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    What to look out for when buying a coupe turbo

    As the other thread says, might be buying a coupe turbo tomorrow, what are the main things i should look for when buying, it has had a cambelt change on 34000 miles and only has 56000 miles on the clock, also has full vauxhall service history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny22 View Post
    As the other thread says, might be buying a coupe turbo tomorrow, what are the main things i should look for when buying, it has had a cambelt change on 34000 miles and only has 56000 miles on the clock, also has full vauxhall service history.

    blue smoke from idle and leave it running for ten mins see if blue smoke (turbo)

    there may be a leak around top of cover (engine) this will be rocker cover gasket (easy fix dont worry) make sure no obv noises from engone that dont sound rite!

    no lights on dash!

    make sure it pulls u bk ok.

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    Cheers mate appreciated

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    Service history is a must,
    Check for noisey wheel bearings when on bends on the test drive,
    Listen for noisey release bearing on the clutch when pulling away in 1st.(try hill starts)
    Check boost is smooth in all gears particulary just before the turbo kicks in, in 2nd ,3rd and 4th gears.
    Apart from that then im sure you will have lots of fun!

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