1.5 BlueHDi engine timing chain information.

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Alex124
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@Juan Sheet I know this forum is related to Citroen vehicle, but I would appreciate if you could check and advise me if this engine requires chain replacement:

VR3FBYHZJKY058525
Peugeot 508 II 2019
Motor type: DV5RC 96KW 1.5L DIESEL

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Juan Sheet
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Yes, it's the same potential issue on your 508:

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Thank you.

I am a bit confused now, according to the documentation, this is only relevant for motors created after 31st December 2019. Mine was manufactured in April 2019.

Would it be possible to maybe determine this by motor code?
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Juan Sheet
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All I'm saying is the above TSBs are listed under your vehicle's VIN. Your timing chain is also listed as the 7MM version. Unfortunately I can't determine whether the Euro standard and the other info really makes the difference - even PSA dealerships don't have enough experience of this yet to advise.

So my advice is to be wary and keep an ear out for any dodgy noises.
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@Juan Sheet Logged in to check with you if I have a affected engine.

2018 Rifter 1.5hdi, manual. Sound normal at the mo, 102 000 km's.
VIN: VR3ECYHYCJJ792309
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Build date is 30/08/2018
Euro 6.2
7mm chain fitted

Same TSBs apply
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Post by janhe »

Thanks for a quick reply! 🤝 5 years is full, so timing belt and water pump needs to be done now. I’ll book the car in for that and keep checking for any weird noices and also check if psa will put out any check protocols etc.
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The timing belt kit is every 180,000 KMs or 10 years on this vehicle.
Only the ancillary belt needs replacing at 6 years.

Of course replacing earlier is better but from your mileage you could leave it a while longer.
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Hi all, for anyone that would like to take this issue to the top boss of Citroen UK to try and get this turned into a recall or for them to actually do preventative repairs rather than waiting for suspicious noises (which might not happen) or the chain to snap (which will then require a complete new engine) his email is:

gregorytaylor@citroen.com

A number of other people from the UK Facebook post have emailed as they have either had this issue happen to them (without warning) or feel like they're driving around a ticking time bomb waiting for it to happen.
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Juan Sheet
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Hi Martyn, thanks for the heads up. I have just spent the best part of an hour composing my email - now sent!
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