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  1. Peter says:

    I would recommend that you also take the car for a test run at maximum permitted speed on the motorway.
    This will make sure that a headgasket failure or cracked cylinder head will become visible. Als check for bubbles in the cooling system after your high speed test run. If you notice many corroded aluminum parts under the bonnet, it may be caused by a previous headgasket blow-out or cooling system failure, in which case the engine may have run hot. Ask the seller questions about this and how it has been fixed.
    Running hot can result in scratched piston skirts and cylinder walls , seized bearings, a warped cylinder head which all require a major engine repair operation in order to be fixed.
    If the seller allows, a good indication of engine condition is to be found at the throttle body, so remove the air hose connected to the throttle body and check for oilsludge build up. An oil filler cap can be easily cleaned to hide asludge engine, but the throttle body needs more work to clean. Hope this helps.

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