306 xrdt MOT failure emmissions, now seized engine??

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by pug78, May 12, 2006.

  1. pug78

    pug78 Guest


    My 306 XRDT failed MOT on emmisions, reading 3.75 on the machine, Ii
    put in some diesel additive and took for a hard drive taking it up to
    the limitorin 3rd and 4th, when I had finished I was on my way home,
    slowing down it cut out and it is now dead, will not jump start or bump
    start, the engine will not turn over at all, the starter just clicks
    because it can't turn the engine over and when we tried to bump start
    it in 2nd gear when the cluth is released its like putting on the

    ....it had a head gasket less than 150 miles ago.

    I was planning on MOTing it and selling it, now I think I will have to
    just give up on it an let it go for spares or repair.

    any thoughts...

    pug78, May 12, 2006

  2. You say you pushed it. Has the timing belt snapped or slipped under the
    strain causing the internal bits to jam against each other? Just a
    Keith Willcocks, May 12, 2006
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    Brian Guest

    My 306 XRDT failed MOT on emmisions, reading 3.75 on the machine, Ii
    Jack up the front wheel, either side, select 5 (fifth) gear, and try to turn
    the engine over. With the very high compression ratio, you need that extra
    advantage of the higher gear. Doing it in second will seem like hitting a
    brick wall. If you really can't turn it over in fifth gear, then you do have
    a partially siezed engine I would think.
    When it cut out, I assume there were no nasty noises?
    If you had a new head gasket 150 miles ago, then it is most likely it is
    something to do with that, get the cam belt tension and timing double
    checked, in fact get on to whoever did the head gasket, as this is
    definitely connected I would think.
    Brian, May 12, 2006
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    Chris Guest

    Did the person that done the head gasket replace all the belts??? if
    not i think i would pay him a visit.
    good luck
    Chris, May 12, 2006
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