Peugeot 309 1.4 ltr. Graffic 1990 model. Timing belt renewal

Discussion in 'Peugeot 309' started by torkelm, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. torkelm

    torkelm Guest

    Hello Peugeot fellow Peugeot lovers.

    Has the mentioned car a timing belt that needs to be changed? I've got
    the repair manual from Haynes and I do not find any instruction for the
    mentioned operation. I do find instructions for the 1.6 ltr. OHC
    engines, but not for the 1.1 and 1.3 ltr OHV engines. The 1.4 ltr
    engine isn't in the book.

    Thanks for any reply in advance.

    torkelm, Jan 14, 2006
  2. torkelm

    torkelm Guest

    Hi again,

    Maybe the 1.4 has got a chain instead of a belt. If so, I've read that
    a chain will last forever too. Is this true with the Peugeot 309?

    A guy told me that the 309 has got a weak rear axle which sometimes
    break. Does this happen with a lot of cars?

    Any reply is highly appriciated.

    torkelm, Jan 14, 2006
  3. torkelm

    nigel Guest

    I presume this is the TU petrol engine? In which case, yes it does
    have a timing belt, and should be changed every 72,000 miles (120,000
    kms) or every 5 years whichever comes first
    nigel, Jan 14, 2006
  4. torkelm

    torkelm Guest

    nigel skrev:
    Hello Nigel,

    Yes it has the TU3 engine. I'm the third owner. The first owner had it
    on service at 72,000 km then he sold it. The second owner didn't do
    anything regarding service. It has now run 144,000 km and I assume it's
    long overdue for change of the timing belt. I will not drive it until
    I've changed it. Thanks for your reply.

    I do not think the second owner had someone to change the timing belt,
    she was herself a old lady and when I bought it it was short of 1,5
    liters of oil...
    Thats why I do not think the belt was changed at 120,000.

    The first owner had it on several services. (last at 72,000) He owned
    the car for 8-9 years. Maybe he changed the belt, but hard to tell
    cause the service manual doesn't specify what's done.

    I've got the Haynes repair manual to help me. Even got 2 of the same
    book so I'm very well prepeared... ;)

    I hope I've not destroyed to catalysator. The engine has had some
    problems with either the spark plugs or condens in the petrol. I read
    today that the catalysator is very fragile. If unburned fuel enter it
    it, it most likely will be destroyed. If it has a catalysator... It's a
    1990 model. Here in Norway a catalysator was required by law from 1989.

    torkelm, Jan 14, 2006
  5. torkelm

    torkelm Guest

    And the Haynes book did mention the 1.4 1368ccm engine afterall. In the
    end of the book. The TU3 is an OHC engine. I would much rather have had
    the engine with a chain I think...

    torkelm, Jan 14, 2006
  6. Hi Torkel

    Peugeot /Citroen Timing Belts Manual (3568) from Haynes has a section on the
    306 TU engine timing belt renewal.


    Ivar Petur
    Ívar Pétur Guðnason, Jan 20, 2006
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