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    Default 306 2.0 16v xu10

    Quick technical question:

    does anyone one know if the 2 litre 16v engine as fitted to my newly acquired 2000 model 306 xsi (not Gti6) has an interference engine?

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    Well, you don't want to risk snapping the timing belt if that's your question?

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    Almost certainly, in fact I am sure it is!
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    Yes that was the basis of my question. You're very right!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lowpugV2 View Post
    Well, you don't want to risk snapping the timing belt if that's your question?


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    Thanks Matthew. The story is I just bought a beautiful 306 over here in NZ, it is absolutely like new. It's only done 60k (the proverbial little old lady's car), and whilst the timing belt was done at 50k, that was nearly 10 years ago. If a broken timing belt meant being stranded I could live with that, but wouldn't be as happy with a bunch of bent valves too. I'm sure you can all relate. I'll do the timing belt in the very near future, but I'm not sure on the degree of urgency.

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    Personally, I would be changing a 10 year old timing belt as a matter of urgency. Aside from being envious of a good condition xsi (great cars) I'd hate to see you with a broken engine. The belts can snap at any point, doesn't matter if high revs or at start up.

    Its worth doing. That and some really good tyres. They are a great drive and only really miss out on the top end power of a GTi6.

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    Hey Brett sounds like you found a very well stored Pug in the city of sails. Being of that age I would prioritise a TB change if your not keen to do yourself there is a french car service agent in Manukau but not sure where you're located as a couple of euro mechanics in Grey Lynn.

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    Change it ASAP as already said above.

    They are certainly an interface head and love to bend valves. As me how I know...

    I would replace the water pump and tensioners while your there.

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    Thanks to all above. I'll get onto the belt and ancillaries asap, and will send pics of this car once I've got it home and sorted. Good older cars are hard to find over here, so that makes this one a real find!


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    Change ASAP lol it’s deffo interference



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    I picked up a one owner 2001 XSI late last year and what an amazing car! Love it to bits! Being a 2001 it's got the 1/2 leather seats and the cyclone type GTI6 wheels!

    I had a series 2 Mi16 stashed away to be put back on the road, but with the 306 I can't see I will ever bother. The 306 is a better car in every way!

    Good luck, awesome cars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam85 View Post
    Change it ASAP as already said above.

    They are certainly an interface head and love to bend valves. As me how I know...

    I would replace the water pump and tensioners while your there.

    Cam
    as he said - you may also look at the crankshaft pulley - don't want to start a discussion on pulleys but replaced the crankshaft pulley (2 piece) with a solid and also some of the auxiliary pulleys with aftermarket with replaceable bearings - check Rich Walker over at Lynx Engineering in the UK as one source

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    Thanks all. It turns out this car is an XT. I'll send some pics shortly and you'll see what a late model XT looks like in NZ. I think there's a few subtle differences in specification, but I'm no expert when it comes to 306's. It's not as good as an XSi perhaps, but I'm happy with it considering I wanted a runabout. It drives beautifully, although the driving position seems high compared to my 106.

    The timing belt is being done as we speak, along with waterpump and tensioners. I see no reason to do any more than that at this stage...everything else seems fine.


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