If you have a Peugeot powered by EP6-DT* engine, sooner or later there is a chance for you to experience "Intermittent Power Loss" as a result of any of the following combination of faults associated with but not limited to "Super Knocks", "Fuel Regulation Problem", "Rich Fuel Mixture", "Lean Fuel Mixture at full Load", etc...
Don't worry if you haven't come across it yet, please be patient your turn could be next, sooner or later.
Many ppl suspect (or accuse) there might be an issue with the RON # and quality of local fuel, but that could be incorrect and baseless. Biasalah tu..:)
When your turn comes, try to reset/update the ECU (you need an OBD2 diagnostic gadget. If you already have a laptop, all you need is a diagnostic software and a USB interface dongle for under RM100 from eBay, if you are willing to spend more you can buy a stand alone dedicated OBD2 gadget from less than RM500)
Note: Your old laptop running on Windows XP could be more suitable than the one running on Vista and Windows 7. Don't throw away the old laptop!
If the problems persist send the car to any authorised SC for through diagnosis and probably your Lion needs the following operation:
- engine block disassembly
- cleaning of the valves if there is excessive black soot in there
- replacement of the engine cover with integrated valve heads
- replacement of the Teflon layer between valve heads and valves
- replacement the chain/tensioner*
- etc... the list could be endless!
I was told by "somebody" this procedure was a suggestion from Peugeot France Technical Centre and was completely covered under warranty, since it was obviously a production fault. (*They even recommend timing chain/tensioner replacement as well, although it is not strictly necessary)
Question to ponder....
Did Peugeot discover something fishy with timing chain design/manufacturing? If so why not just recall all the effected cars? En. Nasarudin, be proactive la bro...
I hope this helps everybody with this issue, I know it could be frustrating .