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Engine, gearbox, exhaust and other drivetrain issues

Post Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:49 pm
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I thought I'd change the gearbox oil today.
Discovered I didn't have an 8mm square drive. So I made one from an extension on my bench grinder.
Check the colour of the old oil. This out of a less than 57k mile car.ImageImageImageImage

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Sandra, 2011 200 GT. Shark grey, Ulter Quad exhaust, Vision pack, jbl and Nav.


Post Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:56 pm
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Now that makes you think it should be on the service schedule a bit more often, in fact, I’m not sure it’s on there at all. :eusa-think:
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Post Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:28 pm
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I hope you did that prep work when the wifey was out........ :lol:
good job btw..
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Post Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:37 pm
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Just going for a test drive, maybe no massive difference but I'd rather that black muck be out of it.

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Post Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:44 pm
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Wife still looking for the black tights you put in the gearbox to quieten it. :eusa-shhh:
[never, ever, done that guv, to any motor I sold, honest!] :twisted:

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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:21 am
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how does the gearbox feel now?
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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:55 am
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A bit better, still a notch going 1st to 2nd, but seems smoother in all the others.
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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:06 pm
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It needs some Miles to work properly
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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:08 pm
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RCZIain

just noticed your footer, does your car have a mesh grill either black or chrome?

because I had the Feline pack on my GT, but was told it comprised of Quads / side decals and chrome mesh grill. like so -
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:lol: Laugh and the whole world laughs with you.... or is that at you? :eusa-think:

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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:39 pm
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No, mine has the quad tailpipes and small gloss black corner spoilers on the front bumper. Both of which I'm sure were part of the feline kit.
I may be wrong though!

I am tempted by some side decals, but I'm unsure how it would look given mine isn't red/white/blue or black.
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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:57 pm
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RCZIain wrote:
I am tempted by some side decals, but I'm unsure how it would look given mine isn't red/white/blue or black.


Well not going to jump this thread, but you might be interested in looking at this post all about decals etc....

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10832

and it don't matter your cars grey, most decals can be bought in any colour as you will see.

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Post Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:55 am
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Changing gear box oil is essential on our cars.

I had to convince my garage to change the oil on my car. They insisted, it is a lifetime fill, so it doesn't need to be changed. Yeah, right. Lifetime, till it dies.

I'd change it every other second service. Do not wait till it is too late. :greetings-wavingblue:
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Post Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:38 am
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I've been thinking about this for a few months now.

Have got a price from a local to work garage in Filton if a few quid under £100.

As I've never done this before and not having access to tools as I'm not at home much atm, I don't think it's a bad price.

The oil 75w80 from the Peugeot service system is only £10.26 per litre, and they say 2 litres.

The one I'm changing the oil on is the HDi with at the moment 55K on the clock.Image

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Tia2 is a 2013 RCZ Magnetic in Black with a 2litre diesel engine
Upgraded Peugeot sat-nav now has 7 digit postcode, safety alerts and updated maps
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights, quad exhaust tips
Tia3 is a 2015 RCZ-R in Mercury Grey with a 1.6litre petrol engine, oh and 270 bhp
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights
Both have dash cams front and back


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