306 Water in Fuel Warning Light

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by mjmiller, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. mjmiller

    mjmiller Guest

    Hi Guys,

    I have recently bought a 306 TD and i am having a few problems. The first
    on is i have just started getting a water in fuel warning light appear.

    Does anyone know how this can be resolved?

    The other problem i having is whenever i break the entire car shudders, i
    have had the break discs and pads replaced but doesn't seem to have made
    much difference. Any ideas?
    mjmiller, Oct 25, 2004
  2. mjmiller

    blackknight Guest

    as to water in fuel...drain tank / check fule for water you will see it
    flowting on top of the diesel if this so dump it..if no sign of water put
    it back but what ever the case change fuel filter
    as to the brakes could be distortion or excessive wear on drums or caliper
    mounting bolts loose
    suspension or steering have excessive wear
    mountings broke
    or if fitted anti lock braking system at fault (check first)
    blackknight, Oct 26, 2004
  3. mjmiller

    Phil Cook Guest

    You what?! I know diesel is classed as "heavy oil" for UK taxation
    purposes but it ain't that heavy. Diesel floats on water, that's why
    the drain on the fuel filter housing is at the bottom.
    Phil Cook, Oct 26, 2004
  4. mjmiller

    Wichita Guest

    The warning light just means there is too much water in the diesel
    filter under the bonnet. Diesel apparently quite often gets water in it
    and the filter is there to, well, filter it out.

    I've never quite learned how to deal with this, but the theory is you
    open a little nylon valve at the bottom of the filter (yes water is
    heavier) and push the pumper thing until you have expelled the water
    from the filter into a container.

    On my 405 the little nylon valve is hell to get at and it's best to
    unbolt the filter mounting by the battery so you can raise it a bit.

    My garage just changes the filter assembly and cleans it ready for the
    next customer. In france you can buy them in the hypermarkets.

    The warning light sensor on the filter can become faulty and costs £60
    (must be at least £1.50 to make) so it's worth plugging and unplugging
    the connector a few times in case you just have a bad contact.

    Cheers, A
    Wichita, Oct 26, 2004
  5. mjmiller

    Bill Guest

    Change the fuel filter - undo four bolts lift the old filter out, insert new
    one tighen screws you will now need to prime the pump - look for a rubber
    'pressy in' thing, it looks like one of these pressy things that we use to
    have on our push bikes years ago (the horn).

    last of all look for a water bleeder around the fuel filter, start engine
    and undo for about 20/30 seconds retighen -----------job done till next

    Bill, Oct 27, 2004
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