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The engine itself should be good for three times this mileage. The real things to be wary of are turbo and gearbox failure. There's a lot of good advice regarding care for the turbo . In summary (from memory):
If your service interval is 18K, then change the oil half way between each service (9K) too. Be sure to use the correct grade.
Try to let the engine idle for at least 30 seconds before switching off. This gives the turbo time to spin down while still maintaining oil flow and pressure to the bearings.

As for the gearbox, I've had two fail so far. One was almost certainly due to low oil , and I suspect the other one was too. Take any oil stains on your path seriously - it might just be a small drip from the engine, but it could also be the gearbox slowly emptying itself. Be aware that there's a special filling procedure for the 6 speed box on the dCi. If you fill to the conventional 'until it runs out of the hole' method, you'll overfill the box and damage it.
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