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Help buying advice on 156 1.8ts turismo face lift

hello im going to look at a 1.8ts 156 today can any one give me some advice what to look out for as i dont know much about this model is the engine simerler to the one in my 2.0 ts spider any help would be great thanks
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156 1.8TS

I've got a 1.8TS 156 (2003). Things to look out for include:

1) Rust above the windscreen. Can be expensive to repair, but isn't a huge problem

2) Gearbox issues - change gear at high revs, and listen for crashing/crunching. The synchros may be on the way out .... new 'box may be needed

3) MAF: Is the car sluggish? If there is a noticeable hesitation under hard acceleration, it may need a new MAF

4) Does the engine get up to temperature, and stay there? Low temps = thermostat

5) Brake pipes:

Make sure it's had a cam belt change, and preferably a water pump as well!
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