Hello chaps, first post, though I've been reading through the forum pages for a while.
Im here because I am gathering info toward my next car purchase.
Ive had my heart kinda set on a 2.0 tdi 140 (will probably remap it At some point), and have been reading up on potential issues with the car as well As asking mechanics.
Unfortunately today I discovered the whole oil pump and balance shaft issue, and it makes for scary reading.
So far I've gathered that this is a huge problem, one that your either having or are going to have with this engine.
This has really pissed on my chips as i simply can't bring myself to spend the £6000 a £8000 I had budgeted for a 2006 or 2007 model knowing things are so definitively bleak!
So is that that then? Is there no hope for me or my sanity if I bury my head in the sand and buy one anyway?