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    Ok, here is my 206 GTi (build 4/2000) VIN to add to the pot...

    V - Europe
    F - France
    3 - Peugeot
    2 - 206
    C - Hatch
    R - EW10J4 (2.0 16V engine)
    F - Fuel Injection
    R - Engine Series? Emission series?
    E - Gearbox? It is a BE4 Manual (but that's the only one avail)
    4 - ?
    0 - build year?
    last 6 digits are my serial number...

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    It's a 4/2000 model that was built in the UK at Ryton (I'm pretty sure).

    You're right - this is interesting!
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    hey guys sorry to highjack this thread but i thought'd be somwhat appropriate.

    neways, i remember reading an article stating that anyone in the market for a 306 should stay way clear of the '94 models... they had problems with engine internals and were prone to failure or something like that. have any of u heard anything similar? can someone dispell the myth?
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    Yes, there were instances of piston slap whip in the 1.8L 8 valve engines from 1994 due to a faulty gudgeon pin I think it was. The gudgeon pin joins the piston to the con rod (connecting rod). As it wears, obviously the piston can move side to side in ways it should not.

    They were replaced under a recall (my old 306 had had it done) and were never a problem again.

    Derek

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    DeKa:
    Yes, there were instances of piston slap
    Interesting. I bought my 306 XT new in 1995 (5/95 build) and it had the 8V 1.8 engine. I had it for 5 yrs. It was a trooper and never experienced any engine problems (apart from a plague of O2 sensors very early & under warranty). The piston thing must have been fixed by then I guess. The only recall it experienced was a wiring loom through the driver's door/front guard area from memory.

    It was a great car - the only other problem I had with it was a drive shaft boot failure at 30k or so. Might be something to watch out for - if not detected early it can cause expensive noises from a CV joint.
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    Thanx for the excellent review. I have a 94 306s16. I feel pretty special now. I had no idea they're so rare. And there I was thinking (when I bought it) what a pretty colour (diablo red) and doesn't sound awefully nice? Of course I'm a lot better acquainted with its other features (such as the fact I can beat almost every other car on the road). Still learning tho. I'm looking forward to helping her realise her true potential...!
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    Just to add another Vin...VF37CLFYE3261xxxx build 11/98
    This is from my N5 306 style (3door)
    Alhough my car has confusing specs..It is definatly a 1.8 16v with 5 speed manual, thats easy to pick!
    Gear knob is fake leather with metal top and metal steering wheel logo
    Mettallic dash inserts (Meant to be only on post 99 cars?)
    Interior colouring seems unique. the seats and door trim are a denim like blue material, with no pattern (it looks quite nice!)
    The front seats have no lumbar adjustment (meant to be on all models)
    Rear boot logo is the larger type, no keylock (Post 99?)
    Infra Red remote
    Smooth type rear wiper, again meant to be post '99
    the bumpers are not the GTi6 style, the rear has the hidden exhaust
    No crystal headlights (h7 bulbs) but is all clear poly. and clear indicator (H4's)
    The car also had a recall to fix a leaking fuel delivery line (when cold it poured premium all over the cam covers!)
    Hope this helps

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    Hi, Macquered

    Just to add to the confusion, there was a sort of interim model from December 1996 (10/96 build date) until the new model with the new bonnet, lights, etc. later that year. They had the 16v 1.8 (except autos) and the XTs can be recognised by the body coloured mirrors and rear head restraints, the XRs gained an auto.

    My information is that the Aus 306 was made in France, except the S16, GTi and GTi 6 which were made in England; and all 206s are Poms.

    A couple of VINs for the curious:
    VF31 5BDF 2086 7077 8 - 10/89 (build) 405
    VF37 ALFZ 4313 1974 4 - 10/96 (BUILD) 306xt (Auto)

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    Default Vin Plate info and model info from the uk

    Hi to everyone!
    Regarding the 306 rallye,Peugeot only made 800 world wide as far as I know,we owned model 456.
    The are stripped out 306 GTI6 models weighing about 89kgs less no sunroof,electric windows,aviable in cherry (met)black and alpine white,some models came with a/c and electric windows as an opitional extra at a price!
    Made for approx 21/2 yrs I am sure that the wre all made in coventry the same as the S16.
    If I can rember correctly if your car has a C in the VIN# your car was built in the U.K.
    I my be wrong as I have been ,but as a general rule the French built cars are not built as well or painted as well as U.K cars are (Hard to believe!!)
    The Rallye looks nothing like an basic model Pug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulg309
    Hi to everyone!
    Regarding the 306 rallye,Peugeot only made 800 world wide as far as I know,we owned model 456.
    The are stripped out 306 GTI6 models weighing about 89kgs less no sunroof,electric windows,aviable in cherry (met)black and alpine white,some models came with a/c and electric windows as an opitional extra at a price!
    Made for approx 21/2 yrs I am sure that the wre all made in coventry the same as the S16.
    If I can rember correctly if your car has a C in the VIN# your car was built in the U.K.
    I my be wrong as I have been ,but as a general rule the French built cars are not built as well or painted as well as U.K cars are (Hard to believe!!)
    The Rallye looks nothing like an basic model Pug!
    Yep. UK Rallye is GTI6 minus aircon, power windows, front fogs. I think that there were about 5,000 GTI6s made. UK cars are called the GTI6. I was told that they European left hand drive ones continued to be called the S16 despite the change in engine (don't know the codes off hand). Aus was the same as the UK where the S16 had 155 HP and then changed to the GTI6 with 167HP (XU104JS).

