Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:13 AM
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.
Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:51 AM
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.
Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:40 PM
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....
Posted 18 October 2018 - 11:52 AM
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.
Posted 27 December 2018 - 10:37 AM
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.