2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

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nijad03
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2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by nijad03 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:11 pm

Folks,

I am new to all things Vauxhall. Yesterday I brought home my newly puchased 2017 1.6 CDTI(136) 35k miles, which I was well pleased with.

However, friend of a friend has told me to sell it on as quick as I can as they give a lot of trouble with timing belt and engine can blow. Now I am completely at wits end.

I have read through quite a few posts here that confirm that this is a problem with this particular engine regarding timing belts. I haven't detected any issue with rattling or noise coming from the engine as yet.

Is it worth keeping and if so is there any preventative measures I can take? Some posters say it can be down to the oil used, and from what I can see the oil used should be dexos 1 gen 2 oil?

I really cant afford any huge bills for repair - any advice greatly appreciated!

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Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by george » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:29 pm

I have the same engine, on a 66 plate currently running at 80k miles. The only issue I've had is the clutch going but this was repaired under warranty.

If check the paperwork to see what work has been done (recalls etc). As long as dexos 2 oil has been used, and the service book has been kept up to date I wouldnt worry.

I've also been concerned bout the timing chain however (touch wood) I've had no issues thus far. From what I've read into so far, if you wanted to replace the chain/oil pump it's an engine out job, so pretty expensive.

Very happy with my car, comfy, quiet and excellent on mpg (although some others here may argue otherwise). If you are still concerned theres always the option to purchase an extended warranty (either through vauxhall or another 3rd party)... I did consider this but opted not to.

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Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by george » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:32 pm

Just re-read your initial post, to emphasise:

the correct oil is dexos 2 for a diesel engine.

Dexos 1 gen. 2 is for petrol engines

I would double check the service book to confirm which has been used. I'm sure other members will also confirm the correct is oil is dexos 2 on a cdti

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Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by nijad03 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:51 pm

Thank you for this George.

Ill check the service book but maybe will book car in for a service regardless and make sure correct oil has been used.

Extended warranties, might look at that, never had one before. I dont suppose you know of companies that you have heard good experiences about?

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Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by Crunchynut » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:34 pm

Since your mate referred to the timing belt (it has a chain) then maybe their advice isn’t too well researched......
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Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by astraowner » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:24 pm

Crunchynut wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Since your mate referred to the timing belt (it has a chain) then maybe their advice isn’t too well researched......
No, the timing chain is a problem issue on the 1.6

From what i have read, they have revised the tensioner, the oil pump and the chain guides to help fix this problem

To change the tensioner, oil pump and chain guides the gearbox needs to come off and the engine needs to be partly removed from the car.

It's a 2 man, 1 day job and it will set you back quite a lot of money.
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Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by Scotty_b » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:15 am

If you look at every car forum, all models will be riddled with problems, just make sure the car you buy is serviced correctly and enjoy it.

What car does your mate drive?
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Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by Vayerr » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:26 am

I had this Astra SRi Nav 1.6 CDTI 136 but 2016. Had it for 2 and half yrs. No problems apart from weird noise in the cabin that was investigated and as usual there was no fault found. All recalls done without issues. New onboard computer due to problems with Bluetooth connectivity but that's a minor thing tho.

I have moved onto a new car now and Astra is my dad's. He loves it as well. I'd recommend it.
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- Peugeot 206 Verve, 5dr, 1.4 Petrol 2006
- Vauxhall Corsa E Limited Edition, 3dr, 1.4 Petrol (90bhp), 2015
- Vauxhall Astra K SRi Nav, 5dr, 1.6 CDTi (136bhp), 2016
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Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by Wasp » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:11 am

I think if you looked at car reliability on any forum you'd never buy a car.
Modern engines, especially Diesels are more complex than ever and can be prone to expensive issues but I would say give your car careful servicing and enjoy it.

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Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Post by Trikster » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:20 pm

Been running my 2017 CDTi (136) SRi estate for 8 months now,just passed 50k miles, no issues and a great workhorse - as previously said, if you search the internet you'll find loads of issues on any car - no one posts if nothing's gone wrong.....
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