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    Alright all?

    I've recently become a vectra owner; a 2006 vectra c sri 1.9 tdci.

    The past few days I've had a warning light come on when I start the engine, it stays on for a few minutes and then goes off. Sometimes if I turn the engine off and start it again the light doesn't come on the second time.

    It's the icon of the car with a spanner through it. In the owners manual it comes under "engine electronics, immobiliser, transmission electronics, diesel fuel filter, fault". Not very specific.

    Just wondering if anyone might be able to sign any more specific light on the possible problem given the behaviour described.

    Cheers,

    Jon.

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    Change your glow plugs mate

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    had the same problem back in the winter fella changed all 4 glow plugs cleared the problem new glow plugs from vx about £50
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    This sounds like pretty confident advice.

    Thanks, I'll change the plugs asap.

    Much appreciated.

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    Quick update.

    Thought I'd just save some hassle and stick it in the garage to get this done - £144 quoted assuming everything goes right!! Forget that if I can get the plugs for around £50.

    So next question is identifying my engine - how do I do this? Where's the engine code?

    And.... anyone got any good places to get glow plugs from?

    And.... anyone in the area done this before and fancy lending some moral support... i.e. (I don't want to ruin my new car on my own!)....

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    are these what you are looking for ?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-VECTR...-/300443981380


    i am having the same problem as you with the light on the dashboard.

    I dont know if mine is 8 v or 16 v !! it is the 150 version sri if people could tell me from that .


    I have cleaned my EGR valve, Boost sensor to try and iradicate the fault but to no avail so may try my heater plugs.

    Cheers
    Last edited by c4rlos; 7th June 2011 at 17:52.

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92988

    The above how 2 is for the 16 valve engine. If you have the 8 valve engine the job is a bit more involved as it is harder to get access to the glow plugs on that version.
    c4rlos the 150 version is the 16 valve engine.

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    Thank you.

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    Great thanks for the links and info.

    I have the sri so must have the 16v engine right?

    Found some plugs on ebay - will take a look in the engine bay tonight to check out what I'm doing and then probably order them and go for it.

    I've been searching on here as well and people seem to say lubricate the plugs for a day or two before trying to take them out... Should I just spray wd40 (or whatever) directly on to the plug where it is screwed in?

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