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hi,can anyone tell me how many miles these engines are good for?i am looking at one that has done 98000 miles ,is year 2006,`motorway miles`with f.f.s.h
 

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With way the engines are made today, they'll go for a long time as long as they have regular oil changes (i.e twice a year).
Just wondering if the 1.6 TDCI would of been thrashed a bit on the motorway? I have a 2.0 TDCI with high motorway miles but that cruises along with no effort.
 

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there's no reason why it would have been thrased. could be easy mileage

i'm considering a 1/6tdci due to mpg.
what's the cost of a 2006 with about 100k miles
 

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Diesel engines are good for 1000`s of miles.Just make sure it has a regular service.
I had to use escort vans that had over 500,000 on the clock & still went ok.
 

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Our 1.6 tdci has done 123000 and is still a pleasure to drive, gear box and clutch still in good shape and the seats are like new
 

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Hi there I have just bought 2004 TDCI with 118k miles on clock the engine sounds smoother than my wife's Golf TDI which has 80K on clock
. Gearbox change nice and slick I ahve serviced myself as dealer I bought from told he would do it but did not
! On the whole pleased with the CMAX kids have room in the back Tax only £120 a yeay and I am getting approx 420miles to full tank.
 

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To be honest, a low mileage diesel driven around town is likely to be in worse condition than one of equivalent age that's done a lot of motorway miles.

Modern diesels benefit from being worked hard. A mainly town driven car used for short trips may suffer from:

The DPF not regenerating properly.
The clutch could be more worn.
The suspension may have more wear from potholes.
The EGR valve may be more clogged up.
 

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Ravenger said:
To be honest, a low mileage diesel driven around town is likely to be in worse condition than one of equivalent age that's done a lot of motorway miles.

Modern diesels benefit from being worked hard. A mainly town driven car used for short trips may suffer from:

The DPF not regenerating properly.
The clutch could be more worn.
The suspension may have more wear from potholes.
The EGR valve may be more clogged up.

Agree with all of that.

I think what I said goes back to a time of owning a 1.6 and while a great drive, you had to work the gears on long up hill motorway sections. But that was some time ago and alot has changed!

But totally agree on the above and what should be added is that if the short journeys have been done, has the oil changes been increased?
 

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The "S" emission code engine for the 1.6 TDCi doesn't have the DPf filter
If the EGR has the cyclic open & close operation on switch offmodification then stop / start may not matter a lot

And in our case the engine pulls such that you can leave it in fith at idle in 30 MPH zones and let it get on with it
 
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