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Re: Hunt for Espace MkIV

I have a Mk4 2004 Authentique - low end spec but still has the toys and comfort I like.
2.0 petrol/manual g'box.
Fuel consumption is a concern around town on the very short school trip - as the engine never gets warmed through it is showing circa 15mpg but fully loaded with three adults and gear for a weeks holiday running at m/way speeds then 34-36 mpg appears.
The cars are certainly smooth.
If the petrol engine makes a noise like a diesel then suspect the camshaft dephaser - the works to repair will include a new cambelt etc.
If the cam belt is near due then I would suggest a new dephaser is fitted when the job is cafrried out as quite a few dephasers appear to fail soon after a timing belt has been replaced.
Happy hunting.
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