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It gave me antipollution...

It gave me antipollution fault which its been doing for quite sometime but with no issues. Today it just gave the catalytic convertor fault followed by ESP/ASR not working warning and it seem to be loosing power.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Peugeot?

Its 2008 Peugeot 206 cc 2l engine

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

Its a manual transmission with about 183k km

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 207 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I haven't done anything as it started now on my way home. It is also flashing the engine light

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just replaced v belt two days ago

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UK Auto Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 months ago
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HI,

Ok, you have a couple of things going on, both of which are serious.

The flashing check engine light means that there is a potentially engine damaging misfire in one or more cylinders. You do NOT want to drive it with this going on as it can burn out the engine valves or pistons. This may be due to leaking injectors on not firing on all cylinders.

The loss of power is consistent with a restricted catalytic converter, likely caused from raw fuel getting into the converter due to the misfire. This can cause the converter to glow red hot and in worse cases, cause an engine fire.

The catalytic converter will need to be replaced and the injectors and secondary ignition system tested for cause of the severe misfire and corrected at the same time.

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