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Hi thinking of dealing in my megane fidji 1.6 16v on a new shape megane 1.9 dci 52 plate 3100 miles with fsh, can any one tell me what they think of the dci motor, i have heard the nasty stories about the turbo on these.
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The 1.9dci is a nice engine. Quiet,smooth and pulls well and reasonably economical.

However, the 18,000 mile service interval is way too long and several turbos have blown, probably due to a result of this and poor quality semi synthetic oil being used.
If you change the oil every 9000 miles with a good quality 5w/40 oil and a long life genuine renault oil filter you will greatly improve on the reliability of this engine. Renault themselves have now shortened the service interval to 9k/12k ( depending on model) of all new 1.9dci engines.

Touch wood, our 1.9dci 120bhp laguna has done 26,000 trouble free miles ( OIl /filter being changed next week, (9k after last service).

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Yep,very good advice.I have driven a Laguna 2 1.9 DCi,and it was quite lively,so in a lighter Megane I would think it would be a bit of a laugh to drive.

ST's advice on the oil changes is spot on.Have it changed at least every 9,000 miles with a genuine filter and GOOD quality oil .

We really don't hear of as many problems with the Meg 2 as we do on the Lag 2,so maybe Renault have learnt their lesson...........(Famous last words!).

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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Yes took it out today a long test drive was well pleased with the performance, but my last diesel was a 93 Mondeo 1.8 years ago
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