Buying a Ford Sierra

Unsurprisingly, little. Be wary of very-high mileage cars for obvious reasons, though, with service records, you should be safe. Turbo cars can be a little fragile and temperamental, like most of their ilk, so buy with extra care and check for oil leaks, worn transmission (especially with 4x4 models) and an overly-smoky exhaust. Electrical gadgets are great convenience features but a real pain to repair. Check the sunroof, all windows, mirrors and central locking, to be sure.Be careful with recorded mileage too: the Sierra has only a five-digit readout so a car with more than 99,999 miles may not show it on the dashboard.

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    Valve clearance adjustment - OHV and HCS engines (Every 12 000 miles or 12 months)
    OHV engines 1 This operation should be carried out with the engine cold and the air cleaner and rocker cover removed. 2 Using a ring spanner or socket on the crankshaft pulley bolt, turn the cran ...

    Satellite navigation unit holder
    Fitting the navigation unit Insert the navigation unit into the holder until you hear a distinct click. Adjusting the holder 1. Unlock. 2. Adjust the holder to the desired position. 3. Lock ...

    Oil pump - dismantling, inspection and reassembly
    Dismantling 1 The oil pump can be dismantled for cleaning, but if any of the components are worn, the pump must be renewed as an assembly. 2 To dismantle the pump, proceed as follows. 3 Unscrew ...