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5008 : Should I Do Engine Overhaul After 7 Years?


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axl2000

Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:13 AM

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Hi, 

 

I owned Peugeot 5008 (2011 model). recently the warranty expired after 7 years. thinking of maintaining the car as it's still a good car and I never had any major problem. Had few items changed while under warranty and from the silent recalls. If I want to prolong the use of the car (say another 2 more years), would you recommend to do engine overhaul (top or full overhaul)? Or it is more of corrective maintenance and see if there's any major problem. Appreciate some advice.

 

In addition, I am planning to also changed the suspensions after 7 years. Apart from that, no major problem with the car. Anything else I should be looking at? 

 

Thanks for all your advice.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:51 AM

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hi,

 

If the car is been maintained diligently (change all oils on time etc.) and is having no major issues, then there is no need to do an overhaul.

 

If it's not broken, don't fix it. Also, don't ever do a engine or transmission flush. 



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:40 PM

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Agree, if all is fine, why need to overhaul. Unless there is a loss of power, engine consuming oil, or white smoke coming from exhaust, signs that shows having problems, then only overhaul....



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Posted 18 October 2018 - 11:52 AM

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Thank you for all your comments and inputs. 

 

Currently the car do not have any major problem. Previously i do need to top up engine oil in-between services (the last 2 services) but SC identified the issue and changed the valve cover and also Oil Sump Gasket. Going to monitor first whether this fixed the problem or there are other wear and tear components. 

 

Thanks. 



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Posted 27 December 2018 - 10:37 AM

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Please also do monitor the Outlet Tank.

When you needed to top up the Engine Oil, the cooling system has to work double-time to keep the engine cool.
Eventually, it might fail and you will see leaks on the flooring or on the piping.



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:29 PM

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Hi, 

 

Thank you for the tip on the outlet tank. Previously there were some leaking on the floor. When checked with SC they changed the valve cover and Oil Sump Gasket. Going to monitor the next 10k whether there any significant oil drop. Ironically, the manual/service manual mentioned that topping between service is normal... hmmmm 

 

How about decarbon? i've done once at 80k. Should I decarbon vs change piston ring vs top overhaul? Performance wise I don't see any deterioration but I am ok for preventive maintenance.

 

Thanks. 



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:54 PM

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To be honest, I have never experienced the need to top up engine oil unless:

1. Valve cover failed (depending on some models, you might need to change the intake pipe as well due to compatibility issues)
2. Oil Seal pockets failed, and/or
3. Piping failed such as the Oil Return Hose

As for the decarbon, I am not sure if this would help. But I do know that in some extreme cases, Engines were replaced courtesy of the 7-year warranty. I would have to assume yours is a 2012 car.