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    Icon7 Got myself a 207GTi. Few Q's...

    So I got myself a black 2007 model. Bought it from a Pug dealer, usually wouldn't touch a series 1 car, but they had the cam chain done right before I got hold of it, so this was kind of reassuring. Car has 81000kms on it.

    So as i was looking through the service books I realised the cam chain was already done at around the 35000km mark, and then went in again to have the hub (cam chain related) replaced at the 40000km mark all under warranty. Now I thought that once fixed with upgraded parts, this problem rarely reoccured.....

    Car has been serviced whenever due and more it seems, with oil changes every 10000kms.

    Turbo oil pipe feed has never needed replacing.

    So, my questions are....

    1. How do I prevent any future cam chain problems? Is there any specific oil I should be using that will help preserve the turbo hose at the same time?

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    2. The turbo hose hasn't failed nor has it got a heat shield fitted. Should I fit one? Can you fit one?

    Apart from these two worries, so far it seems like a really nice car to drive. Packs a bit of power for a 1.6 too !

    Would appreciate to hear about the above from the more experienced

    Thanks for now !

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    Use Castrol edge 5/30s that is what I sue on my 207 gti.

    I replaced my oil feed myself due to it weeping at the turbo of the turbo. Got a braided lengh of hose with custom fittings, was a pain to fit due to all the fiddly nuts on the heat shields!!

    If you get the hose I will talk you through how to fit it if you wish..

    as for the cam tensioner they don't always get replaced with the upgraded part!!


    Just hope its right for now.....



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    Thanks Gezza. The oil feed is fine at the moment but Ill get in touch if it fails.

    About the cam chain all I can say is hopefully they've run out of the old parts !! Would be disappointing if they fixed it twice with dodgy parts !

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    Yeah is it ok now?? chances are it will be fine as for oil feed just keep an eye on it I only noticed mine in between 5k oil changes (there was a thin film of oil around the sump) that wasn't there last time I changed it!!

    Here is mine...

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    Yeah it's fine at the moment.
    The oil you mention is what they've been using according to the service history.

    Do you do 5000km oil changes? I thought I over did it with 7000km changes !

    Your 207 sounds nice with the pod. Does the motor perform noticeably better ?

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    Congrats on your purchase of a 207 GTi Blink.
    The 207 is a great car to drive,with a nice interior.
    I used Fuchs oil in mine when I had it,made for BMW type
    engines. Was about $60 for 5 litres.
    For the heatsheild,I bought some on E-bay and moulded
    it around the turbo feed pipe and other places.
    I had a few other problems fixed,the turbo cooling fan,
    you want a whirling noise when you turn the engine off
    which should last about 3 minutes.

    Cheers
    Andrew

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    Yeah that's just me I do it every %k without fail on all my cars

    Yeah smiles better noticed straight away with the exhaust too :-)



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    Cheers Andrew. I did listen out for the turbo cooling fan or pump, whatever system it is. It's there but only lasts 30seconds at best....
    Is it somthing else I hear or is it not working properly....? Definately coming from the front around the turbo.

    Edit - after a longer drive last night I stood there and listened to the cooling fan and it did go on for longer than I cared to listen to it. Timing must be temperature related...
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    Yup,sounds like it's working for you. It will stay on for longer after a long drive.
    Hope your enjoying your new ride!!

    Cheers
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    Here is a pic.
    Yeah loving the ride Andrew, cars have come a looong way compared to my 306 s16 !!
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    Very nice, blink

    Mine is all original at 93k. No timing chain or turbo/turbo oil pipe issues so far. It's not really a daily driver anymore but just does track days, mainly.
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by blink View Post
    Here is a pic.
    Yeah loving the ride Andrew, cars have come a looong way compared to my 306 s16 !!
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    Very nice!!
    I had a S16 before I got my Obsidian Black 207 also.
    Not trying to put you off in any way,but I liked the S16 more
    than my 207 GTi. So I hope that you can get to keep the S16
    aswell as the 207.
    The exhaust note and I think better steering/handling in the S16.
    Your 207 GTi looks well looked after and hope you get years of
    fun from it.

    Cheers
    Andrew

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    Unfortunately the s16 has to go Andrew. I agree that it handles just as well or maybe a touch better, but the 207 is so much nicer and easier to use. Things like speed sensitive power steering and Max torque at 1600rpm come to mind. Not to mention its probably a little safer.
    I just hope it will be just as reliable, time will tell !!!

    If I could afford to keep it I would but five regos are too much!

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    Sounds like it's been reliable for you then Simon. How regularly do you change the engine oil, and what oil do you put in it if you don't mind me asking?

    Cheers

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