Hendri Kampherbeek gave his heart to Peugeot. Even when it has to be overhauled for the second time. He bought his Peugeot 405 mi16 with a broken engine and after the restoration it was almost wrong again.
By: Max the Warrior
Making chunks has haunted this Peugeot all its life. The Peugeot 405 mi16 was bought new in October 1987 at a Peugeot dealer in Mechelen, Belgium. With only 6000 kilometers on the clock, things went horribly wrong. The engine was completely broken. The connecting rods had come out through the engine block. The engine was then replaced under warranty from Peugeot.
“I bought it in 2010, when I was 16 years old. That's for me, I thought. While I didn't have a driver's license yet, ”Hendri looks back on Peugeot history. Meanwhile, the engine had broken down again. At the time, the Peugeot 405 mi16 cost Hendri only 175 euros. The bearing shell of the third cylinder was broken due to oil shortage. This Peugeot has been completely disassembled. That took two and a half years. "Everything out, to maintain it."
After this approach: go for a ride, not a speck of air. You would think so. But the ailment of the Peugeot 405 mi16 is not combated with years of restoration. On the way, Hendri almost has a crash. Everything went out the second time. A stronger oil pressure spring with 6 Bar is now inserted. Also a new oil pump and partitions in the sump. Then the oil can no longer slosh back and forth. He now drives without ailments. Even went back to the first owner. The circle was completed in no time.
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