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post #151 of 168 (permalink) Old 31st December 2008
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well had mine 10 months and 10k miles....touching a large chunk of wood all OK.
only thing that really annoys me are the front door switches, soometimes they work and sometimes they don't.
it's a basic lag 2 1.6(expression) that started life as a demo (i'm now the 4th owner)'s just gone over 40k.
extras fitted (climate, elctric sunroof, electric mirrors, and so i'm told, tyre pressure sensors, but i thought these were fitted to all!?)

but i know of newer cars that have has replacement springs, a 2yrold audi that had a coil pack fitted - so all makes suffer
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In my opinion, I would stay well clear of the Laguna 2 1.9dci. I've owned mine for 2 years, and have covered about 30k miles in it, it had just under 50k on the clock when I bought it, and in the 2 years of owned the car, I have paid nearly the cost of the car in repairs :-

1st to go was the air conditioning display, which I fixed myself with my trusty soldering iron.

2nd was a split intercooler

3rd as a result of the split intercooler, the turbo blew itself up shortly after (luckily i was stationary on my drive at the time as you have to stall the engine)

4th rear sub frame bushes replaced

5th key fob to replace

Not to mention intermittent faults with the lights out warning system, so all in all, I'm far from impressed with the quality of the electronics used by Renault, and their unwillingness to recognise that there is a major problem with the turbo failure rate of the 1.9dci engine.

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I've had my 03 Lag since it was 18 months old and I love driving it. I tend to thrash it a bit sometimes but it is fairly forgiving. I have spent about 3K on repairs mostly on a new gearbox/clutch/flywheel after a bearing failure. The electronics are a drag, but so far I have only had to replace the GPS antena (40) and am soon to repair the climate display and passenger window with failed memory.

My concern is about the Turbo , I have had no serious engine problems and have heard about turbo issues. What can be done, if anything, to prevent problems from occuring on a car that runs fine?

I have seen mention of replacing pipes, etc... any pointers?
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So far I am enjoying my Laguna II ph2 1.9 dci 130.
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Poster above querying why Renault don't acknowledge the problem with the 1.9... They introduced a 5 year warranty for that reason.

What to do to extend the life of ur turbo ? Regular oil and fuel filter changes, at least every 9k miles with fully synth oil ; let them warm up an cool down properly. Otherwise the expected life of a turbo is 70 to 100k miles, and u can't guarantee how a previous owner treated it ...

DO pay attention to any increased diesel smoke, and DO be aware the engine is well known to runaway following complete turbo failure so be aware!

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