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Post by ScimmyMike » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:33 am

What is wrong with the Fiat, Alfa, Saab, Vauxhall, Opel 1.9 TiD engine then, been running in last few cars for some 110k miles in 5 years with bugger all issues and averaging 50mpg, don't believe everything you read on t'internet, you only hear about bad things remember not good things, properly serviced and more importantly used as intended, i.e. high mile driving not shuttling about around towns, that kills DPF's and soots up EGR valves and swirl flaps, they are good engines IMO


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Post by philhoward » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:10 pm

ScimmyMike wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:33 am
What is wrong with the Fiat, Alfa, Saab, Vauxhall, Opel 1.9 TiD engine then, been running in last few cars for some 110k miles in 5 years with bugger all issues and averaging 50mpg, don't believe everything you read on t'internet, you only hear about bad things remember not good things, properly serviced and more importantly used as intended, i.e. high mile driving not shuttling about around towns, that kills DPF's and soots up EGR valves and swirl flaps, they are good engines IMO
Happens a lot with modern diesels and is across the board, whoever makes them. Don't get a diesel if you spend all of your time round town or you're doing less than 12k a year. Drive a modern diesel like a petrol (i.e. let it rev - it's not a 1980's Peugeot that goes everywhere at less than 2000rpm) and give it a good blast every now and then.

Going back to Rover 75 Diesels - the Auto is apparently the one to get because of the clutch/DMF issues (read expense). At least when BMW supplied the engines to Rover, they removed the main thing that caused them to self-destruct (the inlet manifold swirl flaps).


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Post by toolmanchris » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:41 pm

Thanks all for the suggestions.
He brought the Pug and its a nice clean car for the money

Personally I have no experience with the 1.9 diesel engine used in the SAAB but found lots of bad reports when looking around.
As you say people only report bad things not good but there were LOTS of reports lol

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Post by Datsundrew » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:28 pm

Volvo 850 or v70, as above.



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