1.5 diesel BlueHDI 130 engine


The 1.5 diesel BlueHDI 130 engine, with engine codes DV5RC/DV5RCF/DV5RD and 1499 cc, is a notable powertrain developed by French automaker PSA Group (now part of Stellantis) and stands as an example of sales excellence in the automotive industry.

Currently, over 2 million vehicles in Europe are powered by this engine, commonly found in various vehicles across Stellantis Group, including cars like Peugeot 308, Peugeot 3008, and Citroën C4, among others. However, Ford also holds a significant portion in the market as Ford Kuga.

This engine was first introduced into production in 2017 and still nowadays can be found in the production lines.

Its success lies in its reputation for reliability and compactness been able to produce from 75 to 130 HP while maintaining low emissions levels and making the engine compliant with stringent emissions standards such as Euro 6.


New! Back housing for N210 water pump


In order to its continuos seek to provide the best service to their valued customers, Dolz has launched the water pump with back housing version.

Unfortunately for the mechanic the space to work under the bonnet is quite limited. In this case, we could say it is challenging to replace the water pump without risking damage to the back housing.

While this damage may not always be noticeable, even could be a hairline visually really difficult to see but will end in leakage. Our insights from the market and feedback and experience from our customers have guided us in developing solutions to address this issue.

Even at the OE level, PSA Group emphasizes the importance of replacing the entire water pump with the back housing, ensuring the optimal perfomance, under the OE number 98 368 348 80.

In addition to these factors, it’s important to note that while plastic is engineered to last until the recommended replacement intervals as per OE standards, the presence of an Aluminum water pump and a plastic back housing can cause to different material thermal expansions that during long performance activities leads to small plastic deformations.

Given these considerations, Dolz highly recommends replacing the entire unit – both the water pump and back housing – whenever a replacement is carried on or timing belt kit.


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Other considerations: Timing Chain Kit


Something we at Dolz, we would like to touch based on this article, is on how the camshafts are connected, particularly in PSA engines. It is a simple system quite extend in use on PSA engines, where the camshaft sprockets are connected through timing chain kits (a straightforward yet effective solution).

These complete kits, with chains and tensioners, are positioned between the cams, as illustrated in the accompanying image.

This system appears to be a robust and straightforward solution, but a design flaw in the chain has caused disruptions in the automotive industry. A few recalls have been made on the aftermarket by some brands and OE is changing them on the service guidelines prior of what could be expected.

For now, we are pleased to announce that Dolz has come to a solution of these problems with the launch of the SKCC190 and SKCC191 timing chain kits.

Stay tuned for more details on how we have successfully addressed this challenge in the market in our upcoming article.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact us at www.idolz.com/contact.