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Old 06-16-2017, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi after sorting disintergrated rear hand brake shoes and rear disk pads and regreasing wheel bearings have finally achieved 500+ miles on a tank. My car is a peugeot 406 2.0 petrol auto estate. Peugeot say best imperial mpg is 40 mpg. I got 41.97 very close to 5% improvement. This is done in mixed driving and over scottish hills. Not a flat straight road in perfect weather conditions. So well happy. More to come when exhaust sorted and annual service.

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Old 06-16-2017, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm jealous. I wish we got Peugeot cars here. The 206 is one of my favorites.
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So, does it have that so-called drum-in-hat parking brake setup? BTW sometimes I get quite confused with the imperial and U.S. gallons.
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Cripple rooster yes it does. Means you have to dismantle everything to replace "disc top hat". Imperial is used outside usa. Americans have a smaller gallon.
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Means you have to dismantle everything to replace "disc top hat"
Even though disc brakes do dissipate heat more effectively and therefore become less prone to thermal fading, sometimes a regular drum doesn't seem so bad at all. BTW isn't there any conversion kit to get rid of the drum-in-hat setup and get the parking brake also operating the disc available for the 406? Well, even though it wouldn't lead to a huge weight-saving, decreasing the unsprung mass is often pointed out as a good improvement for handling.

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