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Old 16th June 2011, 22:44   #91
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Ram, here is wishing you a lot of happy (s)miles with the PAL Peugeot 309!!
Thanks Rahul.Peugeot 309 is an amazing car and am proud of it.One of the most rugged car I have seen till date.
Will soon post some of the Peugeot memorabilia that brought from Paris during my recent visit.

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So, how is the Peugeot 309 doing? Any picture?
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So, how is the Peugeot 309 doing? Any picture?
Peugeot is doing very well.Part of my daily rides to work and mostly city drives.Love the car for its robustness.
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Don't you have problems with parts? Sometimes, I cannot get parts myself, but hopefully I can find them elsewhere.
Some months ago, I received an email from an Indian who wanted a dashboard.
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Don't you have problems with parts? Sometimes, I cannot get parts myself, but hopefully I can find them elsewhere.
Some months ago, I received an email from an Indian who wanted a dashboard.
I dont have problem with parts in India as they are available in my city in the after markets.
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I dont have problem with parts in India as they are available in my city in the after markets.
Ok then. I thought this was the big problem in India. I remember in University we studied the case of Peugeot in India with the 309 and the mistakes made with parts. We were taught the car was very appreciated by the press, but owners waited a long time for parts to arrive. This was, as they said, the big problem with the 309, and the main reason why the car failed.
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Where can I find The parts for this car in Maharashtra : Nasik, Pune Mumbai. One of my friend has this car and we want to restore it.
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Where can I find The parts for this car in Maharashtra : Nasik, Pune Mumbai. One of my friend has this car and we want to restore it.
My mechanic sources parts from City motors in Opera house,mumbai.you should try there.
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@Hillram: Great restoration job. I did a school run in a petrol 309 in the mid '90's and could not guess where the horn was, till the end. It's at the end of the light stalk, I think. I had a M800 then and this was as easy to drive as the M800, very nice car.
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Offlate after the servicing,i started to get a sort of creaky noises when im turning the steering wheel.One thing is that the whole dashboard was opened to set right the Air con system.Could this have created some issue on the steering column to produce these noises?
congrats on the beast. I had this mean machine for three years and did around 10k kms in it. unfortunately for me the list of spares i changed goes long. will tell about my experience with the car later. now to a more important point. you have mentioned noise from the steering can throw some light on that. when i first saw the name 309 this is the issue that came to my mind and i seriously wished that it dont happen to you. When you say creaky noise do you mean like plastic or metal scrubbing against each other or some like a rolling metal noise?
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congrats on the beast. I had this mean machine for three years and did around 10k kms in it. unfortunately for me the list of spares i changed goes long. will tell about my experience with the car later. now to a more important point. you have mentioned noise from the steering can throw some light on that. when i first saw the name 309 this is the issue that came to my mind and i seriously wished that it dont happen to you. When you say creaky noise do you mean like plastic or metal scrubbing against each other or some like a rolling metal noise?
This creaking noise appears in a very peculiar manner.When the Peugeot isleft in the hot sun for couple of hours,the cabin gets heated up and this is when the creaking nosie from the steering appears when ever i turn the car.Its more of some sort of rubber noise agaisnt plastic.Once the temperature cools off,the noise disappears.Peculiar isnt it?
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i had the similar noise from my qualis which is then corrected by removing and refitting the plastic cover around the steering column but in my case heat didnt play a role. from what you say is there some loose plastic or rubber part getting expanded when it gets hot and rub against each other ?
anyways thank God that its not the rumbling noise i was talking about, the one i referred is from steering boot and/or drive shaft. i had issues with both, changed the steering boot but drive shaft was hell expensive infact thats the reason why i sold it.
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Do you know other Peugeot 309 owners?
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Do you know other Peugeot 309 owners?
There is a 309 right next to my house,as I met the owner recently.The car is not used and it was offered to me.
It didnt have a battery,so couldnt start it.
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One next to your house?? I thought they were very rare in India.
I receive lots of emails from Indian owners who have apparently difficulties to find parts. And most of the time, they ask for a dashboard.
I guess the Indian heat has cracked all dashboards there.

I'm planning a trip to India in a few months, and we're trying to come by car, and of course it'll be with a 309!
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