Cam Belt Perishing

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Timbowyc
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Cam Belt Perishing

Post by Timbowyc » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:35 am

Has anyone else had this issue where fragments of the cam belt have got into the engine & caused damage .

My 2017 3008 1.2 Allure is currently sat in the dealership . Unfortunately running on a skeleton staff it means that they won’t have a master technician to look at it for 2 weeks or how long it may take to fix when they do get a technician but apparently worst case scenario is a completed new engine 😫

deccadick
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Re: Cam Belt Perishing

Post by deccadick » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:00 pm

Hi,
Prior to buying my 1.2 Allure EAT6 in August 2018 I found 3 papers on the 1.2 egines development. One of them namely
"press-kit_eb-turbo-puretech_en.pdf" contains the following verbage regarding engine timing,
"Timing - 2 composite tubular camshafts, driven by "wet lubrication" timing belts"
I may be wrong but I took this to mean that the cam belts are running in the engine oil. If this is so then fragments of the belt could well be in the oil.

Timbowyc
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Re: Cam Belt Perishing

Post by Timbowyc » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:31 am

Yes it appears that this is the case & I may be without my car for a while

Timbowyc
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Re: Cam Belt Perishing

Post by Timbowyc » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:39 pm

Update :- Garage has had car since 1st June haven’t touch it yet . Two other 3008 with exactly the same problem waiting to be done at same time . May get the car back by August

John2
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Re: Cam Belt Perishing

Post by John2 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:26 am

I had that. Seems to have been caused by oil getting on to the belt. I took it to the nearest dealer the first time the message appeared. They said they couldn't find anything wrong and it probably wouldn't happen again. It did, and I took it back, with the same result. Next time it happened I took it to another dealer, who were excellent. They told me I must not start the engine, never mind drive it. It needed a new oil pump and cam belt. They kept it for 10 days (waiting for parts) but gave me an equivalent hire car, and fixed it under warranty.

Peugeot dealers seem to be very variable in quality and reliability.

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