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Does RCZ have the some as 206?

Engine, gearbox, exhaust and other drivetrain issues

Post Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:57 pm
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Does the RCZ (200 hp) suffer from the same problem with the engine that Peugeot 206 1,6 VTI suffers from? Something with water in the oil if I rember correctly. It is the engine that Peugeot has together with BMW.


Post Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:08 pm
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From what I know, cokeing up and timing chain/tensioner issues.

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Post Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:13 pm
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RCZIain wrote:
From what I know, cokeing up and timing chain/tensioner issues.

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I'm thinking of bying a RCZ from 2012, but does this mean that I should not ?
Or is there any way of preventing this ?

Post Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:10 am
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Mine is a 2011 and is in perfect health.
Tensioner/chain issue is easy to diagnose, the car sounds like a clattery diesel from cold. This could well have been sorted by the previous owner.
The coking up issue, is from what I understand an issue with all direct injection engines not just with the RCZ.
They don't like sitting idling for long periods.

This would cause poor idling and general loss of performance.

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Post Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:29 am
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I have been wondering about the tensioner on my 2011 (60km on the clock now). It rattles a little at idle when cold, but is fine about 1 min later. Rekon it's worth investigating or wait till the rattle becomes loud? The car is performing perfectly otherwise.

Post Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:33 pm
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Thank you for all answers, I will let the garage take look at this before I bye the car or nor.

Post Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:29 pm
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SilverGTi_6 wrote:
I have been wondering about the tensioner on my 2011 (60km on the clock now). It rattles a little at idle when cold, but is fine about 1 min later. Rekon it's worth investigating or wait till the rattle becomes loud? The car is performing perfectly otherwise.


The THP engine does rattle a little when first started up from cold but you will know for sure if the timing chain kit needs replacement it just sounds like a Diesel engine.

It's not really a big deal £500-£600 to sort many owners wouldn't bat an eye to spend that kind of money on four new tyres!
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Post Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:45 am
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Thanks mate. Appreciate your advice.


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