Speed Restrictors

john jones

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Apr 14, 2008
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have just purchased a autocruise starblazer not told it had a speed restrictor fitted and having problems getting it removed anybody else had this problem?
 

Tony Santara

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Jul 26, 2007
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A class RV
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since 1994
Hi John
Welcome to the forum
Never had a speed restricter on a motorhome only on HGV
but i have found that some can be decommisioned by removal of a fuse or relay switch just a matter of finding the right one
 

moandick

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Jul 28, 2007
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Landrake, Cornwall
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Hi John

Never had a speed limiter fitted on one of my motorhomes and I can only repeat what I copied onto a previous thread about speed limits yesterday....

"Provided that motor homes are not constructed to carry more than 8 passengers, or used to carry goods or burden other than those items necessary for the purpose of living in the vehicle, then they are not subject to speed limiter fitment regardless of weight.

I am sure somebody on here will be able to help you in taking it off.
 

Geo

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Jul 29, 2007
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A lot depends on the type and age of the base vehicle, some are purely mechanical devices IE a brick under the throttle approach, and some programed into the ecu,
It always helps when referring to mechanical matters that the base vehicle is stated and not the motor home converter, like wise when its a habitation area or coachwork problem only the converter/model needs to be stated, in a perfect world both:thumb:
Geo
 
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john jones

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Apr 14, 2008
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speed restrictor

Hi everyone

Thanks for your answers but I should have pointed out that this a brand new 2008 Autocruise Starblazer on a Peugeot 3 litre diesel engine. What I really wanted to know if anybody else has purchased the same motorhome and is having the same problems in getting the speed restrictor taken off. We have been waiting for 6 weeks and still cannot get any information from Autocruise or our dealer about when it is to be taken off.
 

RichardnGill

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Sep 22, 2007
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I am not 100% sure but a Peugeot main dealer should be able to cancel it on his fancy computer by plugging it it to you M/H.

It might be worth asking them.


Richard...
 

American Dream

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Aug 20, 2007
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I assume this is not a "running in" setup for the Motorhome that the dealer will remove on the first service via the ECU.Richard might just have a good point there.

Just a thought as we had a new van supplied that was restricted prior to first service.

Either way you should have been advised on purchase, I guess.:Doh:
 
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Geo

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Jul 29, 2007
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Hi John
Just spoke to our local Peugeot dealer and it appears that the vehicles are deliverd to the end dealer with the ECU speed restriction turned OFF
and the pre delivery check reqs them to turn it ON if reqd by the use the vehicle is being put to, they say its a one way ticket, they can turn it On but not OFF
the question is WHY was it turned on in the first place
You may be requiring and demanding a new ECU :cry:
Hence the delay and lack of response:Doh:
Geo
 

Beachbum

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Sep 13, 2007
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In my Fiat 2.8 Ducato, there is a bolt with a lock nut directly beneath the gas pedal. I can if I wish unlock the nut and adjust the thread to whatever height enabling me to reduce the max speed of the MH. I have it set to exactly 110 km. This way, there is no chance of me exceeding the speed limit on the Highway of Freeway. And it helps a little with my fuel consumption.
 

RichardnGill

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Sep 22, 2007
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Durham
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I supose that makes sence Geo when you think about it. Or all the vans that were ment to be limited would soon get the system sorted out:Smile:.

I guess they have a code on the ECU and thats the end of that.

It is good to know though.

At least it should not limit the power just the top speed.

Richard...
 
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Geo

Trader - Funster
Jul 29, 2007
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Mansfield,Notts
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A class RV and Autotrail
Exp
35 +years with breaks
I supose that makes sence Geo when you think about it. Or all the vans that were ment to be limited would soon get the system sorted out:Smile:.

I guess they have a code on the ECU and thats the end of that.

It is good to know though.

At least it should not limit the powere just the top speed.

Richard...
Hi Richard
Like every thing else, it won't be long before the boys have a crack for it:ROFLMAO:
Geo
 
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john jones

Free Member
Apr 14, 2008
4
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Funster No
2,147
Speed Restrictor

Hi everybody

Thanks for all your comments. Have just heard from Autocruise that they have just received the parts from Peugeot to enable the speed restrictor to be removed.
So hopefully the problem is cured.

Once again thanks everyone for your comments.

John
 

pappajohn

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Aug 26, 2007
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Hi everybody

Thanks for all your comments. Have just heard from Autocruise that they have just received the parts from Peugeot to enable the speed restrictor to be removed.
So hopefully the problem is cured.

Once again thanks everyone for your comments.

John
peugeot hammer and chisel it is then.





 
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