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Post by Tonybop on Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:04 pm

I purchased my Nuevo ES new in 2005.  The vehicle passed the MOT recently without any problems.  However, it was pointed out that the Front Crossmember which supports the radiator was very badly rusted and unlike the chassis, had not been paint treated in the Peugeot Boxer factory!  This situation was outside of the MOT requirement but could become a danger if left.  I recommend owners checking their own vehicles to make sure that this part is OK as a replacement was not easy to obtain.
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Post by marconi on Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:41 pm

A good reminder for owners.

It was a well known problem on my 1998 Fiat too, they don't learn do they. I found out early that it was a common problem, The MOT examiner would always comment on the Stalactites of Bitumastic Underseal and Waxoil hanging from the drain holes in the Front Crossmember which was as solid as when new. The Crossmember not the Bitumastic.

I think it was the inside that got no paint treatment so they rotted from the inside, helped by the water from the front scuttle that ran down over the battery and picked up acid. High quality design.


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Post by Paulmold on Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:17 pm

Usually available on eBay and there are YouTube videos on how to replace.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:56 pm

Put the seat fully forward, that should expose the seat plinth. Any sign of a matching swivel as on the passenger seat?

Wrong thread. confused3


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Post by marconi on Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:53 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Put the seat fully forward, that should expose the seat plinth. Any sign of a matching swivel as on the passenger seat?
 Yeh and if you find one, give it a good coat of Bitumastic. hugegrins hugegrins

Wrong thread me thinks. up!

I started a new thread instead of answering it the other day. Lockdown Fever ?


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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:59 pm

marconi wrote:
PLOUGHLIN wrote:Put the seat fully forward, that should expose the seat plinth. Any sign of a matching swivel as on the passenger seat?
 Yeh and if you find one, give it a good coat of Bitumastic. hugegrins hugegrins

Wrong thread me thinks. up!

Woops. confused3

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