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    Thread: Who's Still Here Then?
Post: RE: Who's Still Here Then?

Oooh the MILF... Not a great deal of activity on here now sadly, although it is still a hugely valuable resource for the reason you mentioned. I always wonder if forums will have a resurgence (like ...
ekjdm14 Newbies 9 1,030 29-01-2022, 03:47 PM
    Thread: Mr Hyde Estate, aka The Milf
Post: RE: Mr Hyde Estate, aka The Milf

Just gone over this thread, top job I have to say... The left rear quarter rot is a blight of all Ph2 cars, mainly 5dr though as well as any age SW, from what I've seen. I believe it comes from the ...
ekjdm14 306 Projects 10 1,715 29-01-2022, 03:41 PM
    Thread: FORGED XUD - new oil pump?
Post: RE: FORGED XUD - new oil pump?

Well, I just happened to see it lol. To be fair, don't think I've ever heard of an XUD that's failed for it's oil pump or chain. Based on that, think the most "precaution" I'd take would be to use on...
ekjdm14 XUD Section 2 643 29-01-2022, 12:20 AM
    Thread: New Registrations
Post: RE: New Registrations

Mighty306 Wrote: -- ...could anyone be 'enthused' by an XND auto? I don't know. -- From my viewpoint (as custodian of THE X1 Xantia 1.9D auto, although howmanyleft seems to have messed up it's data...
ekjdm14 The Couch 12 1,469 24-12-2021, 05:05 PM
  Exclamation Thread: Read only???? Also head studs question
Post: Read only???? Also head studs question

First off just wanted to ask, what is the cost-difference between keeping the forum open as read only or keeping it where existing members can still post? On to what I was wanting to ask, are the p...
ekjdm14 XUD Section 1 277 23-12-2021, 10:44 PM
    Thread: Transit pump or internals
Post: Transit pump or internals

just wondering if anyone knows of a cheap Transit 11mm pump or the business end at least for sale?
ekjdm14 Misc & Wanted 0 1,103 28-05-2021, 11:22 PM
    Thread: Black Smoke - help
Post: RE: Black Smoke - help

Restricted on the exhaust side, internally collapsed silencer maybe? Quick test run with the downpipe disconnected would show it up. Apart from that, what did your pump guy have to say as regards ...
ekjdm14 XUD Section 1 573 28-05-2021, 11:02 PM
    Thread: XUD9 Valve clearances
Post: RE: XUD9 Valve clearances

That's a strange one, (tobytronic's experience) since I've noted tight clearances to actually make a fair difference to cold starting. Perhaps it's down to running on 100% veg oil so it's more sensit...
ekjdm14 XUD Section 8 2,534 21-04-2021, 06:30 PM
    Thread: wiper mechanism
Post: RE: wiper mechanism

It's OK, found two now. One has no high speed and the other I presume is good as it looks to have seen very little use. Speaking of which, if you look into my PM's I've just had a dodgy message abo...
ekjdm14 Misc & Wanted 3 978 21-04-2021, 02:51 PM
    Thread: Haynes "Max power" book...
Post: RE: Haynes "Max power" book...

Not got any of my own pics yet, here's the car when it was in it's glory back in the museum days... edit- it's not letting me upload the jpg, ah well, Off to hunt out a couple of bits now
ekjdm14 The Couch 4 1,120 09-04-2021, 02:20 PM
    Thread: wiper mechanism
Post: wiper mechanism

Anyone got a wiper motor & mechanism available please?  Not worried if the wipers park properly or not as long as they at least move, it'll be better than the none that our new project came with lol.
ekjdm14 Misc & Wanted 3 978 08-04-2021, 05:16 PM
    Thread: Haynes "Max power" book...
Post: RE: Haynes "Max power" book...

Car arrived just after editing the last post lol, and she's alive once more. The same issues as the white car really, missing positive battery terminal and a couple of bad earths. Engine seems nic...
ekjdm14 The Couch 4 1,120 08-04-2021, 04:53 PM
    Thread: Haynes "Max power" book...
Post: RE: Haynes "Max power" book...

Same here, at least looks-wise lol but most of the chavved bits have been flogged off already so what we've got is basically a part-stripped standard 1.6 XS (basically the exact same model year and sp...
ekjdm14 The Couch 4 1,120 08-04-2021, 12:38 PM
    Thread: Haynes "Max power" book...
Post: Haynes "Max power" book...

Anybody remember (or own a copy of, c'mon we won't judge!) the Haynes book "Extreme Peugeot 306 ultimate guide to modifying"? Our lad has just bought a rolling shell & turns out it's the same car t...
ekjdm14 The Couch 4 1,120 06-04-2021, 09:50 PM
    Thread: Removing locking wheel nuts?
Post: RE: Removing locking wheel nuts?

yeah those type you can either weld a nut on, or it's worth trying a few local tyre places and see if they have a key that'll fit as some keep a selection handy because of the nature of their work, an...
ekjdm14 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 12 1,591 01-03-2021, 06:28 PM
    Thread: Youtube channels
Post: RE: Youtube channels

Eric O is amazing, great diagnostic mind. Not so great diagnostics to be found on Neutral Drop lol, Watch Wes Work, J.C. Smith projects, Jonathan w, Puddin's Fab Shop, Mortske repair all cool american...
ekjdm14 The Couch 16 2,887 24-02-2021, 02:24 PM
    Thread: Worn Diff and how to know what gearbox’s what?
Post: RE: Worn Diff and how to know what gearbox’s what?

I'll have a look when I get a chance, got to move the engine/box in the next couple of days anyway. I imagine it could cause a thump if the diff bearings were that shot, although still amazed it's st...
ekjdm14 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 13 1,634 23-02-2021, 12:48 AM
    Thread: Worn Diff and how to know what gearbox’s what?
Post: RE: Worn Diff and how to know what gearbox’s what?

Oh, that's a strange one then. Guess the larger driveshafts aren't as concrete as I'd always thought? Times like this I wish servicebox hadn't been taken from us...
ekjdm14 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 13 1,634 21-02-2021, 03:52 PM
    Thread: Turbocharging XU10J4R...
Post: RE: Turbocharging XU10J4R...

Thanks Mighty I'll Pm you in a sec. The gaskets I was looking at are custom made by Cometic, and available up to .140" Given the higher compression ratio to start with, I'd be looking at the .140"...
ekjdm14 XU Petrol Engines 7 1,939 21-02-2021, 02:20 PM
    Thread: Turbocharging XU10J4R...
Post: RE: Turbocharging XU10J4R...

Right following on from this, what actually is the stock compression ratio of the RFV engine? I've heard anything from 8.5:1 to the above 10.4:1 Also am I correct that the factory head gaskets are ...
ekjdm14 XU Petrol Engines 7 1,939 20-02-2021, 08:30 PM
    Thread: Worn Diff and how to know what gearbox’s what?
Post: RE: Worn Diff and how to know what gearbox’s what?

Just a thought, some TU5 cars (our '97 XS for one) have the BE box fitted so be sure it's correct if buying a replacement online. I believe the easy way to tell "on car" is to look at the hub nut. MA...
ekjdm14 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 13 1,634 20-02-2021, 04:35 PM
    Thread: my windscreen washer motor
Post: RE: my windscreen washer motor

Sounds like either the relay or a corroded wire not able to carry enough current hence it works with the reduced load when the washer is unplugged but not when it's present. I'd also check the rele...
ekjdm14 Electrics 20 4,700 20-02-2021, 01:08 PM
    Thread: Worn Diff and how to know what gearbox’s what?
Post: RE: Worn Diff and how to know what gearbox’s what?

That does sound like one of the diff bearings has collapsed, I'm surprised it even holds oil and manages to drive still! Testament to these tough little 'boxes. The diff bearings will be taper roll...
ekjdm14 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 13 1,634 20-02-2021, 01:00 PM
    Thread: disc & ABS rear beam
Post: disc & ABS rear beam

OK was planning to stash this away for future use but thought I'd offer it here in case anyone's in dire need.  It's a used complete rear beam, disc brakes & I believe it was ABS too but will double c...
ekjdm14 Parts 0 1,021 17-02-2021, 06:00 PM
    Thread: 2002 306 Meridian Estate 1.6i Automatic
Post: RE: 2002 306 Meridian Estate 1.6i Automatic

Wrong end of the country & utterly skint ATM :( This would be a 100% definite aside from those two small details, dammit. Someone has to save this car though, it's far too nice. Good luck with th...
ekjdm14 Cars 6 2,829 16-02-2021, 05:19 PM