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Peugeot 206 routine maintenance guide (2002 to 2009 petrol and diesel engines)

Peugeot 206 routine maintenance guide (2002 to 2009 petrol and diesel engines)

Do you own a Peugeot 206 (2002 to 2009 models, both petrol and diesel engines) and have questions about its routine maintenance, such as when to change the oil, or even what oil type to use? Perhaps you've been wondering how often to change the fluids in your Peugeot 206 or how often to get it serviced, check the brakes and perform other common jobs.

Modern cars like the Peugeot 206 need much less maintenance than the vehicles of 25 years ago, but they still have needs. You no longer have to do a service every 6 months or change the oil every 3 months, but regular fluid changes are still essential to your Peugeot 206’s longevity.

What follows is our quick reference guide to many of the recommended routine maintenance tasks for the Peugeot 206, most of which you can do yourself at home. If you need more guidance or step-by-step instructions, check out the video tutorials in our online manual, or get our traditional printed manual.

Oil Change

Engine Oil Type SAE 10W40, 5W40 or 0W40 Multigrade engine oil to ACEA A3 and API SJ/SL specification* (petrol engines)
  SAE 10W40, 5W40 or 0W40 Multigrade engine oil to ACEA B3 and API CD/CF specification* (diesel engines)
Engine Oil Capacity (including oil filter) 3.2 litres (1.1 litre petrol engines)
  3.0 litres (1.4 litre SOHC petrol engines)
  3.2 litres (1.4 litre DOHC petrol engines)
  3.2 litres (1.6 litre petrol engines)
  4.25 litres (2.0 litre petrol engines)
  3.75 litres (1.4 litre diesel engines)
  4.5 litres (2.0 litre diesel engines)
Oil Drain Plug Torque 30 Nm (petrol engines)
  16 Nm (diesel engines)
Oil Filter Cap Torque 25 Nm (all engines)

*Due to the extended service intervals Peugeot/Citroen specify, it is essential that semi-synthetic or fully-synthetic engine oil be used.

Transmission Fluid Change

Manual Transmission Fluid Type Esso Gear Oil BV 75W80 or Total Transmission BV 75W80
Automatic Transmission Fluid Type Esso 4HP20- AL4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Manual Transmission Fluid Capacity 2.0 litres (MA5 transmissions)
  1.9 litres (BE4/5 transmissions)
Automatic Transmission Fluid Capacity 4.5 litres (refilling after draining)
Manual Transmission Fluid Filler/Level Plug Torque 25 Nm (MA5 transmissions)
  20 Nm (BE4/5 transmissions)
Manual Transmission Fluid Drain Plug Torque 35 Nm
Automatic Transmission Fluid Filler Plug Torque 25 Nm
Automatic Transmission Fluid Level Plug Torque 24 Nm
Automatic Transmission Fluid Drain Plug Torque 33 Nm

Coolant Renewal

Coolant Type 50/50 mix of water and BASF Glysantin G33-23F or Gurit Essex Revkogel 2000 antifreeze
Coolant System Capacity 7.0 litres (1.1, 1.4 and 1.6 litre SOHC petrol engines)
  5.6 litres (1.4 litre DOHC petrol engines)
  5.3 litres (2.0 litre petrol engines)
  6.0 litres (1.4 litre diesel engines)
  8.2 litres (2.0 litre diesel engines)

Other Miscellaneous Fluid Types

Brake And Clutch Fluid Type DOT 4 brake fluid
Power Steering Fluid Type Total Fluide LDS

Other Miscellaneous Torque Specs

Roadwheel Bolts 90 Nm 
Front Caliper Guide Pin Bolts 30 Nm*
Front Brake Caliper Mounting Bracket Bolts 105 Nm*
Rear Brake Caliper Guide Pin Bolts 30 Nm*
Rear Brake Caliper Mounting Bracket Bolts 50 Nm*
Spark Plugs 25 Nm
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Bolts 9 Nm

*Do not re-use

Peugeot 206 Maintenance Schedule

The maintenance intervals in this manual are provided with the assumption that you, not the dealer, will be carrying out the work. These are the minimum intervals recommended by us for vehicles driven daily. If you wish to keep your vehicle in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures more often. We encourage frequent maintenance since it enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your vehicle.

