I'm going to help my mate change the clutch in his 306 HDi 90 in a few weeks. Anybody done it and got any handy hints? I think it uses a standard push clutch rather than the TD's pull type, and maybe a hydraulic actuator? Also going to get the front wheelbearings changed at the same time, but we'll be taking the hubs to someone with a press to actually change the bearings. Does the HDi still use that inlet housing on the back of the block, so beloved of failure on the XUD, and should we change this as well?
Can you name one? Been trying to find out about these for a while now! Mine seems OK, but it pays to be prepared with the necessary knowledge. It's got the tell tale squeak when you turn the engine off sometimes.
Thanks Screwloose - it's 2000W, so might fall either side. Is there a way to tell if it's dual mass or not (other than getting the 'box out!)? Presumably it needs a different clutch if its D-M? What signs it's failing, or is it a case of new flywheel if it's D-M. It's done about 140k, no reason to believe it's not on the original clutch.