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Car Talk / Re: How Reliable Is Peugeot 607? by Ikenna351(m): 7:39pm On Sep 02
How Horrible Is Peugeot 607?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9OIZv5TTjY

Lion-King Monk.
Car Talk / Re: My Peugeot 406 V6 Conversion Project To Performance Brakes by Ikenna351(m): 1:17pm On Aug 15
Mr Jude Shared His Experience on Peugeot 406


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfi0HRkHe4M

Lion-King Monk
Car Talk / Re: The Problematic Peugeot 307 by Ikenna351(m): 1:12pm On Aug 15
Mr Collins Shared His Experience on Peugeot 307


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45w1IKYfIwk


Lion-King Monk
Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 1:08pm On Aug 15
Mr Tofa's Experience of Peugeot 407



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vZwZ4pmzv8

Lion-King Monk
Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 8:09pm On May 09
He owns 2 Peugeot 407 Coupés and other 5 - 10 Lion models in his fleet.

The intelligent independent minds or men that critically think for themselves understand why they own this coupé, which make some users add more after testing one (first hand experience).

Lion-King Monk

Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 9:42am On May 07
Love users have for Peugeot Coupés.

Lion-King Monk

Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 9:37am On May 07
More Testimonies from other Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 users.

Lion-King Monk.

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Car Talk / Re: EW10A To EW10J4 In Peugeot 407: Nigerian Factor by Ikenna351(m): 9:23am On May 04
Yesterday, a customer complained of high fuel consumption on his Peugeot 307 with EW10A engine. However, my diagnosis showed the injection system, engine cooling system & transmission were in top good conditions, except the wrong engine oil he put in recently (10w-40). I advised him to switch to the recommended (B71 2296, 5w-40) which he did yesterday and hopefully will show significant difference.

EW10A was not designed for thicker oils than the recommended which Peugeot specifically stated. From my personal experience, it kills this engine. Usual symptom of wrong oil in that engine is gradual and later sudden drop of power (even without oil burn or bluish smoke), to a point that accelerator pedal has to be held on the floor before the wheels can even rotate and move the car. Abuse in Nigeria is what is killing them. Most times, out of ignorance. But sometimes, Nigerian users still choose the wrong oil, even when aware of consequences of their choices.

A 307 with EW10A is so good with fuel economy that the fuel consumption is almost same with TU5JP4 engine in same car, even though the EW10A is bigger and posses more power. Generally, 307s are known for good fuel economy, irrespective of engine models. The engine is designed to run very hot to achieve this, to a point that engine cooling system thermostat opens around 105°C unlike the others with lower opening temperatures.

If your EW10A is very sound and you want it to keep that way, keep to recommended engine oil. If it's weak and burning oil already, a thicker oil would help to reduce the oil shortage, but not necessarily to stop the eventual death that is already near. I have clients that are enjoying this engine in their various Peugeot models, for choosing not to abuse theirs.

Lion-King Monk

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Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 7:44am On May 04
Other lovers of 407 Coupé V6 having fun with theirs on track & highway.

Lion-King Monk

Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 6:09am On May 04
His response from Europe to the D2 Coupé V6 Stick-Shift ignorant haters.

He shared his own personal experience with the Stick-Shift V6 Coupé. Don't let the stupid unintelligent ignorant ones with zero personal experience that have never touched
the key of D2 V6 Coupé Stick-Shift, (let alone sat behind the steering wheel of one) deceive you on this thread.

Lion-King Monk

Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 4:42pm On May 02
A man just purchased this D2 V6 Coupé in my presence, after seeing mine and hearing my own story and couldn't help but fell in love and purchased his. The wise ones listen.

Lion-King Monk

Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 2:15pm On May 02
aieromon:


For a V6 engine? I beg to differ.

The stock 0-60 acceleration from new is about same 8 - 9 seconds. As I pointed out in my first post in this thread, this is a heavy coupé (weigh about 1,740 kg). Not as quick as the predecessor with same engine (my D9 V6 Stick-Shift), which I also earlier pointed out. But definitely not a slow car, even with the heavier weight, compared to predecessor.

Lion-King Monk.

Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 1:54pm On May 02
AbduI05:


This man de do like who de unstable mentally sometimes. One second you don't care about other people's opinions and you consider them stupid and beneath your mighty intellect.

Next second their stupid criticisms affected you so much that you had to come up with another video to address their valid points.

Confusion dikwa

The 2nd video was to prove your stupidity & unintelligence for ignorantly refusing to learn what is obvious to a sound technical mind that you can gradually accelerate to redline with Stick-Shift without pushing pedal to the floor. If you and your likes in this thread want to learn, watch both videos again to learn why there were differences on both tachometer and speedometer on both videos.

If I cared about your opinion and that of the rest of you, I wouldn't be driving a Peugeot, preaching positives of Peugeot to millions of people, let alone owned 5 V6 Stick-Shift lions, ever since your likes have been dying with hate on Nairaland, ever since I announced my Stick-Shift 505 v6 in 2011.

What a buffoon!

Lion-King Monk.
Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 11:10am On May 02
My D2 Coupé V6 Stick-Shift 0-60 (0-100km/h) Acceleration (0.02 - 0.10)

For the stuppid unintelligent ignorant ones on this thread, before you dispute a subject you have zero knowledge on, go and learn from scratch, before you can measure up to me on Stick-Shift performance.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzQmU05o2jE


Lion-King Monk
Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 10:22pm On May 01
Cruising My D2 Coupé V6 in town Just After the conversion to Stick-Shift. In the video, I narrated the background behind the conversion, how I started and concluded the conversion, including some of challenges I faced in the project.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ucwwY7ZC7M

Lion-King Monk.
Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 7:03pm On May 01
All V6 Stick-Shift Lions.

Different characters, different performances, different fun behind the wheels on fun drives, different V6 engine songs, different Stick-Shift box screaming sounds and different intoxicating joy when geared into actions.

Thanks to Peugeot for making earth a heaven for me

Lion-King Monk

Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 5:25pm On May 01
Ikenna351:
The Rumble of ES9A Engine on My D2 Coupé V6 Stick-Shift (0 - 113 km/h on Gears 1 & 2).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7_pcHThpfc

Lion-King Monk


This test was done with normal slow acceleration (gradually depressing throttle pedal) to redline, easily achieved via Stick-Shift (not immediate WOT or pedal to floor). The video wasn't made for 0-60 of the car (how quick the car can be), but specifically for the engine note on the 2 gears demonstrated on the video up to redline, as described on the video title. Borrow a knowledgeable/technical eye from one who has and watch the video, focusing on how rpm started the increase Vs one intended for 0-60 acceleration (WOT from 0km/h).

In the video, On gear 1, the throttle pedal was slowly depressed and stopped halfway before the floor before it hit redline. There was long gap or delay before I started gradually accelerating again after i upshifted to gear 2 from 1 (because i wasn't targeting seconds), which made the rpm to drastically dropped. The gear 2 took over at lower rpm for 0-60 purpose and the depress on the throttle pedal was much slower this time than earlier with gear 1 (watch both tachometer and speedometer on gear 1 & 2 and observe the pace of acceleration/rpm increase were different when I upshifted from 1 to 2, including the speedometer/vehicle speed). At no point did I depress the throttle pedal beyond halfway to the floor while on both gears during this test.

If you have zero skill, basic knowledge or basic skills on Stick-Shift (which is obvious on this thread from comments) and want to improve your skills, know that Stick-Shift doesn't require instant WOT or pedal to floor to hit redline (especially ones with powerful Engines), as long as the engine is sound. A small acceleration can take the revs up there, depending on right gear and right skill, unless you are racing where every second matters or doing 0-60. Immediate WOT is very unnecessary on Stick-Shifts for redline while in motion, unless on the automatic transmission that basically requires throttle pedal to be pushed and hold to the floor to achieve redline while car is in motion.

Any hardcore enthusiast should know this by now. If you want to become one like me, start paying attention or start listening to your car. Your car is always telling you something while behind the wheel. That's how you learn.

Lion-King Monk.

Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 12:40pm On May 01
The Rumble of ES9A Engine on My D2 Coupé V6 Stick-Shift (0 - 113 km/h on Gears 1 & 2).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7_pcHThpfc

Lion-King Monk

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Car Talk / Peugeot 308 Is Not 307 by Ikenna351(m): 10:15pm On Apr 30
Is becoming normal to open bonnets of Nigerian used T7 308 Auto and find TU5JP4 engines instead, while on car inspections. Peugeot claimed they never produced hatchaback/SW 308 Auto with that engine, but Nigerians are insisting otherwise. At least, that's what every seller would say. At most, "that's how I bought the car."

The conversion of the VTi 120 to the TU5JP4 engines is not my concern, but disposing the car after the miracle engines have been transplanted in, contradict the reason for these conversions. Recently, someone advertised a T7 with EW10J4 engine for sale and swore that was what Peugeot produced the car with from new, even the VIN clearly stated otherwise. The instrument panel was constantly in demo mode, as he kept narrating how good the car had served him. Again, the conversion is not the issue, the crude transplants most Nigerians do to their vehicles in the name of conversion is disheartening.

The idea that any mechanic can work on 308 is part of these T7 nightmares. After all, if they can work on 307, 308 shouldn't be a problem. The fact that some users don't even know these differences contribute more to the fate these cars find themselves as soon they touch their shoes on Nigerian soil (the engines, to be specific).

The VTi 120 engines and other EP6 engines in T7 have different timing set up, diagnosis and repair approach6 to the T5 & T6. Having this understanding is one step to avoid wrecking those engines. Some users had to change engines more than once before they went with the option of conversion to TU5JP4. Sometimes, not because those engines were bad, but because someone lack the ability to put the engines back the way they were supposed to be and run.

To be direct, if you know you are not willing to increase your maintenance cost on these EP6 engines in T7, when coming from older lions like the T5 & T6, then you are part of the problem. Not long ago, someone got angry that I demanded diagnostic fee from him to troubleshoot his T7 giving him issues, because no one has ever charged money for diagnosis from the previous Lions he used, he angrily claimed. I always wonder why people with such mindset avoid cars like 404 & 504 like plague, yet have the outdated maintenance culture of cars of the '60s. An average T7 posses minimum of about 10 computers that control every part of the vehicle, yet you prefer the cut and join electrical diagnosis?

Few T7 had non EP6 engines from new, like the TU5JP4 you can only get in Stick-Shift or the EW10A with Auto or manual options. Aside these few engines, the rest need special timing tools to get the timings right. Few have figured out how to do it without those tools, but usually take longer than it should than the right tools. They are not TU engines.

Their Recommended Engine oils may cost more than the others, but that's part of the cost of owning a newer engine. You are not buying them to please Lion-King Monk or show the world you have money. You do it to prolong your engine life, save money and keep your sanity intact. Just wish some of these users would understand how bad these wrong oils mess up these EP6 engines, while they complain how bad these engines have dealt with them. Personally, you are better off with the Saloon version of this T7 (the 408), if you can't do without abuse of engines, since they are more common with EW10A over here. Notwithstanding, EW10A doesn't forgive when abused. But compared to abuse on EP6 engines, that's Pugatory at least.

If you can't afford to pay a little bit higher to knowledgeable Technicians with right expensive tools to diagnose or repair your T7, then invest in scan/diagnostic tools at least, which cost less than 5% of T7 purchase cost. Learn the dos and donts of T7 and apply. Don't go and buy one blindly because the car can start and move, if you lack the knowledge of detecting abused/messed up ones. Even after reading this, some will still go ahead. But then, I can't save everyman.

Lion-King Monk.

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Car Talk / Re: Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 10:06pm On Apr 30
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Car Talk / Converted My Peugeot 407 Coupé V6 From Auto To Stick-shift by Ikenna351(m): 10:02pm On Apr 30
I converted my D2 Coupé V6 (ES9A) from 6-speed Automatic to Manual Transmission, which I started the conversion on 01/11/2021 and concluded on 19/01/2022. The project started in 2020 before the conversion commenced in 2021. Words cannot express what the car has become after the conversion, which became another success, after carrying out a similar successful conversion in my Z9 V6.



