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Servicing Question

Postby Lady Python » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:44 pm

First, I hope everyone is well and coping with the lockdown.

I have a strange question about the countdown to servicing. My car has been counting down 50 miles every time I start her up. For example two days ago it was reading 500 miles until service. Today it was 450 miles and the little spanner is showing by the mileometer. I drove 2 miles to the supermarket and back so nowhere near 50 miles.

Should it be doing this and if not, how can I reset it so it doesn't do this? I will have to get her serviced in the not too distant future but that might prove difficult under the current circumstances. The last thing I need is the car not to start as I rely on it to get the shopping - my son is classed as High Risk due to his having a kidney transplant and I'm not as young and fit as I used to be.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Servicing Question

Postby gazza82 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:36 pm

I'd need to read the handbook (which is in the 206 and not accessible at the moment) but it can be reset by holding one of the dash buttons down - I'd need the manual to remind me which one but I think the left) and turning on the ignition I think. It then counts down for 10 secs ... then you can release the button
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Re: Servicing Question

Postby gazza82 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:39 pm

Most small independent garages around here are still open for servicing and repairs .. especially key workers and the more vulnerable. Some even pickup and return to enable social distancing!
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Re: Servicing Question

Postby Lady Python » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:32 am

gazza82 wrote:I'd need to read the handbook (which is in the 206 and not accessible at the moment) but it can be reset by holding one of the dash buttons down - I'd need the manual to remind me which one but I think the left) and turning on the ignition I think. It then counts down for 10 secs ... then you can release the button


Brilliant. Thank you. I just looked up the handbook and it is the right hand button on the dash. I'll give that a try tomorrow. To be honest, I didn't think something like that would be in the owners handbook.

She'll still need servicing soon but I think it'll be when the garage I use can fit her in.

I'll let you know later if it works :)
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Re: Servicing Question

Postby gazza82 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:47 am

My 2002 206 does that same .. the servicing mileage has no relation to the actual mileage I cover ..

I think I read once that the BSI needs an update but with the price Peugeot charge, I'll live with the hassle!
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Re: Servicing Question

Postby IanL » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:52 pm

Since the "wear and tear" on the engine oil arises mainly from starting from cold, and less from mileage, that behaviour is not unreasonable. Btw, I have never heard of a car failing to start because the servicing notification was ignored - what made you think it would?
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Re: Servicing Question

Postby Lady Python » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:16 pm

IanL wrote:Since the "wear and tear" on the engine oil arises mainly from starting from cold, and less from mileage, that behaviour is not unreasonable. Btw, I have never heard of a car failing to start because the servicing notification was ignored - what made you think it would?


Can't remember who told me that or maybe I misheard :rotfl:
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Re: Servicing Question

Postby Lady Python » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:17 pm

gazza82 wrote:I'd need to read the handbook (which is in the 206 and not accessible at the moment) but it can be reset by holding one of the dash buttons down - I'd need the manual to remind me which one but I think the left) and turning on the ignition I think. It then counts down for 10 secs ... then you can release the button


That worked like a charm. The car is no longer nagging me :big-grin:

Still promised her a full service as soon as I can - otherwise she'll start sulking :lol:

Thank you for your help. It's great to know if I have a question, there are people ready to help.

Stay well everyone.
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