Discussion in 'Peugeot 605' started by Annteak, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Annteak

    Annteak Guest

    anyone got some good ideas on what to look out for on a second hand 605?

    secondly what sorta MPG would an auto do ?
    Annteak, Nov 29, 2004
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    Nik&Andy Guest

    An auto what? - V6, 2.5TD ???

    Nik&Andy, Nov 29, 2004
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  3. Hi A

    In addition to the regular checks, you should check that the automatic
    transmission has been properly maintained. Changing the filter is a minor
    job, and as you can only replace 2 of the 9 liters of fluid at a time, that
    should be done regularly. I do mine when changing the engine oil and filter.
    I get about 12,5 liters/100 km on average - auto and a V6. Long distance as
    little as 9l/100km, but where I live we do have a 90km/h speed limit ...
    The 605 is severely underrated, and therefore you can get a very good car at
    a very low price.
    Good luck

    Ívar Pétur Guðnason, Nov 30, 2004
  4. Annteak

    Annteak Guest

    An auto what? - V6, 2.5TD ???the V6 sorry
    Annteak, Nov 30, 2004
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    jim. Guest

    Realy shit gas mileage, and something to bear in mind, there is no service
    information generaly available in English.
    The auto box seems a trouble spot and costs more to repair than most of the
    cars are worth now.
    (I gave a 92 V6 away to the scrapyard last year for want of a gearbox.)

    Course if you're in France the situation is probably altogether better, but
    over here (UK)
    if you're after a real cheap motor I'd recommend sticking with a 405.
    jim., Nov 30, 2004
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    Annteak Guest

    that says all i need to know... !
    Annteak, Dec 1, 2004
  7. Now, lets keep the record straight: The 605 has a german transmission, the
    ZF 4HP18. This is a nice and well built transmission, and was also used in
    Citroen, Renault, and Saab. Volvo has also used the 4HP14 in some of their
    All automatic transmissions are "trouble spots" IF they are not properly
    maintained. I have had the pleasure of getting a '91 605 for spares. The
    transmission was ruined - no maintenance in 272000 kms! I wonder: How long
    will they last with proper maintenance?
    So - don't blame the machinery unless you can actually verify that
    maintenance was OK

    Ívar Pétur Guðnason, Dec 1, 2004
  8. Annteak

    jim. Guest

    Ok IPG, not trying to bend the record, only speaking from my own experience.
    I would suggest though that at more than ten years of age
    it's going to be difficult to know just how much service attention any
    gearbox has
    received. Also that a working gearbox tends to get less attention than the
    Also at that age 405s are far more plentyful in scrapyards and almost given
    on Ebay due to the fact that they outnumber 605s at least 10:1 in this
    jim., Dec 1, 2004
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