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post #2 of (permalink) Old 22nd April 2006
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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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