(N00b) Servicing Peugeot 308 HDi- Timing belt, Turbo, Anything else
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    Default (N00b) Servicing Peugeot 308 HDi- Timing belt, Turbo, Anything else

    Hi Guys

    I have a 2010 Peugeot 308 1.6 HDi with VIN VF34C9HR8AS168341. Quite trouble free and pleasant to drive. Few questions:


    1) Is the service interval 6 months or 12 months?
    2) It's currently close to 78K and going for a service shortly. I am thinking to take it to Repco here who is quite reputed. Should I tell them about checking or tightening timing belt specifically?
    3) Also read in forum, reason many of Peugot turbos die is because it's not serviced well. Is there some special thing for turbos to be checked or replaced?
    4) Having heard the engines are fussy, is Penrite
    ENVIRO+ 5W-20
    a good oil enough?


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    It doesn't sound like it had a hard life, so every year.

    The kms aren't high enough for a new belt, but the handbook will say 9 years. You don't adjust them, but replace the whole setup. A big service,

    The 1.6 engine and turbo has a long life, provided it is lubricated often enough and with the correct oil. The recommended stuff is Total Quartz Ineo ECS, but the main thing to look for is C2 spec very low ash. Total is easy to get in Qld from the distributor Onshore. There are a couple of other brands, including Penrite Enviro+ DL1, which is superseded. Penrite now have one labelled C2 with a slightly higher ash content than Total..

    PS Even from Sydney I suspect there are better places for a service, Our Queenslanders regularly recommend independent mechanics who know these cars and will spot future problems if any.

    PPS Some spares importers like EAI can supply all the necessary filters etc needed for service using the brands installed by the maker. Most of us swear by Purflux filters. They are usually also the cheapest way out. Another reason to use a specialist mechanic or DIY.
    Last edited by seasink; 2nd June 2019 at 08:23 PM.
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