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    Hiya guys n gals, well as title really.

    I have the oppertunity to do this and was wondering whether it was a good move or not.

    Now i do need to check the mileage and if the timing belt has been done, also the RNS bush needs replacing (you can hear a knock when going over a manhole cover).

    Apart from this what do i need to look out for? I've read about the Nikasil issue and while it's not put me off it has made me weary. Is there a way of telling if the engine has been affected by this, ie strange noises?

    Many thanks in advance

    ps. It's on an S plate
    Last edited by The_Mac_Daddy; 18-09-2008 at 03:37. Reason: Added info
     
     

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    Your looking at a M52 323? They have a chain instead of a belt.

    Also, do you happen to know the build date of the car as it maybe one of the later steel linered blocks. IIRC They changed over in production week 10 1998 so anything after March should be fine.

    The usual Nikasil test is to get a compression test. However, I have heard of cars that tested fine going six months later. High oil usage is a sign, as is a poor idle.
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum The_Mac_Daddy, good to have you with us

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