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Old 28-08-2018, 09:21 AM   #11
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Appreciate the input, guys.
I should be looking at a few 1.6 C5s, it may be my third
C5 in succession. Itís hard to find another so comfortable
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Old 28-08-2018, 09:26 AM   #12
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Status? There is so many on the roads.
But not many C5....
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famous for oil leaks?
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Old 28-08-2018, 05:26 PM   #13
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But not many C5....

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The status, the suppose sporty handling or "ultimate driving machine" and German brand. Singaporean always got the mindset Jap is reliable and German is atas. Some still got the mindset Korean car are worst off than Jap when in-fact they are on par or even better than Jap. The recent Jap car that are using CVT gearbox are not reliable.

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famous for oil leaks?
and engine oil consumption. But the engine is really nice to drive when there is no fault.

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Appreciate the input, guys.
I should be looking at a few 1.6 C5s, it may be my third
C5 in succession. It’s hard to find another so comfortable
Buying a used c5 kind of make sense given the near paper value resale price. But when you factor in the amount that you need to spend on repairing, I think just extend your current 2.0 C5 and replace those parts will save you more money in the long run. Most 1.6thp c5 left with 3-4yrs COE remaining. But it's really hard to find such a comfortable car without spending a huge amount. Saw a C6 for sales for 30+ k last year but can't afford given the COE need to be renew soon and the 3.0 road tax.

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There isn't much works need to be done on the 2.0L

Suspension, every high mileage car will suffer
Radiator Fan (wear & tear)
Door Hinge (design flaws)
renew AL4 ATF (servicing)
Change Timing Belts (wear & tear)

As sky mentioned, the 1.6THP is a very hot engine.

I have renewed my suspension for my 2.0L on the 8th year, still comfortable, no squeaks..

I have never driven & kept a car for more than 5.5years.. the C5 was an exception.
The suspension bushes, link rod and engine mounting (1.6thp) are under engineered.

Also the carbon buildup issue and high pressure fuel pump failure with 1.6thp.

But this car is so comfortable and lovely that is the 1st car that last me more than 5 yrs and already looking at extending the COE should there be no further major issues since I already know the car inside out. Just just can't help to admire the C5 every time after i park. The design is still so modern and handsome looking even after 10 years since it was shown to the world.
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Old 28-08-2018, 05:33 PM   #14
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The status, the suppose sporty handling or "ultimate driving machine" and German brand. Singaporean always got the mindset Jap is reliable and German is atas. Some still got the mindset Korean car are worst off than Jap when in-fact they are on par or even better than Jap. The recent Jap car that are using CVT gearbox are not reliable.


and engine oil consumption. But the engine is really nice to drive when there is no fault.


Buying a used c5 kind of make sense given the near paper value resale price. But when you factor in the amount that you need to spend on repairing, I think just extend your current 2.0 C5 and replace those parts will save you more money in the long run. Most 1.6thp c5 left with 3-4yrs COE remaining. But it's really hard to find such a comfortable car without spending a huge amount. Saw a C6 for sales for 30+ k last year but can't afford given the COE need to be renew soon and the 3.0 road tax.


The suspension bushes, link rod and engine mounting (1.6thp) are under engineered.

Also the carbon buildup issue and high pressure fuel pump failure with 1.6thp.

But this car is so comfortable and lovely that is the 1st car that last me more than 5 yrs and already looking at extending the COE should there be no further major issues since I already know the car inside out. Just just can't help to admire the C5 every time after i park. The design is still so modern looking even after 10 years since it was shown to the world.
The oil consumption issue is partly solved when I use Mobil ESP 5w30.

If I weren't driving a Frenchie, I'd be driving Korean. The Koreans make wonderful cars these days. Beautiful, well-priced, good performing, high resale value.

As for admiring the C5 after parking, you are not alone. Can't help it. Who would have thought this beautiful car was actually designed in the 2000s. And still look ahead of its time in 2018.

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Old 28-08-2018, 05:45 PM   #15
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The oil consumption issue is partly solved when I use Mobil ESP 5w30.

If I weren't driving a Frenchie, I'd be driving Korean. The Koreans make wonderful cars these days. Beautiful, well-priced, good performing, high resale value.

As for admiring the C5 after parking, you are not alone. Can't help it. Who would have thought this beautiful car was actually designed in the 2000s. And still look ahead of its time in 2018.

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I solve it with valve stem seal replacement (did it at a bmw workshop since michael dont have the seal extraction tools and need to remove the head). Using Penrite Enviro+ eo now.

The KIA stinger is really a vfm car which rival the Germans.

Every time friends will praise how good and big the C5 looks (Even thou I find it small) and fixed steering wheel hub.
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Old 28-08-2018, 05:48 PM   #16
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Can you share with me (and the rest of us who are still hanging on dearly to the C5 1.6L) where the valve seal job is done, at what cost?
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I solve it with valve stem seal replacement (did it at a bmw workshop since michael dont have the seal extraction tools and need to remove the head). Using Penrite Enviro+ eo now.

The KIA stinger is really a vfm car which rival the Germans.

Every time friends will praise how good and big the C5 looks (Even thou I find it small) and fixed steering wheel hub.
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Old 28-08-2018, 06:04 PM   #17
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Can you share with me (and the rest of us who are still hanging on dearly to the C5 1.6L) where the valve seal job is done, at what cost?

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I know Revol and Codewerx are doing it. Revol quote me $1200 and 1.5 days downtime while Codewerx quote me $1100 and 1 day downtime. Michael down time is around 4 days I think with comparable pricing.
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hahaha ... cant't get enough of the comfort.
My first was the walrus-like G2 C5, followed by the 2009 2.0 ...
This car made me moved on being a BHP-addict
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I know Revol and Codewerx are doing it. Revol quote me $1200 and 1.5 days downtime while Codewerx quote me $1100 and 1 day downtime. Michael down time is around 4 days I think with comparable pricing.
Thanks for sharing! Which one did you go for in the end?

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I went with codewerx as their price is cheaper, 1 day down time, very proficient with n14 engine (mini/bmw version of 1.6thp) since they are a BMW/Mini specialise workshop and neat, tidy and spacious workshop.
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