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    HELP : Is this a good buy?

    Strange new sub-forum for me

    Looking at a red 2lt Turbo Linea Rossa Coupe, 64K, 4 owners.

    It will cost me 2K and part-ex my 2.2 (another 2K).

    Is this good? Don't know much about turbo's so I don't know. How can I tell if the engine is ok?

    It has had 3 services - this worries me slightly. Last gap was 20,000 miles and 2 years , but it has a recentish service 58K i think. I was going to get them to change the cam belt just to make sure.

    My car 2003, 52 2.2 SRI Hatch 53K.

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    ... Also pics of mine - see garage.


    Any thoughts are very welcome. Cheers.

    Neil.

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    car has potential...get them to service it fully, or knock them down on price and do it urself.
    also check to see for any smoke on boost,any oil leakes, coolant leakes etc...
    have you test drived the car?
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    If you do get it change the oil and filter the instant you get home.

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    Looks a nice car, great in Red! I would go for it

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    Ooooooh i see this random spending spree has taken a turn for the better

    if u need a hand checkin it out let me know

    bloody lush car thats for sure

    wouldnt just change the belt though - id change the lot to be on safe side

    as i say though, u know where i am if u need a hand

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    No test drive yet, but I did have it started up and it seemed ok. Didn't seem very powerful when I revved the engine in neutral. My 2.2 seems to make more noise/feel more powerful - I accept mine has the chavtastic exhaust noise.

    Hard to tell smoke wise, as it is cold anyway. From doing a search of the forums it would seem likely that I should expect to replace the turbo fairly shortly.

    Also noticed the lighter grey area of the middle dash seems to be slightly worn around the edges and is showing through black. Ash tray and flap for OBD port???

    As far as seats and steering - they looked fine no major wear.

    Cheers,

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by npd View Post
    Also noticed the lighter grey area of the middle dash seems to be slightly worn around the edges and is showing through black. Ash tray and flap for OBD port???
    Same as mine then. I need to get mine changed for a brand new one.

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    might be worthwhile checkin the v5 for the previous keepers details and trackin em down and contacting them - random but could save some heartache!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    Ooooooh i see this random spending spree has taken a turn for the better

    if u need a hand checkin it out let me know

    bloody lush car thats for sure

    wouldnt just change the belt though - id change the lot to be on safe side

    as i say though, u know where i am if u need a hand
    Mini spree... didn't get to Revolution in the end. Got my Costco spanners though

    I might well take you up on that offer mate - if you are bored again. lol. Its at tyneside autoparc, been up this morning and looks nice, but as I say, I know naff all about turbo's.

    Was hoping you might reply being as you appear to be the resident expert on rattly engines.

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    im no expert but ill help out wherever i can

    im poppin up to ashington now to work on the coupe but if u wanna meet up later or tomorrow let me know....

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