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Hello what do i have to look for in a 2000 156 2.4 jtd with 50.000 miles? when is the cambelt due and the fuel economy in urban cicle (the real one not the book one ) I`ve been looking for one for a long time but I cant decide if is better the 1.9 or the 2.4.
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Re: 156 2.4 jtd

I've never heard of a Diesel cambelt to go. However they do say you should change every 72K miles. I would personally get it done asap though as the car is 7 years old....

In terms of engine size I would go for the 2.4JTD. There you have a very good engine and a bit more power for a good MPG. I'm not sure on the figures but I believe they return 40+MPG. I'm sure someone will give you an accurate figure.

The 1.9JTD should return around 45+ MPG.

Early 1.9's were only 115BHP whereas the later models are 140BHP or 150BHP. The early 2.4's were 136BHP and later 150BHP and 175BHP..

Chances are you are looking at a 136BHP model 2.4 and a 115BHP 1.9.


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Re: 156 2.4 jtd

Cambelt is due about 63k so will be due v.soon - however you might be lucky and it might have been done already.

Defo go for the 2.4 - the straight 5 cylinder engine sounds amazing

Take it for a test drive and once its warmed up floor it - if a little red injector lights comes up on the dash then walk away. It'l either need a new AFM sensor (£100) or a new turbo like mine did (£1200)

Make sure the turbo isnt to whistly as thus can mean its on the way out and check that all electrics work inside.

I travel 500 miles a week ranging from doing 65mph on regular roads to higher speeds on the motorway. It costs me about £55 to fill the tank from scratch and I get about 520 miles to a tank, which works out roughly 41mpg or a tenner per 100 miles - you can get more if you drive a bit more eceonimcal.

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Re: 156 2.4 jtd

2.4 nuff said
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