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Author Subject: Starter Motor for GTi6
Black306

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Post #1
Hi all

I'm going to try and fit a new starter to the 306 GTi6 I've just bought, as it'll only start with a bump start. Battery is new, so hopefully just the starter.

I wanted OEM but doesn't look like they're available! I've been looking around and reading on here, although its left me a bit unclear on which to get and from where. A few people seem to have picked them up for around the £50 mark. To be honest I don't mind paying more, I'd just like to buy the best one for the car that ideally fits easy (having not fitted one before, and expecting the manifold will come out if my skinny arms won't get it done without).

I was hoping someone might be able to let me know which starter they would buy and where from? Also, if I remove the inlet manifold, which gasket would you get and from where?

I really do appreciate any time/help, as I want to take this car out for the first time, and so annoyingly I can't yet Dunno

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Posted 7th Oct 2020 at 11:44
S8-Tom

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Post #2
Valeo supplied the originals. Search for Valeo D6RA661 and you should find what you need.

Mister Auto look like they stock the right part. Manifold gasket can be had from them too.

The other option is to have your original refurbished. A local guy replaced the brushes, magnet and casing on mine for £40, maybe there's someone in your area that does the same?

Have a look at the FAQ's for how to remove the inlet. Starter is simple once the inlet's off.

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Posted 7th Oct 2020 at 13:36
Laytj

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Post #3
The diesel/HDI starters also fit, as I believe some people fit them as a more powerful upgrade

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Posted 7th Oct 2020 at 18:20
rudolf

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Post #4
Mine got a diesel one about 10 years ago and lasted 9 years. It turned over very fast

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Posted 7th Oct 2020 at 22:54
miki4

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Post #5
Are the XUD and HDI starters the same for an upgrade?
Posted 8th Oct 2020 at 10:26
Black306

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Post #6
Thanks all. So I had a look for a 'Valeo D6RA661' but you can't buy them new anymore. I'd rather new for peace of mind and avoid having to replace it any sooner than I need to.

Anyone know a new starter model that I should buy, as there seem to be so many different brands, models, power to choose from. Any recommendation would be great, otherwise I'll just have a punt on one of the brands/models that one of the sites says is the replacement for the 'Valeo D6RA661'

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Posted 8th Oct 2020 at 14:19
Laytj

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Post #7
I think the XUD and the HDI starters are different to look at but they do both fit

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Posted 8th Oct 2020 at 19:15
Black306

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Location: Surbiton

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Post #8
Would anyone have a part number as 'D6RA661' is no longer made

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1x Peugeot 306 GTi 6 Phase 2.5 (Current Car)
Posted 9th Oct 2020 at 14:28
Joep

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Post #9
Just go to autodoc, fill in D6RA661 and you will find plenty alternatives.

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Posted 9th Oct 2020 at 16:53
iplay

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Post #10
Which starter motor did you buy?
Did you buy new inlet gaskets too?
Posted 18th Oct 2020 at 20:15
Black306

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Post #11
Bought a valeo D6RA661 used from eBay but sold with a warranty so at least I knew it worked. Bought a ptfe and normal cheap gasket as I wasn’t sure; ended up using the cheaper one in the end.

Everyone on here will laugh but having never done anything to an engine other than stick air filters in when I was younger, it took me 8 hours instead of the 2 hours I was expecting. I was being over careful and figuring things out for the first time, also hit some issues like the throttle cable wouldn’t come out, and it took me about an hours to get the old gasket cleaned off the manifold (ended up using a blade followed by some cleaning fluid). All done though and if I did it again it would probably only take 2-3hours max I expect.

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1x Peugeot 306 XS Phase 2
1x Peugeot 106 Quicksilver (Mistake Purchase)
1x Peugeot 306 GTi 6 Phase 2.5 (Current Car)
Posted 18th Oct 2020 at 22:47

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