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Evan

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Hi guys I just bought my rcz it is having 49000 Miles it is 2013 model, do you now when should I change the timing belt? No rattle noise or anything, but when is appropriate time to change it? Thank you
 

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Hi there, which model do you have? If you’ve got a petrol version it actually uses a chain and not a belt, however the diesel uses a belt.
If you don’t have any rattles don’t worry about changing a chain just keep a good eye on the dipstick and keep the level at max and use the recommended oil which is now Total ineo first 0/30w.
If you’ve got the diesel then I think it’s 100k for belt replacement.
 

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Hi, it's an 1.6 petrol it was generally quiet. No sound etc, but still I read a lot about this problem and I was worried, do you now the average price of changing it? Because I don't know a lot about it.
 

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Because of all the posts regarding timing chain problems you can end up paranoid, most car owners use forums to find solutions to problems so sometimes it can look worse than it is.
Your timing kit may have already been changed loads were with quite low mileage mine had only covered 17K. There are loads of different prices from dealers quoting up to £1500 but to be honest a good dealer or specialist will have you sorted for £500, the parts only cost around £200 and it should be easily done in the day.
 

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Yes I agree 100% it is just new for me and it's used car so newbie stress let's say 😂, thank you for the information.
 

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If it sounds fine, it Is fine.
 

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Hi there, which model do you have? If you’ve got a petrol version it actually uses a chain and not a belt, however the diesel uses a belt.
If you don’t have any rattles don’t worry about changing a chain just keep a good eye on the dipstick and keep the level at max and use the recommended oil which is now Total ineo first 0/30w.
If you’ve got the diesel then I think it’s 100k for belt replacement.
Just wondered what your thought on Mobil 1 oil is I run my 205 tt on it and was thinking of putting it this car
 

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Just wondered what your thought on Mobil 1 oil is I run my 205 tt on it and was thinking of putting it this car
I’m sure Mobile 1 is fine, although I’ve not used it. I just stick to the Total Ineo first that Peugeot now recommends I’m sure any other manufacturers oil with the same specifications as the Total 0-30w will be fine.
 

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Usually the chain tensioner will be the culprit if its noisy on cold start they tend to go stiff & begin to fail to fully extend out to put the tension on the chain causing it to rattle when I got mine out it was almost solid so replaced it & it sounds OK
The trick is as Neilgsxr69 already stated is the oil & how it must be kept (clean) regular oil/filter changes will prolong the life of the chain & reduce the carbon build up deposits in the inlet ports which is another generic problem with direct injection engines
 
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