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Re: Just bought a 2004 Laguna 1.9 DCI

The golden rule is never ever use an oil additive on a turbo diesel. It is essential the turbo has a good supply of fully syntheic oil to keep it cool and fully lubricated. Sadly the 1.9 Dci engine has a history of failing turbos costing around 300 plus if you can do the work yourself - if not a garage will probably charge around 500 upwards.

Good luck with the road trip. If it can be accomplished in a real cheap car all the better. Also if you intend to keep the car I advise you get yourself a good Renault compatible code reader (not cheap I'm afraid).

Happy motoring.
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