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    Tadpole
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    Changing Engine oil!

    hey everyone,
    i'm trying to change my engine oil for the 306XSi 16V...i looked under the car for the opening to let the juice flow out. The only one i can find is a white circular tab attached to the gearbox. I was wondering whether anyone can confirm whether this is the rite one? how do i get bout opening it?? turn it?? or just by pulling it out???

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    pls help anyone?? thanks in advance

    regards

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    Fellow Frogger! Mi16 Man's Avatar
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    NO!!!!

    Mr F Toast.
    Make sure you you both a Jack AND Stands before you think of doing this job. Slide under the car. Looking back from the front of the car, the SUMP Plug is on the far left of the sump, close to the drivers side wheel. You will find that it is on the corner as the sump rises vertically at the BACK OF THE BLOCK. With a 19mm or 21mm socket, undo the plug slowly as the oil will be hot (it is better to drain whilst warm, not cold). Keep your hand on the plug and do not let it drop into the container you are letting it pour into. You will no doubt get some oil running down your arm so keep an old rag handy.

    Good luck
    Stu
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    Tadpole
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    hey Mi16 man,
    thanks for the tip...i'll get back to it tomorrow. hihihih.. I did spend some time under the car, (and yes...i have jack...wouldn't want the car to crash me?? ) I was suprised to find out that these little thinf\gs r pretty tough compred to some japanese counterparts i have seen. wat do you think??? peugeot build quality is not all that bad after all.

    p.s trying to console myself. thanks for the tip yet again...where can i gert 1 of those haynes service manuals??? r they any good?

    Regards
    ToastedFrench

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    Fellow Frogger! Mi16 Man's Avatar
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    FT

    As many have heard and hopefully not experienced first hand, NEVER RELY ON A JACK ALONE!!! ALWAYS USE STANDS IN CONJUNCTION. 1300kgs falling on a 90kg person does not have it's advantages.

    I think the tightest car I have worked on the 205GTi. Basically that engine is in there like the proverbial 'sardines' alought Peugeot compensate by putting things that require regular servicing in easy access points. Such as oil filters etc. The Mi16 is at the front of the block just behind the radiator. The only thing I wish for with the filters is that they are placed at an angle where they would not spill as you take them off. For example, a KH Laser (blasphemy - I know. GF's car) we have has the oil filter at the firewall side of the block under the carby mounted opens side down. As soon as you take the filter off, out it pours. Plus you cannot access that area to degrease that well adding to the fact of keeping water away from the carby.

    Keep up regular oil changes and don't use Woolworths special "Home Brand" Oil. I go for every 5000kms (Oil+Filter) using Mobil 1 5W-50.
    The car loves it and I find the crankcase breather pipes are not 'gunked up' compared to when I bought the car.

    Keep on Puggin'
    Stu G
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    2008 308 XSE HDi SW / 2006 307 XSE HDi Touring / 2001 306 XSi / 2005 206 GTi180 / 2005 407 HDi / 2003 206 XT / 1993 SII 405 Mi16 / 1990 205 GTi / 2x 1985 505 GTi S1 / 1976 504 / 1982 20 TS / 1997 306 XR / 1992 205 Si

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    Fellow Frogger! Mi16 Man's Avatar
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    BTW - Sorry

    Haynes Manuals are pretty good and give you an understanding of how the cars work 'behind the scenes'

    Any good motoring bookshop will have one or your local Non-dealer workshop may stock it.

    "MOTORBOOKS" in Cremorne, Sydney do postal orders if you need to.
    "Take a Lion through a corner - FAST"

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    Past "Frogs"
    2008 308 XSE HDi SW / 2006 307 XSE HDi Touring / 2001 306 XSi / 2005 206 GTi180 / 2005 407 HDi / 2003 206 XT / 1993 SII 405 Mi16 / 1990 205 GTi / 2x 1985 505 GTi S1 / 1976 504 / 1982 20 TS / 1997 306 XR / 1992 205 Si

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    Fellow Frogger!
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    I've got a 306 xsi also, you will find there are 2 sump plugs, one on the front and the other on the back of the sump. when your car is securely jacked, undo the plug that looks the lowest to the ground, this will allow more oil at the bottom of the sump to flow out. If you don't know which one to undo, choose one. Let the oil run out then undo the other and see if more oil flows out of there. just don't forget to screw both back in!!

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    Tadpole
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    hey guys,
    thanks for the advice.......tomoroow i'll go to the bookstore to grap a copy of the manual and then....get under the car again.
    for now.think i'll get some sleep...so.do you guys modify the engines as well?? what mods does the pug usually respond to i wonder?? any tips on that?? thanks again in advance!!!

    cheers

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    love your member number there french toast
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    Toast,

    At the risk of sounding over cautious, it's a good idea to use a latex/plastic surgical type glove as 'they' reckon sump oil is highly carcinogenic on your skin - (he says after 20 years of oil up to his elbows)...also gives slight protection against warm oil.

    Stuey


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