Peugeot 306 Problems

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Peugeot 306 fuel experiment

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Oct 2012

You can do the experiment, but be careful to observe for any pinging from the engine. If you do hear it stop the experiment and go back to the higher octane fuel.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Changing steer from Mazda to Peugeot

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Jul 2010

There are a number of things you can do; it really depends on how much money you want to spend. You could start by increasing the tyre pressure by three or four psi above the recommended pressure and see if that is enough to do what you want. Beyond that you could fit sportier tyres, you could fit harder suspension bushes, lower the suspension, fit better shock absorbers, and heavier anti-roll bars. If you do want to modify the suspension I would suggest you consult a specialist such as Pedders or K-Mac.

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Ask Smithy Xtra E10 in Peugeot 306

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Apr 2010

The recommended fuel for the Pug is 91, regular unleaded, so I don’t see any reason not to use E10. Oil companies claim that E10 has a minimum octane of 94, higher than the recommended octane rating.

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Choosing right blend

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Nov 2008

YOU can use it without any problem. If the ethanol content creeps up to 25 per cent or more in the future then you would need to be careful, but that's not on the horizon.

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Going topless

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jun 2008

GENERALLY, soft-tops are more durable than they once were, and there are no reports of trouble with the Peugeot roof. I haven't seen any on the road that are faded or torn, so I think you'd be safe to buy one. The door issue is another thing. A convertible body is generally not as stiff as a sedan's, which has a steel roof to hold it all together. One of the things that can happen is the doors will drop. It could be a matter of adjustment, but I would avoid a car with sagging doors.

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A busted gearbox

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Aug 2006

IN SITUATIONS like this, carmakers generally take the view that you have had four years of trouble-free motoring so they won't pay for the whole repair. But 30 per cent sounds a pretty poor offer to me, I would go for at least 50 per cent.

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Another crack like that . . .

Answered by CarsGuide 18 May 2006

I AM inclined to think it is a problem with your car. When a windscreen cracks like this, particularly more than once, I'd look for added stress such as a poor fit or a misshapen opening. If it's a used car, I'd suspect it has had a crash and the repairs haven't been done properly. If you bought it new, go back to Peugeot. You will have to negotiate a settlement, which may involve legal proceedings.

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