Peugeot 505 FAQ and Buyers Guide-North American Spec Body …

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Peugeot 505 FAQ and Buyers Guide-North American Spec Body Construction Engine Choices Suspension Brakes Transmissions Problems and Annoyances Resources for finding Peugeots What to look for when viewing the car The Peugeot 505 was the most successful of all Peugeot models sold in North America. The 505 was sold in NA from 1980 to 1992. Models ranged from 4-Door Sedans to 8 Passenger wagons. Like most other Peugeot vehicles the 505 offered many different models and engine combinations. The 505 like most other Peugeots was styled by the famous Italian company, Pininfarina. It is no surprise that even today the 505 sports lines that make it a timeless classic. Despite consumer misconceptions the 505 was far from the economy minded diesel car. While Peugeot sold many a Diesel 505 due to rising fuel costs, they also sold many normally aspirated, turbocharged and V6 gasoline (petrol) models. In this document I hope to answer questions and provide information on those who are curious in purchasing a 505 for transportation, racing or collection purposes. Body Construction All models of the Peugeot 505 are constructed on an all-steel unibody frame. The sedans have a 108-inch wheelbase. The 505 wagon has a longer 114.2 inch wheelbase and has a half-ton cargo capacity. Both models are designed by Pininfarina and features design that was modern to its day, and still remain stylish. The forward slope of the hood and backward slope of the windshield yield aerodynamic benefits and esthetic beauty that is common on all Peugeot models. It should be noted that Chrysler was consulted by Peugeot to help with targeting the 505 to North Americans. Chrysler to this day continues to “borrow” their innovations from French carmakers. The 505 from a stylistic point of view is a very flowing car. All of its lines seam to flow and converge with subtle smoothness. The 505 body is also a very durable body. Many owners have had accidents that yielded little damage to their cars and greater damage to cars that have hit them. My mechanic mentioned a 505 of his that was hit hard in an accident. The first body-straightening machine was not strong enough to pull out the 505’s sheetmetal! The owner of the machine exclaimed that most Japanese sheetmetal usually tears on this machine. The 505 was truly ahead of its time in the safety department. All 505’s have crumple zones, windshield and door pillars are designed as box sections, and the doors contain side-impact beams. The 505 was also designed with the philosophy to avoid wrecks, and this can be felt most by the way it handles. More on that later. Engine Choices
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Peugeot has offered a Variety of engines over the coarse of the 505’s life. Here is a partial rundown according to a 1987 fact book: • ZN3J 2.8 liter (2849cc) V6, fuel-injected, overhead camshaft (STX,STI 2.8 models) • N9Txx series 2.2 liter (2155cc) 4 cyl, fuel-injected turbocharged, intercooled (86-later only), overhead camshaft (Turbo, Turbo GLS, Turbo S models) • ZDJL 2.2 liter (2165cc) 4 cyl, fuel-injected, overhead camshaft (GL, GLS, STI models) • XD3T 2.5 liter 4 cyl, fuel-injected, turbocharged, diesel (GLS 2.5 TD model only) • XN6 2.0 liter (1971cc) 4 cyl, fuel-injected, overhead valve (Liberte models only) Other Diesel types: XD3 2498cc \ XD2 2304cc +— Europe XD3TE 2498cc Turbo / US-Spec: XD2 2304cc 80 XD2C 2304cc 81-83 XD2S 2304cc Turbo 81-86 XD3T 2498cc Turbo 85-86 Non North America Gas motors: XM7A 1796cc Carb XN1 1971cc Carb ZEJ(K) 1995cc K-Jet Note: All North American 4-cylinder gas motors before 1987 were XN6. The Liberte model was offered

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