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Head gas­ket fail­ure is a par­tic­u­lar is­sue on the 1.8 thanks to its too-small coolant jacket.

En­sure failed head gas­kets were re­placed by a multi-layer steel item, and the plas­tic dowls with steel ones.

It’s fairly rust-re­sis­tant, but check the sub­frames thor­oughly.

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