Avoid engine breakdown: PSA 1.2 PureTech vTi/THP engines
Like certain other engine models where the timing belt runs in oil, the widely used 1.2 PureTech vTi/THP engine causes problems for garages and car owners.
A timing belt that is too fragile from the start, combined with
- ingress of fuel into engine oil via the injectors;
- use of variable quality engine oil;
- non-compliance with service intervals;
has led to many engine breakdowns.
PSA is aware of the problem and has subsequently developed a timing belt that is much more resistant to fuel and engine oil. The originally recommended timing belt change interval, which was 240,000 km, was therefore changed to 70,000 km. Only with the use of the improved timing belt and compliance with the otherwise prescribed service intervals will the original service interval of 240,000 km apply again. But how do you as a workshop find out whether a customer's car is at risk of engine failure – i.e. still running with the old type of belt and/or perhaps already heavily damaged by engine oil or fuel?
The solution is quite simple. PSA has developed a timing belt checking tool gauge – G-0109-6 – with which you can quickly and efficiently check the condition of the timing belt via the oil filling hole. The timing belt control tool is also part of AST tool kit – AST5255 – to be used when replacing the timing belt.
PSA tool G-0109-6
AST tool kit – AST5255
The timing belt checking tool gauge is guided down towards the timing belt through the oil filling hole
As long as the width of the timing belt does not exceed the width of the timing belt checking tool gauge, the timing belt condition is OK
In Triscan's timing belt set, both the timing belt and the included belt tensioner are of the latest type.
Original OE No.
IMPORTANT: If rubber residues are found in the oil strainer during an oil change, the oil pump may be damaged by a lack of oil supply causing cavitation and should be replaced, and the VVT solenoids should be checked and replaced if necessary. Also check the banjo bolt for the oil supply hose on models with a turbocharger.
Car models using 1.2 PureTech vTi / THP engine
1.2 GDI PureTech
C4 Space Tourer/Grand Space Tourer
1.2 GDI PureTech
Combo-E Life (X19)(18-)
Crossland X (P17)(17-)
Grandland X (A18)(17-)