Supercharged 1999 PEUGEOT 306 GTI 6 (New Supercharger!)

October 31, 2014 - 1:17 pm

***Only 1500 miles on brand new Rotrex supercharger!!*** Sadly the time has come to list my supercharged 306. I really don’t want to sell it but I’ve recently got a company car and just don’t use it so here we are. I bought the car in October 2012 and it had been supercharged by the previous owner earlier in the year. I bought it on 84000 miles and it’s currently on about 94000. I actually put it up for sale last year and around the same time the supercharger started to whine. I got in touch with Rotrex and frustratingly the only option was to replace the supercharger. I spent £1500 on a new supercharger and oil cooler and this was installed earlier in 2014. Since then it’s done 1500 miles so the ‘charger is only just bedded in! At the same time I put Bilstein B4 shocks on with Eibach springs. It also had new discs and mintex 1155 pads.The exhaust is a really nice 2 3/4 inch stainless steel exhaust which cost the last owner over £500 alone. I had a Mitsubishi Evo 6 CAT welded in for the MOT and it comes with a decat pipe for the odd trackday. The last owner also had a reconditioned gearbox so that’s absolutely spot on. The tyres are great, the bodywork is good for the age though does have a few dings. I’m being as honest as i can to avoid wasting time, it’s in good condition but remember it’s 15 years old. Not 24 like my 205 gti, thanks for spotting the mistake. Really the only thing I’d do if I was keeping it would be to get a new drivers seat as the cloth on the side has worn through and ripped. Otherwise the interior is pretty good. As you can imagine, a 306 with 250bhp is incredible. With the rotrex supercharger it just pulls and pulls. I like it because it retains the powerband of the original engine but with more power everywhere. Being a centrifugal type it delivers more and more as it spins faster. I think this makes it more driveable and probably saves the clutch and gearbox from excess wear because it doesn’t just have a massive lump of torque down at the bottom, instead it simple feels like a bigger more powerful NA engine.

This car is available from eBay UK, the price at time of listing was £3500.00,but may have already sold, please check eBay for further details

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For sale is my Peugeot 306 gti 6. Iv owned the car since February/ march this years and used it daily up untill augustI now own another car and that’s why the car is for sale The car starts and runs with no problems it pulls like a train ! As I said I used it for work everyday up until august but it’s been sat ever since and has now run out of M.o.t. Taxed until end of November. The car drives perfectly with no knocks or bangs but I have no idea what it would need to get through an m.o.tThe car has 4 nearly new tyres on it I think iv only done 2000 miles tops since they were fitted The car also had a brand new centre and rear section of the exhaust witch is still covered with a 2 year warranty I also gave the car a full service when I got it including a life long k&n panel filter ( not a boy racer cone type ) The car has a 6 disc alpine CD player in the boot I have all the receipts for the parts I had fitted to the car.The car is taxed until the end of November The bad bits The drivers mirror glass is cracked that would need replacing for m.o.tThe drivers electric window switch is temperamental There is a small ding in the bonnet as you can see in the picture it’s very small. Other than that the car is very straight. It’s been a very reliable fun car too own, sad to see it go but I needed a diesel for work. The car has no M.O.T but is currently taxed Cash on collection please. And No time wasters

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October 30, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Modified 306 GTI 1998 6 SPEED 169BHP GREAT SHOW CAR This car has been to many car shows since I have had it. I apologise for lack of photos. I have moved to new Zealand and had to leave my dream car and have to sell this amazing car. Engine runs SWEET,no knocks or noises THIS IS A REAL FAST CAR 6 SPEED MANUAL Modfiications Clifford Advant guard 5.1 car alarm ANGEL EYE FRONT HEADLIGHTS 17inch alloy wheels Full body kit Rear LED afterburner lights look awesome at night Seats are custom leather black and blue unfortunately I don’t have pics of the interior Full vibe speaker system 6×9 in rear side mounted tweeters built into side of rear seats. 5inch x2 speakers built into the divers and passengers doors . Theres also many spares of vibe speakers 6×9 in the boot along with vibe 10ich sub and “3000watt THE LOUDEST’ amplifier Momo steering wheel I have installed a purge system along with the LEDS which light up when purged, but it needs the bottle hooking up in the boot.I do have the bottle for this. Under car neons I have all the receipts for all modifications I need a quick sell im am currently in new Zealand my friend where car is at is selling on behalf of me. Any questions please feel free to ask via email I have spent a few thousand $$$ doing this car I wont let it go too cheap, but make me an offer or buy it now, MOT on will put 6 months tax on when purchased As I said this is a great car which will be ready for the BIG shows next year, THIS CAR IS A STEAL, REAL HEAD TURNER Car is located at LONGTON BUSINESS PARK STATION ROAD UNIT 9 K-D BODYSHOP HOOLE,PRESTON PR4 5LE FOR VIEWING 01772 617190 07966 745595 Mark NO TIME WASTERS PLEASE BUYER BOUGHT AS SEEN, NO RETURNS Happy to answer any questions or messaging on eBay

