308 catastrophic failure - Peugeot Forums
Peugeot Forums - Peueot - Citroen Community
Home :: Peugeot Forums :: Rules :: Articles :: About Us :: Partner Vendors :: Advertise


Go Back   Peugeot Forums > Peugeot Models > 308 > 308 (2007-2014)
PeugeotForums.com is the premier Peugeot All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By xlineiain

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-17, 10:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 2
Default 308 catastrophic failure

Hi there,
2006 petrol 1.6 100k miles
Just wondered if anyone has seen anything like this before, this had been using lots more oil recently and then all of a sudden the engine case has cracked cuing steam explosion

I have juicy pics but not able to add them.

A mechanic with a lot of experience thinks the timing chain tensioner has snapped, which has flung bolts up that caused the crack. This also has worn a hole between oil and coolant areas deep down that explains why the coolant is now black with oil.
Funnily enough it did still start and run without any weird noises.
Anyone else heard of this? Seems pretty bad that this could happen as have been told this has a timing chain that doesn't feature in any service interval.

Thanks
NigelTee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-12-17, 10:52 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
xlineiain's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NE Lincolnshire. Up the Mariners!
Posts: 1,945
Default

The timing chain tensioners are an issue on the Prince/THP engine, but normally give warning they are wearing by allowing the chain to rattle. Giving the characteristic diesel-esque clatter from a cold start.

Never heard of failure like this though.
Gibbo and Old Pug like this.
__________________
Not a Peugeot, but a Toyota GT86.
xlineiain is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-17, 02:49 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 2
Default

Hmm it has been rattly for quite a while but only noticeable when accelerating. I'd assumed it was something like a loose bit of casing somewhere.
Surely pressure alone couldn't split the engine casing (it's the section that contains the oil filler hole)
It seems I need to post "more" to put an image in, it's quite a sight...
NigelTee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-12-17, 04:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: falkirk
Posts: 14,140
Default

I was brought today a 207 cc with that engine it has done 31k miles and it is knackered !!!

It was sick all over the motorway and sounds like it is full of bolts
__________________
assume nothing check everything twice !!
reliable406 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Peugeot Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 07:12 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.