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
If you change the
every 9000 miles with a good quality 5w/40
and a long life genuine renault
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 (
/filter being changed next week, (9k after last service).