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Right let me think where to begin, without boring you!

Name's Deepak, i'm a peugeot tech and i'm rebuilding the engine of my '6 in my garage at home.

I bought her in dec last year on a whim, i saw the ad on this forum actually on a friday night, and proceded to buy it on saturday afternoon the next day Whistle it came with quite a few bits... lowered, front strut brace, 2 new tyres some tax and MOT. but it was overheating hence i only paid

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 01:58
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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 02:05
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I know the garage looks clean... but it didn't stay like that for long!

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 02:09
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the bumper, lights, rad, condenser etc all came off pretty easy. the a/c is totally empty so there was no worry of and harmful CFCs escaping!at the same time i drained the engine oil.

i then began isolating the engine. removing fuel and coolant hoses, cables etc.

when removing the subframe, i popped off the drop links instead of removing them, as they were sh*t and i'm replacing them anyway. quite an easy job this really, just make sure everything attaced to it is out and then supported with the jack and undone the bolts.

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Posted 26th Apr 2009 at 21:27
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engine out!


once the engine was isolated i made an attempt at getting it out. but getting it out was a bit of a challenge. the engine and gearbox don't come out cleanly together, there's not enough room. so, what i did was drop it to the floor onto a tyre first. to do this i had to disconnect the steering rack from the column as it was in the way. once on the floor, i re-rigged the hoist so the cambelt side of the engine would come out first (higher) before the gearbox (which was lower). it was like removing a longitudanally mounted engine.

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Posted 26th Apr 2009 at 21:31
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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 02:12
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By the end of the night it was all getting messy and tiresome



the final thing i did that night was remove the gearbox and got the engine on the stand. i have the sealey engine stand which takes a max weight of 350kg. this stand is pretty poor to be honest as i had to find bolts that were longer that the gearbox once to bolt the engine to the stand!

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Posted 26th Apr 2009 at 21:34
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the next day with some proper light i began stripping the block down. this is just a nut and bolt job - and a memory one!

when i work i try to keep everything as neat and tidy as possible, and organize everything. obviously it makes everything easier, but i'm studying to become an aircraft engineer and in the aviation industry EVERYTHING is kept track of.

nuts and bolts from specific places are kept together. ie: everything from under the car stays together, and all the bolts for the ancillaries stay together.

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Posted 26th Apr 2009 at 21:37
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so stripped it all down and removed the head and i found this - ! what a mess i couldn't believe how bad it was!

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 02:14
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i found the breach in the head gasket. look at the cylinder bore though!

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 02:15
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anyway i'll get more photos up later. hope you'll all stay with me through this... might take a while - depending on when peugeot decide to deliver those bloody parts!

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 02:17
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Wish I had a garage like that to mess about in!

Good work, nice to see one (in the best colour Whistle Laugh) being saved. Cool
Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 02:25
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stu wrote:
Wish I had a garage like that to mess about in!


Me too. Cry

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 03:27
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why the f*ck u stripping it?
Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 05:20
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Head gasket is gone so needs an engine rebuild.

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 06:36
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chris with a pug wrote:
why the f*ck u stripping it?


lol... reason i'm stripping it is because the water damage to the bore is excessive imo, so it'll require a deglaze. so i'm replacing all the piston rings and big end shells at the same time. also the oil mixed with the water and it was TOATALLY emulsified - i'll get a photo of it.

but the main reason i'm doing all of this is because it's fun! albeit a bit expensive... Happy

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 14:59
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finally i've got it down to the cylinder block... gonna take the pistons out next and clean everything up.


i don't know whether anyone has noticed but the pulley is still on. i couldn't get the b*tch off! i had to soak it in penetrating oil overnight before the gun made any difference!

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Posted 26th Apr 2009 at 21:39
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pistons are out. i don't think they actually look to bad. a bit of carbon and emulsified oil. but they're gonna get new rings and big end shells.

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 21:47
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here's a few other items all cleaned up nice n shiny! Big grin

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 21:48
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stu wrote:
Wish I had a garage like that to mess about in!

Good work, nice to see one (in the best colour Whistle Laugh) being saved. Cool


cheers mate. i'm lucky with the garage, my dad's an electrician and he needed space for bits and pieces in the past. now it's mine! Razz Big grin

i like this colour too, it's second to china though - couldn't find a broken china, so i settled for this!

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 21:50
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the head after it got back from the engineers


this was the head after i jet washed it to get out all the filings and other foreign objects.

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Posted 26th Apr 2009 at 21:41
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looking much better mate keep up the good work Smile

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Posted 12th Apr 2009 at 22:22
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Looks like a tidy rebuild you got going there buddy Thumbs up

Where abouts in London are you based if you dont mind me asking?

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Posted 13th Apr 2009 at 05:38
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Good luck with it mate! Looking good so far Thumbs up

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Posted 13th Apr 2009 at 07:51
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cheers for the support guys. it is going pretty well, i.e i haven't broken anything yet! just waiting on the big end shells from peugeot... and the longer that takes the harder it becomes to remember how it goes back together!

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