Peugeot Boxer Wayfarer (petrol) sluggish

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  1. cornishboxer

    cornishboxer Read Only Funster

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    Good Afternoon,
    I have a 1997 2.0 petrol boxer coachbuilt and was wondering if this is normal. I can only seem to get around 65mph on the motorway and notice if i drop to around 60 the vehicle shakes like its having a misfire of which i drop into 4th build up speed and then into 5th again. I know before you all say its not a speed machine but the main reason for this post is to see if this a normal thing on these. I know its a heavy bus at 3 odd ton. My petrol Fiat Ducato (H reg) had a carb and was not injection like the new one but sat at 70 on the M5 with ease.

    look forward to hearing your replies

    regards
    Andrew
     
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    The 2.0 does suffer with blocked breathers, so it could pay to check that these are clear.

    Check ignition timing, and have a compression test done to ensure you have full comp in all cylinders.

    The shaking could well be the running gear, a flat spot or bulge on the tyre will cause it t shake at a certain speed.
     
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    Hi Andrew get it serviced :thumb: You will not get much more than the 65/70 on such a vintage motor, unless the wind is up your backside or on one of those big Cornish downhills :BigGrin: Could the shaking be wheel balance ?

    terry
     
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    cheers for replies, you would think (being a mechanic and having my own garage):Eeek: i would be able to sort it out but when you specialise in Renaults for 27 years you tend not to bother with other makes..lol..thought i would get a head start.
    The A30 through Cornwall onto Exeter has some loverly embarresing hills :Blush: which when we took it away last month 3 days after buying it took its toll on the speed. Apprantly the previous owner was also a mechanic and serviced it at every MOT but maybe he is just one make mechanic like me..lol..
    cheers for help...will look into all you points

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    Andrew
     
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    My 2 litre petrol Symphony won't do much more than 65 unless on a long straight with a slight downhill. When we bought it, it was much worse, losing power and down to second gear to go up long hills, turned out to be blown head gasket. That sorted it does run better up hills now. The gearing is pretty awful, never go into 5th below 50mph and probably only useful on a motorway run.
     
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    If you use 5th gear at to low a speed you will eventually damage it as the box is a four speed design with an extra gear on the back of it
     
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