309 sunroof?

Discussion in 'Peugeot 309' started by Martin John Brindle, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Can someone explain how it works?

    I mean, it deflates and inflates itself with no apparent powersource or

    I think it's rather clever!

    Martin John Brindle, Apr 30, 2004
  2. Martin John Brindle

    Chris B Guest

    A deflatable sunroof? I've never seen one of those!

    My 305 sunroof has the motor in the boot, if that's any help....
    Chris B, Apr 30, 2004
  3. Martin John Brindle

    Nigel Guest

    It's all done by vacuum, obviously. I think the tank is under the
    scuttle next to the wiper motor, but I'm not sure. It gets its vacuum
    from the servo pipe. I think it's designed to open and close five
    times with the engine off. There's a couple of valves operated by the
    sunroof handle which allow a vacuum in the seal to allow opening of
    the sunroof, or open the seal to the atmosphere when the handle is
    closed to seal the sunroof. Quite a clever design really and quite
    reliable too. I believe it was only fitted to the 309.
    Nigel, Apr 30, 2004
  4. Martin John Brindle

    Piggy Guest

    works from vacuum pressure via the inlet manifold.
    Piggy, Apr 30, 2004
  5. Martin John Brindle

    Chris B Guest

    Wow, I never knew that. My 305 has air vents which open and close using air
    pressure. I didn't know the 309 had a sunroof like it! Might have to look
    into that system, as various parts of my motor-driven sunroof system keep

    Chris B, May 1, 2004
  6. Martin John Brindle

    Woof Guest

    My 1986 205 Gti had this as well. I don't know if it was standard on
    205's, or if this was an option.

    I had a 309 as well, and it's was definatly the same type of sunroof.
    Woof, May 1, 2004
  7. Martin John Brindle

    Carl Gibbs Guest

    Got one on my 205 Dturbo!
    My old 309 SRi had it as well. Greta nvention
    Carl Gibbs, May 1, 2004
  8. Martin John Brindle

    Chris B Guest

    Whaa! I want one now!

    Methinks I might be off to the scrappy... ;)

    Chris B, May 1, 2004
  9. Martin John Brindle

    Nigel Guest

    I didn't know that the 205 had it as well, but I'm not really
    surprised. It WAS a good sunroof, simple and reliable.
    Nigel, May 1, 2004
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