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Re: Buying a 1997 Renault Laguna 2.2D RT this afternoon.
I suspect it's more likely to be the rear brake load compensator valve,the arms on them have a habit of seizing.Usually they can be freed off easily with some penetrating fluid and a bit of working backwards and fowards,but if the valve needs replacing then certaintly a new one will expensive,a second hand one will be cheaper but theres always a chance that the pipes/unions will be siezed which will add to hassle.
I'm guessing the diesel pump stop solenoid is leaking?.These from memory aren't expensive and are available aftermarket.
I'd check the cambelt history on it too,I've known a few of these break belts or cambelt tensioners to break up on them,one saving grace is that they tend to just break cam followers rather than bend valves if the belt fails.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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