If the vehicle is driven in dusty areas, used to tow a trailer, or driven frequently at slow speeds (idling in traffic) or on short journeys, more frequent maintenance intervals are recommended.

Petrol models

Every 250 miles

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the coolant level
  • Check the screenwash fluid level
  • Check the brake and clutch fluid level
  • Check the power steering fluid level
  • Check the tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check the condition of the battery
  • Check the condition of the wiper blades

 

Every 10 000 miles or 12 months – whichever comes first

  • Renew the engine oil and filter*
  • Check all underbonnet components for fluid leaks
  • Check the condition of the driveshaft joints and rubber gaiters
  • Lubricate all hinges and locks
  • Carry out a road test

*Peugeot recommend the engine oil and filter are changed every 20 000 miles or two years. However, oil and filter changes are good for the engine and we recommend changing the oil more frequently, especially if the vehicle is used on a lot of short journeys. 

 

Every 20 000 miles or 2 years – whichever comes first

  • Reset the service interval indicator
  • Check the pollen filter
  • Check the condition of the auxiliary drivebelt
  • Check the condition of the brake pads
  • Check the operation of the handbrake
  • Check the steering and suspension components

 

Every 40 000 miles

  • Renew the timing belt*

*Although the normal interval for timing belt renewal is 80 000 miles, it is strongly recommended that the interval is reduced to 40 000 miles, especially on vehicles which are subjected to intensive use, ie, mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is therefore very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks.

Every 40 000 miles or 2 years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the brake (and clutch) fluid

 

Every 40 000 miles or 4 years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the spark plugs
  • Renew the fuel filter*
  • Renew the air cleaner filter element
  • Check the manual transmission oil level
  • Check the automatic transmission fluid level
  • Check the exhaust emissions
  • Renew the coolant
  • Check the brake shoes

* On some models the fuel filter is part of the fuel pump/sender unit in the fuel tank. The fuel filter renewal procedure in this Chapter is for models with a separate fuel filter situated at the side of the fuel tank.

Every 10 years

  • Renew the airbags and seat belt pretensioners

 

Diesel models

Every 250 miles

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the coolant level
  • Check the screenwash fluid level
  • Check the brake and clutch fluid level
  • Check the power steering fluid level
  • Check the tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check the condition of the battery
  • Check the condition of the wiper blades

 

Every 6000 miles or 12 months – whichever comes sooner

  • Renew the engine oil and filter*
  • Drain any water from the fuel filter
  • Check all underbonnet components and hoses for fluid leaks
  • Check the steering, suspension, driveshaft rubber gaiters and CV joints
  • Lubricate all hinges and locks

*Peugeot recommend that the engine oil and filter are changed every 10 000 miles or 2 years. However, oil and filter changes are good for the engine and we recommend that the oil and filter are renewed more frequently, especially if the vehicle is used on a lot of short journeys.

 

Every 12 000 miles

  • Reset the service interval indicator
  • Check the pollen filter
  • Check the condition of the brake pads, and renew if necessary
  • Check the operation of the handbrake
  • Carry out a road test
  • Check the condition of the auxiliary drivebelt, and renew if necessary

 

Every 24 000 miles

  • Renew the air filter
  • Renew the fuel filter
  • Check the manual transmission oil level, and top-up if necessary
  • Check the automatic transmission fluid level, and top-up if necessary

 

Every 36 000 miles or 3 years

  • Renew the timing belt*

*Although the Peugeot interval for timing belt renewal is 96 000 miles for normal use, and 80 000 miles for use in adverse conditions, it is strongly recommended that the timing belt renewal interval is reduced to 36 000 miles on vehicles which are subjected to intensive use, ie, mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is therefore very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks. 

 

Every 36 000 miles or 2 years, whichever comes sooner

  • Renew the brake and clutch fluid
  • Check the brake shoes

 

Every 72 000 miles or 5 years – whichever comes sooner

  • Renew the coolant

 

Every 10 years

  • Renew the airbags and seat belt pretensioners