- Jul 14, 2017
First of all this is not a classic or a truck but is interesting and broken so i thought i'll share it. This vehicle is not sold in the US and is rare even in europe. I found this Peugeot advertised on a local site cheap. The advert was written very badly and only mention a slight coolant leak. I grabbed my car keys and went 130 km away in another city to have a look. On the body and mechanical except tires it was in good shape. The engine is a different story, it producing pressure in the cooling system and there is engine oil in the coolant. After negotiation the price to where it can work for me and cuting his asking price in half we shook hands. i left him a deposit, and went home, next day i went back 130km and transferred the title on my name, return the license plates, get temporary plates, went thru the inspection station and begin my 130 km drive home, the first 50km was fine but then temp gauge started to drop and engine oil temp went up. I stopped and found a DIY radiator hose blow off and dump all its coolant. I attach the hose filled the system with water and continued, next 30 km was holding but then the temp gauge dropped again at zero no indication that is overheating, i stopped and it has spilled out all the water i put in the coolant system combined with engine oil and it won't accept any more it was boiling and spitting. I had stopped at a road works so all the road workers come by and stood around waiting for it to cool down. Then i filled it and made it further 20 km and same again, did the same then took 10km to do it again and last few km i stopped 2 more times but got it home, the first picture is dirty how i got it that night next two are form the next day me washing it. Now i'll be tearing the 2,7 HDI twin turbo engine part by part to fix it. I wanted to share my experience with it and all my struggles.