Puretech Belt Failures?

Puretech Belt Failures?

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noumenon

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1,180 posts

164 months

Thursday 5th September 2019
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I'm hearing reports of timing belt failures and being belt in oil, when they do disintegrate, the debris can lead to engine failure. Anyone know how high the instance of this is? Any recall or other info? All insights appreciated.

kuro

1,493 posts

79 months

Friday 23rd October
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Thread resurrection. It's a problem and I suspect I'm about to become it's latest victim. Whoever thought designing an engine with a belt in oil was a good idea needs shooting. PSA are aware of it although whether you get any goodwill depends on the dealer. The fact that they are currently redesigning this engine to use a cam chain says it all.

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Saturday 24th October
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When I first heard about a cambelt running in oil, I thought someone was pulling my....... chain.
Take a look at this Peugeot forum, there`s 10 pages about it.!! https://www.peugeotforums.com/threads/timing-belt-...

kuro

1,493 posts

79 months

Sunday 25th October
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Old Merc said:
When I first heard about a cambelt running in oil, I thought someone was pulling my....... chain.
Take a look at this Peugeot forum, there`s 10 pages about it.!! https://www.peugeotforums.com/threads/timing-belt-...
Yep, that thread sums it up. Practically all PSA group cars offer this engine in their model ranges. Quite a few on the 308 Facebook group failing as well. Would be interesting to know the actual fail rate is but likely impossible to find out unless PSA openly admit it.

stevemcs

4,958 posts

53 months

Thursday 29th October
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We had one last year, we think the car had more history too it than its 70k showing on the clock. The belt was beginning to break up, we changed it but the car never did run right (before and after)

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Tuesday 3rd November
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Peugeot had engines with "Cambelts" running in oil FIFTY FIVE YEARS ago. The belt ran the Kugelfisher injection pump on 404`s and later 504`s.

They never fell to bits or failed, mind you in those days Peugeot`s were strong, well built reliable cars.

kuro

1,493 posts

79 months

Thursday 5th November
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My car had problems with intermittent EML lights with "engine fault have vehicle repaired" on two occasions. Both times it was vvt solenoids clogged.

Had the last one done a couple of weeks back but at this point I had lost all confidence in the car. I'm pretty sure the reason is down to debris from the belt. The potential of a £5k bill to replace the engine convinced me to trade it in for something Japanese with a camchain.

Edited by kuro on Thursday 5th November 14:26


Edited by kuro on Thursday 5th November 14:52