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Old 05-02-13, 01:44 AM   #1
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Hi, this is my first post ever so I hope I'm in the right place. I just bought a 2008 model 207 gti two days ago. It was driving well all yesterday then on the way to work this morning I had about 50% of the power drop off suddenly. The turbo is still whining but the car just feels gutless when it should be boosting? No dash lights have come on and engine still goes through the rev range smoothly, it just feels like somebody stole my turbo? It's booked into dealer for tomorrow morning. In the mean time any ideas for diagnosis?

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Old 05-02-13, 06:56 AM   #2
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What is the mileage for your gti?

Could be an air hose broken, just a simple issue
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Old 05-02-13, 09:38 AM   #3
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Seems you've discovered why the last owner sold it.
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Old 05-02-13, 09:49 AM   #4
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Get them to give you a printout of the first reading before they start clearing codes , and a printout of remaining codes after clearing and running car again


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In every transaction there's a Zoober and a Zoobee, looks like both you and the seller have been a bit of both. You probably zoobed him on price, he probably zoobed you on quality.
No matter what, your Pug will be fixed and it'll be as good as new again, meanwhile he has sold a car that may need minor repairs at a price that gives yo the advantage.
Good luck with it, the 207 GTi is an amazing pocket rocket!
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Old 06-02-13, 08:29 AM   #6
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Minor repairs? Hardly minor if its the dreaded Prince Turbo engine camtrain fault. That costs a fistful to put right and is probably why the last owner got shot.
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Quick update - peugeot dealer has advised me that the main issue is that the timing chain has stretched. This is annoying as the tensioner was changed 42,000 and the dealer that did it, did not measure the chain to check whether it was stretched which is apparently meant to be peugeot standard procedure. Subsequently, the engine management shut of the turbo and obviously vvt is out and it is running lean.
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^ With the 'engine management switching off the turbo' Why were there no fault codes? At the very least you should have received an "Engine management system faulty" error on the display.
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^ With the 'engine management switching off the turbo' Why were there no fault codes? At the very least you should have received an "Engine management system faulty" error on the display.
Not sure. The way it was described to me was because the timing is out the turbo isn't working/kicking in/shut off. Ill question them when I go back regarding the engine management error.
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I've spoken to a peugeot 'specialist' who says it is possible that a carbon build up in the engine is causing hotspots and hence pre-ignition which in turn could lead to a knock and the ECU pops up with a timing chain error. He said to try a carbon treatment and reset the computer. Anyone know whether this might work? I'd love it to be that simple but I have a feeling it won't be.
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