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Hi all - just purchased and collect tomorrow a Sept04 Grand Dynamic 120 Dci. It is ex. Renault fleet and done 55K miles but that was reflected in asking price (Purchased from main dealer). This is a second car for us and will be used by my wife covering about 5K miles year so was not too worried about the 55K on the clock now.
Anything to watch out for over and above the Turbo concerns I know about ?
For info. I live with the daily fear of Turbo failure as I have a BMW 320D - it is a common problem on that but for different reason. As far as I can tell the Renault issue is EGR caused. On the 320D it appears that the oil seperator filter is never called up for replacement. Eventually it blocks up and causes excessive smoke, this gets worse and eventually the excessive sump pressure blows the Turbo seals and we have the same situation as Renault - runs on its sump oil and pops !
I have cleaned the EGR on 320D as it does get clogged and cause performance issues - is it as easy to get to on the Renault 120Dci ?
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Welcome to the forum. Yes the turbos have been problematic, but the EGR is not too bad to get to. The other notable issues are coil packs and rear window implosion. Try a look in the scenic forum or a forum search using those as keywords for more info
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Thanks for the welcome guys. Well, collected it last night and not driven it too much but it seems fine in the snow this morning !! just two issues causing concern that the dealer will now be sorting next week:

Passenger seat will not move at all (bit miffed as this was the case with rear ones and they fixed before bought it - obviously did not test them all)
Heater fan sounds like a 747 engine !!! Again miffed that it was not picked up on the comprehensive check before I collected.(!!!!)

Other than that OK for now.
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I think I'm right in saying that the later dCi turbos are far more reliable.The oil change intervals were far too long on the earlier engines(18000 miles!) and Renault also changed the recommended oil spec from 10w40 to 5w40.Newer dCi's have 9000 mile oil change intervals which is far more like it.

Good luck with your new car.

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