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    Without having to digest every page of my Haynes service manuals for my 405 and 306......
    What is the main differences between the XU and the TU range of petrol engines?
    Am I correct in assuming that only the XU series are in the aussie models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decca
    Without having to digest every page of my Haynes service manuals for my 405 and 306......
    What is the main differences between the XU and the TU range of petrol engines?
    Am I correct in assuming that only the XU series are in the aussie models?


    Decca
    not sure about the 405's and 306's or wether they got TU engines but in the 205 series TU's were up to 1.4 litres the top of the line was the original 205 GT which was sold in europe... except for the T16 which i believe was also a TU series engine... and the XU started at 1.6l top of the line for the 1.6l XU was the 205 GTI engine out of the 1.6l GTI (all XU5's) then you have all the XU9's which is what i beleive where the xu's we in australia started correct me if im wrong... i may be wrong here and somone correct me if i am as im not looking at my haynes manual right now but i beleive TU series engines had a timing chain rather then a belt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decca
    Without having to digest every page of my Haynes service manuals for my 405 and 306......
    What is the main differences between the XU and the TU range of petrol engines?
    Am I correct in assuming that only the XU series are in the aussie models?


    Decca
    Until fairly recently the only TU we saw in Australia was in the AX Citroen.
    The TU was introduced into the 205 to replace the original 104 based gearbox in sump motors.
    It is a smaller motor than the XU and has its own MA series gearbox.
    The 205 T16 was an XU.
    TU motors in Australia include the 1.6 206 and 307 (cast iron block) and the 1.4 206 and berlingo (alloy block).

    Graham Wallis

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    interesting that the 307 and Berlingo have TU series engines. I assumed (possibly wrongly) that the TU were an older design and made as the lower capacity engine sizes for countries with poorer fuels ( budget type engines)

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    Graham
    interesting that the 307 and Berlingo have TU series engines. I assumed (possibly wrongly) that the TU were an older design and made as the lower capacity engine sizes for countries with poorer fuels ( budget type engines)

    Decca

    No, they came out around 1989.
    Graham

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