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stevar   
Fri Jun 01 2018, 02:04pm
Joined: Mar 13 2018
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Location: Verviers
The problem I have now it's that the engine is totaly blocked, and to disassemble the gear box of the engine, to acces the srew of the convertisseur I have to unscrew 6 screw that are only reachable on a window rear the engine...



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MGmike   
Fri Jun 01 2018, 06:10pm
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Location: South Queensferry
The correct access point is on the bottom of the engine. You could try tipping it over on it's side to get to it (empty the oil first!)?
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joaoproenca   
Fri Nov 29 2019, 11:34am
Joined: Dec 05 2013
Member No: #1510
Location: Portugal
Dear All

Hope you all fine and happy with your cars !

My Citroen c6 3.0 hdi just had total engine breakdown....

I m looking for a provider for the engine anyone can help me ?

Warm Regards

Joao
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 cruiserphil (29 November 2019)
C6Dave   
Fri Nov 29 2019, 01:35pm

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Location: Northumberland
joaoproenca wrote ...


My Citroen c6 3.0 hdi just had total engine breakdown....


That's unfortunate. Can we ask how many Klms it has done and how it has failed?
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 cruiserphil (29 November 2019)
Tjensen   
Fri Nov 29 2019, 04:53pm
Joined: Jul 17 2012
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Location: Bergen
Sorry to hear that. Was it what we all fear: sudden brutal stop due to oil/bearing problem in crankshaft area ?

There was a company close to the Ford Dagenham factory that delivered rebuild engines. There is also a YouTube movie from E Europe (Poland ?) that shows rebuilding this engine, including changing the oil pump with the new and better version.
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 321dave (29 November 2019)
joaoproenca   
Sat Nov 30 2019, 03:06pm
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Location: Portugal
The Engine had 205 000 km car was at aprox 200 km/h and there was a noise like something that was breaking apart like roll bearing. red warning light come up ( did have time to check what was written ) put car in neutral and just roll until next exit that was near.....
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 e3steve (01 December 2019)
Tjensen   
Sat Nov 30 2019, 05:26pm
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Member No: #954
Location: Bergen
You might have been lucky, only the generator clutch giving up (aux belt will jump off = no charging, no circulation of cooling and HEAVY steering) ? PLease update when you know more.
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 e3steve (01 December 2019)
CorneSoutAfrica   
Wed Dec 25 2019, 07:45pm
Joined: Oct 23 2016
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Location: lichtenburg
Althought this is an old thread, I might add some info to it from South Africa which has quite a few land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 models which as you know shares the engine with Citroen. The 3.0 has been relatively troublefree since its release. A rule of thumb these days with the Discovery 3 is that if the engine has done 200 000km then it will last as long as it gets serviced when it should be seviced.

The 2.7 engine apparently according to local websites gets replaced by LR quite regularly as long as it has a full service history with LR. Apparently a few engineering firms locally rebuild the 2.7 engines with updates. But all aside a rule of thumb here is if the 2.7 has done 200 000 km it will last. The landrover Discovery 3 seems to have a much worse reputation with crank failures than the C5 or C6's possibly due to the weight of the car compared to the landrovers and I personally wonder if the smaller twin turbo's may possibly be less load on the crank compared to the bigger single turbo's of the land rovers?

But all said, the 3.0 is considered indestructable this side of the world
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David Hallworth   
Mon Dec 30 2019, 10:51am

Joined: Apr 16 2010
Member No: #90
Location: Glasgow
That's interesting, Corne!

The 3.0 in the Disco's, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover in the UK have a bad reputation for failing!

David.
C6Dave   
Mon Dec 30 2019, 11:21am

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Aren't the Range Rover Sport etc driving to 4 wheels and tuned to put out 600Nm torque @ 2000 rpm compared to the C6's 450Nm at 1600 rpm?

That's quite a bit of difference if correct?
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David Hallworth   
Thu Jan 02 2020, 10:23pm

Joined: Apr 16 2010
Member No: #90
Location: Glasgow
I believe you are right, Dave!
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