Pug 306 refurbishment plan and will a 307 2.0L motor fit?
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    Default Pug 306 refurbishment plan and will a 307 2.0L motor fit?

    Hello,

    Background:
    I'm looking at buying a 2001 2.0L 306 manual (has rallye stickers) with nearly 260k km on the clock.
    Cosmetically it's good but a bit tired suspension-wise/mechanically. It's been well serviced, but I'd like to look at refreshing a good second motor to put in it and perk it up a little bit. It's ultimately a combination daily driver/tinkering toy/drop the kids at school so needs to be a bit of fun but still habitable. It won't be a track day car.

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    The list of things I'd look at doing (myself) are:
    Rear beam rebuild - lower the rear, maybe stiffer arb but not silly.
    New control arm bushes - are black poly bushes too harsh for a daily driver?
    Bilstein B4 or B6 shocks - any better options
    Eibach springs
    New brakes
    Refresh other mechanicals as required.
    Get the air-con working

    So is a 307 2.0L motor interchangeable? The plan would be to get a motor, dismantle, inspect, new gaskets put it back together (maybe with a cam grind...)

    Are there other bits that could be snaffled for a 306? suspension etc?

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    Don't do it! The xu series motor in the 306 is a much better engine than the ew series of the 307. 306s are great cars and I doubt the motor would be worn out enough to be worth the hassle. May have a few oil leaks but there generally pretty well lasting. If you want more power maybe try to find a 306 gti6 motor and fit that.

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    Or just buy a Rallye with much lower k's to start with? eg 2001 Peugeot 306 Rallye Manual MY01

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Quote Originally Posted by cav91 View Post
    Don't do it! The xu series motor in the 306 is a much better engine than the ew series of the 307. 306s are great cars and I doubt the motor would be worn out enough to be worth the hassle. May have a few oil leaks but there generally pretty well lasting. If you want more power maybe try to find a 306 gti6 motor and fit that.[/URL]
    Ok, so the 307 has a different motor... There was a 307 car with motor in bits going cheap - not worth the effort then?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
    Or just buy a Rallye with much lower k's to start with? eg 2001 Peugeot 306 Rallye Manual MY01
    Yes, I saw that 306 and I'd be looking at least at $5500 to buy it and bring it to Perth. The car I'm looking at is $2k, but cosmetically good and I've got about $2k to tinker with it - cheap 'n cheerful. There's a 306 XSI going for a bit more $$ which drives nicer but the bodywork/paint/trim is not so good. Mechanics I can do myself (and is half the fun). Bodywork I'm not so keen on.

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    I also suggest you don't change the engine, but not because the EW is worse than the XU series, just because there's no real point. It would be a bunch of hard work for little gain.
    If you want to hot up an XU engine, there's plenty of parts around to do that.
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