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    Question Buying info

    Hi there. New here looking for a bit of info on what to watch out for when buyin a vectra , looking at 04~07 1.9 CDTi sri 150BPH. I'v heard good and bad reports . What you think guys. I know most of the guys on hear are more into big petrol ones i'd be the same only for the ****in road tax over hear in Ireland cheers lads

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    You'll be surprised, there's probably more CDTi's on here than anything else lol

    The main things to watch out for on the 150's are the DMF (Dual Mass Flywheel) and injector rails as far as I know, but I'm no expert on them, I don't have one and prefer the gas guzzling petrol engines

    Good luck finding what you want though, I'm sure someone more knowledgable than me on them will be along shortly to help you. Welcome to the site
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    Don't forget the egr and inlet manifold's. Plus they are not cheap to fix.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    you hear alot of problems because there are so many on the road, once the common problems are sorted they should be fine
    dual mass flywheel - vibration through pedal and rattle from nsf of engine - parts alone are about £400-£500
    inlet manifold - symtoms inc sluggish under 2k revs, can check this by looking to see if the rod that moves the swirl valves is still attached - just cost me £500 but this inc cambelt and waterpump change
    egr valve - similar symtoms to the inlet manifold failing, can be cleaned eaily yourself which cures most problems, about £100 for a replacement if neccessary
    alternators are also quite common to fail, thats all i can think of

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    Cheers lads for the info. Whats the erg valve .. I'm just looking at cars at the moment and like the look of the vectras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conmacirl22 View Post
    Cheers lads for the info. Whats the erg valve .. I'm just looking at cars at the moment and like the look of the vectras.
    EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) Valve:

    A solenoid operated valve that diverts some of the exhaust gas back into the engine intake air when the engine is cold. The idea is that it helps burn unburnt fuel and causes the engine to warm up to temperature faster thus getting the catalytic convertor up to temperature faster, thus reducing emissions.

    Simple enough to remove and clean.

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