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Hi

I posted a few weeks back with my 03 D4D bubbling gasses into header tank and loosing some water (head gasket or block crack), well I put some radweld plus in and the problem slowly got better. Now there is hardly any bubbles coming into header tank and I don't loose water.

Unfortunately I have lost confidence with the car and dread any medium journeys, constantly looking at temp guage, so popped down to Auctions and nearly bought a 07 with 35k on the clock, but it was a petrol, went for £8500.

My question is how much manufactures warranty is there on the Rav4, is it 5 years ? and if I bought one under this is the engine/gearbox and clutch covered, and does it have to have a full service history.

Mike

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If purchased before 1st July 2010 it's 3 years 60K miles whichever is the sooner, after 1st July it's 5 years 100K

All componants are covered against manufacturer defects, but excludes wear and tear. A worn out clutch for instance would not be covered, but a noisy gearbox bearing would. The car does not specifically require a full DEALER service history, but better if it does. If it has NO service history then dont go anywhere near it if it's peace of mind you want, anything could have been done to it. Good quality used cars don't normally end up in auctions for no good reason!!!

Kingo :thumbsup:

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Hi parts-king

We will have to disagree about car auctions, I have always bought my cars from them. Some of the larger ones like BCA sell some very good stock, from lease companies and others.

Obviously you should always buy with a full warranty/trial and full service history, not for the faint hearted, but you can save thousands. Thanks for the warranty info.

AA do a good five star warranty for £120 a year, what do you think of that.

Mike

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