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.
VOSA (the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) says it intends to ramp up roadside inspections and other enforcement activities in a bid to improve standards of van operation.
At the 3rd event in the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence conference series (taking place in Dunblane next month), the keynote address will be by Gordon MacDonald, VOSA’s traffic enforcement policy manager.
Focusing on the impact of the recession on operator practices, he will outline VOSA’s views on the operational standards required for vans across the UK.
“Van Excellence proves that operators are entirely capable of self regulation,” says Mark Cartwright, FTA’s head of vans.
“FTA applauds the efforts of VOSA to increase general operational standards and we are delighted that VOSA has agreed to come along and provide its views on the issues facing van operators.”
If your company is feeling the “Pinch” of the recession why not give us at Aarons Autos a call to see what we can do for you from genaral servicing to full Fleet Maintenance, we are here to help.