18th Jun 2008, 13:30

Hi guys, thinking about buying a 00 306 HDI, it has 146,000 miles on the clock and is running at 110bhp. I'm not sure if it has been chipped or re-mapped. Would there be much of a difference between the 2? Also, do the hdi engines achieve many miles before time of death, and does power increase shorten the life?


31st Aug 2008, 10:27

To the guy with the 120bhp 306 HDI.

I have a 306 HDI, intercooled with 21 PSI turbo, straight through exhaust etc. It has 151bhp with a torque of 250lb.ft. Therefore it is impossible for your car to have that much torque, it will not out pull a VTR, and it will not do 70mph in second... it only just pulls it in third, no matter what remap you have (I make my own very expensive remaps).

The only position you may be working in Peugeot Sport is as a receptionist, as you don't seem to have the slightest idea or concept, and exaggerate things to the extreme. I doubt if you own an HDI, and even if you do, I'd bet that you share it with your mother, and if you had worked with F1, you most certainly wouldn't be driving around in a Peugeot 306 HDI!

30th Oct 2008, 15:38

I've just bought a Pug 306 2L hdi Meridian W reg. Had 110K on the clock.

I've noticed a gentle ticking noise, which you can hear speeding up and getting louder between 2000-3000 revs.

Anyone know what this is? Should I be concerned??

21st Nov 2008, 10:39

Hi, I've got a Pug 306 HDi. Only 90 bhp, lowered 35mm. I will admit it's not the fastest diesel going, but on the motorway, businessmen in their Golfs, Audis and Mondeos struggle to pass me on torque until I'm flat out.

Anyway, but I really want a remap. Been told you can get 125 bhp out of one, but is it safe at 115 thousand miles?

Cheers, Tom.

24th Nov 2008, 06:19

You could remap your car to 160bhp. I have and it's pure rapid. Mine has done 164k!!!

D turbo all the way.

27th Nov 2008, 15:04

The guy is right, you can get around 160bhp from one if you get it right. Mine has 220 with a lot of mods. Will out perform japanese cars in a straight line.

28th Nov 2008, 14:04

My 306 d turbo beat a Skyline on the quarter mile at Santa Pod thanks to a mega remap at Peugeot Ecosse. But I blew the engine, no good.

28th Nov 2008, 15:39

Don't doubt 160bhp is achievable, just not from a remap alone. If you try and up the fueling that much you will not have the air to match it (ignoring the ridiculous strain on the fuel pump + clutch etc).

29th Nov 2008, 08:56

My 306 is rapid.

1st Dec 2008, 15:13

My 306 d turbo has 550bhp quickest diesel in the uk 9.5 sec quarter mile time.

Easy tunable cars.

2nd Dec 2008, 12:27

What has youtube got to do with anything, there is a 550bhp diesel 306 in the UK. I've seen it race at Crail raceway in Scotland at a Max Power event. VERY impressive!!!

Who cares about mpg when you have power and torque as much as this.

4th Dec 2008, 14:25

Wow that car must be well fast!

I opened up the waste gate on my d turbo sport and now its going rapid.


5th Dec 2008, 14:03

Le Mans is because its partly down to economy, but if you look at flat out performance racing like F1 its all petrol, plus the diesels don't have the same regulations on them as the petrols, the rules are twisted in the derv's favour.

As for adjusting the wastegate, I hope you have had a boost gauge on there to make sure you are not over stressing the turbo. I own and drive a tuned diesel, and it's good for a mix of economy and performance, but for all out performance just buy a petrol.

6th Dec 2008, 10:39

I just got issued with an asbo warning for doing handbrake turns in the ice in my 1.9 diesel 306 last night. gutted.


4th Jan 2009, 07:24

Hi, just thinking about buying an HDI d-turbo. Wondering what kind of money would I get a nice clean 3dr for?

I would appreciate any response.

4th Jan 2009, 11:53

Have a look on autotrader and ebay, you're bound to find something.

6th Jan 2009, 06:44

Similarly, I am looking at buying a 306 Hdi 3dr. Any that are well looked after and mint are £2000+, but plenty are nearer £1500.

Question regarding re-mapping and insurance - looking at a quote for a modded version is like 40% more than base model. How essential is it to tell the insurers? Can they work it out?

Cheers, James.

6th Jan 2009, 15:18

You could buy a tuned one for 20k.

7th Jan 2009, 04:40

It is best to tell the insurance company, but a lot of people I know go by "if the police can't see it at a crash, then they can't count it", but if any case comes up about it regarding legality, you didn't hear it on here as I don't take liability.

8th Jan 2009, 12:22

Don't tell them, just tune it and live to the max.

9th Jan 2009, 04:47

Best person to ask is your insurance company before you do it and see if they say it will boost the premium much. Also ask the remapping company and see what they advise. I would not take advice solely from an open forum with things like 'live to the max!' being a suggestion...

10th Jan 2009, 01:32

Look all you want from these cars is serious torque, just tell them it's bog standard and boom, big tuned d turbo.

10th Jan 2009, 15:05

My 400 bhp d turbo costs me 550 fully comprehensive with bradley insurance with all mods included.

1st Feb 2009, 16:28

A 400bhp d turbo?? Think someone's exaggerating.

2nd Feb 2009, 10:09

It is possible. I saw it at a quarter mile day and it was VERY quick. 11.8secs obviously a lot of ££££s spent.

3rd Feb 2009, 11:27

Why would you use a 90bhp Pug 306 as your base if your going for big power and willing to spend a lot of cash in the process? The 306 diesel is an economical shopping car, not even close to being a performance car, so why not start with something with more power better suspension etc to begin with?

If some one had actually got a 400bhp 306 HDI, it's gonna be so far away from the original car and the money spent in making it so could have bought many other performance cars, which were intended for the job from scratch to name a few BMW M cars, Evos, Scoobys etc etc!

4th Feb 2009, 14:43

Well maybe some people have the money and ideas to do as they wish, everyone to their own I say.

9th Jul 2009, 19:51

Getting over 200BHP in a HDi without an engine replacement and NOS is extremely difficult!

Mines got 166BHP & 288 lbs of torque.

It has racing clutch, uprated gearbox, racing front & rear disc brakes, HUGE FMIC, tuned fuel pump, tuned turbo running 22PSi, methanol injection system, uprated straight through xorst, uprated induction kit and a nice map. Not too aggressive.

There is room for more as I have yet to put on my uprated mani, bigger pump, bigger turbo and more aggressive remap.

I'm not going to bother stripping the car and adding lighter engine parts, as I will have to fork out a further couple of thousand. There really is no point in going anymore, when I get bored of her I will buy a new, standard faster car.