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    Hi

    Hi there at the minute i drive a saxo vtr (ino ino) and im looking to get a astra coupe turbo for my new car. Is there anything i should look out for?

    cheers ash

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    Dont know much about the Turbo engine but hello and welcome anyway o/.
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    Welcome Ash.

    Turbo eh? Well you want to look out for 40-60Kers as thats prime time for the turbo to begin to mess up. Not a massive ball ache but it'll set you back £500 roughly. Look for signs of blue oil smoke from the exhaust or engine under heavy accelration when moving (not stood still).
    40K it'll be due a cambelt change. The manuals say 80K but its a missprint. So change the cambelt at 40K but also the water pump. If they didn't have the water pump done then it maybe worth redoing the cambelt and water pump as it the water pump fails then your cambelt may as well of gone and thats an expensive repair. Cambelt, rollers, tensioners and water pump + labour will set you back £400-£500 roughly.

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    Cheers for the advice, Been looking for a special edition one but quite hard too find, So the hunt goes on

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    Welcome mate.

    Having owned both a VTR and turbo coupe... your in for a treat

    Happy hunting.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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