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Radiator flush and refill antifreeze 306 hdi
#31
Fans should kick in somewhere around the 92/3 degree mark iirc.
306 HDi Deathtrap - 130bhp / 220lbft
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#32
yeah fans should come in well before 100.

85degrees is about optimum operating temp for performance and economy

and as regards a flush...
dishwasher tablets, drain system, pop a couple in, fill with water, get up to operating temp, drain, flush with water and refill with 3 litres of long life (red) antifreeze and top up rest with water.
50/50 is overkill.
Wishes for more power...
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#33
Fans don't kick in till 93 for low speed and (iirc) 112 for high speed. Mine runs at 80 all the time too
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Hahah that's a nifty way of flushing the engine, damn sight cheaper than the proper stuff that's for sure. Now i just need to find someone with a dishwasher... ninja
306 HDi Deathtrap - 130bhp / 220lbft
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(07-02-2012, 01:24 AM)Welshy_Pete Wrote: Hello on my 306 hdi the temp only goes to 70. So it needs a radiator flush and refill cause I want to add new antifreeze also clean the crap out which I can see in the cap bottle area.

Whats the best and easyest way?

Also how much litre antifreeze is needed?

Anybody got pictures with a guide?

thanks

Hi pete. I live in welshpool,have hdi and i`d say your thermostat is fecked. Would you like to meet up for a chat.
Cheers pugboy.
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