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Old 12-04-18, 05:25 PM   #1
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Hi guys, hoping for some advice, I bought one of these recently, 06 2 litre 407 zenith, nice and comfortable, love the car an a few extras inside paid £600, body work is a bit rough but seems good enough, really I have been without a car for a while and just needed a run about and always kind of liked these plus i like the feel of a big diesel, I dont do a lot of driving, My last car I did 11k miles in 2 years, basically to and from the gym/work/college, bit of shopping and the odd sunday drive with the girlfriend. (im 26 lol)

MOT is due in September and Its up to 147k now and previous owner has never done a timing belt change (he bought it from new in 06) but as far as i am aware it has been regularly serviced as far as oil change and air filter ect, Im wondering how reliable are these cars and is it worth me spending a bit of money to get a bit of a longer life out of it for a few extra quid, if i can get 6 months to a year id be happy. I have been quoted from £290 to £250 for a belt and kit.

I understand this is a very broad question and hard to say without looking at the specific cars

What is your experience with these and what is your opinion, Thank you very much.

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This the same one as on facebook page ??

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Yes bud it is i joined the 407 facebook page, thought id ask on a few places get a bit of advice. Rang a couple of garages too but their opinion is probably biased lol.

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Yea I figured it had to be, 407's aren't known for the belt snapping but if course it can happen.yours is a zenith so no dpf so short journeys won't be an issue

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Oh and 140k is nothing to one of these engines looked after should easily hit 400/500k +

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Not sure what a dpf is lol! Holy shit 400k, yes but no one ever looks after them properly

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For a cam belt and water pump it should be about £90 for the parts and £150 to fit.

On one hand for £600 it's pretty disposable.
On the other hand if it seems to be behaving then it's probably worth trying to keep it that way because changing your car is just swapping a load of problems you do know about for a load of problems you don't know about.
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Not sure what a dpf is lol! Holy shit 400k, yes but no one ever looks after them properly
There's plenty of people that look after these. Mine gets 0W30 Total Quartz and even Shell / BP fuel only. You treat a car like you expect it to treat you.
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Well after a bit of a check over to the best of my knowledge it has a few common issues/faults and engine seems to be running fine as far as i can tell.

1.Timing belt is first on my list
2. Heater flap is broken - will also need to replace pollen filter
3. Wheel alignment needs done
4. Heated seats will check the fuse on these - i know its fuse G38 but i cant make head nor tails of the box, cant find the right fuse. Otherwise ill leave them broken.
5. Few bits to tidy up here and there, inc few bits on bodywork that are probably unfixable like a bit of rust on the front right wing where previous owner has brushed against something.

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