Just want to share a story about my local shop and my Vectra 1.9CDTi
This summer my Vectra started to judder between 1500-2000rpms, but it wasnt to serious, just randomly annoying.
It kept on doing it till this winter, where the judder started to increase.
It got worse and worse until i started it up, and it wouldnt take the gas nor run over 2500rpms.
It sounded and felt VERY serious, so i limbed in to my local workshop where i had a used car insurance.
They got the car a friday, and monday they told me they found a fault on the 3rd injector plug, but they had ordered a part for it. Cool i thought.
The following friday they called and said that the insurance didnt accept the fault, since it wasnt covered. Meh i thought, and asked how much it would cost to fix?
They told me the following:
500 pound for diagnosing the fault (!!)
500 pound for the spare part (complete engine wiring, not just the plug)
200 pound to install it.
I totally flipped, it was insane.
I then remembered the 3rd wiring DIY and saw that you could buy the plug seperatly, so i told the workshop to forget about it all, since i couldnt afford to get it fixed, and told them about the fix.
They told me they had used 500 pounds in diagnose, which i denied paying. It cant cost that much to diagnose a known fault :-S
The workshop owner then said they could make the car as it was when i delievered and i could come and get it the following day.
I ofc. accepted, bought the part at my Opel dealer, i installed it, and the car feels brand new!
The part cost 25 pounds here in DK, but there is a loooong way up to 1200 pounds!
So thanks for all the very usefull posts and insider knowledge, it saved me 1175 pounds!