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"ENGINE FAULT REPAIR NEEDED"

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Post Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:12 pm
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This is the first R I have heard of having a chain/tensioner failure.

The replacement that has been fitted to the MK1's is a modified part, that should not have the same failure rate as the original.
I know the modified part is fitted as standard on the Mk2 RCZ so I assumed this would be the case for all R's.

To my knowledge, the timing chain problem would not be the cause of an oil leak.

I found this one as well
http://peugeotrczforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=8738


Post Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:11 am
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So, it does appear that there can be a small oil leak which can be attributed to the timing chain inspection cover, and that this can be difficult to spot, but no evidence that the R has ever had a timing chain tensioner problem.

Any car, make, model, can have a failure of any part, so it is not impossible that your R could have had an issue with this part.

Going back to your original question, the replacement timing chain/tensioner will be the modified version so there is no reason to think it will cause further issues, however, the original part on your car should also have been the modified version, so I guess it's not impossible for it to fail again in the future, it's just not likely.
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Post Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:21 pm
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156bhp auto - so what code reader is recommended? my existing sealey won't connect and they suggest an autel al1619a as compatible also i'd like to fit a reversing camera a i have in my mg - does anyone know if the 'feed' will connect automatically when reverse is seledted rather than have to select aux input etc etc etc

Post Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:46 am
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Hey guys 4 times over the last 2 months, ive got Fault P1339 with limp mode, Loss of power, running on 3 cylinders with message Engine fault repair needed.
this all started when i didnt drive my car for 2 1/2 weeks over xmas and the new year
had to call AA OUT TO JUMP START THE CAR AS I HAD A FLAT BATTERY
and ive had the limp mode 4 times since.
when it happens its allways when ive havn't driven it for 4-5 days
and it goes into limp mode at the exact same spot each time its done it, on my way to work just as i get on the motorway around the 3 mile mark, i open her up over taking a few cars then limp mode. same distance travelled each time. and had no option but to travel 20 miles each way to work and back.
when i diagnose it P1339 Code spark missfire in cylinder number 3 comes up.
ive changed the spark plugs and coils but still the same thing.
Eachtime its done it the cars been standing for 4-5 days and when i clear the fault codes and then drive it everyday it dosn't come back, until again its been standing for a few days...
would an old dying battery throw up a P1339 fault code? as its 7 yrs old was completly flat when this all started
and when i get in the car within 10 seconds it goes into economy mode.
just wondering if anybody else has had fault issues with an old battery?


Just a follow up incase there somebody with the same issue.

i did replace the battery ( and have had NO issuses what so ever since )

Saved my self a shit load of money as Peugeot tech wanted to start off by replacing all spark plugs and coils again EVEN THO I ALREADY CHANGED THEM MYSELF A FEW WEEKS PREVIOUS
THEN if that didin't solve it. said its then a process of illimination AS THE P1339 FAULYT CODE COULD BE A NUMBER OF THINGS ??? temp sensor, fuel pump replacement, turbo replacement!!!
NEEDLESS TO SAY I LEFT.
PISSED MY SELF LAUGHING after 30 mins and google search found a post regarding a low or faulty battery throwing up a p1339 missfire code, so gave it a punt £78 quid later problem solved. :dance:
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Post Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 am
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Correct thinking!
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Post Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:53 am
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Post Thu May 25, 2017 12:06 pm
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Just a quick share of my experience a couple of days ago, battery was running low, but car was starting fine. Got this warning, so told Peugeot to examine it and install a new battery as well. Got a call back, new battery needed, new water pump needed, new sensor needed. Warranty expired 2 months ago (what a surprise!). Total: 477 euro. Wish I read this thread earlier.

Post Thu May 25, 2017 5:43 pm
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Speak with Peugeot, or get the garage to do so. It is not unheard of that the manufacturer might contribute towards the cost of the parts as it is so close to the warranty expiring.

Worth a try anyway :eusa-think:
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Post Fri May 26, 2017 12:52 pm
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Already paid :cry: On the plus side, the radio issue I had is also fixed now. It's amazing what a dying battery will do to this car...

Post Fri May 26, 2017 6:08 pm
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It's worth asking, the worst they can say is no and you are in the same position.


