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    Default Time to show my GSi some love...

    I had an expensive morning ordering stuff to service my beloved GSi 3.2:

    Brake discs and pads, front and rear
    Front ARB drop links
    Rear upper control arms
    Auxiliary belt, tensioner and idler wheel
    Fuchs EcoFlex oil and filter from Opie Oils (brilliant deal! )
    Secondhand screen wash bottle and pump from eBay (mine is leaking)

    I also needed to order some tools for my first foray into maintenance of my modern, "sensible" GSi:

    Torx bits and sockets
    Brake caliper rewind tool and adapter

    The parts and tools should be delivered next week. So guess what I'll be up to the following weekend! I've never raised a spanner to the Vectra before but cannot wait to get stuck in!

    I'll try to get some photos...

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

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    I keep thinking I should give mine a good going over soon, want to change all the fluids!

    How much did the windback tool set you back?

    Will have to report back about how you got on with the aux belt change, I have a squeal so tempted to try changing rollers and belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V6VC View Post
    How much did the windback tool set you back?
    £17.49 delivered from eBay. It is a Laser 1314. If you search on that, you'll find loads for similar prices. I am not certain that I needed it but I also got a Laser adapter for Vauxhall/ Opel calipers. My understanding is that it fits the cut-outs in the caliper pistons, allowing you to wind them back in.

    I shall try to make sure I get some photos of the auxiliary belt swap. The squeak is getting worse and I lost head gaskets following a belt failure in my V6 Omega , so am not taking that chance!

    Paul
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    nice to see someone getting their hands dirty ........or perhaps make sure you wear some gloves ...

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    Is there a How2 for the 3.2 V6 auxiliary belt? The Haynes manual that I have does not cover the V6. Useful.

    Paul
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    Oil change... done.
    Upper control arms... done.

    GSiFan = ! No more rattly rear end! And maybe it's just in my mind but the engine seems smoother and more responsive!



    Aux belt soon... Also new tyres and wheel alignment... Oh and just got some (non-Irmy) eyebrows too and chuffed to bits with 'em...

    Paul
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    i bet you feel better now after a bit of tlc

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    Quote Originally Posted by peadar View Post
    i bet you feel better now after a bit of tlc
    Still waiting for my TLC...

    Paul
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    I bought four new tyres yesterday, plus had laser wheel alignment. Okay, they were budget tyres (Sunew) but they are apparently Michelin Pilot rip-offs. Actually they are not bad at all. Even the wet grip is okay.

    Anyway, the car rides like a magic carpet with amazing handling now! I couldn't be more pleased! The rear no longer rattles over ridges in the road, the front is much quieter over speed bumps (ARB rubbers still needed but can wait for now) and it steers and tracks beautifully.

    The engine could do with a replacement thermostat, I think. It is okay and never runs past mid-way on the gauge but it varies periodically from one-quarter up to mid-point and then back again - plus it takes a while to warm up from stone cold too (maybe 1-1.5 miles). Maybe it's fine but I'd rather not take risks, having had the head gaskets go on a V6 Omega some years ago.

    Also I have an auxiliary belt, tensioner and idler wheel to fit at some point. But for now, it's all gooooood...

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

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    Ihad 3 new sunews on mine when I bought it, 10000 miles later, can't fault them.

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