Hamble InfoZone - Cars
Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 DTL
If it works, great , seating with 7 seats all in the car all the time
excellent clever idea. GM cars cheap but spares too expensive e.g
. they sell you
£900 steering rack assembly to replace track rod end bushes.
(a more comprehensive but similar repair to Peugeot 307 was £150)
had ECU fault caused by voltage regulator assembly falling off clip on
the side of the battery box, and rattling about under a sharp bit
of metal until cables cut through.
Final death turbo oil seal blowup at 140k miles: Sold car for
£1 as part-ex scrap and sold Haynes manual for £7.
Sums it up really.
Things that be denied by the garage and Peugeot UK:
Every Peugeot we have owned
Fault : Boot catch loop comes loose and boot or tailgate cannot be opened.
Cure: Adjust position of loop and retighten fixing bolts HARD.
Peugeot 307 HDI90 '52
Fault:Sudden fuel leak on filling up
fuel pickup/sender is held on by a threaded plastic ring which is
screwed onto the tank. The tank top thread is too large in diameter for
the ring which doesnt tighten down on the gasket under the sender
properly, so it pops up and the fuel leaks.
Replace fuel tank for £600, or cut slot in ring to increase its
circumference by 2mm or so. Use large Jubilee clip to clamp ring back
onto tank top. Use high temp/fuel resistant silicone (leave to cure
before tightening ) to fabricate a gasket bead around the top of
the tank before tightening the fuel sender back down. My fix has
prevented fuel leak for several years.
Peugeot 307SW HDI90 '04
Fault: 'Random' stop
My car keeps stopping suddenly with an Emission Control Fault and the
Engine Check light comes on , all the
lights flashing. When restarted after a struggle the engine check light
will come on and stay on. I have an OBDII scan tool bought to
check why - it comes up with a vendor-specific code but nothing about
fuel as far as I can tell.
Cause: Air in the fuel. It
eventually twigged when I had three events like this with the fuel low
light about to come on each time. It always happened after going round
roundabouts. Of course this is a French car so they hammer round
roundabouts the other way so they probably dont see the problem in
Cure: Fill up with more diesel
and fill up again after 400 miles . Fortunately about 10 miles or two
engine starts after a topup this particular engine check light goes
Eventual Cure: Replace
fuel tank pickup/sender unit. Only found by Hamble Motors after they
realised it wasnt an electronics fault but a real old-fashioned faulty
bit of kit.
Fault: Front indicators stop working
Check the spring touching the side of the bulb - it was not pressing very hard on my car