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tommymcg

Pug 205 Diesel

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Hi

Wondered if I could ask for some advice from my learned forum members. I am in the market for a low priced 205 diesel and I have not had much experience with this type of vehicle. Can anyone provide some info i.e. how to determine a dodgy engine or other common faults that only experience provides? Thanks Tommy confused.gif

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Hi tommy.

Peugeot make fantastic diesel engines, and as long as the car has a full service history, the engine should be all good.

If your worried, investigate the various inspections (places like the AA do them) they cost around £100, but can save you loads, if they notice stuff like crash damage, certainly the RAC has manufacturer specialist people, who know the specific make well.

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The main thing to check with Diesels is to ensure that the service book has been followed properly, if it has the engine shouldn't cause too many problems, as Snail said Peugeot make great Diesel engines (The best IMHO) One thing to ensure that has been done though, is the coolant must be changed every two years to avoid cylinder head gasket problems.

Avoid the early models of the diesel variant as the discs were too small, so they get through brake pads pretty quickly, and the early models made Lancia's look rust proof.

Check the cradle under the car where the spare tyre is, this will tell if the car has been shunted from the rear, which is vital has this car was made from biscuit tins (a bit like my 106 I may add)

Been a Pug ensure the electronics work properly, if it has an Airbag chack the orange pre-tensioners under the seat. Peugeot Stealers will change £50-£60 just to plug a computer in and tell you whats wrong. If you go to a speciliast you can get it fixed for about £30.

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Many thanks for your advice, does not seem to be many for sale in the Dundee area at the moment.

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Hi thanks for your advice, think I would like a turbo diesel but they are a rare item.

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