POST CONVERSION: THE JOURNEY SO FAR:

As good as Peugeot 407 V6 Saloon, Estate or SW road handling were, none impressed me enough to consider ever owning a 407 back then. Not until the day I test drove a Coupé version with V6 petrol engine matted to 6-speed Stick-shift box, I was sold, which later became a reality for me (whatever you set your mind to will manifest).

The only Peugeot I have driven that handles this well (even better) than this D2 V6 Coupé was RCZ. The fun part is not necessarily the high-speed, but driving into & through a corner on high-speed. It's one of those things that are better experienced than explained. And one more thing. The car loves to be swerved. You can't help but love doing it, at every opportunity you got. You can also always change the car position via the stick and pedals, and return the car body position back to original through the pedals and stick, while the bucket sporty seats glue your body to the seats without any move.

Interestingly, this Coupé is so long that it's almost as long as the Z9 V6 Stick-Shift. The Z9 is only 87mm longer. So, don't expect a compact/smaller interior space of the Saloon version. Even the rear seats are big enough for adults to sit comfortably with average headroom (unless you are that tall in height like over 6ft).

Notwithstanding, my D9 V6 Stick-shift is still quicker, but insignificant to me based on joy derived when in action. He is quite a heavy car, which is easily felt, but zero body roll on very high speed on corners or sharp swerve between lanes. Purely made for hardcore enthusiasts (more pronounced with the Stick-Shift)

The Coupé still suffer the 407 Saloon, SW & Estates suspension weakness. Superior in performance, but not as rugged as the predecessor. I can live with that. For these components to last longer, don't abuse them by speeding on potholes, bumps or similar road conditions.

The AC system is good, but not as cold chilly as the predecessor. It takes some higher blower speed to have effect, unlike the predecessor. Notwithstanding, avoid setting the blower to Auto mode, especially at high ambient temperature. Not good for the system overtime. Same weakness in other versions of the 407.

The seats are not meant for comfort. Hard surface feel which some may find uncomfortable on rough roads. It's a constant reminder that the car is designed for hardcore, even though it's not a sport car (when compared to RCZ). There is another car that serves the comfort purpose for me: The Z9.

Irrespective of the Coupé shortcomings, the positives outweigh the negatives. This car came for one purpose and he is serving that purpose perfectly well. You could still experience some of these benefits on the Auto versions of this Coupé, except it limits your driving skills (especially if you already have them or want to explore and add more).

Was converting him to Stick-shift worth it? Bleep yeah! Will I do it all over? Absolutely! A car that inspires you to jump out of bed every morning with smile, just to jump back behind the wheel and gear him into action.

CONCLUSION:

On the 05/01/2022 at Abuja - Nigeria, a man (Peugeot parts seller at Apo) said to me "The conversion you embarked on will never be successful, for attempting an impossible conversion. You won't go beyond the stage you claimed the conversion has reached. Mark my words this moment, you are going to scrap the car at this stage, for no one has ever successfully converted a 407 V6 Automatic to Manual gearbox", he concluded.

As I was walking away in disbelief in what I heard, I got to my Z9 I drove to Apo that very day and I couldn't help but wondered "Why ever bother to explain yourself to people?". Last I checked, similar words were said when I was converting this very Z9 V6 to Stick-Shift, "This conversion won't work", they all said.

One of the life lessons my 4 V6 Stick-Shift Peugeot vehicles have taught me is "You are the only obstacle to your happiness, not him, her or them, but you."

Lion-King Monk.

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Autos / Re: Ikenna351 Consultancy/Pre-purchase Inspection Services by Ikenna351(m): 11:56pm On Nov 08, 2021
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Autos / Re: Peugeot Vehicles For Sale By Lion-king Monk by Ikenna351(m): 9:01pm On Nov 04, 2021
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Car Talk / Re: The Problematic Peugeot 307 by Ikenna351(m): 9:11am On Nov 03, 2021
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Autos / Re: Peugeot Vehicles For Sale By Lion-king Monk by Ikenna351(m): 9:08am On Nov 03, 2021
NIGERIAN USED PEUGEOT 508 STICK-SHIFT FOR SALE

