Fault Help

Common or potential faults associated with the French & Italian range.


Having worked with our chosen marques for quite some time now, it stands to reason that we have come across a whole plethora of faults, failures and potential automotive hiccups. Sometimes they are quite clearly due to a lack of maintenance. Others are due to poor design. Then there is just bad luck.

Here follows a list (in no particular order) of some of the more common occurrences we have encountered. Included are our comments and/or opinions as to how 'we' have dealt with the situation or believe would or could be an effective solution. Our ramblings are by no means a substitute for competent professional diagnosis and should be regarded as bodhi for interested parties.

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Exhaust Box Bracket Rusted Through

Friday, 23 December 2016  |  Mick

Affects: 206 207 C2 C3 Picasso

"So, there was this weird rattling sound from the back of me Picasso, right."


"Yeah, well then it got louder and louder and then there was an almighty Keerlangggggg ang ang ang!"

"You should work for the BBC sound effects department"

"Yeah, thanks. So I stops the Picasso, right, and has a look underneath. guess what I found?"

"Dunno Dave, what did you find?"

"I found that the rear exhaust box, you know, the silencer thing at the back had dropped."


"Yeah, and it wasn't the silencer what broke it was the strap that holds it on. The exhaust silencer was in great shape, but the strap is as rotten as a pear mate. Rusted right through till it snapped!"


"Yeah, and the exhaust place want to change the whole thing, which is going to cost a mint mate. Said they don't do just the strap hanger bracket thing"

"Yeah, well you know what to do then don't you?"


"You go to EuroCarCare you prune, and order just the bracket from them. Here's the link mate"


"Oh! Ta dave"

"You're welcome. Do your fruit bat impersonation now, I like that one"


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