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    Question Need help. Buying an astra sport

    Hi everyone,

    Basically i was looking for some advise, or guidance if you will.

    Im going to look at, and possibly put a deposit down on a w-reg astra 1.8 16v sport.

    Now i know the rough check least when inspecting a second hand car, check the tyres, make sure theres no leaks, make sure everything inside works. but is there anything spacific that can fault on this engine?

    or anything i should look/listen out for?

    by the way its the x18 engine not the z18

    any help will be appreciated

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    Make sure you check for rust around the rear arches (especially on the inside of the lip).

    Check for any hesitation when pulling away, or rough running/erratic idling.

    Check temp gauge reaches 90 and stays there.

    Apart from that it's pretty much the same as any other car.
    1999 Astra CDX 1.8 16v Auto Estate

    14th December 2012 - 200,000 miles

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    alright matey, thankyou!

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    if theyres mayo on the dipstick it's going to have the headgasket go soon

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