Peugeot 1.9 Tdi - mike johnson
I am after some advice on behalf of a mate - his head gasket has gone on his 1.9SDlt 306 sedan - M reg. I have looked at the oil and it seems ok, though there is evidence of coolant running down the block, it looks like it has come from the head gasket just behind the fuel pump/govenor thingy.

Any advice on how much this will cost to replace, will it be throwing money away?

Thanks in advance,

Mike.
Peugeot 1.9 Tdi - RichardW
Mike,

Any other symptoms, other than the coolant on the block? There is a pipe in that area that may be damaged, particularly if the glow plugs have recently been changed.

Head gasket on this engine is about a full day's work, so bank on 8 hours at whatever rate you get (£30? so say £240). Add £100 for the parts, and £30 for a head skim, and you're into £400 + VAT territory. If you get the head off, and find that it is cracked, or too bent to be any good (both strong possibilities on this engine if overheated) then a recon head is going to be in the region of another £400, plus some time to transfer over the valves gear etc.

Becuase it's a Pug and not a Citroen, it is probably financially worth doing - devil you know and all that. Of course your friend might decide he doesn't like the car enough to spend all that cash on it, and just bin it. Sadly, 9 year old cars are pretty well disposable now - well not for me actually as it means I can pick up stonking bargins!!


RichardW

Is it illogical? It must be Citroen....
Peugeot 1.9 Tdi - mike johnson
Thanks Richard,

can you be anymore specific about the pipe that may have ruptured, i.e, where it comes from and where it goes to - I have a very basic knowledge of diesel engines ( install diesel gennies for a living ). It may be worth looking at again in more detail, It would seem a shame to ditch the car just for that because its an absolute minter for its age and has been well looked after.

As a guess, what kind of money would the car be worth as it is ( assuming it is the worst case) and the HG has gone ?

Cheers,

Mike.
Peugeot 1.9 Tdi - RichardW
Mike,

I think the pipe comes off a stub on the very end of the timing belt (LH as you look it) end of the head. I think on the modern units, a small bore hose runs up to Tee piece with a bleed nipple on it located over the engine mount. I think on my old BX it ran to a cold start device on the injection pump. Still if you look down the back of the injection pump it should be obvious.

These engines normally leak oil all down the back of the engine, or around the joint at the timing belt end if the HG is dicky. There's a first time for every symptom though....


RichardW

Is it illogical? It must be Citroen....
 

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