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    Alright guys the old man has just bought a vx astra van 1.3cdti and just wondered if anyone knows what these engines are like and any common probs they have?

    Many thanks
    Stu

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    My old man has one in his Astra estate. He's had it around 6 months now its a great little run around. I've been using it over the last month whilst waiting for my A3 - I'd have no probs driving one. It's not fast, but that's not what they're about. Bit sluggish setting off but driving about, and in the gears it's perfectly adequate - you wouldn't know it's only a 1.3. My Dad did a bit of research and the gearbox is the only that he found that people were report issues with, providing its not ragged about all the time - it should be fine.

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    Well the one he bought is a 58reg and only 14,800 miles on clock

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    Vehicle : Astra H 1.8 VVT

    Trim : SRi XP 3dr

    Engine : Z18XER

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    We had a 2008 corsa with the 1.3 CDTi engine in it.

    We ran it for 4 years from new, just regular servicing by Vx, put about 20k on it with no problems what so ever.

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    Engine : 2.2

    Year : 2005

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    isn't the 1.3 cdti engine a fiat engine ???

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    i put 4 timing chains on my mates in 18 months there **** imo that engines terrible kept smashing all the chain guids and it also had a new inlet manifold

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    We run a fleet of various vans all with the same 1.3 CDTi in them and on the whole they are pretty good.

    As Paul said though the Timing chains can be an issue also we seem to get through alot of Glowplugs for some reason !!!!!

    BUT ours are Pool vehicles and are driven like hire cars so not really cared for to be honest !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    I had one in Estate form and it was a brilliant little engine, It covered a tad over 100,000 miles in th 4 years i had it and it never went wrong, and it was driven hard from day 1. As said by Vectra_Wilky, Take off isnt anything great but once on the move they are quite suprising. And they are pretty smooth as well.

    They are a Co-Developed engine by Vauxhall and Fiat, and won engine of the year in 2006 i think.

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