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    Default Whistle like the wind

    The rubber door surrounds on my Pug 309 are getting a little tired/perished and letting in a bit of road noise. I have just had a quote from the main puegeot dealer in Auckland for the rear drivers side = NZ$260 +GST ex France!! (Not as bad as the quote I once had from them for the digital clock unit of over NZ$1000 - I kid you not). There has to be a better way/price. Is anyone aware of some more realistic prices for rubber door surrounds (in NZ or Aus)?
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    Chris

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    Oops - this shouldn't really be in the Technical and Performance forum - but hey better aerodynamics might give me better performance.

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    No one in Australia is going to be of help I would think, they never saw the 309.

    Maybe visit some wreckers, although they might be in the same state as yours.

    Look into importing yourself from English sites? Peugeot/Citroen parts from English spare parts dealers can be rediculously cheap, so if you can deal with freight it could be good.

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    Thanks Louis. Will check out some UK websites.

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    how bad are the seals exactly?....torn? cracked) are they coming away from panels.......the reason I ask this is that you could try a temporary repair...ie buy some adhesive silicone (black) ......remove offending seal gently and reattach back but this time use some sillicone ahesive as a packer/selant/adhesive......this will sometimes bring the rubber seal OUT just enough so it seals more tightly aginst the panel.....I m not sure about the 309 seals.....but I ve heard of some seals being injected with silicone to FIRM them up and give them some bounce (tube type).....its also possible to repair/fill some cracks in seals just by filling offending area with silicone and after its cured shaping seal back with a super sharp blade.........It might just be enough to save your sanity till you get GOOD replacemnt seals.....



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    dino....

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    Cheers Dino - some great tips there. The seals are in reasonably good nick. No cuts, tears or cracks - just lacking, I guess, in the bounce/volume/elasticity department which = air and road noise coming in. I will try to get some adhesive silicone as you suggest to plump them up a bit. Perhaps I could get some collagen injected in there!!

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