Source: Mehr News Agency
Iranian researchers in South Khorasan Science Park have improved a part of Peugeot which decreases damage to the engine and increases its power.
Gholamreza Khazaee, project manager, believed a defect in Peugeot to be the time belt and added "Time belt is a consumable item in an automobile which is damaged and torn before the usual lifetime by using higher than 400 rpm rotations, sudden positive acceleration (take-off), sudden negative acceleration, not using the vehicle for a long time, or the use of poor quality belts.
He pointed to the belt effective life as 60,000km and said that "In case the time belt is torn, the piston hits the tardy valve rods and causes severe damages to the piston, cylinder, connecting rods, and the engine."
Khazaee estimated the fixing cost in such circumstances to range from 700 thousand to 20 m Rls. ($ 250 to 700). "We conducted a research project and produced an improved valve rod to eliminate the flaw," he said.
The project manager said that they have developed a special design on the angle and geometrical shape of the valve rod for Peugeot, and that, with this improvement when time belt tears only replacing it will be enough to restore the engine to its previous state.
Indicating that the changes in the valve rod do not bring a change in the engine, Khazaee added "the research results not only removed the defect in Peugeot engine, but also enhanced its power."
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