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    Fords have a smilar thing on the old Lynx diesel, the old ones have always had 2 rubber belts but dry, then they went to a wet chain drive, now they're a wet belt to drive the fuel pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    No it isn't. Different generation of truck with lessons learned applied.

    I don't know why you've brought Renault into it. Their version is also a badge-engineered Nissan.
    As Neil pointed out once before, it wasn’t design that was the problem, but rather the (Spanish?) assembly line not following instructions. Allegedly.

    I do like a pick-up and the Merc iterative has the option of a proper Merc engine (for better or worse) and the interior looks pretty plush.

    I keep meaning to get a test drive as I might be able to take it as a company car and palm it off on the wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    I keep meaning to get a test drive as I might be able to take it as a company car and palm it off on the wife.
    Make sure she can comfortably get in and out. If she twists her ankle in the middle of taking the little one somewhere, you're a dead man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    Make sure she can comfortably get in and out. If she twists her ankle in the middle of taking the little one somewhere, you're a dead man
    Noted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GVK View Post
    Fords have a smilar thing on the old Lynx diesel, the old ones have always had 2 rubber belts but dry, then they went to a wet chain drive, now they're a wet belt to drive the fuel pump.
    I remember paying Ford about £750 for a cambelt change on our old S-Max. Wankers

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    Not sure what years are affected but I would love my BMW to have the recall just for the fun of seeing someone at BMW wonder where my EGR was....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDIfurby View Post
    Not sure what years are affected but I would love my BMW to have the recall just for the fun of seeing someone at BMW wonder where my EGR was....

    They probably see plenty where people have removed them. I can see a point in the near future where they'll notify the relevant authorities and you'll be liable to prosecution too.



    The MOT is certainly going that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    New one on me today. 2012 Skoda Yeti, 2.0 tdi with no oil pressure. I dropped the sump expecting to find the oil pump pickup blocked with junk. Couldn't believe what I found lying in the sump...



    What idiot decided a rubber belt was a suitable thing to stick in there to drive the oil pump? These engines used to have a chain in there. This is ridiculous. VW have no change interval for this item. It's a lifetime part sir...
    LOL German cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    As Neil pointed out once before, it wasn’t design that was the problem, but rather the (Spanish?) assembly line not following instructions. Allegedly.

    I do like a pick-up and the Merc iterative has the option of a proper Merc engine (for better or worse) and the interior looks pretty plush.

    I keep meaning to get a test drive as I might be able to take it as a company car and palm it off on the wife.
    Go on, do it.

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    Enjoying this thread but now wondering if my plan to change my 1990s Volvo for a mid 2000s BMW is a good idea. I would be going for petrol, but even so...

    Also, like Neil mentions above - I too like threads on non-track cars as I don't have a track car now but do always have a selection of stuff that needs fixing
    Too many cars...

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    Stu, the answer is in Ste's thread :D. It's going to be the next NL sensible purchase car :D.
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