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No compression in one cylinder

Baz 200 rcz

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It has only recently become a Peugeot dealership, it was a Vauxhall dealership prior to that and now does both. Doesn’t excuse it though! If you want to become a Peugeot dealer as well, surely you get all the kit and know how before starting!
 

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Sounds very familiar.

Evans Halshaw Wakefield had a dedicated Peugeot dealership, they also had a Vauxhall dealership.
They have closed the Peugeot premises, and made the other one half & half.’

I have been very frustrated with this dealership ever since this move. :thumbdown:
 

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So, some good news after 5 weeks they have finally eliminated carbon build up. Their diagnosis? A new engine!! 8 grand! Now waiting for the warranty company to either ok it, or spend another 5 weeks looking for a reason not to cover it! I’m just absolutely astounded by the whole thing. Less than 50k on the clock. The car is probably only worth 8 grand. If this had happened 1 month later I would have been writing off the car and all I paid for it. No way I could of stomached the cost of a new engine.
 

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Have they given you an explanation of what the problem is and why it’s a whole new motor?
For it to want a new motor I would have thought it must be something to do with the bottom end but not heard of any problems like that, I know there have been a few having to replace the cylinder head which is around a 4K-5K touch.
Hope they don’t keep messing you about and get it sorted ASAP.
 

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Thank you. Yes it is bottom end. Apparently they put a liquid wd40 type stuff into each cylinder. In 3 of them it stayed, in one it just disappeared.
 

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If it is just 1 cylinder why can it not be bored oversize and fitted with oversize piston and rings?
 

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I know this threads old but I'm having the same problem, my rcz has only covered 43k and there is no compression in cylinder 4. The exact same as above, no warning just an engine light and car in limp mode. I don't have any cover as this was a private sale 2 months ago, stupid move by me I know! Is there anything I can get checked over? Don't really want to be paying for a new engine!?
 

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This is only the second time I’ve seen this problem posted, obviously you’ve read the post above, but what I’m wondering is if the lack of compression is down to gummed up intake valves not seating correctly, I’m no master technician so don’t quote me on that.
Obviously the cars been running well up to this point? How were you driving it when the fault occurred? Just regular driving or giving it some stick?
 

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Compression test on all 4 cylinders to check if its piston rings causing the issues you can buy a tester & check them yourself its not rocket science the only other tell tale signs are engine burning oil & soot in the tailpipe & check for blue smoke on a cold start up ?
 
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