Hi, I am a new member to this forum and am looking for some advice....
I need a small car, cheap to insure, tax and run. I have been looking at 206s, 306s, Focuses and can't get enthused about any of them
Yesterday I have seen a 2004 8v 147 JTD Turismo and l loved it to bits.
However it has no service history at all
and it's done 105,000 miles.
It's cheap enough but I am seriously worried about buying a car with 105,000 miles on the clock with no service history.
1) If the cambelt snaps, is this engine interference? (i.e will it bend valves?)
2) How difficult is it to change the cambelt and tensioners / idlers?
3) How many miles are these 8v JTD engines good for?
4) Are there many aftermarket suppliers of parts for these cars / engines that make running it affordable.
Thanks in advance for any replies.