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    Smile my first year with the vec C

    Hi there everyone
    Was Just looking through some receipts and thought Iíd post a thread on my first year of owning my C
    When I bought her she was a bit worse for wear but with the money I had It was the only vec C I could afford lol
    Since Jan I put 6000 miles on the clock.
    Things I have replaced :
    4 shocks (blistien b4)
    4 springs ( eibach)
    Discs and pads all-round (mintex grooved discs)
    Spark plugs
    Oil &filter x2
    Pollen filter
    Air filter (k&n)
    Timing belt (60k change)
    Outside temp sensor (still not working correctly)
    Factory cd player (the one in the car didnít work)
    Exhaust (duel ulter sport)
    Car matts (custom sri)
    All Rear bushes
    Thermostat (done today)
    3 kumho tyres ( now changed to 19Ē vxr reps)
    I think thats it apart from a few mods.
    Apart from the common faults encountered Iíve loved the C and glad I bought one
    I only wish I had a bigger engine one lol oh and I still need to get whats turned out to be a bottom half respray ! which I donít mind because marks on the car annoy the hell out of me. The one thing that Iím not looking forward to is the dreaded dmf problem ! all the hard work isnít in vain tho because the car did look like S**T when I got it and now looks quite nice for 2003 car.
    the pic is when I bought the car after a wash, since I did buy a dirty car, link is the last clean pics I have
    Have any of you guys done much to your car when you got it?

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119300

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    Vehicle : Golf 7

    Trim : GTD

    Engine : 2.0 TDI 184PS

    Year : 2014

    Mileage : 40000

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    Not much in the first year but it all started in the second year:

    - TC Switch
    - Cooled glovebox
    - Airbox mod
    - VXR Rear lip spoiler
    - SRI Rear bumper
    - VXR Rear Valance
    - Twin VXR Replica Exhaust
    - Lowered on Eibachs
    - 19" Snowflakes
    - SMD Conversion
    - Irmscher front grille

    Then the CDTI engine Needed attention:

    - Replaced Manifold
    - Replaced Intercooler
    - Replaced wiring looms
    - Replaced EGR valve
    - Timing belt

    Porbably forgot some. Amazing how the bug bites.

    Gazza4

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    not even the bug mate things that had to be done haha I've still gotta list I want to do

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    Vehicle : Golf 7

    Trim : GTD

    Engine : 2.0 TDI 184PS

    Year : 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccluskey119 View Post
    not even the bug mate things that had to be done haha I've still gotta list I want to do
    Having a 1.9 I had to stop listing the 'replaced this and that'.

    Gazza4

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    I've had mine about a year and so far i've changed

    drivers side boost pipe
    front grille
    airbox mod
    insignia washer jets
    6000k hids
    new discs and pads all round
    egr valve
    tints
    rear bushes and rear springs
    pioneer double din head unit
    reverse camera
    brake pipes front to back
    new glowplugs in next couple of weeks

    But gotta say i love this car and am more than happy with it

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    I only wish I had a bigger engine one lol oh and I still need to get whats turned out to be a bottom half respray ! which I donít mind because marks on the car annoy the hell out of me. The one thing that Iím not looking forward to is the dreaded dmf problem ! all the hard work isnít in vain tho because the car did look like S**T when I got it and now looks quite nice for 2003 car.
    the pic is when I bought the car after a wash, since I did buy a dirty car, link is the last clean pics I have
    Have any of you guys done much to your car when you got it?

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119300[/QUOTE]

    The DMF's seem to only affect the 1.9 150bhp models you should be fine.

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    The DMF's seem to only affect the 1.9 150bhp models you should be fine.[/QUOTE]

    thats good news then cheers mate

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    Vehicle : Golf 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccluskey119 View Post
    The DMF's seem to only affect the 1.9 150bhp models you should be fine.
    thats good news then cheers mate [/QUOTE]

    As in pm m8 your car doesn't need a DMF so will have a proper flywheel.

    Gazza4

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    Vehicle : Ford Kuga

    Trim : Titanium

    Engine : 2.0dtci

    Year : 2014

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    I'm a month away from a year. First ever diesel, that took some getting used to. Changed a few things from choice, but despite having the 1.9 CDTi, absolutely nothing has gone wrong.
    I'll likely need two new tyres by MoT (June) time, it's never let me down and I love it.

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    Had mine now 6 months mods done none, Mods to be done none.

    Spent only fuel..................& screen wash..............

    Next year just a service and mot to pay hopefully.

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