Just picked up a 2000 Astra 1.7 DTi
Iv been trawling the forum for common faults to be aware of and so far iv gathered that:
Oil/sludge in expansion tank is the most common fault, but is it due to the oil cooler or the Head Gasket?
Fuel pump ECU goes but "refurb" ones are around the £250 mark
Maf sensor and Crankshaft sensor are also common faults...
What sort of price would a new head gasket/skim cost?
How will i know when it has "gone" completely, Iv read that flushing the coolant every 6months is a good idea and using decent antifreeze will help.
Any other faults that i should be aware of?
When i test drove it, i noticed it to need some revs to get going in 1st but have read its common, but it did sound abit more "diesel" like, than ones iv had before, (2 PD130's and a 2.0 TDCI) is it usual for them to sound abit "tractorish"
Sorry for the long post, just trying to get my head around everything
Cheers in advance