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    Default My SRi-T - One week in

    Hi All,

    Well, last saturday I went down to Leeds to meet Callum (vectraturbocal) and look at the Vectra SRi-T he had for sale.

    When I got there the car had a few bits I wasn't happy with, needless to say we came to an agreement anyway and I brought the car home

    I hoovered the car out and gave it a quick wash last sunday, then I used it until friday when I sent it into Vaxuhall with a good friend of mine who works there, I wanted the car fully checked for any underlying faults, I also wanted all of the fluids changed so they were all nice and fresh.

    The car had already had new rear springs, a new ball joint, new ABS hub, new turbo and new water pump.

    I wanted the Engine oil & filter, Gearbox oil, Clutch & brake fluid and cooolant replaced.

    Everything bar the coolant was done as a small leak was found at the back of the engine, other faults found were as follows....

    Aux belt very worn
    Steering arm very worn
    Leaking shock absorber

    Not too bad I suppose, I've gave my mate the go ahead to order parts and fix the above faults, with his dicount on both parts and labour I cannot beat his prices.

    The only thing I held back on was the shock absorber as even with his discount it comes to £100!

    Insead I'm going to bite the bullet and bring forward some plans I had reserved for a later date, I can get a set of Bilstein B4's for £172 from LMF, so that's what I'm going to do

    Hopefully all of these problems will be resolved this week and I can get back to keeping her clean and making her my own

    I jetwashed my Irmscher mats this afternoon, I've also shampooed the interior carpet as it was pretty grubby, all has came up well but the white outer trim on the Irmscher mats (namely on the drivers side) is proving difficult to clean, it's stained with what appears to be oil or grease (Callum is an HGV mechanic so probably something off his work boots)
    If I can't find a product to remove this then I'll be dying the outer trims black, they should still look pretty smart

    I've got Irmscher door pins and pedals to fit, going to repaint the Irmscher replica rear spoiler (I do repair and restore for a living anyway) order a new boot carpet remove the spray tint from the rear lights (Not really my cup of tea)
    Beyond that I'll be boooking the snowflakes in to be refurbed then the car will be fully detailed by myself

    Just thought I'd drop in and update everyone on my plans

    Kev

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    sounds good mate
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    Whats it like being back in a vectra then Kev ?

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    You might want to check Eurocarparts mate, they tend to be able to supply B4's cheaper.

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    Loving it so far mate, I always missed the space the Vectra offered, wish I'd never gotten rid of my Elite, you live and learn I guess, I'll be keeping this one for a while, practical for family motoring and allows me to scratch my modding itch too

    We'll have to meet up sometime mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    You might want to check Eurocarparts mate, they tend to be able to supply B4's cheaper.
    I'm going to ring Steve tommorow and ask if he'll do me any discount

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    Aye be good to catch up Kev just send me a a message when your free

    want me to have ago at getting the b4's cheaper Kev ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_A View Post
    I'm going to ring Steve tommorow and ask if he'll do me any discount

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevcdti View Post
    Aye be good to catch up Kev just send me a a message when your free

    want me to have ago at getting the b4's cheaper Kev ?
    Yeah definitely mate, go for it!

    Was actually gonna ask if you were still working at A1

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    I work in the other shop now as we have two best I can get is £70 each front and £45 each rear mate

    No company stock anywhere in the uk on the rears though

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