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    Thread: Who's Still Here Then?
Post: RE: Who's Still Here Then?

I have just returned to NZ from Australia where my car is 1999 sedan 306 td. I had an extended stay because of border closure. Last year I had to cut the armour plate off the lucas pump and fit a conv...
weka Newbies 9 1,297 15-04-2022, 10:13 PM
    Thread: rear ARB bush size needed.
Post: RE: rear ARB bush size needed.

Mighty306 Wrote: (04-03-2020, 04:46 PM) -- Interesting modification. Certainly beyond my skills (let alone access to equipment like a lathe!). The OEM seals are designed to keep water out, not oil in...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 5 2,629 04-03-2020, 10:10 PM
    Thread: rear ARB bush size needed.
Post: RE: rear ARB bush size needed.

Replying to my own post here, have just returned from Australia where I was able to take off the ARB end plates. There were dried and broken flat end seals that sit in a 2mm recess (36mm ID 46.5mm OD)...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 5 2,629 03-03-2020, 11:31 PM
    Thread: rear ARB bush size needed.
Post: rear ARB bush size needed.

I had a great drive in the Northern Territory of Australia for a few months, but my 306 sedan is in storage now and I am back in New Zeakand. I noticed oil seeping from the arb end brackets, oil becau...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 5 2,629 01-11-2019, 09:00 AM
    Thread: Air Filter Mann C1184
Post: Air Filter Mann C1184

After doing 7-8000k in the red centre of Australia, I thought it would be a good time to fit a new filter.  Not that the main roads are dirty, in fact probably the best highways I've been on, but the...
weka XUD Section 0 1,041 18-09-2019, 02:07 AM
    Thread: Head gasket and Engine rebuilds.
Post: RE: Head gasket and Engine rebuilds.

welshpug Wrote: (08-07-2019, 12:51 PM) -- XUD headbolts are not stretch type, also should not be re-torqued. for the price of them its not worth re-using old bolts. -- The same ebay seller I bought...
weka XUD Section 2 1,600 15-07-2019, 08:46 AM
    Thread: Head gasket and Engine rebuilds.
Post: Head gasket and Engine rebuilds.

Firstly, my no 1 306 td is at 65000km and has no leaks. I was a little surprised to see the oil level drop a bit by oil-change time though. My current use 405 xud7 ~ 260,000km has been increasing lea...
weka XUD Section 2 1,600 07-07-2019, 01:39 AM
    Thread: Rear stub axle sizes
Post: RE: Rear stub axle sizes

Toms306 Wrote: (26-04-2019, 08:40 AM) -- Front hub nuts are 35mm but can get away with 36mm socket.  Rears are 32mm.  Aftermarket nuts can be different sizes if someone's made previous repairs though...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 2 1,708 26-04-2019, 06:18 PM
    Thread: Rear stub axle sizes
Post: Rear stub axle sizes

Living in NZ, but my 306 is in storage in Australia for when I do some extensive touring there in the winter. Looking on Ebay there are two sizes of rear stub axle, 102mm and 105mm, but reading a pos...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 2 1,708 26-04-2019, 12:27 AM
    Thread: Which Aux Belt tensioner???
Post: RE: Which Aux Belt tensioner???

It is likely someone was put off by the dealers price for an adjuster, and admirally tried an alternative. I'm in Christchurch NZ at the moment and recently bought a bundle of stuff including this adj...
weka XUD Section 7 2,654 09-04-2019, 09:10 PM
    Thread: Turbos for pug 306 1.9 dt (XUD9TE)??
Post: RE: Turbos for pug 306 1.9 dt (XUD9TE)??

