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    Vehicle : Vectra cdti estate

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    my older brother is looking at buying this car, i know it has been stood for 4 months as the dust is thick, and it has no tax/m.o.t at the moment...had a look around it and it look's in realy good nick has a brand new hood and load's of VW history, i dont know a great deal about them..........the guy is m.o.t.'ing it on thurs and want's in the region of £1800.00 for it....what are the thing's to look out for and why does the carb look and feel as though it is hanging of the inlet manifold....

    my bro has wanted one for year's and missed out on a minter last year for £2.2k (concourse condition car ) anyway any help would be very much appreciated
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    Can't really help with the Carb, but at that age of car, you buy it with your eyes and ears.

    Basically, if it looks straight and sounds right, you'll be fine. You know what to look out for, usual things like accident damage and signs of break ins, etc.

    Go with your gut on it, Rich.

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    Having seen under the bonnet of my neighbour's Golf, the position of the carb is normal. He had, until recently, a superb Mk II GTi and has also got a Mk I (not a GTi) which has the carb like that.

    Let me pass this thread URL under his nose and see if he can give me any info/advice that I can post up.

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    as Andrew says just give it a good ck over ,if your brother can go and watch the M.O.T being done that will be a good help.or get it cked over by the AA or similar company ..............good luck

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    Carb? Is it not a GTi? Then should be injection?

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    I'm guessing it's not a GTi then.

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    Vehicle : Vectra cdti estate

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    as far as i know it is a 1.8 clipper....no badge on the rear end, as said it look's great (need's a right good clean though) checked the foot wells and they were dry and suspension mounts in the engine bay and boot all seemed solid...also sit's nice and low and feel's like good firm susspension kit fitted, battery was flat so couldn't start it up....

    when i put my hand on the air filter/ carb it was well loose and inlet manifold next to the head was filled with petrol........

    if your mate can help D that would be great

    thank's for all the input so far folk's, finger's crossed i might be giving it a damn good cleaning next saturday
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    yeah mate it will be dry as its been indoors for months , get it outside and hosed down then check for leaks ,
    the inlet manifolds full of petrol sounds like numerous attempts at starting and no go !!
    try a good battery and new or decent plugs to see if it goes then listen for the obvious rattles etc etc
    give it a run check th wheel bearings .
    my bro got one so i'll ask him anymore common probs
    gd luck .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Having seen under the bonnet of my neighbour's Golf, the position of the carb is normal. He had, until recently, a superb Mk II GTi and has also got a Mk I (not a GTi) which has the carb like that.

    Let me pass this thread URL under his nose and see if he can give me any info/advice that I can post up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrster View Post
    yeah mate it will be dry as its been indoors for months , get it outside and hosed down then check for leaks ,
    the inlet manifolds full of petrol sounds like numerous attempts at starting and no go !!
    try a good battery and new or decent plugs to see if it goes then listen for the obvious rattles etc etc
    give it a run check th wheel bearings .
    my bro got one so i'll ask him anymore common probs
    gd luck .
    thank's again peep's...
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    If the car has been stood for months then here's a few things to look out for.....

    1.Check the tyres haven't flat spotted from being on the same place for months.

    2.The petrol might have gone off hence why it won't start.

    3.Change the oil and filter and also the brake fluid to be on the safe side.

    Hope that helps

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