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    Thread: Emma, Dan and Daniel's pug addiction...
Post: RE: Emma, Dan and Daniel's pug addiction...

This the one you bought of Matt_Rallye by any chance? Nice to see it being resurrected!
RetroPug 306 Projects 15 798 16-01-2021, 06:03 PM
    Thread: ph1 306 fibgreglass bonnet
Post: RE: ph1 306 fibgreglass bonnet

Still for sale, make me an offer as I need it out of the way.
RetroPug Parts 1 743 16-01-2021, 05:59 PM
    Thread: Remus Backbox
Post: Remus Backbox

As in the title, remus backbox for sale, for a gti6 but probably would fit other 306s. Not drony like a lot of systems on these cars can be, very raspy sound at full chat. £75. Collection from Leice...
RetroPug Parts 0 434 16-01-2021, 05:59 PM
    Thread: ph1 bonnet cable
Post: ph1 bonnet cable

ph1 bonnet cable wanted. I'd consider a ph2 if it was very cheap to try
RetroPug Misc & Wanted 0 633 19-11-2019, 01:37 PM
    Thread: ph1 306 fibgreglass bonnet
Post: ph1 306 fibgreglass bonnet

306 ph.1 fibreglass bonnet in black unfinished so could easily be sanded and painted or left black if you prefer it that way. Comes fitted with 4 genuine aerocatches and pins, two of which are locki...
RetroPug Parts 1 743 01-09-2019, 08:56 AM
    Thread: 106 gti
Post: RE: 106 gti

No it's not! I sold a bunch of parts but nothing needed for the conversion, and now I've put a deposit down on an S1 106 XSi to convert so watch this space.
RetroPug Projects 18 5,095 01-07-2019, 07:16 PM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

Exhaust sealing is something you can do if the joints are correct and not rusting away. Assemble the exhaust using this essentially as assembly paste. For example, in a sleeved joint put a bead aroun...
RetroPug 306 Projects 48 10,186 23-06-2019, 05:10 PM
    Thread: Rev counter not working anymore
Post: RE: Rev counter not working anymore

They're difficult to get out with the steering wheel in place. With it removed it just pulls almost straight out. Are you removing the steering cowling? That gives you more space if the wheel is remov...
RetroPug Electrics 4 1,497 20-02-2019, 09:05 AM
    Thread: Rev counter not working anymore
Post: RE: Rev counter not working anymore

Have you check the circuit boards on the backs of the clocks for corrosion? Mine didn't work and it was this. The area under the wiper motor fills with leaves and dirt, blocking a drain hole which le...
RetroPug Electrics 4 1,497 18-02-2019, 02:03 PM
    Thread: Ph2 Xsara VTS Radiator
Post: RE: Ph2 Xsara VTS Radiator

If it helps, I've been using cable ties through holes in the slam panel instead of buying those spring clips on a nissens radiator for about 5 years, set to just the right tightness to have a bit of s...
RetroPug Misc & Wanted 10 2,721 25-01-2019, 03:42 PM
    Thread: Ph2 Xsara VTS Radiator
Post: RE: Ph2 Xsara VTS Radiator

I know it doesn't get you the correct radiator, but you could use the Nissens one and then wire aftermarket slimline fans eg. SPAL to your standard wiring and do away with the shroud. Should be fine...
RetroPug Misc & Wanted 10 2,721 23-01-2019, 02:11 PM
    Thread: Subaru Impreza WRX
Post: RE: Subaru Impreza WRX

Tidied some more bits up: Replaced the cabin filter, it definitely needed doing! Replaced the worn gearknob with a decent 2nd hand one, removed the damaged stereo surround (I have a good one to fit ...
RetroPug Projects 10 3,166 31-12-2018, 04:05 PM
    Thread: Subaru Impreza WRX
Post: RE: Subaru Impreza WRX

