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AERA Technical Bulletins – February 9, 2022

Cylinder Head Gasket Selection for 1998-2008 PSA 1.6L Diesel Engines

The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information on the head gasket selection for 1998-2008 PSA 1.6L diesel engines. This information should be considered anytime the engine is being rebuilt before parts are ordered for this DV6 diesel engine. The PSA group currently supplies engines to Peugeot, Citroën, Ford and previously to Volvo and BMW.
Originally, these engines use one of five head gaskets available during the manufacturing process, for service, four additional thickness gaskets are also available. 

Camshaft Position Reluctor Caution on 2006-2017 GM 2.0, 2.2 and 2.4L Engines

The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information regarding a camshaft position reluctor ring caution for 2006- 2017 GM 2.0, 2.2 and 2.4L engines. This caution is expressed for instances where error codes DTC POO16 and POO17 are present. 
Those codes indicate a no-start condition because the crankshaft/camshaft position are not plausible or synced. Checking the timing chain marks show everything is lined up so possibly something else must be causing the un-sync issue. It’s been reported that either of the camshaft position reluctors may move for unknown reasons. Each cam reluctor ring is press-fit and is not keyed to the camshaft. They’re also considered part of the camshaft, so camshaft replacement is required.

Volvo, Mack Discontinue Their 16L Diesel

By Dave Hagen

Volvo Trucks North America announced to its dealers back in January 2017 that effective immediately, the OEM would cease production and distribution of its 16.1-liter D16 diesel engine. Aftermarket service and support for all D16s currently in the field has continued unimpeded. While that took a bit to become effective, there were no 2018 model year engines built.
The decision to cease 16-liter engine production will also affect Mack Trucks, a sister company under the Volvo Group. Therefore, Mack will stop offering its MP10 16.1-liter diesel, which shares major design and production attributes with the D16. Volvo made that decision based on limited demand for the large-displacement diesel and the long-term investment that would be required to keep it in the market.

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Podcast Episode 14
Incoming Part Inspection

Steve and Chuck discuss the importance of inspecting and checking your incoming parts before you start to assemble that engine. Making sure that that the parts you ordered are correct by taking measurements and comparing is a vital step in making sure that engine runs and last. Also discussed is the finishing of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which was completed in December of 1909. Take a listen and learn a little history as well as checking and inspecting parts coming into the machine shop!

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