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    Default VX are offering me 50% on replacement intake manifold 80k motor!

    Well my Vec is at 80k and I've just had the main 80K dealer service done at a Vauxhall Dealers, supplied my own oil Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel.


    Total cost


    £130.46 inc.


    I also asked about the inlet manifold as the swirl flap rod had fallen off and there was weepage from no 4 valve.

    Bearing in mind the car is past any sort of warranty as it's a 55 plate with 80k on the clock, and I got the reply 50% contribution which would bring the cost to £369 inc.

    So should I go for it?.

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    SNATCH THERE ARM OFF...

    I just dont understand Vx. When mine went a year ago it had 34k on the clock and was an 05 so just 4 years old.
    The wouldnt offer me anything of the £1100 bill.. Not a penny!

    TBH it really p1$$es me off when some do get it and some don't, this to me is worse than just saying no to everyone. They should at least be consistent with there contributions!

    Grrr

    ... anyway, rant over. did I mention:

    SNATCH THERE ARM OFF...

    BOOK IT IN!

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    Just booked it in, their going to order all the parts and will arange a day next week.

    To top it all I need to replace brake pads all round and 4 new tyres!!!.

    February's are always the worst month of the year as all ther other big bills come in as well so the service being cheaper than I expected and getting 50% on the manifold is better than what it could have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocki View Post
    Just booked it in, their going to order all the parts and will arange a day next week.

    To top it all I need to replace brake pads all round and 4 new tyres!!!.

    February's are always the worst month of the year as all ther other big bills come in as well so the service being cheaper than I expected and getting 50% on the manifold is better than what it could have been.
    Do you know what they are including in the Inlet change

    It should include a new EGR
    and also the Motorised solenoid that operates the swirl flaps.. that's a must if you consult the makers of the inlet - and as Vx are doing it I would insist on that.

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    I don't but EGR is new, I changed it myself, and the actuator actually works properly over it's full range so dosen't need changing, where everyone goes wrong is they misread the Pierburg literature.

    It states that a NEW unit learns it's range of motion when first powered up, so if fitted to a faulty inlet manifold, it will learn incorrectly, once learned it is set.

    A properly taught servo if it cannot achieve the full range of motion, it throws up a fault code BUT will still move the full range it initially programmed itself to if put onto a new manifold, so if there is any problem on the new manifold, it will cause an error and VX would have to change it.

    The rod fell off mine which still allowed the servo to rotate valve 3 without any problems so there is no problem with the servo actuator and no fault codes are logged because of this, so I doubt they would change this, but I'll check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocki View Post
    I don't but EGR is new, I changed it myself, and the actuator actually works properly over it's full range so dosen't need changing, where everyone goes wrong is they misread the Pierburg literature.

    It states that a NEW unit learns it's range of motion when first powered up, so if fitted to a faulty inlet manifold, it will learn incorrectly, once learned it is set.

    A properly taught servo if it cannot achieve the full range of motion, it throws up a fault code BUT will still move the full range it initially programmed itself to if put onto a new manifold, so if there is any problem on the new manifold, it will cause an error and VX would have to change it.

    The rod fell off mine which still allowed the servo to rotate valve 3 without any problems so there is no problem with the servo actuator and no fault codes are logged because of this, so I doubt they would change this, but I'll check.
    Cool - sounds like you have it all covered then mate... Good stuff.

    What about Cam belt... Your at 80K and changing the cam belt with Inlet off is much easier I believe. I think it used to be the case that Vx removed the cambelt when changing the inlet anyway.

    I had mine done at the same time as thats the way Vx wanted to do it.

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    [quote=Chocki;1184194]Well my Vec is at 80k and I've just had the main 80K dealer service done at a Vauxhall Dealers, supplied my own oil Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel....
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    You know when you have painters and decorators in to do your house, and they use cheap trade paints that smell a lot, so you give them quality Dulux paint to use, and all they do is pour the Dulux into an unmarked tin to use on another job where they'll charge extra for using top paint, and they pour some cheap trade paint into the Dulux tin and paint with that, and you're left wondering why your Dulux paint leaves as much odour as cheap paint? I always suspect garages do that when the customer brings in a can of premium oil and asks them to use it in their car.

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    I had my cambelt replaced 20k ago, no way do I trust a belt for 100k miles the way I drive!.
    > 120 mph for extended periods, lots of red lining...

    120 is about what I cruise at across Germany


    As for the Dulux analogy, LOL. I actually trust this dealer as you can watch them freezing (working) from a viewing window.

    Oh Quick plug for Dudley Rd Motors, Trindle road, Dudley West Mids.
    Always been very good and reasonable.

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    Well, I got me car back and ended up having to part with £399.52 as the garage got told they had to use some sort of pipe and inlet covers etc whilst carrying out the work, else Vauxhall would not honour the discount. The garage did not factor this into the original quote of £360 is, oh well.

    Anyway, the work included a new modified manifold, a new egr valve , a new servo actuator and connecting bar, along with all the gaskets, seals etc, a new fuel pipe from the pump to the common rail and all new bolts / studs and nuts washers etc as required for the job.

    Unfortunately they would not fit the EGR blanking plates as they are not allowed to, but they did put them in a bag and leave them in the car for me to fit back on myself.

    Car runs well just a little flatter from tickover due to no blanking (Actually it should be restrictor) plate.

    So I will now be working on getting rid of any exhaust into the intake and turbo spooling up faster as a result mod.
    Last edited by Chocki; 3rd March 2010 at 18:28. Reason: Duplicated line

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