User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Front end work

  1. #1
    VIP-Member GSiFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 210,022

    Default Front end work

    Yesterday, I tackled my first DIY maintenance on my GSi with help from an old mate of mine.

    Front ARB drop links done...



    Condition of front brakes meant that replacement was not necessary after all...



    We also took the front bumper off and repaired the leak from the windscreen/ headlamp washer bottle. It turned out to be one of the fittings onto one of the pumps; two small O-rings had perished.

    Rear upper control arms to be done next time.

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

  2. #2
    Admin & Merchandise Manager bigmac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Devon
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : insignia

    Trim : irmscher

    Engine : 2.0 cdti

    Year : 2009

    Default

    Cracking job mate replaced mine about a year ago so think it might be time to change again

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

    MOD'S...Irmscher front spoiler, Irmscher mats, Irmscher door pins, Irmscher rear spoiler, Irmscher grille, Irmscher skirt & exhausts,Irmscher Roof spoiler MOD'S TO COME..Side skirts,Wheels

  3. #3
    VIP-Member GSiFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 210,022

    Default

    The thing is that, having driven the car again today over speed bumps, it still makes the crunching noise! I don't think it's as bad but what is causing this? Is it the rubbers for the anti-roll bar?



    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

  4. #4
    Regular Member monty2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    swansea
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C Pre Face, Colour Coded, CR Tech Box, Pipercross Panel filte, Blanked EGR :-)

    Trim : Club

    Engine : 1.9cdti 16v

    Year : 2005

    Default

    id check the front springs mate. i was getting the same prob & one of my springs had snapped

  5. #5
    Regular Member glenboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sunny Dartmoor
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    It could be or the radiator mounts,they make a similar noise

  6. #6
    VIP-Member GSiFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 210,022

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by monty2000 View Post
    id check the front springs mate. i was getting the same prob & one of my springs had snapped
    I hope not. Mine are Eibach Sportsprings and are only about two years old. Could it be that my springs need the rubber sheaths on the ends? I don't think that my front springs have them.

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

  7. #7
    VIP-Member GSiFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 210,022

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    It could be or the radiator mounts,they make a similar noise
    That is something to investigate. Thank you!

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

  8. #8
    Regular Member monty2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    swansea
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C Pre Face, Colour Coded, CR Tech Box, Pipercross Panel filte, Blanked EGR :-)

    Trim : Club

    Engine : 1.9cdti 16v

    Year : 2005

    Default

    u should be ok i think then. its just the crappy vx springs that like to break

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    cornwall
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    front arb bushes. if its a crunchy kinda metal noise it is more than likely these.

  10. #10
    VIP-Member GSiFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 210,022

    Default

    It sounds like someone crushing rocks! So it could be the rubbers, then, I guess. I'll put it on the list!

    Cheers!

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Front Indicator won't work (Vectra C)
    By shauntaylor in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 26th February 2011, 15:12
  2. Re-tracking after doing front suspension work?
    By DNS in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17th November 2010, 23:08
  3. front fogs dont work
    By lops01 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 16th May 2010, 04:05
  4. mornings work part 2- sort the front bumper
    By ks246 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31st March 2009, 20:53
  5. warranty work paper work ???
    By Gr4eme in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28th October 2008, 00:21

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •