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Old 14-06-18, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Timing chains do they really need to be replaced?

Hiya everyone. Beginning to wish i didnt buy this car.. first the antipollution fault issues which we seem to have resolved for now.. but now that I've done more research into the engines and spoken to some garages, apparently its common for the timing chains to go slack on these?! I would get it replaced as a precautionary measure but have beem quoted nearly £800! The car is 2010 1.6 sport petrol and has done 830000 miles. Am i better off just selling it before the chain goes bad?! Really wish I'd done more research before buying it. Does anyone have any advice/experience? Thanks
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I've had the lot done on my RCZ. Chain, tensioners and VVT sprockets.
£1000, could have had it done for less at a local garage, but I opted for a Peugeot dealer.
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Yeah i cant warrant spending that much anytime soon. I dont know whether to risk keeping the car or sell it on. Gutted.
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Is the chain actually rattling? Or just worried it might start?
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I've been getting an intermittent slight rattle on my 308 sport which I'm fairy sure is the chain but only now and then on cold starts but fine when engine warm. like you I'm not willing to spend that kind of money at least not yet so I've bought the latest revision chain tensioner and waiting to fit that, as apparently its often just a failing tensioner causing the rattle. But the chain can't be ruled out until its checked for any stretch and if out of tolerance would need replacing.
I was hoping someone else had done the replacement tensioner job and could advise on a couple of things, but it looks like I'm just going have to do the straight swop of parts and see if it cures the noise. I don't have any other problems fault codes etc.
Your best thing is if your going to keep the car and it has no chain rattle, is to service regularly using recommended oil and never letting it get to low, keeping well topped up and it could be fine for years. But replacing the tensioner (about £40 for the part) is also a good precaution to have done sometime if you decide to keep your car.
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Its not rattling yet but done 83000 miles and after all I've read about these engines im wondering if i should do it as a precuationary...saying that im still not prepared to spend £800!
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Thanks i will keep eye on the oil. I've just had oil and filter change, how often should i be changing the oil on these? Thanks
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Keeping an eye on the oil level is a must. Even if it means 3/4 times a week. I check mine every Friday before my work shift pattern, and once midweek.
My RCZ which has the same basic engine takes 0-30.

So far I've done every 6 months per oil change.
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Old 20-06-18, 07:24 AM   #9
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A lot is down to poor servicing and running low on oil

The 1.6hdi is the same but now the service interval has been dropped you donít see as many
Mine on 105k and I canít hear any rattles

What does the book say for changing it most manufacturers say there for life


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Service interval dropped? Now 16k miles on mine. Was 12.5k on the last one.
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