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Old 01-09-2016, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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320's 1997 Peugeot 306 1.9 Dturbo daily

My erstwhile shedder of distinction , the Rank Taxi Octavia http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...th-32079.html. has gone to meet it's maker.

To whit, I needed a new car pronto.

Up early this morning, on the trail of my quarry!

We piled into my Dad's e60 520i and set off for the southlands.



The roads were clear, if wet, and we made good progress. As I sat in the passenger seat it occurred to me that the M74 can be quite picturesque..




All too soon, we reached sunny Chester, where we were greeted by this little beauty!



Its a 1998 Peugeot 306 1.9 Dt, fitted with the legendary XUD lump!

All mechanical and simple to fettle, the only real issue is the Lucas fuel pump. I may swap it out for a Bosch one to enable the XUD to run on 90% WVO, much like the Octavia did.

Once my eyes had recovered from the interior:


(thankfully they are much easier on the erse than they are on the eye!)

I took it for a test drive.
I'd forgotten how good these things were! Despite 155k on the clocks, the suspension as taught yet compliant, the engine willing and the road holding excellent.

It does most things very well, and succeeds at being a Jack of all trades, blending the best bits of other fleet members thusly:

1/2 Clio 172 power + 2/3 CX comfort + 3/4 E30 handling = 306

We got it fuelled up and had an uneventful trip back up the road. SWMBO approves - this may last longer than the Octavia!



Home. 240 odd miles in an 18yr old French car, without incident.



No doubt another update will be along soon enough - wish me luck

[footnote]Edited by 320touring on Monday 4th January 00:30[/footnote]

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Old 01-09-2016, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It weighs 2500 pounds, has 90bhp and the combined mpg is equivalent to 38.3 US mpg

Fully mechanical Lucas pump.
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Is this the same Peugeot model that is leading the Dakar Rally?
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Old 01-10-2016, 01:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is this the same Peugeot model that is leading the Dakar Rally?
I have no idea?
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Congrats 320

Yes, the colourful 1990's Otherwise the car really does look nice. Hopefully you've found yourself a keeper!

What kind of fuel consumption will you be shooting for?
Any plans for eco/areomoding?
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Congrats 320

Yes, the colourful 1990's Otherwise the car really does look nice. Hopefully you've found yourself a keeper!

What kind of fuel consumption will you be shooting for?
Any plans for eco/areomoding?
Its fairly muted bar the seats..

We'll see how it goes longer term, but it got a service yesterday, and not before time!



As to the rest of it, you can read about the trials and tribulations of early ownership at:

First actual look over, inc fault identification
https://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/20...lic-go-getter/

Servicing and leak identification
https://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/20...eperationings/



https://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/20...eperationings/
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fuel light came on last night on the way home- did another 34 miles before filling up at Morrisons next to work.

99.7p/litre.

it did 612.2 miles on 56.17L of derv, total cost £56.00.

thats 49.55mpg

not too bad considering 1/2 of the tank was done at 70-75mph on the way home from collecting it.

Additionally it was running very cold for about 2/3 of a tank.

scope for improvement I'm sure!
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

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Here's a look over the car for those not aware of the 306 or the XUD engine (which you can find out about here:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA_XUD)


I arose from my seat at the crack of 13.40, and set to having a swatch at this Gallus Gallic Go Getter!

First up was sorting the sore paw:

I took the 4th alloy to a local tyre place, who diagnosed a faulty valve centre as being the cause of the flat tyre - they replaced it free of charge! One of the staff even took time out to tell me about how you can turn up the pump to make it faster





then it was time for a general tidy up - so out came the hoover and the interior cleaning stuff








The steering wheel was surprisingly clean - certainly compared to other cars I have bought!



Next up, the very important job of getting some tunes set up!




then it was onto the engine bay and time for a check over of all the general engine accouterments..

Coolant first:

Obviously it had previously been sick over itself to a large degree - The water in the header tank is hoachin!

luckily no signs of oil/mayo in the coolant or water in the oil, so I reckon a coolant flush should sort things out




Next up was the oil:



Bang on the minimum with no mayo showing. A quick top up sorted that out.

Lastly, I had a quick clean of the bay to make it a touch more presentable

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Old 01-16-2016, 12:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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A fairly frosty start this morning was followed by a fair smattering of snow.

2 heats of the Glowplugs saw her up and running no bother!


Could do with a bit more underbonnet insulation I think - managed to melt the snow on the 1.5 miles to the supermarket.
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's a video showing the clag and letting you hear the mighty XUD being awakened from its cold slumber..


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