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    Default 3.2 Vectra Elite 80,000/8 year service

    Hopefully I'm buying the Wifes' Uncles' 2003 3.2 V6 Auto Vectra Elite when he buys a new Insignia in December.
    Its done 74,000 with a full Vauxhall service history and he is letting me have it for the trade-in price. Im handy with a hammer and spanner and have always serviced my own cars but have never owned a vauxhall.
    Looking at the service record it looks like 80,000/8 years is a major one.
    Its due in April so my plan is to have the cam belt,tensioners and water pump changed at the garage and do the rest myself.
    Im guessing that means all fluids and filters changed,everything given a good looking over and some general cleaning and greasing of parts/locks etc.
    Any advice on this and general cost of would be much appreciated along with any recommended places to get the parts from.
    I am a noobie so be nice!!!

    Cheers Mark

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    you don't really need to do the water pump as its not driven from the cambelt - HOWEVER, to change it afterwards I believe it requires the removal of the cambelt.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Don't forget to include a fluid & filter change on the auto box while you're at it.... fluid level/condition seems to be a contribution to many expensive faults in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    Don't forget to include a fluid & filter change on the auto box while you're at it.... fluid level/condition seems to be a contribution to many expensive faults in there.
    There's a specific fault that leads to auto transmission fluid and engine coolant mixing, if a seal gives way. Obviously it's hard to check the ATF, but look out for any contamination of the coolant in the expansion bottle. If the two fluids mix, it means the gearbox will shortly give up the ghost.

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