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I have decided I want to buy a 1.6 diesel ds4 for my wife and am going to look at 3 all with mileage between 11 and 34k and are either 11 or 12 plates, are there any particular faults I should look out for?
 

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The golden rule with the 1.6HDi is oil changes done by somebody who knows what they are doing (specialist, main dealer, Volvo, Peugeot, Ford or Mazda specialist or main dealer as they will be familiar with the DW6) - it has a small sump and a recess on the plug so the correct methodology needs to be used to change the oil otherwise the 'DW6' engine can lunch it's turbo; anything that has not been serviced every 12,500 miles at the max or by somebody trustworthy, walk away.

Wheels that have either been abused or not cleaned properly seem to wear badly - I've looked at a few that seem to be destroyed by acidic cleaners and/ or brake dust.

If looking at an EGS model make sure there isn't a whine at about 3mph; this is the input shaft bearing wearing which either needs a rebuild for the best part of a grand or replace by box if left too long...

Check everything works too!
 

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Sorry for hijacking this feed.
I have an oil issue - brand new DS4 (14reg) - E-HDI 1.6l i've had for 5 weeks now - sensible driver not pedal heavy.
Enging oil checked this weekend on cold engine and it was ridiculously black!
Plus the oil was very thin - almost water like dripping off the dipstick.
I'm sure this isn;t normal. Anyone else notice this?
Booked in for checkup which warrenty covers diagnostics however am being told any issues and repairs im liable to pay for.
 

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Oil for Diesel engine cars turns black almost instantly - it doesn't stay gold for long (minutes...)
 

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Just dont go for the EGS .. its sh**e

I think the best engine is the 2l diesel plenty of ommph and good mpg
 

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Thanks all. Yes i definitely will be challenging any costs! I've done more research re; oils for diesels and it seems Frank Bullit is right - they apparently turn black very quickly something to do with carbon or sulphur.
 
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