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#130308 - 3rd May 2005 11:32am Some help
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Was looking at cars over the weekend and saw a particuarly cheap citroen saxo 1.5d desire on a Y reg.

Stated the car up (which took a while) and when it started the engine was shaking really bad, it wouldn't rev above 1k revs and it sounded like a tractor.

It only had about 40k on the clock and was in ok'ish condition. The guy in the showroom said he thought the exhaust was blowing. Anyone know if this would make the engine vibrate loads and it not to rev at all.

Besides, it was smoking a fair bit out of the exhaust.
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#130309 - 3rd May 2005 12:02pm Re: Some help
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The smoke, wobbling engine and not wanting to rev past 1k sounds more like a fuel problem.

Blocked fuel filter? Diesel timing is a long way out.....
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#130310 - 3rd May 2005 1:07pm Re: Some help
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particularly cheap and busted is a vehicle id run a mile from matey. theres my advice. Ripe for an engine change tho to the VTS lump lol
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#130311 - 3rd May 2005 1:36pm Re: Some help
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Originally posted by AX_125:
it sounded like a tractor.
What d'ya expect from a diesel? raftl

Sounds a tad dodgy though mate, I'd stay away meself

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#130312 - 3rd May 2005 1:59pm Re: Some help
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it is like £800 for it though, worth about £2.5k, even if i done it up and sold it maybe?
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#130313 - 3rd May 2005 3:25pm Re: Some help
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Don't do it, chances are someone's already tried to fix it and failed. Definately more than just the exhaust mate.

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#130314 - 3rd May 2005 3:34pm Re: Some help
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Ok fair do's, found a nice fiesta Zetec, minus the service History, seems mechanically sound, doesnt sound tappety oshocked , but i am very aware of the Fix or repair daily slogun.
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#130315 - 3rd May 2005 10:21pm Re: Some help
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Diesel : If the car hadnt been started or driven for some time this would be typical from a cold diesel engine. Would be an idea to get the engine warmed up and take it for a good run and then asses it properly. Also water in the fuel filter is common, this can normally be drianed via the water trap valve at the bottom of the fuel filter. Proceed with caution.

Zetec : Tappety think The zetec has 16 of these buggars, probably noisey due to low oil pressure and poor maintance. Also the Zetec takes a special 5/30w semi synthetic engine oil, most people just put normal mineral oil in them causing engine problems. Proceed with caution again.

Hope this helps ??

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#130316 - 8th May 2005 11:16pm Re: Some help
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the zetec's have self adjusting tappets, the longer you run it for, the quieter it should be. Adam's has done 90k+ and sounds a lot quieter than my heap!
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#130317 - 8th May 2005 11:35pm Re: Some help
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Try a good quality engine flush to help clear out and partually blocked oil galleries, then replace the engine oil and oil filter. Be sure to use the correct grade of oil for the Zetec....

If this does not help then you may have worn tappets or camshafts smack

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#130318 - 9th May 2005 8:50am Re: Some help
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Seem to have fixed this problem for the time being, replaced the distributer, the distributer cap, the rotor arm, spark plugs and the HT leads, seems to be running alot better, all the power (not that there was loads) seems to have returned.
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#130319 - 9th May 2005 9:06am Re: Some help
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will you be selling it on for a profit??

good man if you do cool

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#130320 - 9th May 2005 9:53am Re: Some help
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I was thinking about it, but don't know if i can be bothered with the hastle atm

Mate of mine has started doing it, and is making a fair wedge, luckily he is quite well of to begin with lol.
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#130321 - 9th May 2005 10:10am Re: Some help
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if theres money to be made then hey why not do it cool

if you dont fancy fixing up and selling cars on, another option is to break them and sell them for parts, i've done this with a car and made a good profit off it and managed to keep a few bits for myself too cool

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#130322 - 9th May 2005 10:18am Re: Some help
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hmm, maybe, so, you wanna buy a car?
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