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    Thread: Power Sterering Ram/ Steering damper
Post: RE: Power Sterering Ram/ Steering damper

(04-11-2019, 10:55 PM)Mighty306 Wrote: Ah very sorry, my bad. My head has been very distracted by other things n totally forgot about the effect the 6's gearbox had on the steering. I didn't realise...
Ben_w Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 6 1,763 04-11-2019, 11:09 PM
    Thread: Power Sterering Ram/ Steering damper
Post: RE: Power Sterering Ram/ Steering damper

401144 is not the right part number for a 306 with a 6 speed box. It probably fits a 205/309 and 306 models without the 6 speed box but it IS NOT the right part for a GTi6/Rallye because it won't have...
Ben_w Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 6 1,763 04-11-2019, 10:33 PM
    Thread: Xsara VTS rear beam
Post: RE: Xsara VTS rear beam

Any interest in this whole at £125 before i start stripping it? Cheers
Ben_w Parts 1 854 04-09-2019, 11:05 AM
    Thread: Xsara VTS rear beam
Post: Xsara VTS rear beam

Got a beam coming off a VTS I'm breaking. No visible camber, moves well and not seized, drove well.on the 160 mile drive home. Pics to follow once off the car. Collection preferred but work in Worce...
Ben_w Parts 1 854 28-08-2019, 08:14 PM
    Thread: Xsara VTR breaking
Post: RE: Xsara VTR breaking

Shell will be scrapped tomorrow. I still have the engine, despite several people committing to buy it. 79k, 2003 TU5JP4 1.6 16v engine with ECU, bsi, transponder, keys, locks, ignition barrell etc. ...
Ben_w Parts 1 852 09-08-2019, 07:37 AM
    Thread: Xsara VTR breaking
Post: Xsara VTR breaking

You've probably seem my multiple Facebook group postings but I'm breaking a 2003 Ph2 Xsara VTS. [Image: https://i.ibb.co/x2F96ZX/IMG-20190727-130641.jpg] Quite a lot is already sold.....bits gone ar...
Ben_w Parts 1 852 02-08-2019, 06:26 AM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

(23-06-2019, 05:10 PM)RetroPug Wrote: 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 exam...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 23-06-2019, 06:27 PM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

I didn't think that something as simple as changing the cat could make such a difference to a car. Simply, it's transformed. Last jobs to do this morning were test drive to see if the vibrations were...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 22-06-2019, 12:38 PM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

I should have been born an octopus.....or perhaps rather I wish I had been tonight and if going into a career of on driveway cat replacements, then it's a must be! I've finally got it.all back togeth...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 21-06-2019, 10:19 PM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

Thanks fella. I have got ratchet spanners, in 8, 10, 13, 15, 17mm. The clamp bolt was 16mm....! It would have been very difficult to get in there with one too, just because there was about enough roo...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 18-06-2019, 09:33 AM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

Tonight's episode: The Wrong Cat featuring Blue Language and Incredulity :D I really dont know what's wrong with me and cars, honestly I don't. Nothing really seems to go right, be easy or simple or ...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 17-06-2019, 05:58 AM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

(11-06-2019, 08:46 AM)Eeyore Wrote: looks really tidy and those new gel stickers are great. Is the carbon stuff in the interior wrapped or real? Doing a hard job telling with just pictures! Yeah, wr...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 11-06-2019, 10:02 PM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

Decided I'd make the most of the break in the weather on Friday night and get outside and get some fresh air (work from home on a Friday, been cooped up inside all day because of the rain) and decided...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 09-06-2019, 11:09 AM
    Thread: Uneven rear tyre wear
Post: RE: Uneven rear tyre wear

At that age and mileage, if it's not already had a beam refurb, them I'm fairly certain it's going to need one I'm afraid. It's a good effort but it's likely done. Id imagine it will need bearings an...
Ben_w Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 12 1,981 09-06-2019, 11:06 AM
    Thread: Uneven rear tyre wear
Post: RE: Uneven rear tyre wear

Unfortunately, it is likely to be the beam failing I'd imagine. How many miles does the car have? Bear in mind most 306's are around 20 years old now (give or take). This pic is the rear beam on a R...
Ben_w Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 12 1,981 05-06-2019, 06:31 AM
    Thread: Red Rallye resto
Post: RE: Red Rallye resto

Cheers fella. Very useful info there.
Ben_w 306 Projects 354 71,195 28-05-2019, 10:19 PM
    Thread: Red Rallye resto
Post: RE: Red Rallye resto

Deox-C is great for doing lots of small parts like this. Electroysis is better for bigger stuff although I've never heard it being an issue with high tensile stuff? Anyway, I'd say the Deox-C has done...
Ben_w 306 Projects 354 71,195 28-05-2019, 08:48 AM
    Thread: Red Rallye resto
Post: RE: Red Rallye resto

(26-05-2019, 08:36 PM)Eeyore Wrote: good work as ever. Where are you finding all the NOS parts. Ebay or have you got a contact? Mostly, I've a parts contact finds them. Occasionally, I'll find stuff...
Ben_w 306 Projects 354 71,195 27-05-2019, 02:05 PM
    Thread: Red Rallye resto
Post: RE: Red Rallye resto

Thanks Andrej......I appreciate the feedback.
Ben_w 306 Projects 354 71,195 26-05-2019, 07:34 PM
    Thread: Red Rallye resto
Post: RE: Red Rallye resto

Whilst the Xsara has been a nice distraction, the Rallye still sits in the roll over jig, I imagine glaring at me, every time I lay a finger in the other french lady in my life....... I have every in...
Ben_w 306 Projects 354 71,195 26-05-2019, 09:10 AM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

Stripped the Koni suspension that came off the breaker. Came apart easily enough. [Image: https://i.ibb.co/yRRLGcB/IMG-20190413-132852.jpg] [Image: https://i.ibb.co/NsSMtxr/FB-IMG-1555160589796.jpg]...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 12-05-2019, 08:36 AM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

I have a fan that works as it should again! The resistor pack arrived this morning. I fitted that to the fan unit id taken out of the breaker car as I figured it was easier to test if it was this pac...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 02-04-2019, 07:21 PM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

Well, it might not go, but should it do so, it should stop now. Picked up the discs and rear pad fitting kit this morning, had a brew and broke out the spanners. The fronts were ugly. The pics say i...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 21-03-2019, 11:54 AM
    Thread: 2002 Xsara VTS
Post: RE: 2002 Xsara VTS

All of the big bits with the exception of the engine (and I've a buyer committed to that at the end of the month) sold, and a lot of the small bits also sold or boxed up for spares for mine, it was pr...
Ben_w 306 Projects 48 10,186 19-03-2019, 09:00 PM
    Thread: Parts Going Cheap - Breaking '99 HDi
Post: RE: Parts Going Cheap - Breaking '99 HDi

Get it all over Facebook Josh. Exactly what I've just done with the Xsara.......I've shifted most of the part from it via that.
Ben_w Parts 15 3,244 18-03-2019, 01:41 PM