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How are the 2.2 Diesel for high millage 2015 plate
« on: August 26, 2019, 12:24:17 PM »
Hi there, just about to buy a 2015 Sport Nav 2.2d and need it to do at least 130.000 plus miles, anyone done that sort of millage.
My current 2013 Venture has done 135.000 and still going strong so hoping the new one will be the same.
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Re: How are the 2.2 Diesel for high millage 2015 plate
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 01:29:33 PM »
Hi there, just about to buy a 2015 Sport Nav 2.2d and need it to do at least 130.000 plus miles, anyone done that sort of millage.
My current 2013 Venture has done 135.000 and still going strong so hoping the new one will be the same.
Any advice welcome
Thank You

I would check the car's history for both low mileage and/or problems with overly high oil levels and DPF problems.  The former isn't necessarily an issue if, like my usage of my (admitedly petrol-engined) car the lowish mileage is made up of less frequent but decent length journeys - the latter problems arise when the car is predominantly used for repeated short trips from cold.

I'd check the mileage at each service on the history to see if it has done an absolute minimum of 10k miles pa, preferably well over 15k miles pa and has not had any recorded problems with oil overfilling or the DPF.  The problem is that if you cannot definitively tell whether that is not the case, you could be in store for reliability issues down the road.  A lack of a main dealer FSH would also be a red flag, including services done well outside the recommended intervals of time/milegae (whichever is the soonest).  I personally think that the problems associated with low mileage diesels is the main reason (other than perhaps the firm ride of Sport models) why the majority of secondhand Mazdas on dealership forecourts are diesels nowadays.

One that has consistently done a decent annual mileage and has been well cared for with no issues may well do fine if you are going to continue that sort of ownership, precisely because prices of many secondhand diesel-engined cars are down because of these problems associated with people using them in the wrong way.  Just be wary.

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Re: How are the 2.2 Diesel for high millage 2015 plate
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 02:15:57 PM »
Thanks for the reply,

 I generally do between 30k and 35k annually but most of the time speed hovers around 60mph due to speed restrictions so I'm not to hard on the car

I've had really good luck with my Venture series diesel x 2 and if was not for a balloon payment due i would love to have kept my current car but it makes to much sense to put the money into something a bit newer.

Thanks again for your help

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Re: How are the 2.2 Diesel for high millage 2015 plate
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 01:48:24 PM »
My 2009 2.2 Diesel has just gone over 130 000.  Still runs.  It has however developed a bit of a "flat" spot, it is as if the turbo-lag has gotten much longer.  I believe it is the dual-mass flywheel that is finally giving up the ghost.  But I'm no expert.  It still delivers 59MPG. 

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Re: How are the 2.2 Diesel for high millage 2015 plate
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 02:02:11 PM »
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Re: How are the 2.2 Diesel for high millage 2015 plate
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 04:31:10 PM »
My 2009 2.2 Diesel has just gone over 130 000.  Still runs.  It has however developed a bit of a "flat" spot, it is as if the turbo-lag has gotten much longer.  I believe it is the dual-mass flywheel that is finally giving up the ghost.  But I'm no expert.  It still delivers 59MPG.

You might (unless already tried this) try using some diesel injector cleaner like Redex or Wynns to see if that cures that flat spot.  It's far cheaper than using superfuels and can yield some amazing results, both to the running and mpg/power of the car.  As part of a trial of different items designed to improve engine power, Fifth Gear tried Redex on a 15yo+ (petrol) Corrado and the Redex made the most difference (especially value-for-money), including almost eliminating a flat spot in the power delivery.  YouTube video of that test here:

https://youtu.be/efIJHf7h5kI

You can regularly get offers on this sort of product - I occasionally buy a 4-dose (1 per tankful) bottle of redex petrol injector cleaner when it's on sale in Halfords for about £5 (normally about £8), other sizes of bottle available.  The same effect using superunleaded would cost me at least £5 more for just one tank, meaning to get the same effect, it's 4x the cost.  For a fiver or so, worth a punt rather than having to shell out for a new DMF or car, and hopefully getting better mpg/power/acceleration as well.  The same goes for the specialist (quite reasonably priced) cleaners for the MAF sensor, throttle body and EGR.

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Re: How are the 2.2 Diesel for high millage 2015 plate
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2019, 10:30:29 AM »
Cheers, that's good advice.  I'll try that.  I normally use the cheap ("cheap"hah!!) diesel and give it a tank of the expensive stuff every 10 tanks or so.  I shall give it a good dram of injector cleaner and report back.  Thanks again.

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Re: How are the 2.2 Diesel for high millage 2015 plate
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019, 07:53:31 AM »
Just seen this. I’m at 145K with no mechanical issues until recently and even then was easily sorted. Make sure it’s had frequent oil changes (I do mine every 6k) and get the injector copper washers checked  and / or changed. They deform over time and can lead to oil starvation issues. They are only £20 and pretty simple to do yourself if you’re reasonable mechanical.

Mines going up for sale as I wanted a larger car and I’m very very sad to see it go, it’s been 10 years of fun

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Re: How are the 2.2 Diesel for high millage 2015 plate
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