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New Vito owner

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Eddy3987, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. Eddy3987

    Eddy3987 New Member

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    Hi
    I had a 2008 Vito 109 cdi, was written off by drunk driver last week
    Am buying 2013 Vito 113 cdi
    It has high mileage 255k should I be worried
     
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    Blobcat Moderator

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    Hello and welcome

    Depends how the mileage was driven - multi-drop or all motorway. First isn’t great, second is.
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    M80 Senior Member

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    For me I would want to inspect it cold. A seller who pre warms the engine might be covering things up.
    I ask they don't pre warm and I feel to check the exhaust, near the engine, is still cold.
    The obvious thing to check on these engines, and something your older engine didn't have issue with, is the cam chain.

    Any rattle at cold start up indicates the tensioner, as a minimum, is due for replacement.
    Then check for exhaust smoking, cold and warm.

    Drive it, more relevant to the auto, under load. Apply the footbrake while accelerating if there are no good hills to play on. Feel for vibrations, they might be from such as poor tyres but could be more serious.

    Worried no, cautious yes.
    Good luck.
     
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    Eddy3987

    Eddy3987 New Member

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    Thanks it has some faults which the seller had told me about including
    It may need a clutch as bite is high like everything it’s a gamble on a secondhand vehicle
    But it is very reasonable priced
     
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    Hi Eddy, welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Hi Eddy, welcome. Another 113 owner here welcome to the club. Pictures?
     
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