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Post by tp3000 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:00 pm

Hi all,
I've just returned to Puma ownership after a 14 year break. Was worried it might not live up to the memories but 10 mins behind the wheel and I was hooked again. The closest one to me on the Trader was a Y reg in Panther Black with 39k on the clock, new tyres and hardly any rust on the arches, so it had to come home with me.

I've got a few problems to sort out, the alarm is playing up, looks like the driver door lock is the culprit, plus the front discs are pretty shoddy, I reckon the calipers are probably a bit seized with the low mileage. There's a big leak from one of the driveshaft oils seals - it took a litre to top up the gearbox. Plus there's a fair bit of oil down the front of the engine (onto the garage floor!).

So I'm planning some overhaul sessions, but am enjoying the driving so far :lol:

Cheers for now,
Tony
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Post by Dal » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:01 pm

Welcome along and enjoy it as much the second time around :ok:
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Post by trueblue » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:03 pm

Welcome along to Project Puma. You know it makes sense :lol:
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Post by Catweasel » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:04 am

Hi and welcome to the forum.
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Post by TGPlayer1 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:30 pm

Yes my drive suffers the same fate, even with repleaced oil seals the gerabox pisses out.

Anyway, hi.
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Post by ArtfulHussy » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:50 pm

My first puma piddled gearbox oil constantly too. I have a feeling something in there ended up capoot because it made some well dodgy noises and I think I was getting uneven drive to the wheels (suspected due to her darting off in random directions without warning)
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Post by red » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:51 pm

8-) welcome
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Post by tp3000 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:07 pm

Thanks for all the welcomes. Being a nice day today I thought I'd see whether there was anything obvious with the alarm, which has a habit of going off. I had noticed the key locked the drivers door but couldn't unlock it. I pulled all door trim apart, loosened the window frame to get at the three screws that hold the door handle and lock, but couldn't find anything obvious. I sprayed in some WD40, and at least that seemed to free up the lock so the key blade both locks and unlocks the car.

I'll have to keep an eye on whether the alarm keeps going off. Does anybody have any recommendations for anybody who knows what they are doing with Puma alarms in the Oxford area?

Cheers,
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Post by Richard6979 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:12 pm

Hi Tony, I could do with someone who knows Puma alarm systems inside out as well. I am reading lots about alarm problems but nothing to say ( that’s fixed it ) if you know what I mean.
Good luck finding someone.
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Post by CherryVimto » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:07 pm

If you had to use WD40 to free the lock then ideally you should lubricate it to reduce the chance of it seizing again.

WD40 isn't strictly a proper lubricant although it has lubricating properties that derive from dissolving components but this lubrication doesn't actually last.
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