Finally Joined The Cactus Club

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Finally Joined The Cactus Club

Post by Puppers » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:51 am

I've had him a month today :) 1.2 Puretech s/s ETG Flair Edition. Love the glass roof and the part leather seats are so comfortable :) He does have an issue with the oil pressure warning light flashing on briefly when the start/stop kicks in and only when the engine is warm, but not every time. The first time at the garage, they said he didn't have enough oil (I had checked this before contacting them and it was just below max). The second time at the garage, had the timing belt changed, as it was shredding (as per another post in the forum viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4393, and it was replaced under warranty). The issue hasn't been fixed and so is going back in tomorrow :cry: Hopefully, the issue will be solved this time...as I'm determined not to let it ruin the enjoyment of an otherwise great car.

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Re: Finally Joined The Cactus Club

Post by jacques38 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:20 am

Hello Puppers , sois le bienvenu!! :D ;)

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Re: Finally Joined The Cactus Club

Post by blackcountrycactus » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:16 pm

looks awesome dealer should sort issues easily,then sit back and enjoy I(wife) have 2016 no regrets buying, comfort is the new cool :D
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Re: Finally Joined The Cactus Club

Post by Rubik » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:28 pm

Puppers wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:51 am
I've had him a month today :) 1.2 Puretech s/s ETG Flair Edition. Love the glass roof and the part leather seats are so comfortable :) He does have an issue with the oil pressure warning light flashing on briefly when the start/stop kicks in and only when the engine is warm, but not every time. The first time at the garage, they said he didn't have enough oil (I had checked this before contacting them and it was just below max). The second time at the garage, had the timing belt changed, as it was shredding (as per another post in the forum viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4393, and it was replaced under warranty). The issue hasn't been fixed and so is going back in tomorrow :cry: Hopefully, the issue will be solved this time...as I'm determined not to let it ruin the enjoyment of an otherwise great car. IMG_20181207_140640-2.jpg
Love the colour, not brilliant white paintwork but it looks more like a silvery colour in the photo. ;)

I cannot offer any thoughts on the oil light issue but the timing belt showing signs of shredding is of concern.

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Re: Finally Joined The Cactus Club

Post by dshaw » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:38 pm

My 15 plate 1.2 L Puretch had the timing belt was replaced at 60,000 miles. The inner facing material was cracked and spalling. There were cracks on the exterior face. The service schedule states replacement at 112,000 miles (110,000 for arduous service) or 10 years. The car was serviced at 58,000 miles, but the new oil was black when the timing belt was replaced 2,000 miles later (possibly debris from the belt). I don't intend to go another 60,000 miles before I replace this belt (unless someone can tell my why the life is significantly less than that stated on the service schedule). This is the first car I've had that has a wet timing belt. I'm not convinced that wet belts are a good idea.

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Re: Finally Joined The Cactus Club

Post by thetapeworm » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:15 pm

Love the body / wheel colour combo, hope you get your issue sorted so you can enjoy the car fully.
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Re: Finally Joined The Cactus Club

Post by Puppers » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:32 am

Sorry, forgot to update. The issue was at 26,500 miles, so nowhere near the schedule for changing. It turns out that debris from the belt had got into the oil pump, so that was replaced and the issue was resolved. Still loving the car and so glad that I found a great looking colour combination....everyone comments on how good the black wheels look with the silver body :)

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