Megane 11 Turbo Diesel Auto around '07 Worth purchasing ?
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    Default Megane 11 Turbo Diesel Auto around '07 Worth purchasing ?

    Hi everyone

    Looking at purchasing an '07 Turbo Diesel Auto (1.9 SOHC) with below 100klm on clock.(pre Nissan eng. trans)
    I think they run the DPO auto. box and i was wondering how this box handles the diesel torque longer term ? or are the same issues as the petrol versions common and or magnified ?

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    Have been told by a Euro specialist that they don't see many in like the petrol versions!
    Is this a numbers thing as there isn't so many Megane diesels on the road compared to the unleaded units or is the auto trans. fitted to oilers a less troublesome item ?

    Apart from this concern are there any other things (cam belt / auxilary belt / idler rollers water pumps aside) a young player should watch out for ? or should i forget the idea ?

    Any advice greatly appreciated as i'm not up to speed with this vintage Reggie !

    Alain
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    If you want a Meg ll diesel id suggest a 175 Sport over the stock Meg, but difference in price may be to great for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    If you want a Meg ll diesel id suggest a 175 Sport over the stock Meg, but difference in price may be to great for you
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    Thanks for your thoughts. There is a very reasonably priced 2.0L dCi Sport [175] available locally but is a manual which isn't much good to a left foot gout sufferer ! Might have to check out anyhow and see if manageable!
    Unfortunately i'm locked in to autos. There are other vehicles in my collection but still don't want to be buying trouble !

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    Any second-hand car is likely to have potential for buying trouble, my Megane Diesel had its DPO transmission expire and it was costly to have a total refit, but still performs well and I just decided to keep it running. One of the things I like is the way the cruise control maintains an even speed uphill and down hill. My Laguna freewheels downhill (gains speed) so you have to watch that in Victoria due to the prevalence of speed cameras. Anyway that imposes its own strain on the DPO stator and some of those aluminium cast parts (fins ?) break off and can interfere with the health of the transmission.

    I would suggest at a minimum you get the transmission fluid checked and if it shows contamination or burning, you take your chances if you decide to buy.

    Ken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    Any second-hand car is likely to have potential for buying trouble, my Megane Diesel had its DPO transmission expire and it was costly to have a total refit, but still performs well and I just decided to keep it running. One of the things I like is the way the cruise control maintains an even speed uphill and down hill. My Laguna freewheels downhill (gains speed) so you have to watch that in Victoria due to the prevalence of speed cameras. Anyway that imposes its own strain on the DPO stator and some of those aluminium cast parts (fins ?) break off and can interfere with the health of the transmission.

    I would suggest at a minimum you get the transmission fluid checked and if it shows contamination or burning, you take your chances if you decide to buy.

    Ken.
    Thanks Ken, A transmission fluid change would be the first job on my agenda, then all other fluids.
    I have an infrared thermometer and two modified solenoids left after several AL4's some time ago.It's not a difficult job but didn't really want to go down that route. Then you are at the mercy of someone to do the computor updates correctly.

    I was hoping some owner or ex owner would say that the Megane11 dCi 1.9 DPO box was a beefed up low trouble unit

    I guess it all comes down to price. If the price is right you don't mind climbing underneath and getting your hands dirty !

    Allen

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