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    I'm looking at getting a diesel vec C. around the 2002/3 mark and looking to spend about 4-5k.
    What should I be looking for and things like that?

    Cheers
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    the smilies on here rock

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    the 2.0 and 2.2dti's have fuel leak off problems, hard to start when left for a while, a fairly cheap fix. 2.2 dti's have a habit of blowing the turbo/intercooler pipes, a few hundred for new ones. you may be able to source a early 3.0v6 diesel too. Izuzu units in these and are normally very good. Apart from that, just look for normal wear and tear, possible leaks, worn suspension etc.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    ****ged rear link bars, power steering, clutch judder, clean header tank, bad starting, uneven tyre wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshprince View Post
    the smilies on here rock

    HAHAHA!!! Your nuts.....what has that to do with the post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry 3.2V6 Elite View Post
    HAHAHA!!! Your nuts.....what has that to do with the post?
    an Irishman calling someone else nuts... I bet that felt good Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    an Irishman calling someone else nuts... I bet that felt good Larry
    I have to seize every opportunity I get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry 3.2V6 Elite View Post
    I have to seize every opportunity I get...

    Me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry 3.2V6 Elite View Post
    HAHAHA!!! Your nuts.....what has that to do with the post?
    nothing I just noticed them, and couldnt think of anywhere else to put it

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    Be patient and hunt around for ones with as good a spec as you can get. If you can get an Elite (for the spec) and fit an aftermarket suspension kit so it handles more like an SRI.

    Knowing what I know now, this is the route I would have gone.

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