Which year D5 UK model to get / avoid ?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Nick, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    I am thinking I might upgrade from my trusty 1997 V70 2.5TDi to a D5 powered
    I am in the UK where I think there are / were both 163 bhp and ? 185 bhp
    models sold,
    and would prefer the 185 bhp model, preferably with manual transmission, if

    Can anyone tell me the models available and any good years / bad years and
    to be wary of, or have specifically checked ?


    Nick, Oct 16, 2007
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    Tim.. Guest

    If you are looking at a 90-100k mile car you either want to see written
    evidence of injector replacement, or have a spare £650 for the job.

    On the rest of the car, look for clonky front suspension, and body
    electronics glitches.

    Tim.., Oct 17, 2007
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  3. Nick

    Nick Guest

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for that - does this ( replace at 100K miles) go for my current 5
    cylinder 2.5TDi as well ? It has done 167,000 miles, and to my knowledge is
    unlikely to ever have been done. I was exploring the possibility of doing it
    myself ( remove / take to injector refurb place / re-instal ) where they
    quoted me around £30 each for their work / parts, if it needed it - they
    would test first for about £7 each and not do any that didn't need it which
    sounded fair.

    Does the D5 use different more expensive injectors I wonder ?


    Nick, Oct 17, 2007
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    Tim.. Guest

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes!

    (around £100 each , plus the dealers calibration charge + labour)

    Tim.., Oct 17, 2007
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    colin231 Guest


    on the question of clonky suspension, what is the usual cause?
    mine all seems fine when i took it to the garage, they found no worn
    joints ect.
    but still knoks going over small bumps, especialy nearside but it is
    not a loud knok just taps
    colin231, Oct 17, 2007
  6. Nick

    Nick Guest

    Ohhhh - great - will bear that in mind then !
    (perhaps I will go for a D1 then !! :))

    Thanks for the pointer!

    Nick, Oct 17, 2007
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    Tim.. Guest

    Anti-roll bar bushes usually.

    There was a recall for faulty lower arms on some early cars too thoough..

    Tim.., Oct 18, 2007
  8. Yes, all the bushes of the shock absorbers, on all 4 wheels, where
    broken around 100,000 km on my 850. Clonky suspension, back
    and front. The parts were not expensive, but the front ones have a
    little work to disassemble those springs.
    JM Albuquerque, Oct 18, 2007
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    colin231 Guest

    cheers for that, maybe i will take it to a better garage this time,
    colin231, Oct 19, 2007
  10. The problem can't be seen without disassembling.
    For the back shock absorbers you need to remove the floor carpet
    and look at the head support of the shock absorbers.
    For the front shock absorbers you need to remove the large top
    nut and the big washer to see the broken rubber bellow.
    JM Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2007
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