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Potential R Timing Chain Issues

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Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:51 am
pete.garratt Senior Member
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Guys,

There's an R owner reporting potential timing chain issues. He took a video, viewable here:

https://www.4shared.com/video/9ChNq4ice ... D0-1A.html

I took a similar video of mine this morning, viewable here:
https://www.4shared.com/video/LbvINXMxe ... 6D-8F.html

So far as I know, timing chain issues have never been reported as affecting R engines.

Anybody know different?

What are the experiences of fellow R owners?
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Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:12 pm
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A worrying development indeed :eusa-think:

If the latest and greatest engine in the series has started developing this fault, it means none of us are safe :shock:
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Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:35 pm
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Sophie's R has a similar sound.
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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:11 am
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I'm going to check on mine but I hadn't had any issues in this area at all (over 73.000 miles). And I do check the engine regularly while working on my other cars.
RCZ R in red. driven daily. and driven hard.
Dyno results here: http://www.peugeotrczforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=10118

Post Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:59 am
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Today I recorded a short video clip similar to the one posted here with my engine running. The chain drive is working without any noises. Absolutely nothing. You only hear the fuel injectors ticking.
RCZ R in red. driven daily. and driven hard.
Dyno results here: http://www.peugeotrczforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=10118


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