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    Question Vec B Diesel - which one is best/most reliable

    A mate of mine is looking to buy a Vec B diesel. I know nothing about the diesels on the old veccy Bs. Does anybody have any advise on which ones were ok and which ones he should steer clear of please.. Thanks

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    I'd look for the 2.2 DTi mate - same issues as with any diesel but you get a decent amount of power out of it...

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    As above... a few years ago i had a 2.2dti sri (remapped) pulled like a train

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    thanks guys for all the answers..

    So is the 2.2 dti the more reliable engine of range..?

    According to the ads on Autotrader they also did a:

    1.7 TDS
    2.0 Di
    2.0 Dti

    I will just pass on the info to him, i do not want to end up supporting the car as the guy is a disaster when it comes to buying cars. This will be his third car this year because at one sniff of a problem he kaks himself and sells them only to buy another dog. The guy is 31 years old and has owned 35 cars so far.. I only work with him yet i seem to have to look under his bonnet at least once a week, advise then given but never followed up.

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    Nige,

    I have had my 2.2 DTI now for over 2 years, hasnt missed a beat!

    Dont know if its the best engine but it certainly keep on going if its been regularly maintained.

    Look for one with a good service history and little abuse, maybe an older drivers car?

    They ALL suffer from the usual probs such as, diesel leak off pipes, split vac hoses, egr gunk etc etc, but regular maintenance and a good blast from time to time sorts that!

    Good luck!

    Oh and if he is having the B 2.2 DTI (130), go for the SRI or the CD, the LS just seems a little bland to me now, may as well have the toys to go with the MPG and BHP.


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