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Thread: First things first . . . Now own a Vectra . .

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    Default First things first . . . Now own a Vectra . .

    Evening all, so I finally managed to pick up my Vectra, it's a 1.9 cdti 16v 'Life' model. So now as I'm new to both Vectra's and Diesels, what are the first things I should do in terms of good maintenance/checks etc!?!

    Also, is there a pedal test for the Vectra to see any fault codes? I tried to search but I'm on my phone and it doesn't wanna play ball.

    Last but not least, being a life model, the interior is pretty basic etc, how easy is it to fit a top model trip computer and so forth etc etc!?!?!

    Cheers

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    Well, this check is more for before you buy it, so you can walk away if necessary - find the "swirl bar" on the engine top side and make sure it moves when the engine is revved. If it's just lying there looking dead, it's several hundred pounds to replace the manifold and get your missing BHP back.

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    Welcome aboard and don't forget pics. Have you got any plans to mod?

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    Everything seems fine with the motor at the moment, but I got a 6 month parts and labour warranty, hence wanting to check anything. I'll give it a look over though and make sure it looks ok. Cheers for the heads up!

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    Gaz, I expect it will end up modded for sure, shirt term though would like to bring the cabin up to date and to add any creature comforts I can to the driving experience!

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    Nice one as I said pics please lol

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    If this is the same Coupe2T i'm familiar with from an Astra site. It stands no chance of staying standard. lol

    Welcome to Vec-C.

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    Haha, one and the same Keif, the Astra has gone now tho, bubba on the way so needed something cheaper to run! The Veccie seemed a great compromise between cheap running and still quite powerful etc.

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    Same here, but the little one's now a 1 year old.

    My realisation cam when I went food shopping in the 3dr Astra, put baby in his car seat, his push chair in the boot, and still had a trolly full of shopping to put somewhere. (back seat then, lol)

    I went for the Signum route, found I coould get more toys for less money.


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    Another Ex AOC member 'Waves'

    Welcome to the site.

    Where in Hampshire are you?

    If you need the codes read give me a shout.

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