1991 Peugeot 405 MI-16 from UK and Ireland - Comments

8th Jun 2001, 09:20

I own a 1992 1.9 mi16 and it's been great apart from poor idling when the engine's hot. Has anyone else ever had this problem?

23rd Jun 2001, 15:25

I have had the idling problem - it turned out to be a loose vacuum pipe, but was told that it can also be due to the fuel you are using. The 1.9 MI 16s (without cats) really don't like unleaded - use 4 star and you also gain a few more bhp.

28th Jul 2001, 09:25

Re: Above comment.

What's best - Super Unleaded or Lead replacement petrol?

27th Sep 2001, 14:27

I have had 2 mi16s, the first one got written off (went in the hedge after slipping on ice). I liked it so much I bought another one. I have just sold it with 140,000 miles on the clock and it was still going like a new car. The only problem I had with mine was the rear brake calipers jamming up. That's it. A very nice car in my opinion. :)

27th Jul 2002, 13:28

I am just in the midst of purchasing a 1989 Pug 405 miles-16, which has been converted to diesel power.

Can anyone out there provide me with information relating to the following:

Did Peugeot ever make a mi16 in diesel form?

E-mails to bug_eyed_monster2000@yahoo.com.

Help would be very much appreciated!

12th Dec 2002, 15:42

MI 16's. Great motors. I have a 2WD and a 4WD. The 2WD has been a super motor, as with the 4WD, but the 4WD is too complicated and therefore less reliable, handles well, but is heavy and not as responsive. The 2WD is a 1989 model and has done 160,000 miles of hard, but long journeys. Faults have been minimal. A new rear disk caliper and an ignition coil in ten years. The usual plugs filters clutch and brake pads. My experiences are second to none, at 47 year old it is the best car I have owned. Advice, change the oil and drive it hard. A very economical car with power when you want it.

2nd Mar 2005, 19:45

I am a proud owner of a 91 405 MI 16. I agree with the above comment, that if you take some sort of care it seems to last. I am in the US. and it is very hard to get parts here,91 was our last year of new imports. I still have it and I have been using it for my personal vehicle. It has 118,000 miles and runs great. I feel it to be such a safe car that it will be my sons first car. He is thrilled with that.

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