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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:23 am

My front I pump 255 and rear 240 and I have changed tyre to Nokian Z G2 215/55r17.

Original was Michelin Primacy HP which is very good too. Just too expensive for retail price.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:57 pm

Mine is 234/45 18 inch. 245 psi front and back. Michelin primacy.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:38 pm

From my experience , the higher the tyre pressure the end effect is better fuel consumption and quicker pick up. The reason is that there is less area of contact (tires is bloated) and hence your car will go through lesser friction. However.... your suspension will wear out faster.

It happens to my mazda 3 previously. I was on 255 on all 4. After 3-4 years I have to buy a new set of suspension.

For me, I just increase by+5 from the recommended pressure..... hopefully this will strike a good balance between fuel consumption and suspension replacement

Back to the tire pressure and steering, if you increase your tire pressure, steering stiffness will be reduced (less friction due to "bloated tire"). However I felt that there is still a problem (either software or hardware). Best to refer back to AF.

Just my view
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:08 pm

Yep. We won't know.

From my experience, every tire on different car need to keep experimenting with the tire pressure until a good balance is achieved. Cannot overdo also.

Good to check with AF also since electric steering.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:24 pm

Sent formal letter to AF.... some one responded and they say will take alook at my histories.

I told them to provide the root cause analysis and resolution. Let see...
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:25 am

Hi 508 owners,

For a 508 that has clocked almost 30k km, is it normal for the front brake discs surface to be a bit uneven?

Also, when I drove the car, the brake calipers seems to be sticky when braking the car to a stop, anyone with similar experience.

Thanks for any advice and comments


A preowned 508 owner to be (if all goes according to plan)
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:22 am

Welcome to the club hi 
just to say hello. .. let's wait for the experts to advice
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:36 pm

Hi mypug,

Welcome Welcome.
Is this the 1st time you test a European car?
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:47 pm

Blue850r wrote:
Hi mypug,

Welcome Welcome.
Is this the 1st time you test a European car?
Yes, one time. Tested both brand new and pre owned, both have similar stickiness and sound when braking to a stop.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:28 pm

For uneven wear in the front disc, it may happen in any cars. Could be due to warp or other reasons. Happens to all my previous cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:19 am

When you say "sound" are you referring to "onk onk" sound? I think it is normal for european cars.
European cars (even mazda 3) uses different type of brakes pad and they produce more dust. The advantage is that the grip is better. However it produces more dust, that means more cleaning during the weekend.

I experience the sound and dust for current 508 and mazda 3 previously. Not sure... to me it seems normal if we are using "dusty" brake pads.  Maybe those more experience can share their thoughts.



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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:20 am

If you are concern, ask the dealer to change the brake disc to close the deal.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:08 am

mypug wrote:
Blue850r wrote:
Hi mypug,

Welcome Welcome.
Is this the 1st time you test a European car?
Yes, one time. Tested both brand new and pre owned, both have similar stickiness and sound when braking to a stop.
Chetfui has probably answered your concern.

Very Happy 

In short, it is normal hi 
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:15 pm

Hi all,

A few more questions comes to mind after reading the user manual
1. Is the temporary puncture repair kit included in the car?
2. Which grade of petrol is suitable for the car?

Thanks in advance
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:45 am

Hi my pug,
Looks like you have committed to the car. If your car originally don't come with spare tyre, then a temporay puncture repair kit will be provided. Can check under the carpet in the boot.

However, these aerosol can of sealant may not work after so many years in the car.

As for petrol, most European makes will specify 98 ron but 95 ron is also acceptable with some minor loss in power at high revs. You can check inside the fuel flap, there is a sticker to indicate the grade of petrol.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:29 pm

chetfui wrote:
Sent formal letter to AF.... some one responded and they say will take alook at my histories.

I told them to provide the root cause analysis and resolution. Let see...
Finally , AF responded.. at least they narrow down the possiblities.

Steering stiff
Front tyres (pressure incorrect, uneven wear)
Front axle geometry (incorrect)
Front suspension (ball-joints, roller bearings, damper upper support)
Steering intermediate shaft
Steering column
Steering mechanism
Power steering ECU


Steering heavy
Front tyres (pressure incorrect, uneven wear)
Front axle geometry (incorrect)
Front suspension (ball-joints, roller bearings, damper upper support)
Steering mechanism
Torque sensor (incorporated in the steering column)
Steering column
Power steering electric motor
Electrical supply circuit and battery
Power steering ECU

Will drive down and see whats the actual root cause

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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:24 pm

Hi all 508 owners,

Just had the first taste of owning a Conti, must say it is a big change from driving a Jap car after so many years.