Hi, I'm not as experienced as most on this forum, I have a 1999 306 1.9td but play around with older XUD7 and XUD9 in my 405's. Reading these forums a bit, one area worthy of attention seems to be th...
weka XUD Section 1 1,494 04-04-2019, 11:03 PM
    Thread: Lucas pump timing probe issues
Post: Lucas pump timing probe issues

I made what I thought would be a pretty good probe/bush adapter for a dial guage, but found on the second useage the central 3mm pin bound up when rotating the engine back to TDC and I got no movement...
weka XUD Section 0 1,079 21-03-2019, 08:39 PM
    Thread: Glow plug relay - help please
Post: RE: Glow plug relay - help please

I see 14 is an advance corrector relay, so maybe the pump unit /is/ the mechanical injection pump after all. I dont have my 306 nearby to check, but I can recall extra wires going to the engine inject...
weka XUD Section 5 1,889 13-01-2019, 06:27 PM
    Thread: Glow plug relay - help please
Post: RE: Glow plug relay - help please

I am very interested in thiis, mine has had an aftermarket timer fitted I think, It has a red led and an adjustment for post timing. The NR (yellow) wire had a poorly fitted large size spade connector...
weka XUD Section 5 1,889 10-01-2019, 10:34 PM
    Thread: Aux belt tensioner
Post: RE: Aux belt tensioner

I know of another person who had a noisy AC model XUD9TE auto tensioner in a Peugeot 406, but can only say that my 306 even though only at 55,000K, was making a plastic cover rumble noise, almost like...
weka XUD Section 8 3,056 09-11-2018, 08:25 PM
    Thread: Aux belt tensioner
Post: RE: Aux belt tensioner

OK, so at the moment you have a short belt fitted so you can bypass the auto adjuster. The big problem with that is that the belt wont be wrapped around the load pulleys as much, and probably no amoun...
weka XUD Section 8 3,056 07-11-2018, 08:16 PM
    Thread: Aux belt tensioner
Post: RE: Aux belt tensioner

I have a 1999 306 sedan XUD9TE but it is in storage in Australia at the moment. There is quite a bit of information stored on this site, It is quite daunting job to catch up on it all. It might help ...
weka XUD Section 8 3,056 06-11-2018, 08:32 PM
    Thread: Aux belt tensioner
Post: RE: Aux belt tensioner

Hi there, I have done the belts on my ac xud 306 recentlly. If you remove the RH wheel and the plastic cover, you can look at or remove the aux belt. There is a second adjustable fixed adjuster lower...
weka XUD Section 8 3,056 05-11-2018, 08:49 PM
    Thread: valve adjustment shims
Post: valve adjustment shims

I haven't had a camshaft removed before but know that the exhaust valve clearances are closed right up on my XUD7TE. There are no obvious symptoms, still starting/ running OK, but would like to get th...
weka XUD Section 0 740 22-08-2018, 11:12 PM
    Thread: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment
Post: RE: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment

The new pivot pins and roller bearings arrived, but when releasing the torsion bars I found only a little play on both sides so I will keep the new parts for a later date/perhaps rebuild a disc rear e...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 14 4,588 21-07-2018, 10:49 PM
    Thread: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment
Post: RE: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment

Yes, that is next step, to remove the torsion bars and AR bar. I have to find a 12mm fine threaded bolt today, I'm assuming "Ford bolt" is referring to a similar wheel bolt but for a Ford Focus or som...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 14 4,588 03-07-2018, 11:21 PM
    Thread: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment
Post: RE: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment

I'm now at my friends place where I have access to tools etc. I've refined my process of checking the camber using a level to find a good spot for the car, and to check the camber on the rear wheels. ...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 14 4,588 03-07-2018, 08:50 AM
    Thread: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment
Post: RE: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment

Mighty306 Wrote: (28-06-2018, 06:57 AM) -- 206 ones are different & won't fit. The 205 ones are the same though. Here are some examples .. https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/PEUGEOT-205-306-309-Rear-Beam...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 14 4,588 28-06-2018, 11:17 PM
    Thread: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment
Post: RE: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment

I will be looking for a kit with 2 shafts and bearings I think. Hard facing and machining is not likely to be cheap here in Aus, and europarts claim they are too old now. If these these things dont ...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 14 4,588 27-06-2018, 11:58 PM
    Thread: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment
Post: RE: 1999 306 sedan rear torsion bar adjustment

Mighty306 Wrote: (25-06-2018, 09:23 PM) -- Once you've stripped a beam down you'd see why grease nipples would be of no help.  From the factory these lasted a long time anyway. I sold one at 13 years...
weka Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 14 4,588 27-06-2018, 07:11 AM