Friday, September 26, 2008

Peugeot 206 Spark Plugs

The wrong plug, correct plug and the original plugs.

I've finally changed the spark plugs in my 206 today, after going through the experience of receiving wrong spark plugs from Peugeot.

This is the story. The part number is 5960.15 and is supposed to work perfectly. The first set of plugs from Peugeot, made the engine cough like crazy, spewing out stinky exhaust fumes. The exhaust oxygen sensors picked this up and turned on the ECU warning lights. I panicked, thinking I had killed the engine! I took out the new plugs and compared with the old ones (which were Champion part number RC8YCL). They didn't look the same. I told Peugeot about this, and they sent me another set with the same part number 5960.15. The second set however, looked different from the first set. But they look exactly like the Champion plugs. The second set worked perfectly!

I am still perplexed as to why two different spark plugs can have the same part number. X-files?

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Change Peugeot 206 Brake Pads and Disc

Discs part number is 4246.A7

Pads part number is 4253.02

Step 1: Remove the caliper lower guide pin bolt.

Step 2: Pivot the caliper upwards.

Step 3: Withdraw the old brake pads from the caliper bracket.

Step 4: Get new brake pads.
See how thin the old one is.

Step 5: Remove the caliper bracket mounting bolts.

Step 6: Remove the old brake disc.
The picture shows the hub without the disc.

Step 7: Install the new brake disc.

Step 8: Refit the caliper bracket, install the new brake pads and refit the caliper.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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