Some questions to check with you guys

1.  After locking the car, is it normal to see the door lock button light (inside the car, next to the hazard lights button) to be blinking?

2.  Also, after locking the car, I noticed that the gear indicator light (below the gear lever) remains ON (in P position), is it normal?

3.  Normally when I want to stop the car, I would gently step on the brake pedal and just before the car comes to a complete halt, I would release the brake pedal so that the car stops smoothly without any jerking.  This is what I do for my previous rides (Japanese) without any issues.  However, for the 508, when I do the same, the car would tend to give a jerk before stopping, which is quite disconcerting.  Is it just me or is it the car has some issues? Soft suspension, maybe?

4. Followed the steps in the manual, p72, to activate the door mirrors auto tilting when in reverse gear function, doesn't seem to work. Is this feature even included in the car?

Thanks for reading and any advice is much appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:31 pm

mypug wrote:
Hi all 508 owners,

Just had the first taste of owning a Conti, must say it is a big change from driving a Jap car after so many years.
It is my first Conti ride as well. I have owned 508 for almost 4 to 5 months already. Really enjoy the ride dynamics, sound system and onboard GPS. it is my first time reaching 200Km/h as well and I was pleasantly surprise that it can still go faster....
Is yours an Allure +?
mypug wrote:

Some questions to check with you guys

1.  After locking the car, is it normal to see the door lock button light (inside the car, next to the hazard lights button) to be blinking?
It is normal. I think it is similar to the alarm blinking lights that you have in normal car alarm. I think ours is an immobiliser.

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2.  Also, after locking the car, I noticed that the gear indicator light (below the gear lever) remains ON (in P position), is it normal?
Initially it will be lighted. After sometime , the light will go away . Its normal

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3.  Normally when I want to stop the car, I would gently step on the brake pedal and just before the car comes to a complete halt, I would release the brake pedal so that the car stops smoothly without any jerking.  This is what I do for my previous rides (Japanese) without any issues.  However, for the 508, when I do the same, the car would tend to give a jerk before stopping, which is quite disconcerting.  Is it just me or is it the car has some issues? Soft suspension, maybe?
For me there is a slight lurch forward despite the fact that you control the brake. I felt that also. Suspect that its because the brake pads are more grippy ( sensitive). Just my thoughts though....

mypug wrote:

4.  Followed the steps in the manual, p72, to activate the door mirrors auto tilting when in reverse gear function, doesn't seem to work. Is this feature even included in the car?
Not aware of such feature... will look at P72...
mypug wrote:

Thanks for reading and any advice is much appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:55 pm

There is definitely no door mirror auto tilting function for our 508. Confirm it with AF.

However I remember that 508 GT has such function when I test drive it.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:20 pm

Scorpio76 wrote:
There is definitely no door mirror auto tilting function for our 508. Confirm it with AF.

However I remember that 508 GT has such function when I test drive it.
What a pity
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:26 am

Hi all,

After driving my 508 for 2 days, now getting a better feel of it, and also getting more used to the sound and lurching forward when braking to a stop.

Went to pump my tyres this morning, 240kPa all round according to marking on door pillar, and found a screw had punctured the front passenger tyre.

Went to patch it up this afternoon and got some accessories, one small super grippy non slip mat and a storage cup that can be used with the cup holder, to try to improve the very limited storage in the car

Was driving along AYE and chanced upon an empty stretch so I stepped on the pedal more and the car reached 140km/h easily and it was really stable. Impressed.

Later found that the front passenger door unlocking couldn't work but locking was ok, need to pay AF a visit, thinking this Friday ...hopefully not too many of these.

All in all, quite good experience driving my first conti car. Peugeot 508 ... the adventure continues
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:32 am

errr bro,beware,i kena my 8demerit pts on AYE a few mths back No 
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:39 am

ham_cheese wrote:
errr bro,beware,i kena my 8demerit pts on AYE a few mths back No 
I did it when coming from Tuas to Jurong, just a short distance. Touched 140, straightaway let go of accelerator. Really enjoyed the pickup. But yeah, will think twice before pulling such stunts again.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:43 am

So better join BF run on autobahn.
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PostSubject: Re: Peugeot 508 owner   Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:40 am

Malaysian version of autobahn!!!! No wonder you so hiong....hahaha
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