Peugeot RCZ engine management light on Fault code P0016 and engine rattle.
We see quite a few Peugeot RCZ’s with engine management lights on and when diagnosed the fault code is P0016 Synchronization lack of coherence between engine speed sensor (crank sensor) and inlet camshaft sensor. This means that the engine is sensing that the timing of the vehicle engine is incorrect when running. The reason for this is that on this engine model (that is also fitted in the BMW MINI and other vehicles) the timing chain stretches due to either a mechanical component being worn, not being serviced regularly or low oil levels.
Peugeot RCZ 2012 fault code P0016
With the Diagnostic code read taken place we first remove the rocker cover and fit the engine timing pins to see how stretched the chain is but on this one we could see even with fitting the engine timing pins how far the chain had stretched.
Rocker cover removed with no timing pins fitted.
Having timed the crank and inserted the timing pin we went to time the cams and as you can see they were many teeth out. The two cam timing plates should meet together in the middle and both together.
Timing tool fitted showing how incorrect the timing was.
We removed the Chain and corrected the timing so that the new timing chain kit could be fitted.
Timing chain kit removed.
We always fit a brand new full timing chain kit that includes tensioner, chain, rocker cover gasket, guides, sprocket and VVT pulley.
All new parts fitted and timed up correctly.
With the new timing chain kit fitted and a oil and filter change completed the ecu was reset and the car ran allot quieter with no engine management light or code coming back on.
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Ford Transit Chassis Cab Extra LWB for MOT Welding.
This Ford Transit extra LWB (Long Wheel Base) had been specially adapted for the customer many years ago to enable it to carry extra long loads. It came in to us for its annual MOT, whilst carrying out the MOT it became apparent that the extension section of the chassis which makes this van an ‘Extra LWB’ was made from a lower quality steel than the original chassis and was in very poor condition.
After removing the body from the chassis we could see what we had to deal with and realised we would have to completely replace the cross member as well as repairing the chassis legs.
The structural integrity of the the chassis legs was still very good and it was just the thin outer skin that was holed and corroded so we decided to sleeve the complete chassis leg to increase the strength of the existing legs.
“MOT Welding on Transit Van”
Once both chassis leg sleeves and tops had been welded into place it was time to align and fit the new cross member, the cross member also supports the prop shaft so needs to be perfectly in line as to not cause any vibrations.
Next job was to weld the top onto the cross member and seem seal and paint the chassis to help keep it protected.
After completing this section there were a few plates to be made for the rear section of the chassis then the welding would be complete and we could refit the body.
This year Aarons Autos celebrates its 10th year of business.
Opening its doors in 2004 with only Aaron, one ramp and a handful of loyal customers Aarons Autos was born.
Aaron’s back ground was in the Fleet Maintenance sector of the motor trade so this was the basis of which he was going to setup Aarons Autos.
The business has gradually grown by specialising in ‘Fleet Vehicle Maintenance‘ providing a valuable service to all kinds of companies in Derby and throughout the Midlands helping them keep their vehicles maintained.
In early 2010 Aaron decided to run a Motorsport section within Aarons Autos called Trackspeeduk, this would include Track Day Car and Race Car building, preparation, maintenance and support.
In 2012 Aarons Autos were asked to build and support a Race Car which would be entered into the MSVR Team Trophy Race Series, which went on to win several trophies throughout 2012 including a 1st place at Donington Park.
In 2013 Aaron and his workshop manager David Slater decided to build their own Race Car and enter into the same Race Series to see if they had what it takes to drive the cars as well as they could build them (all of which could not have been achieved without the generosity of their sponsors), they finished the season with one 2nd place and three 3rd places.
So onto 2014 Aarons Autos hope to offer their services to more Fleet customers giving them the same quality service they have been giving to their existing customers for the last ten years.
Also in 2014 Aarons Autos have three Race Cars (including their own) entered into the MSVR Team Trophy which will need preparation and maintenance throughout the year.
A road safety charity is urging fleet managers to share potentially life-saving winter motoring tips with their drivers this month.
Aarons Autos is sharing Brake’s advice through its Fleet Safety Forum to help drivers stay safe in dangerous snowy and icy conditions. It wants managers to share its simple ‘A, B, C’ guide to safer motoring in winter.
(A)Avoiding driving at all if possible is the most important tip.
(B)Being prepared by planning journeys around the worst of the weather and making sure vehicles are well maintained and ready for wintry conditions is also said to be crucial to avoid accidents and breakdowns in the cold.
(C)Careful driving is the third tip, with people advised to drive slowly and be aware of the hazards all around them.
Brake’s research and information officer, Laura Woods, said driving can be risky in all weather conditions, but it can be particularly dangerous in bad weather.
Fleet managers should remind company drivers about the risks of winter driving before the inevitable cold snaps arrive this year, she said.
When we read this article we had to share it to prove how expensive repairing your car can be, as you read it bear in mind that our labour rate at Aarons Autos is only £48.00 inc vat per hour!
The hourly labour rate has dropped to £74.70, £8.18 less than it was 12 months ago, according the study by Warranty Direct.
Motorists are reaping the benefit of not only independent garages bidding for business but manufacturers becoming more competitive with a number now offering fixed price servicing.
“From this year’s results, it appears, for the first time, that consumers are starting to win the price war as labour rates finally start to fall across the UK,” said Duncan McClure Fisher, the company’s managing director.
“We’ve seen almost a decade of spiralling costs to keep a car on the road and it’s good to see dealers competing more on pricing.
“Service clubs, servicing plans, fixed priced servicing and scheduled servicing bundles are being increasingly used by manufacturers and dealers to attract and retain customers. At the same time, consumers are getting smarter and learning how to shop around for better deals.”
With cars effectively being computers on wheels, drivers have also gained from laws forcing car manufacturers to make the computerised information they hold available to non-franchised independent garages.
Despite this, there are still some franchised dealers charging huge amounts with the top hourly rate reaching £200.40 – a couple of pounds down on 2011 – but nearly £50 up on the top rate of a decade ago.
The latest survey also revealed some sharp regional differences, with labour rates rising by just over 20 per cent over the last 12 months, while they fell by nearly 19 per cent in Cornwall.
London remains the most expensive place to get a car serviced with an average hourly rate of £89.33, while Angus in Scotland is now the cheapest at £62.04.
A spokesman for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders added: ”There is a lot more competition, which is why the price is coming down.
”Drivers are also benefiting from longer service intervals and garages bundling in MoT tests with the service.”
So this goes to prove that here at Aarons Autos we offer a great dealer level service for a great price.
More than one in three motorists on UK roads are planning on skipping their next service, new research has found.
When interviewed, 39% of motorists admitted to considering skipping their next service, while 10% confessed to never checking their tyres. More worryingly, 15% admitted they were currently experiencing a problem with their brakes but were not looking to repair them!!
Motorists in the South West are the most likely to skip their next service, with 45% of drivers admitting to doing so, while in drivers in Scotland are the most likely to maintain their cars service schedule, with just 22% planning to skip their next service.
“It is very concerning to find that so many motorists are thinking of skipping their next service — especially considering the number of drivers who don’t make their own checks on their car”.
“Tyres, brakes and lights are all crucial to road safety, so it is vitally important that they are regularly checked, and not just left until the MOT is due.”
Here at Aarons Autos we recommend that you have your car serviced at least once a year whether it be at the same time as your MOT or spread the cost and have it done 6 months after you MOT.
We also recommend oil, antifreeze, tyres and lights should be checked regularly to help decrease the chance of breakdowns.