as few 205 diesel questions

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by Paul Everett, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Paul Everett

    Paul Everett Guest


    Just bought a 205 diesel (non turbo) and I've got a couple of questions
    as I don't have any manuals or anything for it (yet).

    Firstly what grade of oil should I use in it and how much does it take
    for an oil change?

    Secondly there's a light that's coming on intermittently that I'm told
    is for something like "drain fuel filter" - it's an orange thing that
    looks like a pot with some fluid in and pipes coming out of the top.
    What do I need to do in order to do this? I'm not entirely sure where
    the fuel filter even is...

    Thirdly how big a job is the cambelt? I've no idea when it was done so
    for peace of mind I think I would like to do it as long as it's not too
    much of a pig of a job.

    I think that's it for now, there will no doubt be more soon though ;)

    Paul Everett, Mar 3, 2005
  2. Paul Everett

    G.T Guest

    15W40 is OK, you'll need 5 litres with the filter or 4.5 without.
    Follow the pipes coming from the tank (right hand in engine bay, near to the
    coolant tank). You'll find the fuel filter (depending on years, up to 07/92
    should be a 100mm high cylinder, 07/93 -> ... a black 2" high cylinder
    closed by 4 BTR screws). Open the drain screw underneath the filter housing
    until fuel goes out.
    Hint : may cause a leak.
    Hint 2 : the fuel sensor is pretty crap, you'd better ignore it. I drive
    since 70,000km with the light on and off, and just don't care.
    It's a bitch of a job. Remove wheel, block engine (2 8mm bolts for cam &
    pump + 1 L-shaped pin for flywheel), jack up engine, remove upper engine
    mounting, remove cambelt and tensionner, fit new parts, check tension,
    remove blocking pins, 2 revs on cranckshaft (using a 22mm wrench), refit
    blocking pins. Pins OK ? Finished, refit wheel & engine mounting, attempt to
    start engine, it starts you win. Have a beer.
    Bitch of a job because of the lack of room.
    Cambelt lifetime : 5 years OR 120,000km at the first reached term.
    G.T, Mar 3, 2005
  3. Hi
    The orange light is (water in fuel filter warning light)the fuel filter its
    easy to find and the is a smal screw on the boton to let the water out
    i use 15/40 and its done 90000 miles runs fine on it change every 6000
    as for the cam belt dont no it was done just before a brought it sory i cant
    help there i can send you some scans of the manual if you want

    Matthew Taylor, Mar 3, 2005
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