Mechanically they are fine, I’ve owned two myself in the past.Its a Toyota 4th generation hybrid, over 20+ years of hybrid innovation & there pretty much bulletproof.
Replacing the timing belt does not address the main issue, which is the degradation of the timing belt, and subsequent clogging of the oil strainer etc due to particles entering the oil. This is a design fault and could cause catastrophic engine failure due to loss of oil pressure. I wouldn’t buy a car that used this type of cam belt lubrication, but I suppose many others would argue its case.Just got word from the garage that Peugeot will own up and cover the repair as an extended goodwill warranty.
Looking at this mess from the bright side, at least I'll get the timing belt replaced for free a bit earlier instead of doing it on next scheduled service.
The mechanic said this issue is not uncommon on older 1.2 three cylinder engines. Peugeot apparently has changed the material in the belt on newer units (did not mention any specific year/month).
So be advised: you guys driving 2014 and 2015 308:s maybe should check this.
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Hi,Here's ( via a contact in the trade ) is a factory fitted belt before removal from an early 2017 built Puretech 110 with less then 40k miles on - he said it wasn't in good condition & has always had correct spec oil.
Apparently there is now a generation 4 timing belt available from Peugeot & that's what's been fitted to it now.
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