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Bravo HGT

Looking at buying a HGT I've seen

Just wondering if there is any common faults?
any areas susceptible to rusting I should pay attention too?
is 98k a lot of miles for one of these engines?
what is the cambelt interval?
any general knowledge would be very much appreciated!
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Re: Bravo HGT

If they are well looked after they are pretty bomb proof ....
Timing belts are supposed to be changed at 72,000miles or every 5 years ....been doing mine ecery 3years regardless of mileage to be safe ....

Rust is worse on the newer 155 HGTs .....
Older cars seem pretty good ...just check normal areas such as boot floor, floor pan jacking points and in perticular try and get a look behind the side skirts .....
98k is good mileage ...
One of my Marea 20v was on 243,000 miles before it went to fiat heaven and the engine was still decent
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If they are well looked after they are pretty bomb proof ....
Timing belts are supposed to be changed at 72,000miles or every 5 years ....been doing mine ecery 3years regardless of mileage to be safe ....

Rust is worse on the newer 155 HGTs .....
Older cars seem pretty good ...just check normal areas such as boot floor, floor pan jacking points and in perticular try and get a look behind the side skirts .....
98k is good mileage ...
One of my Marea 20v was on 243,000 miles before it went to fiat heaven and the engine was still decent
Hey thanks for the quick reply!

just a bit worried as the owner claims "engine wise the car has high lift cams, fancy valves and vernier pulleys, cold air feed induction and an oil catch tank."
any worries about the gearbox?
and its a 155 In in white so will be sure to look for rust if I go and look at it!
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Re: Bravo HGT

If its that white one on ebay with the alfa wooden steering wheel i wouldnt go near it ......
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As for gearboxes they take a fair bit of abuse
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If its that white one on ebay with the alfa wooden steering wheel i wouldnt go near it ......
That was indeed the one I was looking to get, not at the price of 1800,
why would you not go near it?
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That was indeed the one I was looking to get, not at the price of 1800,
why would you not go near it?
A car that has had high lift cams and fancy valves which ive never heard of.....and still doesnt run right ...
The VIS is very hard to tune in standard for let alone with a moded engine......
Added to the fact that iys been for sale for years and no one has ever bought it even though plenty of people have seen it ..just doesnt make too much sence ...something doesnt add up ....
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