    I should also say that I have the Pug parts CD if somebody wants a copy.
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    Paulg309: As discussed above, the Rallye that we got in Australia bears no relation to the awesome one that you guys get. They are completely different in concept.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning
    ......and then changed to the GTI6 with 167HP (XU104JS).
    That'd be the XU10J4RS yeah?


    Quote Originally Posted by Juke
    Just to add to the confusion, there was a sort of interim model from December 1996 (10/96 build date) until the new model with the new bonnet, lights, etc. later that year. They had the 16v 1.8 (except autos) and the XTs can be recognised by the body coloured mirrors and rear head restraints, the XRs gained an auto
    Interesting! Didn't know that. Just adds more to the confusion Have you got one of these? Or where did you see one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    Paulg309:
    That'd be the XU10J4RS yeah?
    Doh! Typing error. Yep XU10J4RS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning
    Yep. UK Rallye is GTI6 minus aircon, power windows, front fogs. I think that there were about 5,000 GTI6s made. UK cars are called the GTI6. I was told that they European left hand drive ones continued to be called the S16 despite the change in engine (don't know the codes off hand). Aus was the same as the UK where the S16 had 155 HP and then changed to the GTI6 with 167HP (XU104JS).

    I should also say that I have the Pug parts CD if somebody wants a copy.
    i would like a copy of the pug parts cd, please let me know how i can get a copy
    thanks
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    Go to this site
    http://www.peugeotlogic.com/workshop/base/workshop.htm

    This site tells u exactly how to interpret the VIN number

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    Here's the actual diagram
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    We got one of the first batch - build 10/96, reg 12/96, refer vin quoted. Juke
    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    Paulg309: As discussed above, the Rallye that we got in Australia bears no relation to the awesome one that you guys get. They are completely different in concept.



    That'd be the XU10J4RS yeah?




    Interesting! Didn't know that. Just adds more to the confusion Have you got one of these? Or where did you see one?
    Have seen several around, one from Sthn. Highlands comes to ACT events. Still own the car, 130+K. I think there are continual changes going on with evey batch imported being slightly different - just a guess. Juke
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    Don't like to quibble with the details of the dates, but when I bought my XSi in 10/96, I'm sure I knew there was a GTi6 around then, but priced at too far a stretch beyond my budget. In 100,000kms, never had a problem with any "build quality" issues, either, except for the sharp edges they left under the door handles to catch the unwary ... beautiful machine otherwise.

    Never realized the S16 was so rare, either (but in those days, never really saw the point of it, either).

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    check this out http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/vbgarage.php?do=list

    mr bern, you and others with nice vehicles should post your pictures in the members gallery (garage area) by clicking on this >> Edit Member Gallery
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    Good man, Mr Slick, and I've done that ... that's a tasty looking S16 of yours, too. Did they have the same wheelbase as the GTi6 or the 5-door XSi's etc? From memory, the XSi was about 140mm up on the 206's 2442 mm ...

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    hmm... not entirely sure about the wheelbase. I'll investigate unless someone beats me to it - BTW mr Bern - post some 'tasty' pics of your 206GTI too
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    Quote Originally Posted by slick
    hmm... not entirely sure about the wheelbase. I'll investigate unless someone beats me to it - BTW mr Bern - post some 'tasty' pics of your 206GTI too

    the N5 3 door and 5 door both have the same wheelbase

    all the dimensions are the same between the two cars except for the doors of course

    as for the N3 dimensions i don't know but i can't see them bieng too far off what the N5 is or even the same

    BTW the wheelbase on the N5 is 2580mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by slick
    post some 'tasty' pics of your 206GTI too
    Can't -- garage only wants to know about one vehicle description per member. But it's OK, though, because the 206 is already intergalactically famous at http://emotion206.free.fr/serie34.htm . And it even gets dirty sometimes, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    BTW the wheelbase on the N5 is 2580mm
    ... or about 140mm up on 2442mm ...
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    While working in Jakarta I bought my wife a '98 306 Lemans sedan, I haven't seen any in OZ. The Lemans had full leather interior and a Lemans badge.

    Nice car, I miss the comfort and the handling now I'm back to the harsh little hyperactive 205 GTI in OZ!
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    Hi Macquered
    to add to your 306 compilation...
    My understanding was that the series 2 306's were made of .8mm sheetmetal ( instead of the .7mm that was used on the series 1) and that the series two had many more spot welds on the body shell.
    I am fairly certain that all rhd 405 were made in Rylton? England .and the Aussie 306 were possibly made there as well.

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    Decca,

    It's Ryton! Ryton! Ryton! RIGHT ON!!!

    Check out http://www.ryton.com

    (It's the website of Peugeot's Ryton Employees' Rally Team -- RERT).
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