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    Once it is resolved I will post the outcome. Fortunately there is still 8 months on the warranty so any sign of other defects and it will be gone. Maybe trade it in on a piece of german technology. I have had three Pugs since I owned a 306 diesel turbo - none of them have been a patch on the 306 - a brilliant motor. 120000 miles apart from servicing 1 exhaust, 1 radiator and a thermostat.

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    Yes, agree with you there. The 207 really does have a head gasket weakness which is very surprising. If you go for a BMW 1 series ensure it has had the correct oil in it. If it has had ordinary 10/40 and not been serviced you must walk away as the engine will be ruined.

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    Kept checking the oil levels and it was fine.

    Car had service today though and garage said that the head gasket has been leaking oil and it will need be to replaced very soon. Also the timing belt will need replacing (I thought this might be the case as it's done approx 68,000 miles)

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    If your is the 1.4 8 valve engine you might have the same problem as myself. When I collect the car I will update this post - I will ask how much it would have cost if the warranty had expired & if this is a common problem. Watch this space.

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    It is 1.4, but it's 16v. Your having your head gasket replaced then? Thank you

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    Yes - head gasket being replaced next week. They are having the car for three days. Head gaskets in general have become more reliable as the years have gone by so don't understand why Peugeot appear to have a problem. The 1.9 Pug diesels used to suffer from head gasket failure, but this was usually down to a lack of coolant and hence overheating. Maybe poor quality gaskets or poor installation on the 207. Will let you know what they tell me when I collect next week.

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    Thank you. Garage have told me today, it might not be as bad as first anticipated, might not be complete replacement of head gasket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie1234 View Post
    Thank you. Garage have told me today, it might not be as bad as first anticipated, might not be complete replacement of head gasket
    Ronnie, a partial head gasket replacement is a new one on me for a car. Can't say in 30 years of engineering I have come across a partial head gasket! Many large engines have a separtate head for every cylinder but as a general rule car engines have one head, maybe they mean another gasket when the oil system connects to the head.

    Usually there is a ferrule (small pipe) on the mating face between the block and the head, which is the passage for pressurised oil to pass to the top part of the engine. This is generally at the same end on the block as the oil pump. The seal for this ferrule is usually made by the head gasket, although larger engines may have a separate seal or an external pipe fitted. Once the oil has done its work it will drain back into the sump under garvity via passages in the block.

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    Just got back from picking up the car. Job done under warranty by main dealer, no problems. Would have cost around 700, 7 hours labour plus parts. Told that this is not a common problem on the 207 and Peugeot asked for photographs. They also sorted a minor defect on the car with the hatchback. Once again tip top service by professionals.

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    207 has just been in for the second time for the head gasket to be replaced. Although the warranty was finished (14 months ago) I tried my luck. Peugeot did it again at no cost but stated there would be no warranty with this repair and any further repairs would be at the full cost. Cannot fault the service from the main dealer but surely Peugeot should have a permanent fix for this? Trawling the internet it would seem that this is a common problem - so its time to kiss this car goodbye. From my recent experiences with a 307, 308 and now this 207 I will not be buying Peugeot again. They dont seem to be able to produce anything as well engineered as the 306 turbo diesel.....

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