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hi all,
new member who has been reading threads for nearly aweek now and still none the wiser. lol.
my problem seems to be poor accelaration, no matter wether the car is hot or cold it seems to take ages for the speed to pick up, the car is nearly doing 2000 rpm before i can see the speed on the speedometer climbing up past 15mph this happens in 1st to 3rd gears. then when in 4th and im going 50mph and i press the throttle pedal it seems to take ages again before the car starts to speed up.the car is diesel by the way.
a couple of things i should point out is that i once had the anti pollution fault on the car but that was over a week ago and it hasnt been back on since,
the other thing is that although the car is used almost daily i probably only do about 5 miles per day and thats only to work and back.
the other thing is that some times it will say that the "engine coolant temp to high" even though ive just started the car and its been idleing for a few seconds the temp gauge goes all the way to the red zone then returns to normal after a few seconds.
could any of these be causing the poor accelaration or could it be something more drastic.
ive read about the exhaust clogging up and that a good blast down some motorway in 3rd gear at 3500 rpm usually clears up this slow accelaration problem but im not sure if this is just a myth.
anybody shed any light on these faults would be a god in my eyes or if any one in the middlesbrough area have peugeot planet that could help me out would also be a god and i would pay for the time and use of the equipment.

many thanks guys.
not buying another pug after this one goes, seem to be nothing but huge headaches and wallet emptiers.
 

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hi there welcome to the forum, best thing to do id probably check the thread peugeot planet map http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/maintenance-9/diagnostic-peugeot-planet-map-7734/ and get in touch with whomever is nearest to you, i know most of this guys will be happy to help, i would think check egr valve and maf sensor... as either of this if faulty will reduce restricted performance,
its a shame that your peugeot experience has been bad... im on my 3rd pug and and still loving them....
 

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The 307 HDI 90 doesn't exactly light up the world on the acceleration front but as he driver you will probably feel if something is not quite right.

Hopefully you'll be able to get it on planet to diagnose as the anti pollution could be many things and without a proper fault read it'd be guesswork.

Are you sure it's not clutch slip if the revs are increasing but the speed isn't

The exhaust block that you've read about sounds like the common particulate filter problem but that is usually associated with the 110 engine.
 

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The 307 HDI 90 doesn't exactly light up the world on the acceleration front but as he driver you will probably feel if something is not quite right.

Hopefully you'll be able to get it on planet to diagnose as the anti pollution could be many things and without a proper fault read it'd be guesswork.

Are you sure it's not clutch slip if the revs are increasing but the speed isn't

The exhaust block that you've read about sounds like the common particulate filter problem but that is usually associated with the 110 engine.
actually the 90bhp dpes not come with DPF fitted, true not the fastest accelerating car by any means, but it is quite nippy....
 

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pug accelaration problems

thanks for the quick replies guys,
first question is : what speed and gear do you recommend to give it a good rag in as like ive said ive read it should be 3rd at 3500rpm.
second: how would i go about testing the maf and egr to see if these 2 things are ok what should i be looking for or feeling for when testing if possible.
third: possibly a daft question but how would i know what type of clutch is in my 307 as ive read (again) that some have a dual mass flywheel and these are very expensive to replace.
im trying to save emptying my wallet as i dont have a lot of money to spend on the car and hope to do some of the repairs myself.
as for not buying another pug i myself have owned 2 pug 306's petrol models and loved every minute of owning them and ive also owned a 406 petrol model again lovely to drive just a bit heavy on juice.
but this 307 diesel has put me off pugs for now, i even went to diesel on a friends recommendation and i never had any bother with any petrol car pug or otherwise.:nono:
just to point out aswell is when i first bought the car about 8 months ago i didnt have any of the problems ive pointed out it went like a bullet no matter which gear it was in its just when the wether turned abit cold that the problems started to show, the friend who said go to a diesel engine said that diesel turns to jelly when cold and thats why ive got the slow accelaration problems it takes ages to circulate around the car to make it go.
is this true like ive said im clueless with diesel engines, give me petrol anyday.
 

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again on the 90 there is no dmf.... there is a guide here on egr cleaning i cant find it this instant might have something to do with being half asleep! and like martin said just unplug the air flow meter and if that the fault you will notice the difference just on iddle....
 

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pug accelaration problems

hi guys and thanks for the quick replies.
no not unplugged maf wire will look at haynes manual to see were it is on diesel engines and try it unplugged to see if it nmakes a difference.
what should i be seeing or feeling when the maf is unplugged.
again thanks.
 

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Here you go:



Unplug where the red arrow is.

My first 307 was a 90 and it had the same issues. Mine was indeed the MAF, and then a year or so later was a badly fitted air intake pipe.
 

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pug accelaration problems

thanks for the picture of were the maf is gibbo.
cant find my haynes manual, wife must have moved it.:mad:
im going out in a few minutes so will disconnect it then.
will my car be ok to drive with this disconnected for say a 20 mile round trip or should i just check it for a minute or 2 then reconnect it.
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Engine coolant high message is probably a duff sensor

Changed mine (after 3.5 years of ignoring that message) and it improved things loads, no more rough/lumpy idle :)

edit: diesel doesn't turn to jelly (waxing) in the cold unless its extreme cold, petrol stations start using a winter mix when the weather gets colder or so i'm led to believe
 

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Leave it disconnected for a while.

Only reconnect it when the car has been stood a while. Haynes actually recommend disconnecting the battery when unplugging it.
 

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pug accelaration problems

thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread and because of a few suggestions ive finally found out that the MAF meter is faulty.
i unplugged it as was suggested and the car ran like a bullet no slow accelaration it was like a new car.:lol:
only thing i should point out is that when i plugged it back in the car ran like a bag of s***e again so gonna leave it disconnected till i get a replacement.
so once again "thanks guys" your the business.
 

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i would say if at least one person here doesnt know the problem then just scrap the car cuz peugeot themselves wont either!!!! id get a replacement as soon as. with it being a 307 u never know what kind of adverse effect it may have!!!! lol!!!
 
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