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    Hi - I have the notoriously untunable 2.2 SRI 04 and it has done 55,000 she is beginning to feel rather sluggish and rough so I was wondering the best things to do to keep her purring and performing the best as possible...

    I am thinking:

    - Full Oil change or something
    - Fuel filter change
    - Unrestricting airbox & KN Pannel filter
    - New spark plugs
    - Things like cleaning injectors, cylinders
    - I Hear you can get new cyclinders with more valves or something?


    Can anyone elaborate, explain, expand to and price as my skills are limited to topping up screen wash lol.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Vehicle : Vectra cdti estate

    Trim : Get a

    Engine : Dirty diesel

    Year : 2006

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    - Full Oil change or something - oil and filter change will be a good start use a good oil
    - Fuel filter change - again a good idea
    - Unrestricting airbox & KN Pannel filter - very easy to do, there is a how2 on here for it
    - New spark plugs - get some decent one's


    all of these thing's can be done by yourself but if you are no good with tool's etc then pay a visit to a local garage, if you go to vx and buy all the thing's you need just get them to supply the labour, this will keep the cost's down
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    - Full Oil change - yep using fully synthetic oil
    - Fuel filter change - always do this when replacing the oil
    - Unrestricting airbox & KN Pannel filter- yes do this, check ebay sometimes you can get a good deal on a 2nd hand one.
    - New spark plugs - yep, get iridium tipped plug - part code is usually IK20
    - Things like cleaning injectors, cylinders - always use V power petrol, that will give it a small boost.
    - I Hear you can get new cyclinders with more valves or something? - if you have loads of cash you can add a supercharger - it will cost the same as the car though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver-tongue View Post
    Hi - I have the notoriously untunable 2.2 SRI 04 and it has done 55,000 she is beginning to feel rather sluggish and rough so I was wondering the best things to do to keep her purring and performing the best as possible...

    I am thinking:

    - Full Oil change or something
    - Fuel filter change
    - Unrestricting airbox & KN Pannel filter
    - New spark plugs
    - Things like cleaning injectors, cylinders
    - I Hear you can get new cyclinders with more valves or something?


    Can anyone elaborate, explain, expand to and price as my skills are limited to topping up screen wash lol.

    Thanks in advance.
    All of these are very good suggestions IMHO, (apart from the new cylinders bit...lol), but use good quality parts - i.e. Mobil1 oil, STP Complete Fuel System treatment, etc.

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