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Peugeot 306 GTi 6

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On offer – unique and rare 306 GTi 6 2000cc petrol car. Black 1999. Genuine 79,000 miles from new. Good engine and gearbox. Selling as spares or repairs. Any questions call 07973 187996 Happy Bidding

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PEUGEOT 306 GTI Track car

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Road legal track car

306 gti road legal track carI bought this car standard this year mid summer, the car was a project hoping to take it to the nurburg ring in Germany. I have spent roughly £4000 on the car having the work done plus £1000 for the car. since having all the work don the car has never left my drive. selling due to not having time for the car. work donefull custom made roll cagesparco evo bucket seats on sparco adjustable subframes custom made door cardsinterior sprayed kawasaki greenfull exterior respray factory colour de badged bonnet and grillside door trims removed filled and made smooth lowered 40mm spas springstrs 3 inch harness bad points that still need attention nothing majorpassenger window temperamental goes town but needs assistance going back upalarm seems to go off when started no noise just flashing headlights, the battery is flat in the key i think it needs reseting other than that car runs fine m.o.t till december no tax listing the car with no reserve so grab your self a bargain

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Tapping engines

October 28, 2014 - 10:10 am

With even the latest GTi-6s now reaching 15 years old, many cars are now exhibiting a tapping noise from the engine. This noise rises as the revs rise and can often sound like a sticky tappet. However more often than not the cause is more sinister;

1. Bent Valves following a Cambelt snap
Because of the GTi-6’s XU10J4RS appetite for snapped timing belts, a common cause of the tapping is in fact down to bent inlet or exhaust valves in the cylinder head. This occurs when the cambelt snaps and the pistons hit the valves as the XU10J4RS is an ‘interference’ engine.
The garage doing the repair may visually inspect the valves and decide they are fine to reuse without checking them in a lathe or similar. They can be very slightly bent, and that is all it takes to make the engine tap. These bent valves won’t show up on a leak
down or compression test as the double valve springs are very strong, the only way to diagnose is by someone with experience with these engines or by removing the cylinder head again and inspecting them.

2. Damaged valve guides following a cambelt snap
Another potential cause of tapping can be the bronze Valve guides that may get slightly damaged when the belt snaps and the valves hit the pistons. These are an interference fit in the head so need need changing by a machine shop.

3. Valve to valve contact
The third cause could be when timing up the cylinder head, the camshafts have been turned independently. When this occurs it is possible for exhaust valves to touch inlets as they overlap slightly. This ‘touch’ is enough to bend them and a few engines have become ‘tappers’ this way.

4. Crankshaft pulley slippage
A common problem that occurs with the crankshaft pulley is that due to its construction, the timing hole used to set the engine timing can slip round from its original position. This occurs through hundreds of heat cycles, torque stress and age as the bonded outer ring of the pulley moves in relation to the inner ring. Since the timing hole is on the outer part of the pulley its position can move. Thus if the pulley has slipped and is used to set the timing on the engine, after a cambelt change for example, the timing can be out and piston/valve contact can occur. It is essential to use a known good pulley to time the engine. A triple check would be to check the pistons are at half height in the cylinders and as a rough guide the woodruff key is pointing to 9pm (if you visualise the engine as upright not leaning back in the engine bay). Many people use a lighter solid crank pulley to eliminate this problem and reduce some of the rotating mass.

There are cases of ‘tappers’ dropping a valve after operating fine for thousand of miles. The valves may be weakened from being bent/impact with pistons and decide to snap, decimating the engine, often requiring a new engine block.

Some people decide to replace the whole engine to save on costs but there is no guarantee, the engine you’re buying is in better condition than the one being replaced. Generally speaking the best way to solve the tapping is to replace all the valves and guides in the cylinder head and have it replaced by a competent mechanic.

5. Loose spark plug

To end on lighter note, not all causes of tapping are expensive to fix – it may be caused by something as innocent as loose spark plugs. Simply removing the coilpacks and re-torquing the plugs can stop the noise.