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Just bought an 02 lag

Just purchased an 02 plate laguna 1.9 dci Privilège for £2800. Admittedly its done 120k. I've done a fair bit of reading on these forums and have a fair few questions.
Im hoping somone will be kind enough to answer them for me.

The car has no service book, so no history. However it was owned by a lease company so probably has had it serviced on the nose.

At this milage what additional things can I do as general maintenance? I've heared of things such as cleaning the EGR valve which I gather isnt part of the service schedule?

At low revs in 1st and 2nd im getting a sort of hesitation when I gently accelerate, almost feels like abs kicking in on the passenger side wheel. Any ideas?

I'm getting 38-40mpg or 90 miles to a tenner. Is this about right? I was expecting a bit more, could it be linked to the above problem?

I Have a plasticy rattle from the front drivers side of the engine, quite loud. Any common faults in this area?

Is it worth chaning the gearbox oil ? Its a 6 speed box which I hear is quite fragile? Changing the oil on my old 19 seemed to help.

I used to service my old Renault 19 TD myself. Can services be done yourself on these or will you have to reset some computer?

Does anyone know how much harder a cambelt change is on these engines than the 1.9 TD's? I've been told its very similar.

My drivers side xenon light(and funnily enuff my main bean) is not working. Is this likely to be just the light or the ballast?

Apologies for such a long post. This is my first 'modern' car after years of R19's and its quite a leap for me. Any help is much appreciated.


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Hello and welcome to the forum.

The most important thing to do is change the oil and filter every 6 or 9k,not the recommended 18k....

If you've done a cambelt on a 19td,then a Lag 2 Dci belt should be a breeze.You don't have to worry about the diesel pump timing when changing the belt as all the pump does is pressurise the fuel,the timing is all electronically controlled....

I'm sure someone else will help you out with your other questions.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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A gearbox oil change won't hurt, but be aware that the 6 speed box has a special filling procedure. It must be completely drained and then filled with the exact, correct measured quantity of oil . If you fill until oil overflows from the filler (the normal method) you will overfill the box and it will fail. The box also requires special (and naturally, very expensive) oil , usually only available from Renault dealers.

Your fuel economy seems rather on the low side for motorway driving, but might be sensible for urban. Mine tends to drop to low 40's if I'm doing a fair bit of around town driving in combination with the motorway. Try driving at a steady 70mph on a clear road, and resetting the trip. Give it a while to average out for the ups and downs in the terrain (this makes a big difference.) I can manage low to mid 50's at this speed.

The Xenon could be the ballast or the bulb. The cheapest way to find out is to swap over the bulbs and see whether the fault follows the bulb.

Service interval reset is straightforward enough. There are two possible methods, depending on whether or not you still have the separate 'trip reset' button sticking out of the speedo dial. If you do have this button, cycle through the trip computer options until you see the service interval display. Press and hold the reset button - the display will initially flash 0, then flash 18000, then go to steady 18000. Release the button.
If you don't have the trip button, then (after cycling through to the service display) just hold the cycle button until the display shows a steady 18000.

When it comes to oil changes, I'd go for 9K if you do a reasonable amount of motorway miles, dropping to 6K if you do mostly urban driving. Renault's official oil change interval for the last of the 1.9 dCi's is 9K, though they claim this is because of the particle filter (which wasn't fitted on the earlier ones.)
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