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    VW Caddy Help please

    Hi all thinking of purchasing a caddy. It's a 56 plate model with the 1.9 TDI 105PS engine. Are these generally reliable or is there anything to look out for? The van has done 60k miles now and will be sold with a new clutch, flywheel and cam belt/waterpump. Thanks

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    Still no replies on this? Does anyone out there have any experience with these. Don't want to buy a load of trouble. Thanks.

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    As I said in your intro the 1.9 TDI engines suffer from head gasket problems and broken timing belts.
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    Ok Keith thanks for the response once again. Same head gasket problem as the rovers? Also at what mileage does this usually happen? The one I am buying is getting a new cambelt and waterpump fitted before I purchase it

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    The BIG problem with the BXE code engine is crankshaft connecting rod bearing wear. This causes the bearing to “pick up” as it is known, on the journal and snap the connecting rod in two, the lower half of which then punches a hole through the block. Personally I have never seen this but I have had customers ask us to change the bearings as a precaution and often the upper bearing half is very badly worn and the lower looking like it has hardly been used, I put this down to the stupid long life service intervals.

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    Thank you for the information crasher. I have heard about the bls and bxe engine codes with this problem. It's a big problem by sounds of it. Any idea what mileage this may happen at? A mechanic will be changing the clutch/flywheel and doing the cambelt and water pump on the van before I buy it. Is it worth asking the mechanic to check the crankshaft connecting rod bearings? Are they anywhere near where he will be working on the van?

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    Hi crasher I think the engine code of the caddy I am looking at is a bls engine code. Do these suffer from the same problem?

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