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    Default Is the 3.0 V6 CDTi as delicate as in the Saabs?

    Having almost given up on a vauxhall product fitting the spec desire and budget, the Saab 9-5's DO...

    I've read up and spoken to specialists about the 3.0 V6 CDTi and how it likes to eat its liners and on reasonable regualrity its pump.... I do believe the same engine is in the Vectra/Signum, so is there the same issues or did Saab break something when fitting it into the 9-5? lol


    and is a V6 with no history a big big big huge emmense mistake? lol
    It will be oil changed twice a month for the first couple of months to be sure any cak is flushed out etc.

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    Not aware of the liners being reported on here as a common problem, fuel pumps on the facelift engines i.e. the 184PS version are known to be more delicate than on the pre-face version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slindborg View Post
    Having almost given up on a vauxhall product fitting the spec desire and budget, the Saab 9-5's DO...

    I've read up and spoken to specialists about the 3.0 V6 CDTi and how it likes to eat its liners and on reasonable regualrity its pump.... I do believe the same engine is in the Vectra/Signum, so is there the same issues or did Saab break something when fitting it into the 9-5? lol


    and is a V6 with no history a big big big huge emmense mistake? lol
    It will be oil changed twice a month for the first couple of months to be sure any cak is flushed out etc.


    good luck with that , the oil filters are £41 each

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    You can get the filter MUCH cheaper on Ebay..
    15,95£ + 2,00£ in postage from Vauxworld.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-OIL-F...item5183de4dfa

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    They way the engine is mounted in the Saab caused a number of problems.

    As said the newer engines seem less reliable.

    As long as you dont try tune it you should have a reliable engine. Though I wouldnt buy one with out at least some history.

    Make sure you warm up and cool down the turbo properly

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    P.s I think Celese (think thats his username) is the only one to have had liner issues, but his have done high mileages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Not aware of the liners being reported on here as a common problem
    The liners are an issue, but only likely to be an issue at very high mileage
    The tolerance is very fine and is likely to be identified during a cylinder head inspection
    There is basically "no fix", just a new engine

    I've heard of three failures so far, the owners have decided not to have the repair or engine swap and drive the engine to destruction, but still waiting for it to fail
    The engine simply starts consuming large amounts of oil
    One owner has now had this for 40K miles / 2 years

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    Ahhhh so not a "huge" issue persay. Large ammounts of oil is what, a Litre every K or more like Wankels of 1L every 25L of fuel lol

    No history with CatC's usually... meh

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    It's only an issue on saabs due to the way they altered the engines cooling to squeeze it into their engine bay. The vecs have a much better cooling system.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I have to agree, the cooling system appears to be very good
    The temperature gauge on mine rarely goes above 95'C and I've only heard the cooling fan come on twice

    On my previous Vectra B the cooling fan would almost always come on when coming to a standstill

    The 3.0 V6 CDTI may use up to 1 litre of oil every 1K miles
    Mine is no where near that, at about 2 litres every 15K miles, just one top up just prior to next service

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