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    Just wondering if anyone replaces power steering fluid on a 306. Is so, how often, what type of fluid and how?

    Also when do you need to adjust engine valves?

    The service manual doesn't mention either of these as required as part of routine maintenance.

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    you can always drop a line and pump it out and put new stuff in there

    engine valves don't need adjusting as they are hydraulic lifters

    are yours noisey ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur
    Just wondering if anyone replaces power steering fluid on a 306. Is so, how often, what type of fluid and how?

    Also when do you need to adjust engine valves?

    The service manual doesn't mention either of these as required as part of routine maintenance.

    Thanks

    Arthur
    As pugrambo noted you can pump out the old stuff, spesh if its a bit black. Becarefull as some can be corrosive and eat at your paint.
    In my 306 I used half a tub of valvoline power steering fluid gold, which was $22 and i had enough left over for topping friends cars.
    My hoses used to leak because of poor clamps, i replaced these with new stainless steel ($3ea) clamps and the system didn't need topping up ever again. - Chris
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    Depending on which 306 it is, it may have solid lifters. The 8V XU10J2 has shims under buckets like the 8 valve XU9J2 fitted to 205, 405, BX etc. They shouldn't need attention however unless something is going wrong. eg cam wear, valve recession etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    you can always drop a line and pump it out and put new stuff in there

    engine valves don't need adjusting as they are hydraulic lifters

    are yours noisey ?
    No they are not noisy. I just noticed a sticker under the bonnet the other day which detailed valve adjustment specs.

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