Welcome to the forum mate.. Interested to hear how the previous Laguna performed reliability wise and also would be nice to see pictures of new toys laden facelift model as thinking of changing mine soon..
the old one was ok service every 18,000 (the new one is every 12,000) i had to have 2 turbos and an intercooler, it had a few problems with the clutch pedel but other than that o a few bits of trim fell off but never the less it covered 102,000 miles in 3 yers very very good on fuel
[post moderator edited 4/11/05 - could not see pictures so i copied them and uploaded them to tinypic.com for you + revised the links - laguna II owner]
Last edited by Laguna II Owner; 4th November 2005 at 06:18 PM.
forgot to say i did have a run away engine one of the gaskets failed and was sucking engine
in via the
only way to stop the engine was to stall the car
but hay it was fun ............
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Sorry to be picky, but according to the manual, the 1.9 engines with the particle filter (which I believe the dCi 130 Euro IV has) have 9000 mile service intervals. The counter on my trip computer is definitely counting down from 9000 (it's still at 8000-and-something having covered just under 1000 miles.)
That makes it the joint second shortest service interval I've had to put up with (My 1990 petrol MkII Astra was the same, and my 1993 Mazda 323F was every 6000 - at 30000+ miles a year, I got to know the dealers pretty well )
I'm curious: What do you make of the dCi 130 over the old 120? Is the extra power noticeable? I must admit that I'm finding the car rather sluggish after the 140bhp petrol
So I'm at least a little miffed to see that Renault now offer a Euro IV 150bhp 2 litre dCi engine with exactly the same emissions figures for around a grand more on list price, though whether or not they're able to deliver before the end of the year (when the 3% company car tax break bites the dust) is another matter. I think that gets the 12K service interval too. Ho-hum!
IDE (Injection Direct Essence)
Renault launched the first European direct injection petrol engine. It avoids the troubles encountered by Mitsubishi by implementing in a completely different way.
Instead of pursuing ultra-lean air / fuel mixture, they adopt ultra-high EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation). EGR, as mentioned here before, reduces fuel consumption by reducing pumping loss as well as by reducing the effective engine capacity during light or part load. At the lightest load, Renault's IDE engine enables as much as 25% EGR compare with conventional car's 10-15%.
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