had its service

    Got it done at Universe Motors in Richmond - I was actually very impressed. Dad brought it home, and its definately running a lot better than before, even the steering feels better.

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    Things they've noted for us to get done are:
    *Oil leack from rocker cover gasket
    *Front muffler rubber mount broken
    *Castor bar bushes worn
    *Outer Tie rod ends worn
    *requires front brake pads (I assume they mean replace )
    *rear tyres low in tread (thats ok, I wanted to get lower profile 195/70s anyway)
    *recommend distributor cap and ignition leads be replaced
    *hand brake calipers not activating - require replacement.

    well, the last one is serious, the handbrake barely works - we were quoted $400 for the new calipers. Does this sound right?

    So what do you guys think of this report? The mechanic said it was one of the best condition 505GRs he's come across.

    Any suggestions on what you think should be done sooner rather than later?

    thanks!
    Nick
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    forgot to ask - should i leave the warm air intake on the air filter, or isn't it benificial at all?

    In Melbourne we got some pretty cold mornings, but does it really help?

    thanks

    <small>[ 15 May 2002, 07:22 PM: Message edited by: nJm ]</small>
    Nick
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    I hope your going to at least do the Rocker cover gasket yourself ??

    That is a REALLY easy job

    Ben
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    The $400 sounds about right for the calipers, Nick. Its the same price my daughter paid for a very similar job on a 504 last year (at a brakes franchise). If you can get a place with Peugeot experience to do it for that, then do. I had to subsequently sort out problems with handbrake adjuster set-up on my daughters car.

    Have a look at the thread here on 504 brake calipers as well though. The issues are much the same.

    Get the suspension bushes sorted out as soon as you can too, or you'll be wearing out the front tyres as well. Make sure you get a wheel alignment done as part of the deal.

    The rocker cover gasket is definitely a "home" job.

    I pulled the warm air intake off my daughter's 504 because it was rattling. Didn't seem to have the slightest effect on starting or general operation (even in chilly Hurstbridge! - the coldest overnight temperature we've had here was -11celsius!)

    Cheers

    Rod

    <small>[ 16 May 2002, 10:21 AM: Message edited by: Rod Hagen ]</small>
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