Worth a look - https://almeraownersclub.com/threads/n16-forum-resource-links.44110/ (useful forum links)
Thing to Look For thread
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I think it would be worth finding out what the issue is first, but having said that if you're able to get that that Pulse that seems a good price to get hold of the mechanical parts from it. Engine and gearbox alone can be more than £695. Then you can always sell on the...
Could need a new cam sensor? I would try that first. If the fault remains then it might be a sretched timing chain. It's not as common as on the petrol engines, but it has been known to happen on Diesels too.
Nothing new I'm afraid. Been off the road since July 2017. So some sort of plans to put it back on the road and sort the issues out (if youve been keeping track), but unsure long term. I do miss it though.
Yes the rear light sealant can be checked. You need to unscrew the lights from inside behind the carpet, then pull the light out. It needs some force. A little heat can help; hot air gun or hair dryer. Use sikaflex to replace or add more sealant.
Worth checking the wheel well too, to see if any...