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Petrol Berlingo
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I'm wondering about a new Berlingo - petrol this time, and see two models. There is the 1.2 engine and a 1.6Vti engine. Looking at specs, the 1.2 seems surprisingly good. Any views on whether the 1.6 is perhaps lower stressed and a better buy? I surrently use a 1.6 hdi - 75 bhp, so I'm not a performace fiend.
Thanks for any information.
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#2
Not a great fan of the 1.6 engine, it is prone to issues, oil consumption, timing chain stretching & failure, coolant temp issues.
To be honest it’s the worst engine ever fitted in any Citroen or Peugeot .
I would get the 1.2 turbo petrol .
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(01-07-2018, 09:23 PM)DLighty Wrote:  Not a great fan of the 1.6 engine, it is prone to issues, oil consumption, timing chain stretching & failure, coolant temp issues.
To be honest it’s the worst engine ever fitted in any Citroen or Peugeot .
I would get the 1.2 turbo petrol 
Thanks - useful information.
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#4
Having driven the 1.6 versus the 1.2 turbo i would have the 1.2 all day long. The 1.6 was sluggish and just didn't have the grunt getting up hills.

Come to think of it - i had to ask all my passengers to get out of the car while parking it on a steep hill as it stalled in first gear while i was parking in the Fuego Montoya car park in Lanzarote!
2015 1.6 L1850 90ps In Artic Steel inc Look Pack and Lighting Pack.
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My next one will be a petrol because of my low miles but for the moment ill keep my oil burner until it gets £££ off the road anyway by the clean air brigade.
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#6
You still can’t beat the diesel, the 8 valve engine is very reliable generally and fuel efficient.
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(02-07-2018, 08:04 PM)Lighty Wrote:  You still can’t beat the diesel, the 8 valve engine is very reliable generally and fuel efficient.


If it was 1.6 diesel versus 1.6 petrol there would be no contest. Diesel all day.


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#8
I'm perfectly happy with diesel , and from what I can gather the post 2011 engine (eight valve) is reliable. But I would be keeping it around 10 years like the current one, and dont fancy a dof with its associated problems/cost. Perhaps I'm taking the scare stories too seriously. Would I not need at keast one replacement dpf in 100,00 miles, and a continuous operating cost?
Averaged over the life of the car the cost of a dpf may be ok, but it"s a big lump ofmoney at the time?
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#9
the new 1.2 petrol turbo motors with liquid injection also have the equivalent to a dpf filter, the gpf (gasoline particle filters). It is virtually the same technology with the same duration "standards" of 160K Km in a normal driving scenario - so the dpf now exists for both diesel and petrol motors. No running away from it.
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#10
1.2 petrol engine also has a timing belt running in oil.
It’s early days for these, but Ford has had a lot of issues with theirs on the diesels.
I think oil choice is very important for this belt.
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