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stevewalsh
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Re: New car suggestions

Post by stevewalsh » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:46 am

It was a FAI timing chain kit, I bought it through Lymm Engine Components, Full kit with guides, tensioners Chain and Oil pump drive chain.
The only way to check wear is with software that measures difference between crank and cam position and gives a degree reading, My new chain started off at 7.9 degrees which is correct and quickly increased to 11.5 which is way too much, You could also hear it, I stripped it and took photo's of the tensioner at full stretch and of the new and old chains stretched next to each other. I had to buy the replacement kit and send the old one back along with a oil sample and within 2 weeks I received a refund, but no explanation.
I have now done around 20000 miles on current one and at moment it seems ok,
My current problem is oil level rising due to diesel getting in, It has been a prob with these engines, Either injector seals leak, or blocked DPF causing constant regens, I have changed both and still got the problem.
I was fancying a 407 estate but herd quite a few horror stories

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Re: New car suggestions

Post by Captain Jack » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:19 am

Welp, after all the faff, we are still no closer to getting a new car (or sleep for that matter). Got a nice new driveway instead though!
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We did go look at the CX-5 2.2 diesel and it was "nice". No low end grunt, though, and all seems to come after 2000rpm in one big lump (reminded me of an XUD). Not a patch on the 2.2 HDI in my 407. That said, it's very roomy and enough to swallow a pram with all the crap that goes with it, along with the twins. What stopped me buying it is that it will primarily be driven by the wife pretty short distances with an occasional motorway blast to Cornwall. It seems to have an odd DPF system, where it uses diesel itself to regenerate. If you stop the engine mid-regen, it dumps unburnt diesel into the oil sump :shock: :roll:. Overtime, this gets overfilled and the engine is ruined.

Probably want a petrol but CX-5 petrols are weaklings - N/A 2.0... and it's a heavy car to lug around.
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2003 - 2008: 1998 Peugeot 406 2.1 TD 110bhp LX Saloon
2008 - 2009: 2004 Honda Accord 2.2 CDTI 136bhp Executive Saloon
2009 - 2013: 2002 Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 110bhp Executive Saloon
2013 - ????: 2007 Peugeot 407 2.2 HDI 170bhp Executive Saloon (mapped to 213bhp :twisted:)

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Re: New car suggestions

Post by Captain Jack » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:59 pm

Uhh.... we bought an X3, 2012 2.0d. It's actually lovely to sit in and has decent power.

Hope it lasts and doesn't cost the earth in repairs. Happily, there are plenty of diag cables for sale for that dealer level diagnostics so hopefully I can do a lot myself.
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2003 - 2008: 1998 Peugeot 406 2.1 TD 110bhp LX Saloon
2008 - 2009: 2004 Honda Accord 2.2 CDTI 136bhp Executive Saloon
2009 - 2013: 2002 Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 110bhp Executive Saloon
2013 - ????: 2007 Peugeot 407 2.2 HDI 170bhp Executive Saloon (mapped to 213bhp :twisted:)

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Re: New car suggestions

Post by Bailes1992 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:12 pm

If it helps, my Fathers 2012 320d which he had from brand new and got rid of a few months ago was totally faultless during his ownership and it finished up with 150k+ on the clock.
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Re: New car suggestions

Post by Welly » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:50 pm

Captain Jack wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Uhh.... we bought an X3, 2012 2.0d. It's actually lovely to sit in and has decent power.

Hope it lasts and doesn't cost the earth in repairs. Happily, there are plenty of diag cables for sale for that dealer level diagnostics so hopefully I can do a lot myself.
Can we create a BMW sub section on here? :lol:

I'd say that was a good choice, depreciation should be low and they're good quality motors to be fair, I think the early X3 (the ugly ones) were a bit pants but the later ones much much better.

You also now qualify to drive around like a cock; tailgating, not indicating or having any consideration for others :mrgreen:
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2005 Volvo S40 T5 German Diesel botherer with new tyre grippage
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions, bizarre gearbox model
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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Re: New car suggestions

Post by Doggy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:31 pm

...and reflecting on how nice it was like to be let out at junctions.

disable the stop-start every trip and hopefully save yourself £2k on a clutch+dmf
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Re: New car suggestions

Post by GingerMagic » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:41 pm

I think my next car will be a taxi..... :wink:
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PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

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Re: New car suggestions

Post by Captain Jack » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:03 pm

Doggy wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:31 pm
...and reflecting on how nice it was like to be let out at junctions.

disable the stop-start every trip and hopefully save yourself £2k on a clutch+dmf
I hate stop-start.

Still, I won't be driving it much - I am still in my 407.
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2003 - 2008: 1998 Peugeot 406 2.1 TD 110bhp LX Saloon
2008 - 2009: 2004 Honda Accord 2.2 CDTI 136bhp Executive Saloon
2009 - 2013: 2002 Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 110bhp Executive Saloon
2013 - ????: 2007 Peugeot 407 2.2 HDI 170bhp Executive Saloon (mapped to 213bhp :twisted:)

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