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Had a great resource for new Peugeot parts in Texas (Mahdu at Parts Networks) but they disappeared.

Now that I lost them, would appreciate a link to one or more here in the USA if anyone knows of any.

Thanks - Phil
 

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The best place for 505 parts is Nigeria ! check out the other thread on here about 505`s. We had loads of 505 stuff and a Nigerian bought the lot.
Mind you be careful who you deal with out there.

There must be some in the USA? you will just have to do a bit of "Googling"
The guy for old Peugeot parts in the UK is Dean Hunter, PEUGEOT PARTS SPECIALISTS
In France its Serie04 - Catalogue 505 - Série04 SARL
Both are reliable and will ship stuff to the USA but it will be expensive.
 

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Appreciate both comments. Reliable406 correctly observed that there are probable waaay more good running 505's (gas & diesel) here in the USA than the UK. (I bet the damp weather destroys them before they die from wear & tear)

I tried Google for Peugeot parts but it gets cluttered with every joint that may just have an oil filter that fits a Peugeot 505 or even the mention of "foreign auto parts". And, BTW, Nigeria has a reputation here in the USA for scam emails - esp. of wealthy individuals who need your cooperation to invest millions out of their 'corrupt country'.


(1) Any of you Peugeot lovers have friends or relatives in the USA with similar tastes that may know of a place that's still kickin with Peugeot Parts?
(2) What type & how much oil is needed if a 505 front strut is rebuilt with new seals?
 

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There is a bloke here in New Zealand currently advertising a couple of 505's on our local auction site. links.. https://www.trademe.co.nz/1753117519 https://www.trademe.co.nz/1753117723.

He is quite a way from where I am so can't view them. Maybe he will be willing to strip bits off for you and mail them?

What bits are you exactly looking for? Maybe I can find a local source here in NZ if I know what you need.
 

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I dont know any one in the USA but there is a guy in Canada,Mike Tippett,who is a classic Peugeot boffin and has Peugeot contacts all over the world.
Contact him at ( [email protected] )

I had a look on Peugeot`s own classic site Organisation APV

and came up with this, if I remember the quantity of oil is 330cc per strut?
 

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Peugeot 505

Appreciate the camaraderie of Peugeot lovers.....all the way to 'down under' in NZ! Thanks mate.

Peugeot (& most other European carmakers - except for VW) pulled out of the USA very early in the '90's. Japanese autos ate their lunch. Believe me, if I could buy a brand new Peugeot and bring it to the USA I will.
Currently I'm not desperate for parts yet - which is why, since I lost a valuable resource in Texas, I'm reaching out for input.

:thumb:Old Pug's connection in Canada is a good one (which I will keep for future reference) and so is his 330cc oil find for rebuilding the front struts. Would you, 'ol bud', happen to know what type of oil I should use? I could not decipher it from the picture attached.

I doubt it is standard engine oil. My guess would be what I call "fork oil" - a clear thin oil I used to buy in my (crazy) motorcycle days and we used to top up the front forks with it.


Best to all - Phil
 

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My research tells me that it is a 10W spec fork oil. However, when I was racing motorcycles both offroad and onroad, we would use different weight fork oils depending on the track so you could experiment to see what suits best.
Not sure how suitable bike fork oils will be for a car application, they might be inclined to overheat due to them dealing with a much heavier mass but certainly will be easier to source than car shock oil nowadays. Do not use engine oil.. ;)
 

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Peugeot 505

Many thanks to Old Pug and WillNZ.
Rebuildable struts, shocks or (bike) forks are virtually unheard of nowadays! My Fred Flintstone recollections, however, tells me these would function best with lightweight oil - such as the 10W WillNZ mentioned.

As for someone in the USA, having to order 2 liters of ANY oil from the UK, I bet it would be a first since Independence from Britain in 1776 - plus - I bet Trump would order an import embargo for it.