I let it rip a few times on the way home, but at first it had fairly low fuel so I was going a steady 70 and it was still drinking it! Still not driving this until later in January- waiting for insura...
RetroPug Projects 10 3,166 30-12-2018, 11:03 AM
    Thread: Subaru Impreza WRX
Post: RE: Subaru Impreza WRX

From the driving I did on the day I got it- it's horrific! Going to be ordering some bits soon, cambelt, waterpump etc.
RetroPug Projects 10 3,166 27-11-2018, 09:09 PM
    Thread: Subaru Impreza WRX
Post: RE: Subaru Impreza WRX

(21-11-2018, 02:37 PM)Midnightclub Wrote: Probably my favourite shape of them tbf, what HP do these come from the factory at 200ish? Around 218-220 according to where you look it up. Very easy to fr...
RetroPug Projects 10 3,166 21-11-2018, 05:06 PM
    Thread: Subaru Impreza WRX
Post: Subaru Impreza WRX

I've finally bought the car I've dreamed of owning since I was a kid- an Impreza WRX. Totally unmodified other than a quiet backbox because the original needed replacement, 89k miles, FSH, nearly 12m...
RetroPug Projects 10 3,166 20-11-2018, 07:51 PM
    Thread: 106 gti
Post: RE: 106 gti

Everything to do with this project is up for sale as I've bought something else! Thread here: https://www.306oc.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=37128
RetroPug Projects 18 5,095 13-11-2018, 12:05 PM
    Thread: 88k 106gti Breaking
Post: 88k 106gti Breaking

Thread on the car here: https://www.306oc.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=37058 I bought a 106gti on 88k in rough condition to use it as a donor for an engine conversion. It was complete other than no...
RetroPug Parts 0 755 13-11-2018, 12:04 PM
    Thread: Back in a Peugeot
Post: RE: Back in a Peugeot

(10-11-2018, 02:41 PM)Toms306 Wrote: (10-11-2018, 11:30 AM)RetroPug Wrote: (03-11-2018, 12:59 PM)Toms306 Wrote: (30-10-2018, 04:08 PM)RetroPug Wrote: I've got the 1.6tdci in a mk6 fiesta so sa...
RetroPug The Couch 17 3,071 10-11-2018, 03:27 PM
    Thread: Back in a Peugeot
Post: RE: Back in a Peugeot

(03-11-2018, 12:59 PM)Toms306 Wrote: (30-10-2018, 04:08 PM)RetroPug Wrote: I've got the 1.6tdci in a mk6 fiesta so same engine but bigger displacement, that's doing 52mpg according to the readout ...
RetroPug The Couch 17 3,071 10-11-2018, 11:30 AM
    Thread: Rear beam rebuild
Post: RE: Rear beam rebuild

I've got some spare genuine arms as well. They've only done about 65k but the bushes are perished.
RetroPug Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 21 4,466 02-11-2018, 08:13 AM
    Thread: Back in a Peugeot
Post: RE: Back in a Peugeot

50mpg isn't too terrible, depends a lot on your driving style plus there's been a lot of cold and wet at the moment. I've got the 1.6tdci in a mk6 fiesta so same engine but bigger displacement, that'...
RetroPug The Couch 17 3,071 30-10-2018, 04:08 PM
    Thread: Rear beam rebuild
Post: RE: Rear beam rebuild

How did the wishbones fail? Are they genuine ones or aftermarket?
RetroPug Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 21 4,466 29-10-2018, 03:45 PM
    Thread: 106 gti
Post: RE: 106 gti

A bit more of an update as I have been very busy with other things and also went abroad for a short while. The rear axle is off, and the engine is out. Just a few more bits to strip off the car and t...
RetroPug Projects 18 5,095 28-10-2018, 09:32 AM
    Thread: MOT emissions fail data interpretation
Post: RE: MOT emissions fail data interpretation

From my limited experience cheap pattern cats do tend to work when new, but they don't always last for many years. If you're just trying to keep it going for a bit longer they can be OK.
RetroPug TU Petrol Engines 4 1,795 28-10-2018, 09:19 AM