Torque Peugeot 106 racing at Castle Combe 13th April 2009
Olly Lewis races the Drivedata-sponsored Torque Magazine 106 in the first round of the 2009 Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Olly qualified 2nd in Class D and after leading for most of the race, finished 2nd after fuel starvation problems. Read the full race report by subscribing free to Torque Magazine here: http://www.torque-online.co.uk
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Peugeot 106 Timing Belt Replacement
Changing the timing belt on a 2002 Peugeot 106 1.1 independence with the
TU1J5 fuel injected engine.
This car has still less than 50,000 miles but i think that is close to the
recommended interval, and there is also the fact that the timing belt
itself is original and about 12 years old so it is a good time to change
This is a fairly easy timing belt to change helped by the fact the car has
a spring loaded tensioner so there is no need to guess what tension the
belt should be at, and no worries that you can't find the mysterious SEEM
measuring tool that is mentioned in the haynes manual. (If it had a manual
tensioner you just have to tension the belt by hand which takes a bit of
experience but the SEEM machine is not needed)
In addition to that this engine is a simple single camshaft 8v engine, so
less things to mark the position of.
As for marking the position of the crank and camshaft before removing the
belt, i chose just to mark these parts with a marker instead of removing
the starter and locking the crankshaft via the flywheel, i did the locking
the starter via flywheel in other videos and got plenty of comments asking
if it was necessary, so here i just marked the positions instead.
Initially i had the intention of using the Haynes manual and quoting the
torque for the different nuts and bolts but after the water pump bolt broke
i decided not to bother and just tighten the bolts up by feel. I think my
draper 3/8 torque wrench was out of calibration which caused it to snap the
bolt, so if you have a torque wrench which is correctly calibrated then
take a look in the Haynes manual.
Take care when changing the timing belt, its a job which must be down
correctly if done wrong it has the potential to ruin the engine so if in
any doubt take the car to a mechanic to change the belt instead.
Radical SR3 UK Cup Castle Combe Race 1 Part 1
Alex Kapadia starts race 1 from fifth on the grid and second in the SR3
class. He passes Sam Hancock and Jamie Patterson and moves into the lead
of the SR3 class.
He builds the lead until he hands the car over to co-driver Dan Laddiman
at the pitstop. Unfortunately shortly afterwards the engine failed forcing
retirement from the race whilst leading.
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HyVid HD Video clip
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