I will keep looking for your 505 input. FYI, I also own a Lexus but I'll be damned I can honestly say I prefer - and DO drive daily - my 84 Peugeot than the other. Besides, all my friends know me by the (rare on the road) car I drive and everything FEELS better in my Peugeot! The only other difference is I'm the airbag behind the wheel:lol
 

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Many thanks to Old Pug and WillNZ.
Rebuildable struts, shocks or (bike) forks are virtually unheard of nowadays! My Fred Flintstone recollections, however, tells me these would function best with lightweight oil - such as the 10W WillNZ mentioned.

As for someone in the USA, having to order 2 liters of ANY oil from the UK, I bet it would be a first since Independence from Britain in 1776 - plus - I bet Trump would order an import embargo for it.


I will keep looking for your 505 input. FYI, I also own a Lexus but I'll be damned I can honestly say I prefer - and DO drive daily - my 84 Peugeot than the other. Besides, all my friends know me by the (rare on the road) car I drive and everything FEELS better in my Peugeot! The only other difference is I'm the airbag behind the wheel:lol
Ha,Ha, nice one PhilZ. Buying oil from the UK may cause a trade war, or your security guys could blow the package up !!
Keep the jokes coming,together with tales of your old Peugeot. It makes a refreshing change to the normal threads about BSI resets,system downloads etc.
Your 505 brings back memories of my time with one.30 years ago I had a 505 GTi and what a lovely car it was.The interior was as comfortable as a Bentley,it drove like a Mercedes,and nothing went wrong.It was 100% reliable,never let me down.
Here is an amusing image showing how tough those old Peugeot`s were.
 

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'84 Peugeot 505 STI

Isn't it funny when 'birds of a feather' - half the globe apart, click.....you, Old Pug on my same Northern Hemisphere and Will in New Zealand - with opposite seasons.

I loved your loaded wagon Pug. I bet the pic. was somewhere in Nigeria. And you're right, they ARE tough! While I love and do everything I can to keep my 505 in top running condition, I'm not what someone may call a 'collector car enthusiast" - meaning I don't squirm about the slightest scratch or dent.

I don't have a truck. So I kept removable roof racks in the trunk and, before I installed a hitch and bought a trailer, I DID, sometimes, haul amazingly heavy stuff. Onetime I carried 9 railroad ties on the roof. They weigh better than 200lbs each! While they did not look as bad as your pic.,(they stack nice & square) the car did squat quite a bit and wondered if I get pulled over by a cop and get ticketed for an "overloaded vehicle". I really did push my luck and (luckily) got away with it. The Peugeot got me home safe and sound! Still have four tiny dings on the roof where the racks rested.

Another time I hauled two 16'X4' farm gates for 80 miles strapped to the roof racks.

Since it's getting long, I'll say 'good night' for now and, if you share some of your 505 GTI memories, I'll tell you a few more of mine.
 

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Pieces Internationales- Watsonville, CA

Had a great resource for new Peugeot parts in Texas (Mahdu at Parts Networks) but they disappeared.

Now that I lost them, would appreciate a link to one or more here in the USA if anyone knows of any.

Thanks - Phil
I have had great success getting French car parts from Pieces Internationales in Watsonville, CA. Call Miles at 800-222-3320
 

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'84 505 STI (Gas)

Thanks billythekid. Currently I don't need anything for it, but I thumb tacked a handwritten note and phone # with PI in CA. on my wall board in the my mancave.
 

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parts for peugeot in North America.

Sorry I got to the post late but there are two reliable places that I know of here in North America for Peugeot parts. West Coast: Pieces Internationales/Western Hemisphere. Watsonville, California Tel. 800.222.3320 831.786.9347 email:p[email protected]
East Coast: Peugeot Holm. Berlin, Vermont Tel. 802.454.7132 email:p[email protected]
 

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Sorry I got to the post late but there are two reliable places that I know of here in North America for Peugeot parts. West Coast: Pieces Internationales/Western Hemisphere. Watsonville, California Tel. 800.222.3320 831.786.9347 email:p[email protected]
East Coast: Peugeot Holm. Berlin, Vermont Tel. 802.454.7132 email:p[email protected]
Thanks Bud! Made another improved hard copy of your info for when I need it.
Regards - Phil
 

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I am in USA Lake Tahoe and have several 505 and some spare parts and upgrade parts not sure what my plans are for them they're all rust free turbo diesels
 
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