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    viewing an astra - what to look for?

    should be going to view a nice coupe tonight!

    need to know what to look out for with these

    its a 2000 w reg z18xe in silver, any common problems to keep an eye on etc etc, its going really cheap so chances are il have it if its okay!

    cheers
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    check the manifold well.. run the engine.. if you can here a tappet type noise then chances are its actually the manifold has a crack.. this can cost a bit to replace as the cat is built in to the manifold.

    Other than that i cant suggest a huge amount.

    rust may be worth checking for.. usually bottoms of doors and rear archs though it shouldnt be rusting yet really.

    Not a lot else to look for to be honest on these

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    check its had cam belt change?
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    check that the car idles over sound. if the revs are up and down a bit then it may mean the throttle body is full of gunk or that the egr valve is knackered.

    I know there are different things that cause this problem depending on the engine.

    take it for a drive and listen out for any wheel bearing noise. They are quite an expensive fix.

    make sure the front seats both recline as the cables are prone to snapping.

    other than that its just the normal things. oil leaks etc etc

    hope this helps
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    cool cheers guys

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