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    Hello all,
    Recently purchased a 07 207 GTi and have a few questions.
    1. Is the clutch hydraulic?
    2.Is it normal to have so much black soot in the exhaust?
    The car has been living in Sydney and only done very short
    trips. (Naremburn to Crows Nest daily).
    I have noticed exhaust become a little cleaner now,since I have
    done a few good journeys.
    3. The manual says the GTi is a chain driven engine.
    Is this correct?
    4. Are the tyre sensors a easy fix or do they play up often?
    No leaks in tyres.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Cheers
    Andrew

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    Hi Andrew - I wondered why the S16 was for sale

    1. Hydraulic clutch
    2. yes the exhaust is always sooty
    3. chain driven engine (no cam belt)
    4. tyre pressure sensors on mine have been fine


    Is a sensor playing up?
    Regards,

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    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for the reply.
    Yeah,time to part with the S16. It will be a very sad day
    for me to see this car go,but hoping a fellow frogger
    will buy. Want to see him go to a good home.
    The tyre sensor just beeps every now and then,
    nothing to annoying,but want it fixed.
    Hope to see you again at the AF bbq.

    Cheers
    Andrew

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    Hi Andrew

    Congratulations on your purchase. My rear tyre sensor logs a warning message when the tyre pressure falls below 34 psi. I run them at about 37 psi cold so unless I monitor them regularly I get the warning log every few months. Nothing to worry about, its just doing its job.

    Cheers, Mark

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    The tyre is considered under-inflated and punctured if it's 0.4 bar (6 psi) and 0.6 bar (9 psi) respectively below the recommended nominal pressure at 20C.

    Both pressure and temperature are measured. The readings are returned independently of each other in case of different recommended front and rear pressures.

    The pressure of the tyre is declared "not monitored" on the display when the transmitter no longer transmits information or is absent.

    The spare wheel is not fitted with a sensor.



    For example, on a 207 GTi, if the recommended pressure is 2.6 bar (38 psi), then the under-inflation alert comes on at 2.2 bar (32 psi) at 20C, and the puncture alert comes on at 2.0 bar (29 psi) at 20C.

    Or for a 207 GT, if the recommended pressure is 2.5 bar (36 psi), then the under-inflation and puncture alerts come on at 2.1 bar (30 psi) and 1.9 bar (27 psi) respectively at 20C.



    Note: system is calibrated to work in metric units (bar), my conversions to psi are approximations only.

    Please double check the pressures (should be on the front pillar) as I don't actually own a 207.

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    Apart from the sooty exhaust you'll find brake dust gets sucked into the bottom rear corner of the doors; very obvious with a white car. When you're wiping it up, watch out for the metal strips on the door sills; the edges are razor sharp and can slice your finger tip open.

    And watch out for the exhaust tips after a drive if you're accessing the hatch. A great way to "ring bark" your shin, especially when wearing shorts.

    The only hassle I've had with the tyre sensors is when my new tyres were fitted and inflated to just 34psi. Took about 10mins to trigger. On the positive side, they did alert me to a roofing screw that had lodged in a tyre and caused a slow leak.

    Be gentle with the window switches on the driver's door; the mounting isn't too robust and they can fall into the door if you're too vigorous with them. Luckily I discovered this "feature" while still under warranty.

    These niggles aside, enjoy your new toy!
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    Congrats - I'll remember to look out for a 207 on Hunter St now!
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    Thanks heaps for the replys. Very helpful indeed!!
    Mark GTi,I have the tyres at 37 psi,and still beeps occasionally,but
    good to know it's not a major problem.
    Diesel vert,you know your stuff!!
    Tim,thanks for the warning about the sharp edges
    and mirror switches. Will be careful. My 207 is
    black,so might hide a bit more dust.
    Thanks for the warning about the exhaust,I will try and
    remember that one.
    Joel,enjoy you Euro trip and be good to see you again
    one day in Hunter street.
    I love the 207 heaps,and hope to meet some fellow
    207 owners one day!!