1. Silhouette :. 4-Door Saloon, W2.

2. Engine :. 1.6i, Turbocharged, THP163, 121 KW, 163 bhp, 240 Nm, Petrol.

3. Transmission :. 6-speed Manual Gearbox.

4. Factory Driving Position :. LHD.

5. Location :. Abuja.

6. Price :. 3m naira (likely negotiable).

7. Owner's/Seller's phone no .:. 08039431958.

- I do not know the current condition of the car. So, I highly recommend you properly inspect the vehicle or have someone that understands Peugeot 508 very well to do it for you before purchase. Never buy a used modern Peugeot vehicle without a thorough Pre-purchase inspection. Discuss the price and possibly the physical inspection of the vehicle directly with the owner (phone no. provided above). If you want me to do the talking and/or physical inspection for you, conditions apply. My WhatsApp line is 08095721703 or ikenna351@gmail.com

Lion-King Monk.

Autos / Re: Peugeot Parts For Sale By Lion-King Monk by Ikenna351(m): 9:42pm On Nov 02, 2021
PEUGEOT 407 ENGINE WIRING HARNESS FOR SALE:

- For EW7J4 & EW10J4 Engines (1.8i & 2.0i) in Peugeot 407.

- The wiring harness is used in good condition and all wiring connectors are still factory connected (no abuse, butchering or bypass on the harness). About 2 cracked connectors replaced and properly connected by me.

- Price : N30,000. (About $80 USD).

- Location : FCT - Abuja, Nigeria.

- My WhatsApp line: +2348095721703.

- Email: ikenna351@gmail.com

Lion-King Monk.

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Autos / Re: Peugeot Vehicles For Sale By Lion-king Monk by Ikenna351(m): 10:07pm On Oct 10, 2021
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Autos / Re: Peugeot Vehicles For Sale By Lion-king Monk by Ikenna351(m): 10:03pm On Oct 10, 2021
Nigerian used 2007 model Peugeot 407 For Sale. Engine is 2.0i EW10A with Automatic Transmission. Entertainment system is RT4 Radiotelephone system with Jukebox. Location is Abuja and price is 1.2m naira (according to the owner/seller). If you are interested to come for inspection, discuss the price or make the purchase, you can contact me on my WhatsApp line +2348095721703 or you contact the owner/seller directly (Afamaco), if you already have his contact.

Lion-King Monk.

Autos / Re: Ikenna351 Consultancy/Pre-purchase Inspection Services by Ikenna351(m): 8:23pm On Oct 10, 2021
My V6 Lions (3 Stick-shifts & 1 Auto).

Follow Your Heart - Your Happiness.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfqPgX8l2pk

Lion-King Monk.

Car Talk / Re: Peugeot: Cars With Attitude! by Ikenna351(m): 8:21pm On Oct 10, 2021
My V6 Lions (3 Stick-shifts & 1 Auto).

Follow Your Heart - Your Happiness.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfqPgX8l2pk

Lion-King Monk.

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Autos / Re: Peugeot Parts For Sale By Lion-King Monk by Ikenna351(m): 1:33pm On Aug 04, 2021
USED ENGINE FOR SALE:

1. Engine model (Skeleton/without accessories): EW7J4, 1.8i

2. Condition : 3 - 4 weeks tokunbo used in Nigeria. I personally physically checked/assesed this engine & test drove the car before the engine was removed from the vehicle and I confirmed the engine is still in good high grade tokunbo/foreign used condition.

3. Application : Peugeot 406, 407, etc.

4. Reason for the sale : Owner mistakenly bought a tokunbo Peugeot 406 believing the engine was EW10J4 and later found out the engine was EW7J4 and decided to replace the engine with his original intended engine, which I personally handled the purchase and swap, about 3 weeks after the vehicle was purchased. If i were dubious type, I would wash & advertise this engine as direct tokunbo to increase the price, because of the true condition of it.


4. Price : N70,000.

4. Contact details: WhatsApp 08095721703 or email ikenna351@gmail.com

5. 3-day warranty (conditions attached).

- If you are truly interested in buying an EW7J4 engine without accessories in true tokunbo condition at a much reduced price, this is your chance. Contact me privately and let's talk.

Lion-King Monk.

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