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    What happened with the Arospeed RSGT replica rims? (I suppose they were Kei Racing RSS). Did you sell them?
    Low is a lifestyle.

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    nothing new ? post some more pictures with the car it looks very good.

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    Hello everyone! There was a distinct lack of updates in this topic due to a vast disappointment
    that came to me last year in a form of engine failure, which killed my enthusiasm as well, but now
    I'm back on track with this little project. So, let's see what happened with this EW10 engine.


    One morning, the engine had seized and evetually started up, running on three cylinders and
    vigorously knocking. Having exhausted all the other options, I've had to get the car transported
    to a Peugeot garage.



    Guys at Brkic Servis feared the worst, as the coolant expansion tank was empty, meaning it
    could be a case of a hydro-lock. They quickly removed and dismantled the engine.


    The head showed no signs of damage and the head gasket didn't have any obvious indications
    of failure either. Still, the head was sent off for a rebuild and a leak-down test.



    Moving onto the bottom end, the problem was obvious - first cylinder (from the cambelt side)
    was a few milimeters down the bore, which meant a bent conrod :-(.


    Bent in all three dimensions! Luckily, the crank escaped unharmed. A replacement conrod and
    piston were sourced. We then decided to make a full service on the engine, so replaced the
    timing belt and tensioners, water pump, all the gaskets, seals etc as well.



    Back together - running sweet and I should be without worries now. The thing is, I thought
    I wouldn't have to worry about it in the first place, wth such a young car by my standards :-).


    Also, I sold the TSW 18" wheels and temporarily had the car rolling on 7-spoke 207 16" wheels.




    Like I said, the project is back on track now, so you can expect several prompt updates soon :-).


    Photos here: http://photos.cybernck.com/307breaknck?page=9

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    Time to move on to happier updates, I think! Haha.


    It's time to revisit and finally complete the audio system, starting with a messy job of properly
    installing the front speakers at long last! Typical French - holes everywhere in the door, except
    where I need one to be.



    Inner skin was cut-out and prepared to take a custom MDF speaker pod. With the pod in place
    and firmly attached to the door's inner skin, we treated outer skins, pods and door cards treated
    with a couple of coats of bitumen, for at least some vibration damping.



    And finally, speaker installed and all the holes sealed. What an unbelievable improvement of
    my audio system, quite possibly the biggest single upgrade I've done so far!



    Door cards back on, though I did have to remove the lower hole cover I had made, so I will
    have to revisit it later and also add LOADS of Dynamat or such material everywhere in the doors.




    The next update will be all about audio as well .


    Photos here: http://photos.cybernck.com/307breaknck?page=10

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    Time to finally complete my envisaged audio system!



    Out with the old 4-channel amplifier (Magnat Rave 440, on the left, good little amp), in with
    the new one (Focal FP 4.75, on the right). Specs: 4 x 75W @ 4 ohms, 4 x 100W @ 2 ohms,
    2 x 200W @ 4 ohms. Full active crossover and an output for a second amp.



    Previous configuration was 2+1 ch, but since I'm going to run front Focal 165K2P speakers
    on Focal FP 4.75 in bridged mode with low gain, it's accompanied by it's monoblock brother,
    Focal FP 1.800 (with remote gain control) for the subwoofer.



    Specs: 1 x 400W @ 4 ohms, 1 x 600W @ 2 ohms, 1 x 800W @ 1 ohm. Focal 33KX beast
    will be unleashed :-).



    Additional wiring was required for the additional amp.

    With the front speakers properly installed and with the addition of new amplifiers, I am very
    happy with my audio system now! I keep hearing details I previously haven't, in the same
    tracks and songs. Next mods will be sound deadening and a better headunit.

    As you can see, the 18" RS GT wheels are back on the car as well .


    Photos here: http://photos.cybernck.com/307breaknck?page=10

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    With the audio install finished at long last, it was time to turn my attention to exterior and
    fit parts I've had laying around for quite some time, but the first job was to get the bodywork
    cleaner and shinier by a professional polisher.



    Then came a long awaited solution to a "radio controlled car" antenna, in form of a short
    OE antenna, part number 6561.QQ, found on various models (607, 807 etc). Fits nicely
    and radio reception seems fine, but I don't listen to radio at all, so it doesn't matter to
    me either way .



    Someone had stolen my rear wiper blade a long time ago and the wiper arm (6429.T8)
    had a lot of play in it, so I bought both parts new. The wiper arm required a bit of persuasion
    from an angle grinder to come off though.



    As I decided to update the tails lamps to Phase 2, I went for Phase 2 side indicators as well.
    6325.G3 - 206 Phase 2 side indicators (x2). Exactly the same as 307 items (6325.G4) but at
    half a price. Go figure. Not too visible in daytime, as the bulb is hidden.



