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Discussion in '2010 general' started by alancdavis, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. alancdavis

    alancdavis Junior Member

    Hi I am looking at buying a 2002 MG 180 V6 and would appreciated what to check and also any comman faults with the MG V6
  2. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Hi Alan

    The KV6 engine is near bulletproof except for the variable air inlet plenum (VIS motors). Listen out for ticking noises from this area.
    Also check that the cambelts have been changed at the proper period and be aware of when they are next due. There are 3 cam belts and its not a job for the timid. Apart from that, it's just general condition.
  3. alancdavis

    alancdavis Junior Member

    thanks for the info :)
  4. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    Hi Alan,

    Welcome to MGs-on-Track, great choice of car, but I'm biased :D

    Tim has highlighted the main problems with the KV6, there is plenty of information on the forums about both subjects.

    My main concern with the age of car you are looking at would be cambelts, irrespective of mileage, MG/R service schedule, 90k or 6 years. It is a big job and costs £500 - £750 depending on where you get it done.

    But there is plenty of choice out there so don't rush to buy one until youy find the right one.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 30, 2009
  5. alancdavis

    alancdavis Junior Member

    Once again thanks gents

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