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I'm thinking of buying a used 308cc and the salesman has

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I'm thinking of buying a used 308cc and the salesman has said the engine needs attention. He said it is misfiring and would need a second hand engine. Is there any way of sorting the engine without replacing it?
JA: How many miles are on the Peugeot? Is it a steady misfire? Or random?
Customer: 71000 and not sure whether random or steady
JA: What is the model/year of your Peugeot?
Customer: 2010 Allure
JA: Are you fixing your Allure yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have not bought it yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: What would the cost be for replacing an engine, including ancillaries and where would the mechanic recommend buying one from?

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What engine are buildt in this 308cc?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

Diesel or Gasoline?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Can you see the link?

Yes, one moment please.

ok, is the VTI engine (gasoline).

With this engine you cannot avoid a replacement engine. These engines often have problems with coked intake manifolds. This has the consequence that the engine is damaged in the long run.

I as a specialist would not buy a vehicle with these problems and advise also everyone against it.

Especially since it is a dealer who sells the vehicle and not a private person. Why should the dealer sell a vehicle at a cheap price if he could have 5 x in the repaired condition?

Quite simply, the repair is not worthwhile and exceeds the value of the vehicle. With a new engine you would be around GBP 6-7k. If you have a used engine in good condition, you will have to reckon with half the cost, but you risk having the same problem again.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you

You´re welcome