    Phase 2 tail lamps! Compared to Phase 1 lights, they look much brighter, fresher and more red,
    thought with a bit of a "China" look and feel to them. They fit the car straight on, but you need
    additional two 5W bulbs, compared to Phase 1 lights.



    Exterior mods completed. Not much of a photo, but shows how shiny the car is.



    That's it for the bodywork mods, for the time being anyway.


    Photos here: http://photos.cybernck.com/307breaknck?page=11

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    It`s the most beautiful 307 i have ever seen! Keep up the good work!

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    Here's a small but sweet update .

    The almighty 6554F4 ESP OFF switch :-). Don't know what the price is, as I got it
    as a part of a 307 CC center console.



    I really can't understand the logic of having all the wiring installed, as well as the feature
    implemented, but deciding to blank it off instead of fitting a switch! :-/ The new button
    fits straight in.



    Et voila! I can now turn off the ESP and traction control off, which is required sometimes
    when the ECU can't figure out what's the best thing to do.


    Full-size photos here: http://photos.cybernck.com/307breaknck?page=11

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    Hello and good to see that you still are active on this community. How did you do the wiring and it reactivate's at above 30km/h right ?

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    Hey. No, like I said, the wiring was there, I only needed to add the switch and it works immediately.

    Hmm, I'm not sure, I will check. On 307 CC it reactivates on 50 km/h, but I can't remember what it's like on mine.

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    With my cycle racing season finally over, I'm going ahead with my little project, finally mounting
    some parts I've had laying around for nearly a couple of years now. Here you can see 307 Automatic
    alloy pedal set I got off eBay, a genuine 307 CC leather steering wheel form a UK breaker's yard
    and finally, some genuine 307 alloy front sill plates, part number 9623.76, also an eBay special.




    Mounting the brake pedal using supplied allen screws is straightforward after removal of the original
    rubber pedal cover, as the holes for the screws are already there. However, throttle pedal was a bit
    of a challenge and had to be removed because of the construction of the pedal.



    It would have been nearly impossible to position it right while at the same time manage to bolt it up,
    so we riveted it on instead. The removable leg rest offers easy mounting of the leg rest pedal.
    We opted for riveting on this one as well.




    Next up, the steering wheel. After disconnecting the battery, airbag is easily removed using two
    flat-headed screwdrivers inserted in the holes at the back of the steering wheel. A word of warning -
    do not fully unscrew and remove the main torx bolt until you've managed to release the steering wheel
    from the steering crown, as you'll probably end up tearing off all the airbag connectors!



    Fitting the other wheel is a reverse of the removal. And there are no spare bolts left, for a change! :-)




    And finally, fitting the sill plates is super-easy and quick, as it comes with a self-adhesive tape
    on the back. You just need to lift the plastic cover and rubber seal off of the sill seam, clean up
    and degrease the surface, test-fit the sill plate and and then stick it on. Job done!




    I will continue with this "307 CC interior upgrade pack" in the next update too .


    Full size photos available here: http://photos.cybernck.com/307breaknck?page=12

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    Next up - 307 CC white clocks with chrome rings, red needles and radial writing. Got them from the UK
    (eBay once again), so they're in mph but they also have a km/h scale, in small print.



    It was not a simple plug'n'play affair though, because I needed to keep my circuit board. Therefore,
    armed with a Torx bit, I started disassembling them to bits. I even had to go the lengths of cutting out
    and swapping the center "display" part, so the warning lights would remain correct.



    Et voila! Clocks finished, fitted back into the car and looking classy, in my opinion.




    And finally - a "before and after" shot, to sum it all up. The new details really smarten up the interior
    and the steering wheel is much nicer to use.



    As far as interior mods are concerned, that's it for now, but I've definitely got another thing or two planned ;-).


    Full size photos available here: http://photos.cybernck.com/307breaknck?page=12

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    My exhaust had developed a booming noise and eventually the pipe going into the backbox broke off,
    so I took it over to an exhaust service place for a fix.




    While at it, I took an opportunity to remove the broken spare wheel mechanism to finally check
    what's going on with it. The problem was quite obvious and it's a common one on 307 Break & SW cars.
    The solution was simple - new cable made based on the original one - much cheaper than a complete
    new mechanism from Peugeot.



    Fitting it back on isn't such a simple job when you're doing it in a car park but the spare wheel
    will finally be gone from the boot and back under the car!




    Meanwhile, my expensive Varta battery had died (just outside the warranty period - typical).
    I purchased a cheaper 60Ah one this time, that seems to do the job just as well.




    Full size photos available here: http://photos.cybernck.com/307breaknck?page=13

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    You should of changed the color of the illumination, why didn't you make it red, it would of looked better.

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    Because the rest of the lights in the interior are orange. It's not a BMW.

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