Peugeot 405

1987-1997 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Peugeot 405
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
- 3. Engines
   - 3.1. Petrol engines
      3.1.1. Technical characteristic
      - 3.1.2. Repair of the engine
         + The repair which is not demanding removal of the engine
         + Removal of the engine Installation of the engine Dismantling of the engine
         - Assembly of the engine
   Cleaning and check of details
   Connecting and radical rods
   Determination of the size of inserts
   Check of a working gap in bearings of a bent shaft
   Bent shaft
   Knot rod piston
   Assembly of knot a rod — a finger piston Start of the engine after capital repairs
   + 3.2. Diesel engines
   + 3.3. Petrol engine 1,4 of dm3
   + 3.4. System of ignition
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Lubrication systems, coolings
+ 6. System of release
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
+ 10. Steering
+ 11. Suspension brackets
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment

e1bd1949 Check of a working gap in bearings of a bent shaft


Bystry (and more exact) a method consists in using the product known as "Plastigauge". It consists of a round plastic core which contracts between an insert and a neck of a bent shaft. After removal of a cover and the lower insert the deformed plastic core is measured by a special template which is available in a set of "Plastigauge".

1. On the inserts installed in the block of cylinders of the engine establish a bent shaft without lubricant. Necks of a bent shaft and inserts have to be absolutely pure and dry.
2. To cut off several pieces of a plastic core of "Plastigauge" (they have to be slightly shorter, than width of the main bearings) and to establish them on each neck of a bent shaft.
3. To establish covers with the lower inserts and to tighten fastening bolts the required moment. In the course of carrying out measurement of gaps by Plastigauge method not to rotate a bent shaft.
4. To unscrew a cover of fastening of an insert, to remove it and to put the large-scale ruler printed on packing to the deformed plastic core. Comparing width of the deformed plastic core to control width on a large-scale ruler, to determine gap size.
5. In conclusion carefully to clear all traces of Plastigauge-material from inserts and a bent shaft.

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