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