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147 1.9JTD 05 reg, what do I look out for?


I am looking to but an 05 reg 147 1.9JTD lusso. What do I need to look for when I go and see this car? It has done 30K. I have heard stories about waters pumps and belts etc. Is there anyway I can check to see if the will be on their way out?

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1. The cambelt and oil issues don't apply to the JTD especially the 8v, they are bullet proof and some of the best engines out there.

2. Everything else still applies ie suspension bushes, electrics et al
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The cambelt issue DOES apply to an 05 JTD. The water pump fails and takes the belt out. Usually over 50k though. I wouldn't expect to change the belt (and tensioner and water pump) until 48K ish. I'm not sure if there's an easy way to check but try and have a listen for any unusual noises with the bonnet up (not easy with a diesel, granted!)

Yep, suspension bushes, particularly upper arms - the heavier diesel engines seem to be harder on them. The rear hub bushes can wear fairly quickly too.

And check ALL the electrics work, although they're really no worse than any other car tbh.

Obviously make sure the engine pulls like a JTD should. EGR valves can stick and cause loss of power under about 2500 rpm. Split intercooler hose can also cause similar. The latter causes a lot of black smoke and i THINK the former does too.....
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