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Old 03-29-2011, 04:06 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Just getting a Peugeot diesel to run at all is remarkable.
Don't understand - Peugeot sell as many Diesels as VW.

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Old 04-16-2011, 08:46 AM   #122 (permalink)
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Just getting a Peugeot diesel to run at all is remarkable.
Peugeot have made some of the most reliable diesels of any manufacturer in the past. Non-turbo ones especially, it's not unknown to have several hundred thousand miles from them with absolutely no troubles. Not far behind old Mercedes diesels in that respect.
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Peugeot have made some of the most reliable diesels of any manufacturer in the past. Non-turbo ones especially, it's not unknown to have several hundred thousand miles from them with absolutely no troubles.
The non-turbo diesels are a thing of the past.
They're all blown now - but still manage to suck.

Having owned one straight Peugeot and owning a Peugeot-powered Volvo, I really can not and will not vouch for their reliability, quite to the contrary. Despite proper - and often expensive - dealer maintenance, engine related problems keep popping up.

I won't buy any car with PSA (Peugeot - Citroen) components anymore.
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...and owning a Peugeot-powered Volvo
are your referring to the PRV V6 engine that came in the 760 models?

in that case yes, that was a horrible engine with too small of oil passages that would grenade the motor if clogged. But then again, that engine was made in co-operation with Volvo and Renault, and the famous Delorean used it as well...

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The current E class coupe (really a C class in disguise) 0.24 CD


Their goal is to reach 0.20 by 2013. Probably the next C class which should look a lot like the F800

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/239826/

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The non-turbo diesels are a thing of the past.
They're all blown now - but still manage to suck.

Having owned one straight Peugeot and owning a Peugeot-powered Volvo, I really can not and will not vouch for their reliability, quite to the contrary. Despite proper - and often expensive - dealer maintenance, engine related problems keep popping up.

I won't buy any car with PSA (Peugeot - Citroen) components anymore.
Euro - Doesn't the V50 have a PSA HDI ?

However I've highlighted your problem above. Peugeot dealers are second only to Volvo ones for dishonesty and Alfa Romeo ones for just being plain useless. Find a Bosch service centre and they can sort anything in one go.
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There is large straight shape at sides of those Mercedes cars, what purpose that shape does serve in aero?
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Euro - Doesn't the V50 have a PSA HDI ?
Yes, and that's why any future car I'll buy won't have PSA components in it.


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There is large straight shape at sides of those Mercedes cars, what purpose that shape does serve in aero?
Design feature.

On the F800 there's a small air scoop in front of the rear wheels.


On the E coupe the scoop is gone, but the design line has remained.
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I was revisiting some old car stuff I read about a few years ago, one of which was the Jensen 541/R. This had an Austin Limo engine (4 litre I6) and a quite an advanced (for the time) aero body made from glass fibre.

The interesting aspect is the grill block which could be opened and closed from the driver's seat via a lever - Closed = cd 0.36



Open = cd 0.39



These cd's aren't impressive now but this was the mid-1950s and in reality they were after MPH and not MPG although as standard this car had drum brakes so that wasn't such a clever idea... Later ones had a Chrysler V8, and disk brakes were an option which was pretty much always specified.

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