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    Default Need help on 306 s16

    well ive been looking around for a peugeot 306 s16 and i have found one for around 6500... however i need someones help as this car has done 200000 kms and i dont know if it is worth buying it with so many kms... i mean i dont want to spen that much money and then have to spend additional thousands on fixing problems that arise due to the cars age... so do cars such as the 306 s16 1994 model become unreliable once they reach 200000 kms? Any additional information that would also assist me with buying the car wouold help me greatly. thankyou guys and girls i appreciate it.

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    ok s16,check brake discs for thickness and lipping,all 306s wishbone bushes tearing,the coil over plugs break down,the throttle diaphram lifters fail.the drivers side window regulator fail,bigger glass more weight.heater cores leak,air con evap leak.cam belt and tensioners by 80k or 4 years.had a few wiper motors burn out due to blocked water drains.oxy sensors at that km suspect.

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    I'd strongly suggest you take it to a Peugeot specialist mechanic to give the car a once-over. There aren't too may around that have done over 200k's, so I guess there isn't a lot of 'data' on how these cars will age (eg how long the motor will last).

    You might find the previous owner has replaced a lot of the common items (suspension components, coil packs, engine mounts etc), so it might be OK for a while. Make sure it's had regular servicing, and has had two cam belt replacements by now. Should have been done at 80kms or 8-10 years.
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    Correction....meant to say....the cam belt should have been done at 80kms and 160kms!
    08 Peugeot 207 GT - daily driver
    '74 Alfa GTV 2000 LeMans Blue
    '70 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina - project
    '94 306 S16 - gone, but not forgotten

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    Check CV joints for hook turn clicking
    Check engine mounts (all 3)
    Check for uneven front or rear tyre wear.
    Check that EVERYTHING works, spesh electrics & A/C.... no ifs or buts.
    Check the ABS, as it can paly up but its ussually simple repairs.
    Check the sunroof if it has one for leaks and operation.
    Check for oil, filters (oil & fuel), timing & sepertine belts atleast x2 changes so far, must have proof! (as the others stated).
    Check the fan speed controller.
    Check the speedo needle
    Check the digital temperature dispaly is right, it help control the a/c
    Check it has a spare (under the car!) and a jack & wheel brace,
    check all fluid levels, as per any car.
    check seat mechanisms
    check for that the variable inlet actuators move with engine revs, (to do this start car, open bonnet, at idle pull on trottle cable and watch for the movement of the actuators, one is near the throttle body, the other on the other side of the inlet manifold.)
    Check that there is no blue or extra suty smoke coming from the exhaust (blue smoke means somethinsgs a miss with the piston rings etc)
    Check that the car returns to idle nice and smooth, a jittery idle could mean stepper motor, o2 sensor, harmonic balancer or even timing belt issues.
    Check that the cars central locking works the hatch lock as that all connected.....
    that all I can collectively remember from the last 7 years of S16 during and post owner ship.... - Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRI'S16
    Check the digital temperature dispaly is right, it help control the a/c
    really?

    mines always about 40 degrees above what it actually is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRTDVL
    really?

    mines always about 40 degrees above what it actually is...
    Yes, it has x2 temp probes, 1 is for outside temp (atmosphere reading, located in the drivers mirror) the other is for in-cabin temp so it can operate in the AUTO mode, as it needs base temp reading to make adjustments. The temp it displays is the external temp, its not the most accurate though as it can suffer from sun heat loading. - Chris
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    ya i think a spider might have fried it a bit also...

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