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Thread: Last few questions... 1.8 16v sxi 53 plate.

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    Default Last few questions... 1.8 16v sxi 53 plate.

    what common faults should I look for when examining the vehicle??

    I know quite a few... but would like a comprehensive list of things to check this evening. It's my final chance to make sure the car is kosher before I buy it

    Cheers for all your help.

    FP

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    Thought you were plumbing for the 2.0T?, or did I miss something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Thought you were plumbing for the 2.0T?, or did I miss something?
    I wish matey...

    been the 1.8 there was someone else with similar probelms with a 2.ot though, posting in the same thread.

    So any ideas on what to look for?

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    or is there anything I should do while checking over the car??

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    oh and I know i've asked loads of questions.... for which I'm sorry for being irritating

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    I've written up a quick check list for standard cars..

    check fluids
    uneven tyre wear
    things like that....

    just wondering if theres anything vec specific??

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    Rear shocks need a looking at, they are pretty fragile.

    Worth checking if the plastic sleave has been fitted to the front coils and also check the rad mounts have been changed.

    The 1.8 is a tough little engine really, just look for the usual things like any nasty noises or smoke etc like you would for any car.

    Check that all the electrics work !

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    rad mounts havent been changed and rear shocks are gone....

    wear to the rear inner tyres??
    is that common??
    if so, whats the average cost to replace???

    Cheers mate

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    Shocks- £35 each bilsteins b4's
    Tyres- £75 a pair of infinity's
    Rad mounts- £?

    Not bad considering mate,you going for it then???

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Shocks- £35 each bilsteins b4's
    Tyres- £75 a pair of infinity's
    Rad mounts- £?

    Not bad considering mate,you going for it then???

    bought it
    just getting them to repair the shocks

    will post pics after dinner etc

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