Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

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Ryzishh
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Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Ryzishh » Thu May 17, 2018 12:16 am

Hi all,

I'm in the middle of purchasing an Astra as above.

It's a manual 17 plate Sri 150 with 13k on the clock.
Was originally registered mid-2017.

I've just come across this forum and read up on the engine issues, LSPI (still not sure what it is), etc..

Should I be concerned with possible engine issues?

Thanks for your help.


OOOOP
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by OOOOP » Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 am

It’s your decision at the end of the day , many people will tell you they have had no problems with theirs at all and they are great cars , but others will say the opposite , I loved bits about mine but didn’t like more so decided to sell up. The LSPI Issue is low speed pre ignition issue and there is a recall that will sort that out so don’t worry about that If that’s what’s putting you off.


Ryzishh
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Ryzishh » Thu May 17, 2018 1:13 am

Thanks for your reply. That's the only thing that's putting me off and the main reason I'm getting rid of my current car (fiesta ecoboost, possibility of engine failure due to coolant loss after 30k miles). Now after reading this forum the excitement has gone and anxiety has returned :(


Redman
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Redman » Thu May 17, 2018 7:25 am

Hi
Make sure the service history is up to date and the oil used is dexos 1 generation 2. Yours may or may not require the engine ecu recall but check it has been done if required. Don't labour the engine in high gears and you are use to petrol direct fuel injection engines, so that is a good start.

Just out of interest who are you buying off?

I have had my elitenav 1.4T 150 nearly 2 years now and it's been a great car so far.


NickT
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by NickT » Thu May 17, 2018 7:31 am

None of us have a crystal ball, but while the entire industry was caught out with LSPI on small turbo petrol engines, the combination of new oil and new ECU map is supposed to solve the issue.

I say test drive the car and once the engine is warm rev it fully and see how smooth it is across the rev range. Any gaps in power is a bad sign, no gaps should be fine


Boroboy
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Boroboy » Thu May 17, 2018 7:56 am

As above posts have stated.
Also you have warranty, which you could extend for piece of mind.
There's usually some ironing issues with newer engine development.
I own a 1.6d. Very happy with it, no issues at all. Great mpg too.
Astra 1.6d (136) SRI NAV AUTO


Ryzishh
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Ryzishh » Thu May 17, 2018 8:22 am

Thanks for your help guys.

I guess it doesn't help that my current car (first ever car), had so many varying issues with it, I feel paranoid about buying a vehicle!

I'm doing high motorway mileage (around 13k), what exactly do you mean by don't labour the engine? My current car sits around 3k rpm @ 70mph, there's a section filled with 50mph road works on my journey, in which the revs drop to just below 2k rpm.
Would I have to drop down in this instance, or would it crawl out without too much fuss? (Obviously not putting my foot all the way down).

I'm buying from a small local Vauxhall dealer (not franchised, and hold multiple customer service awards, etc), all of my girlfriends family have bought from them. but only new cars.

Thanks NickT, I will definitely test that prior to making a deal.

Out of interest, does anyone know how long the warranty can be extended for? I believe it comes with 2 years left on the manufacturer warranty


BRUCE225
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by BRUCE225 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:07 am

May i ask how much your paying I was after a 6 to 12 month old and eneded up paying 1k more for a new pre reg zero miles it was worth it to get rid of all the doubt...


Redman
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Redman » Thu May 17, 2018 9:54 am

To labour / lug the engine means to accelerate harshly in high gears and work the engine, so drop a gear or two and let the gearbox do more of the work, especially going up hills and overtaking. Lug is an american word if you ask me. Loads of clips on youtube about not to lug gdi engines, of all makes, even the Ford mustang.
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NickT
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by NickT » Thu May 17, 2018 10:09 am



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