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    Default 2005 Vectra 1.9 CDTI 150

    Hi all,

    Im thinking of buying the above car with 50.000 miles is there anything i should be looking out for thats engine related.

    Im just concerened i have heard a few things regarding them being unreliable.

    Any info appreciated

    Cheers

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    I have a 54 reg one the same that I got with 52k miles on it (now on 78k and just came out from getting a MOT and service an hour ago) and I can truthfully say it is the best car I have had.

    Regular clean of the EGR valve, boost sensor and throttle body (Some members do this every 3 / 6 months) and change the fuel filter every 10k miles and you should have plenty of enjoyable motoring.

    Just watch for the front springs snapping and get the connectors on the PCB inside the throttle body re-soldered.

    Routine stuff just like you get with ANY car, but when it is looked after well and works fine, it is a lovely car with a powerful and economical engine.

    Enjoy!

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    Is the cleaning of the egr valvr, boost sensor and throttle body easy to do on your own ?

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    Yeah, it's a doddle. Just check out the How-2s for info.

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    Piece of cake. Just read the how2 before doing it to get the right stuff, take your time and it will be fine.

    I am far from being a mechanic but recently I have cleaned my own EGR valve, throttle body and boost pressure sensor and the car feels great again!

    I also managed to change the fuel filter (with a little help from my mate).

    It is all do-able by yourself. As I say, read the how2 first and you'll be fine.

    If in any further doubt, ASK and someone will help.

    Good luck.

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    What about the swirl valves is this an issue on them,

    How often would you reccomend cleaning the throttle body, boost sensor and egr.

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    The swirl valves are a particular issue, especially at that age. Best bet is to inspect them by taking the engine cover off - it just pops off. Chances are that you'll find a 10" rod lying loose with a load of crud around each valve - factor in a £500-£1000 repair bill. If it all looks reasonably clean and the rod in attached - result, it's likely that it's already been done.

    If you want to see pics showing the location, again check the How-2 section. Plenty of clear pics around showing all you need.

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    If its an estate or auto-box, be prepared for DPF problems, i have been plagued with them and they can be costly!!

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    just bought an sri150 2005 my self and found out the swirl valves are away! tho makes no difrence to the car or none that i can see anyways..bit pricey to get them done tho so am gna leave them for a while yet.

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    Just beware matey, when the swirl valves are bust, the engine produces more soot at higher/lower revs depending on what position they were in when they failed.

    Production of excess soot can lead to a whole host of other engine problems, like I found out...the hard way!!

    Yes it is an expensive job, but you will notice a big difference in performance and fuel economy once its put right........in my opinion/experience

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