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Old 24-05-15, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default What to look for buying a 207 HDi?

I am looking at a 207 HDi Sport for my next car. The 206 petrol is being replaced!

I did check back in the forums, but it is easy to miss things on a phone screen. Would anyone be able to point out weak spots to check, please? I think I know the general things to look for, but anything particular to this model?

Mind you, I still haven't found a reliable way to detect rear axle play without axle stands!

TVMIA for any clues you can offer :-)
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Just check its had regular oil changes, have a look round the injectors for any carbon build up (leaking seal, easy fix though), take the intake off the turbo and check the impeller shaft for play. If its a 110 model consider the dpf if its on a highish milage.
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Well, the car looks good, except for a gaping hole on the dash below the radio/CD unit.
I'd have to fill that with something.
Aircon is weak, but it works a bit so should respond to regassing.

I wouldn't know how to check the DPF. Never had one before. I always think of them as something that demands magic treatment fluid from time to time and mostly just works, until it doesn't :-)
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No you can't check it, but it is something to consider if the car has done a lot of miles or a lot of a short journeys
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I'm told the car can pass an MOT test without DPF and it should use slightly less fuel too. No clue about the details of such a mod, though.

I've shaken hands on the deal. Pick it up in a few days :-)
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The mot is just a visual check for whether it is present or not so cut it open an remove the inside
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I'm told the car can pass an MOT test without DPF and it should use slightly less fuel too. No clue about the details of such a mod, though.
Removing the DPF from a car equipped with one is, and always has been, illegal. Also now is an MOT failure:- MOT test fail for DPF removal | Auto Express
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Also look out for the washer pump leaking into the fusebox as this can end up being extremely expensive. DPF has to be programmed out and ECU remapped, there are members on here that can do that for you.

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Removing the DPF from a car equipped with one is, and always has been, illegal. Also now is an MOT failure:- MOT test fail for DPF removal | Auto Express

My car runs better without it certainly returns more MPG it has passed the MOT at least twice with it removed the Emission readout is very low and it smokes very little
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Two which I see a lot are the rear light cluster fault (same as 407) and water ingress into wiring loom.
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