    Cheers
    Andrew

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    the tyre sensors can also play up if they have been sitting idle for a very long time. on the diag they come back at a temperature of 200 odd degrees and some ridiculous pressure. after driving for a few minutes they return to normal but havent seen them log faults because of that.

    If they do fail/battery dies and they need replacing, you need to strip the tyre off the rim to get to it

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    Cheers Capago for that info. The car may have been sitting
    for a while before I bought it.
    Do you really need to have the tyres replaced by Peugeot
    (as it says in manual) or can any decent tyre fitter fit new tyres?
    Thanks again
    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimOzSF View Post
    When you're wiping it up, watch out for the metal strips on the door sills; the edges are razor sharp and can slice your finger tip open.

    And watch out for the exhaust tips after a drive if you're accessing the hatch. A great way to "ring bark" your shin, especially when wearing shorts. Be gentle with the window switches on the driver's door; the mounting isn't too robust and they can fall into the door if you're too vigorous with them. Luckily I discovered this "feature" while still under warranty.These niggles aside, enjoy your new toy!
    G'day,
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    You can use any decent tyre fitter, it would just be a good idea to make sure they are aware of the sensors.

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    Cheers TroyO,will make sure they are aware of them.
    Good to know I don't need to go to Peugeot for them.
    Definately listen to the voice of experience. Haven't had
    a Frogger put me wrong direction ever. Just a shame all
    the years of info got lost in cyberspace or whatever it is!!

    Cheers
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    Hi guys, I purchased my 207GTi in January and noticed the tyre sensors on the passenger side were not monitoring. It appears that when the previous owner had the tyres replaced the sensors were tossed with the old tyres, but for some reason the drivers side remain.

    A few 207 GTi questions-20150306_164722_resized.jpg A few 207 GTi questions-20150306_164734_resized.jpg

    Does anyone know the part number for the sensors? I'm guessing i'll need a tyre fitter to remove the tyre from the wheel before fitting?
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    A few 207 GTi questions-207tyrepx.jpg

    It's a hideously expensive part, and yes it lives inside the rim.

    In parts where it's snowing or dodgy weather (i.e. the UK) the thread shears off due to corrosion, resulting in disgruntled owners keeling over when they see the price and removing them altogether.

    Mine lasted the 7 yrs I owned the car just fine. The 208 GTi does not have them and I do miss them.

    You will need both the sensor (item 1) and the collar (item 2).

    eBay in the UK can sort you out, usually.
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    Thanks for the info, since item 1 is about $130 a pop I think i'll pass, never had tyre pressure sensors before so i'll stick with checking them regularly. Do you know if I can disconnect the system so I don't keep getting the warning on the centre console every time I start the car?

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    I believe the system can be turned off using the Peugeot Planet/DiagBox software.

    I don't know if anyone in the ACT has bought one of those systems or not, and I'd be hesitant to suggest Melrose
    addo likes this.
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    Haha yeah I try to avoid them if possible. Thanks again.

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    I had one of the sensors fail, but it was only because one of the seals fell apart. Bob Jane didn't have a clue about fixing it, sent me to several gasket type retailers, the local Peugeot dealer wasn't much use and just wanted to flog me a complete sensor kit, but the local Euro workshop (who is now entrusted with all my cars) had the idea to see if there were sub-components of the sensor kit, and that was much cheaper, thank you.

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    Yes, there are a few mobs on eBay that sell these kits, like this one for example:

    Neat Auto Parts sensor kit
    Regards,

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    Regarding brake dust being sucked up into the doors, I recently changed the pads to QFM HPX. They squeal a bit but the dust is just a fraction of what it was before. The wheels stay nice and shiny for ages now!

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    I've not heard of them before, but they have some interesting names for their pad series.

    It sounds like you should have gone for "EuroTech" pads.
    Regards,

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