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    Smile Smoking Gun... sorry, diesel problem found

    Hi all,

    Following on from this thread....
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=114074

    I have done some reading on here and found the culprit....

    My symptoms were a very sooty exhaust and intermitent smoking under load. No warning signs and no obvious loss of power but I thought I could here the turbo louder than normal as per my thread above.

    Sooty rear end...





    This would be black after a 20 mile run

    Then whilst reving the engine with the cover removed I could see something wrong..... The protective cover on inlet boost pipe was moving. This warranted further poking about and "Hey Presto".... found the bounder





    So ..... if your car is blowing smoke under load and seems a bit louder than normal I would start by checking the rubber turbo hoses. Oh and one last thing.... I took the pipe off and wrapped loads of duct tape around it as a temporary repair..... it lasted 5 mins before a hole was blown right through it so don't bother

    A happy chappy here now I have found the problem

    Jon

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    Glad you found it mate happy days again

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    did you buy a new one, how much are they as i mite need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decks View Post
    did you buy a new one, how much are they as i mite need one.
    Not yet but available new as an upgraded part on ebay for £57 plus post.

    Jon

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    duct tape will hold it until you get a replacement part

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    ebay name old mill garage, fintona auto spares, only 8 miles from where i live must enquire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh.dti View Post
    duct tape will hold it until you get a replacement part
    I tried that with about a dozen layers wrapped around the hose and within 5 mins a hole was blown through it.

    Must be some serious pressure running through there

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    Quote Originally Posted by decks View Post
    ebay name old mill garage, fintona auto spares, only 8 miles from where i live must enquire.
    I can't see that on ebay... can you pop a link to it please.

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    its for 2.0 & 2.2 contact them they mite do one for 1.9cdti http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vectra-C-turbo...item3a5c74632e

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