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    Default What to look out for when buying a 1.9 150

    Thinking of buying a 1.9CDTi 150PS. A nice 05 Vec Estate Elite with supposedly 71k miles.

    How do I know the manifold has been changed? Anything else I should be worried about? How do I check the swirl flaps bar?


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    look at service history and ring the dealers- they will fax you a print out on all the work that has been done............mine was never ending loll, hope that helps
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    I would just make sure it has a decent service history. I would'nt know how to check if the inlet manifold has been changed as I have never had to change one.

    If you know anyone with tech 2, you can operate the swirl flaps by Tech 2 to ensure they operate OK.

    Other than that, go for it, anything more than 60,000 miles then I would suggest changing the water pump and cam belt/tensioners/rollers etc and have a full software check and update, then your all set.

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    My mate has OP-COM so I could chech with that

    The car in question is almost certainly from Italy. Slovenian Elegance models had xenon headlamps as standard, like my 3.0CDTi
    It's going to be difficult to check service history, but since they offer warranty the vehicle shouldn't be too bad. My mum's 2.2DTi Auto has 116k miles and she wants to get rid of it. It's just too thirsty nowdays struggles to achieve 37mpg.

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    In addition to the previous comments, with regard to the swirl flaps, you can always just pull off the top cover and take a peek to see if there's a load of heavy dirty gunk/oil around the connecting rod area, if its well worn it will be quite badly gunked up with black crap. Unless its been replaced or cleaned up by previous owner of course. At least you can see if everythings connected and working.

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    eveythink under the bonnet...good luck

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