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Howzit? Anyone know anything about 306 s16?
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Yo, how's everyone doing?

I'm new here, just purchased a 1996 306 s16. It is in need of some tlc and to date I have little experience on working on vehicles so this seemed the obvious place to start. Apart from an introduction I was hoping for some guidance in where to start. 
The car was sold to me as a project having sat since 2013 :0 It was in a garage for a bit, maybe 2-3 years then under a cover. Actually looks pretty decent considering. I'll post pics when I figure this forum stuff out as I've never been on one before.

I look forward to hearing from you all,  

Peace and happiness
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welcome to the club. The S16 is sure to go up in value soon enough. Best to give it a good service and check everything over. The rear axle beam and any rust around the chassis legs and sills behind the front wheels are likely to be your biggest issues.
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Welcome along to the club. The S16 is a rare beast. I can't claim to know a lot about the engine, other than it has something called an ACAV system which can need attention.

Suspension will be v similar to later GTI-6,  XSi & HDi so sourcing suitable parts shouldn't be to much of an issue. Front wish bone bushes have a habit of needing attention, along with rear beam as mentioned by Eeyore.

Electrical issues tend to plague cars of this age so you may have to deal with a few of those. As a min get yourself a multimeter n do some research online about how to chase such issues down. It's a steep learning curve but enjoyable if you like getting to grips with new stuff n overcoming a challenge.  Really common issues are fuel pump relay connection block, fan relay connection block n door wiring failure.

Have a read through the guides section n suspension / steering & electrical sections for more ideas on issues to look out for.

Good luck with the project!
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(28-07-2019, 08:33 AM)Mighty306 Wrote: Welcome along to the club. The S16 is a rare beast. I can't claim to know a lot about the engine, other than it has something called an ACAV system which can need attention.

Suspension will be v similar to later GTI-6,  XSi & HDi so sourcing suitable parts shouldn't be to much of an issue. Front wish bone bushes have a habit of needing attention, along with rear beam as mentioned by Eeyore.

Electrical issues tend to plague cars of this age so you may have to deal with a few of those. As a min get yourself a multimeter n do some research online about how to chase such issues down. It's a steep learning curve but enjoyable if you like getting to grips with new stuff n overcoming a challenge.  Really common issues are fuel pump relay connection block, fan relay connection block n door wiring failure.

Have a read through the guides section n suspension / steering & electrical sections for more ideas on issues to look out for.

Good luck with the project!
Glad to be here. I really had no idea, I just saw the car and it really got my attention. Despite it's aesthetic flaws. 

It has been a steep curve already but thoroughly enjoyable. Will start reading and no doubt you'll hear from me again. 

Also thanks for the reply, as a new guy I really appreciate it.
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