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Post Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:02 pm
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Another occurrence of this fault!

Not sure about the circumstances apart from I was accelerating out of a junction at the time, but not excessively so. The warning was accompanied by the amber engine symbol lighting up on the rev-counter.

Both the alert and the amber engine symbol are now permanent on starting the car, with the engine symbol remaining on as it is driven. No sign of temperature-related issues and otherwise the RCZ drives normally (from what I can tell). The car itself has been fine recently and has covered 46,000 mostly enjoyable, if nervous, miles.

Booked in at my nearest Peugeot garage on Friday to see what this might be. Will report back.

Post Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:53 pm
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Disappointing service from the garage, a Peugeot main dealer. Having booked it in and accepted the fact I was going to be charged an hour's labour to see what they could diagnose in that time... and being told that they would tell me as soon as something had been found...

Waited exactly an hour for them to tell me the dashboard error was caused by a faulty downstream oxygen sensor (the one after the catalytic converter), the same thing I'd found out the night before after 10 minutes with a neighbour's OBD2 Code Reader (which showed a P0054 error). The quote to fix is £305.15 so I'll be taking it to my local non-Peugeot dealer who will change it for dramatically less - there's even a video on YouTube which shows how it's done before you can finish a cup of tea.

Still, it was nice of the garage to also carry out a 'free' health check which I didn't ask for. This showed that everything else on the car was working satisfactorily apart from some LEDs on the rear (spoiler) brake light which weren't illuminating, and would cost £263.47 to fix. I reckon most RCZ owners would be aware of the same situation if they have it - I was - but the service rep seemed particularly keen to point it out.

I appreciate that the garage had also checked the oxygen sensor wiring before confirming the fault, but honestly - an hour to diagnose a specific error. Of course there's no mention of how long it must have taken to complete the health check, but after 25 minutes of waiting in reception I'd asked if they had found anything at that point and was told 'no, nothing yet'. Very poor.

Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:31 am
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I've just bought a RCZ fairly cheaply with this warning showing on start-up. It's also doing the thing where the temperature gauge can't decide where it wants to stay. As the warning engine warning light is mentioned on an old MOT it looks like the car's done at least 600 miles with this warning on, however, and it's not obviously making any strange engine noise from inside the car. I will get the bonnet open later and have a proper listen and see if there's any noises that weren't obvious from inside.

Advice appreciated. I've been having a read of this topic, but it looks like a lot of different issues and there are so many people posting that it's hard to keep track of which problems relate to which solutions! :crazy: :helpme:

Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:38 am
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:37 pm
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The first thing would be to get a diagnosis of what faults are occurring, if temp gauge is changing it mind then probably a sensor fault but there are many sensors.
The last post suggests plugging on the Peugeot Planet system or PP2000.
If you don't have access to diagnosis equipment the find a local independent Peugeot specialist garage or Citroen.

Let them read what's been discussed in these threads if it's relevant.

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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

Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:38 pm
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Which engine and bhp do you have as it will help to narrow down some faults.

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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

Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:39 pm
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tianorth wrote:
Which engine and bhp do you have as it will help to narrow down some faults.

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2010 156

My local garage is a Pug specialist so I'll try and get it in asap.

Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:09 pm
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Good plan.

Although it appears your car has been driving round as normal for some time since the engine management fault appeared, it is never a good idea to ignore a warning message.

As Chris has said, it might well be a sensor fault, in which case it won’t cause any damage driving the car, but, as it’s impossible to rule out an actual fault unless the sensor is replaced, you need to get it checked out as quickly as possible.

Hope it ends up just being a sensor :thumbup:
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:36 pm
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DKZ5745 wrote:
Good plan.

Although it appears your car has been driving round as normal for some time since the engine management fault appeared, it is never a good idea to ignore a warning message.

As Chris has said, it might well be a sensor fault, in which case it won’t cause any damage driving the car, but, as it’s impossible to rule out an actual fault unless the sensor is replaced, you need to get it checked out as quickly as possible.

Hope it ends up just being a sensor :thumbup:

I am a little apprehensive as they diagnosed a fault in cylinder 10 on my V6 Hyundai a few years back... :wtf:

Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:46 pm
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