Car: 2.2 i-ctdi ES Silver
Join Date: 12th August 2011
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181k - repair or replace?
My '59 2.2 iCDTI ES has just run past 181k miles, mostly by me (last 164k) and generally motorway. It's still in pretty good shape but has a couple of issues:
- aircon : completely dead, started failing last summer and nothing at all this summer (tried Halfords, Kwiqkit etc and it's not gassing, they both said main dealer)
- central locking : front and rear passenger doors failed completely in locked position (not at the same time), boot and drivers door now going the same way (tip, if the actuator fails in the locked position you can shake/bounce it loose if you find a really bad road/speed bump - I freed up both of mine and took them straight in which saves the interior trim)
- clutch pedal squeaks horribly when released, local garage lubricated on both sides which worked for about 1 day, I read somewhere this is a prelude to major problems?
Pretty much everything else is original (exhaust (loud but still passing MOT), bearings, suspension, engine, clutch, gearbox) - the only big job was the rear discs which was my fault for pretending to be Colin McRae when driving in Wales.
I can't do another summer without aircon (which could get expensive if it's the compressor), pretty sure I'm going to be forking out the central locking and think the clutch is on its way out(?). So the question is has anyone else had similar issues on a high miler, does it just become a money pit from here on in? Main dealer seems to want £120 to investigate each issue (last time I told them just to skip the investigation and replace the door actuator, which worked).
Any advice welcome, don't think there is much value in the car at this mileage and faults?