ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Alloy cylinder heads gave trouble even when new, so inspecting the dip-stick for sludgy oil emulsion is vital. Oil leaks aren’t by themselves serious but can be symptoms of head-gasket failure. Engine internals are relatively expensive; new parts including pistons, valves and camshafts adding up to more than $3000. Noisy timing chains at start up need replacement and installing the bottom chain is time consuming. Clutch shudder can be due to wear or oil on the facings. Driveline vibration can be caused by wear to the driveshaft centre bearing or rubber-mounted front coupling.