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staley_306

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Post #1
New job means I need a car that will do more that 15mpg so Ive been looking around and have decided on a 306 hdi, Theres some really nice ones about. Is there anything I should be looking out for? Any common problems with these cars? A lot seem high mileage - how long will they go on for?
Cheers guys,
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 10:48
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feck, what do you drive now??! can't be a 6 unless you pin it on the boards all the time, in which case you wont save much with a diesel tbh!!

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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 11:34
barry.rs

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Jeez I get more than that in the S6 Crazy
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 11:37
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My other half has a 306 hdi 1.9 diesel its a phase 2 model done 254,300 miles on the same engine,change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles,its a little noisy on start up now when cold but when it gets up to operating temperature its runs really well and still getting 50 mpg.

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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 11:45
jorg

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I have covered 125000 miles in my HDi over the last 10 years and apart from normal wear and tear items the only thing I have had to change is the lift pump in the tank. As long as they are serviced they should go on and on. Filled the tank the other week and the light only came on this morning, works out to around 57mpg which is pretty good.

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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:00
staley_306

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Post #6
Nice to no that not many problems are being mentioned Smile

Driving a E30 3.5 turbo atm, I only live 2 miles from work so its liveable but the new job is about 30 miles away.
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:08
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i think i need a more economical car to get to work and back. i was thinking ... FIREBLADE?? can't see me putting £80 a week fuel in that

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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:08
staley_306

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Rikky, when I came to get that gearbox off you, it cost nearly £100 in fuel. Sad
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:12
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Post #9
Blink is the car standard? LOL

my M3 wasn't that bad i don't think! i did get 7mpg out of it a lot of the time but on long distances it wasn't too bad

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gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:16
staley_306

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Post #10
Might have looked standard but its far from it!
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:17
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Post #11
mcvite wrote:
My other half has a 306 hdi 1.9 diesel its a phase 2 model done 254,300 miles on the same engine,change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles,its a little noisy on start up now when cold but when it gets up to operating temperature its runs really well and still getting 50 mpg.


they dont do a 1.9 hdi.

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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:32
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staley_306 wrote:
Nice to no that not many problems are being mentioned Smile

Driving a E30 3.5 turbo atm, I only live 2 miles from work so its liveable but the new job is about 30 miles away.


2 miles?! lazy kent Laugh my ass off not surprised it only did 15mpg! wont even be half way to warm!

is it this one?

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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:34
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jesus, what power is it putting out?! spec?!

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gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
winner of Extraction of toys from prams with outstanding vigour award 2009 [source: gti6 owners club]
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:37
braymond

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More pics of the E30 please Matt

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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 12:52
allsmiles

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in 5 years the only things that failed on my hdi is the crank pulley and fuel pressure rail sensor

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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 13:29
staley_306

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Post #16
Not that one, I know that one quite well though, he's just spent nearly 3k on a clutch to hold the power!

This is mine


Took these at curborough the other weekend.
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 18:09
mike rallye

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wow nice spec in that, what list is the spec and what sort of power does it put out?

common things on a hdi are the fuel pump in the tank.
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 18:13
Wongy

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Post #18
Crank pulleys, low pressure fuel pumps, HP pumps are rarer but can still go, injectors are a bit of an issue (generally just noisy and they leak, just annoying more than anything) and the rest of it is usual 306 stuff (rear brakes never working properly, airbag light, aircon wont work)
Also, be ready to be overtaken by, well, everything else on the road, including farm machinery.

Thats the worst i could say, i actually liked mine a lot, great on fuel and looked nice, just a shame it was sooooo slow.

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Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 18:29
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Jesus how bad do I feel now cos I didn't stop to properly look at it! looks phenomenal!

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gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
winner of Extraction of toys from prams with outstanding vigour award 2009 [source: gti6 owners club]
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 18:38
staley_306

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Post #20
No worries mate, that's why I like it, just looks like an old bm Smile

306 hdi sounds like a good plan then!
Posted 31st Jul 2012 at 20:20
asim_pug306

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Post #21
Wongy wrote:
Crank pulleys, low pressure fuel pumps, HP pumps are rarer but can still go, injectors are a bit of an issue (generally just noisy and they leak, just annoying more than anything) and the rest of it is usual 306 stuff (rear brakes never working properly, airbag light, aircon wont work)
Also, be ready to be overtaken by, well, everything else on the road, including farm machinery.

Thats the worst i could say, i actually liked mine a lot, great on fuel and looked nice, just a shame it was sooooo slow.


They're not really that slow. Ok it's not a 6 or a modern GT TDi but still it's not the slowest thing in the world. Good torque and pulls nicely in 3rd and 4th.

Oh and that E30... Love

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Posted 1st Aug 2012 at 00:46
Wongy

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Post #22
Mine and 2 of my mates where appallingly slow, like getting puled away from by transit van slow.
Stage 1 map makes them a lot better though.

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Posted 1st Aug 2012 at 08:14
staley_306

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Post #23
I didn't think they where that slow? It will be up and down the motorway everyday so its not that important.
Posted 1st Aug 2012 at 08:20
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Post #24
what's the spec of your e30? looks impressive, dying to know LOL

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306 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals) | 306 b-pillar textured vinyl weatherstrips
306 slam panel esso stickers | 306 yellow / orange / pension fund red side door badges
gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
winner of Extraction of toys from prams with outstanding vigour award 2009 [source: gti6 owners club]
Posted 1st Aug 2012 at 08:22
staley_306

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Post #25
3.5l m30 block with a b35 ported head, M6 throttle bodies and plenum, MLS h/g, 600cc injectors, omex 710, custom stainless mani with tial external w/g, dizzy delete, m6 oil filter housing, turbosmart fpr and boost controller, e28 flywheel, helix 5 paddle ceramic clutch with e34 5 speed sport box and 3.15 lsd, porsche 4 pots on front, billy B8s all round, polly bushed all round,

Hours of mapping has got me to just over 410bhp and 580 nm at 10psi. Ill be going some more but I have maxed the injectors.
Posted 1st Aug 2012 at 08:38

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