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    Ive not long had my 55 reg vectra 1.9 cdti sri 150 and i wanted to give her the once over. after i fitted a new cambelt kit, water pump, v belt, pollen filter, air filter, done the egr,boost and throotle clean i took the car into vauxhall today to get the oil and fuel filter done with the last of the parts i brought as i couldnt get fuel filter out of canister and the sump plug was rounded off which they done, but then come the dreaded news that both the front spings were broken and the eml light was on so they checked that..... turns out i need 4 x glow plugs and a control unit too, all in all for vx to do this inc parts and labour/ vat they wanted £534.87p
    i signed a disclaimer and took the car back as it was only 2 miles to ponder over what to do, ive had 3 vectras in the past and they all have broke a spring or 2 as this is a very common fault with them. i thought i would have a look on ebay and came across these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT i offered the seller £75.00 plus postage (vx wanted £177.16 + vat for front set) which they accepted so im chuffed and think its a good price, also my vxr spoiler turned up in metro blue so the day got better.
    so i have a few questions.........
    1.there was 2 springs 001 and 002 but they both said for the 1.9 cdti so im hoping the ones i got are correct?
    2.will i need these 13178464 sleeves 4 or 8 of if any?
    3. how easy is it to fit the springs yourself, do i need any compression tool, ive got to buy i torque wrench as i think its 90lb on the nuts?
    4.does make of glow plugs make any difference, any recommendations?
    5.does anyone know where you can buy tiger seal for the vxr spoiler or will evo stick do or something else, i know ebay but i want it for the weekend any tips on fitting?
    many thanks if youve read all this any tips/suggestions/comments welcome

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    i got tiger seal on ebay very good stuff it is too
    make sure the springs are sri ones as they are lower, get two sleeves for the bottom of the spring on the fronts. easy to do springs you will need compression for the front springs but not the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul.sessions View Post
    i got tiger seal on ebay very good stuff it is too
    make sure the springs are sri ones as they are lower, get two sleeves for the bottom of the spring on the fronts. easy to do springs you will need compression for the front springs but not the rear.
    how will i get the compression for fronts mate?? do i need a tool, or have you a link for one if so

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HILKA-2X-SPRIN...item19bea3a456
    these are the same as what i used bit better than the single claw ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul.sessions View Post
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HILKA-2X-SPRIN...item19bea3a456
    these are the same as what i used bit better than the single claw ones
    thanks for the link, is that the right part number for the sleeves for the eibach springs i just bought on ebay and how many sleeves in total do i need?

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    2 sleeves is all you need for the front springs you dont need for the back

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    13178463 front sping sleeves
    13178464 rear spring sleeves if you want them

    good thread here to check http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...light=13178463

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul.sessions View Post
    13178463 front sping sleeves
    13178464 rear spring sleeves if you want them
    thanks i spose it wont hurt to get back ones too? just looking at halfords etc to see if i can get the compression tool tomorrow as the one on ebay i doubt will be here for the weekend

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    any other thoughts on others question?

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