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Hi all, as a recent purchaser of a Peugeot, Could you please tell me what to look for regarding the cure for water ingress into the engine compatrment (before it rains) IE what sort of mod am I looking for.......Thanks Pete.
 

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You may be ok.

Is the engine showing signs of rust under the windscreen scuttle.


Pour some water onto screen let it run off and then open bonnett.

iff water has entered you may have to go back to the dealer and complain.

Do a search on this site. or use google.
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Now that I have listed all the faults on my 2008 Autosleeper Nuevo and am hoping the dealer will fix them next week (see my other post on the MH forum) I have turned my beady eye to the Peugot Boxer.
I also have water ingress to the Glow plugs. It appears to be coming from a joint in the plastic. I have uploaded some photos onto
http://s556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/edbrumby
I intend to seal this once the dealer has looked at it.
I also have problems with water filling up the recess for the drivers wiper. I have removed the cover (see photos) and drilled the drain hole larger. I did the same on the passengers side.
One nut on the bonnet catch vibrated off and the other was half off. I intend to locktite these once the dealer has looked at it.
What other faults should I be looking for with the 2008 Boxer?
Ed
 

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Having Just returned from one of the wettest Stratford's that I have attended I had a good look around for leaks etc and thank the lord nothing was found. I did check the engine compartment where there was a smssl amount of water,but it was an exceptional wet weekend.
The engine did have a plastic cover on it and without removing it I could see an awfull lot of rust underneath so it looks like the cover was not put on from manufacture even though I purchased from new. Has anyone had these rusty parts replaced under warranty?................Pete.
 

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The glow plugs were getting a bit rusty,fiat dealer just lubricated them before fitting plastic cover to prevent water ingress.not got the vehicle now,will let you know when i get my new one very soon ,if there is still a problem.
 

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Rusting Peugeot

shezza said:
Having Just returned from one of the wettest Stratford's that I have attended I had a good look around for leaks etc and thank the lord nothing was found. I did check the engine compartment where there was a smssl amount of water,but it was an exceptional wet weekend.
The engine did have a plastic cover on it and without removing it I could see an awfull lot of rust underneath so it looks like the cover was not put on from manufacture even though I purchased from new. Has anyone had these rusty parts replaced under warranty?................Pete.
You should contact Peugeot Customer Service and get the problem logged. The Peuget dealer should remove the cover and de-rust the top of the engine including the injectors and the high pressure pump. This is all well documented in MHF under water ingress problem.

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Hi All, Now that I have had my MH for a week I am starting to check everything that seems to have been mentioned on this Forum.
Ref.Juddering=Not perfect but not as bad as some that has been reported.
Ref.Water in engine=Small amount yesterday but considering the rain over the weekend I can accept it,What I did notice is that at the bottom of the screen there is a length of matt black tape bridging the gap between screen and plastic, also a plastic cover on the engine. I wonder why silicon or mastic was not used instead of tape?
I can see rust under the plastic cover So when I take it in this Saturday
for its four week check I will discuss the above and report back.
 

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Took my Peugot Boxer bases Nuevo to the dealer today. He knew the problem. It's because the plastic strip that runs along under the windscreena has a joint. He sealed it. He will order parts which I assume is a cover
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Hi All, Today my MH went for its four week check I mentioned both the slight juddering,and the rust on top of the engine.
Reply on Juddering......If in the future the juddering gets worse they will do what ever needs to be done to cure it.
Reply on the rust.......The parts that have gone rusty is normal
if they were to derust the rust would be back again in no time at all?

Re the Juddering..... I must admit is very slight, On the way to the garage I sussed out a few steep hills, tarmac and dirt track terrain and to be honest the more doddgy the ground was the better it re-acted
So given that the juddering isn't that bad I am quite happy with their comments.

Re the rust......I would have liked it to have been brushed up a bit
but if as they say the rust will return I can see their point.

If I were to clean the rust of myself what could I put on to stop it coming back......................Pete.
 

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A young lad came into the house and said to his father;

'Dad there is water in the carburretor of the car'

Father said;
'Son, what do you know about these things?'

Son said;'
Dad, I know, there is water in there'

Dad said;
'Where is the car now?'

Son replied;
'In the swimming pool'

Ok it's an old one but the thread title reminded me of it.

Ca
 

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Don't worry about it or any of the other issues mentioned on here. If you are happy with your motorhome then enjoy it and do not worry.
Don't look for faults that are not obvious.
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Totally agree with Gerry, but there is one issue to check as it could leave you stranded.

Assuming you've got the 2.2, on the original engine setup there was a coolant pipe taken across the top of the engine...rather than using a rubber hose it used a metal pipe fastened to the engine. The natural vibration of the engine fractures this over time, leading to loss of coolant. There's a recall to solve this, replacing it with a rubber hose (at least I assume so...regretably mine went before the recall notice arrived so can't be totally sure what they did with mine is what's normally done).

If you check with your Pug dealer, they'll be able to know if your engine needs the recall and whether it's been done.
 
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