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    Angry Y can't I get my lambda sensor out

    An hour and a half trying to get it out and still it won't move looks like I'm gunna have to pay to get it done after all

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    usualy if the sensor is that tight mate if you try to heat it it will reck the threads when taking it out so be prepared to buy a new down pipe mate .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybigc View Post
    usualy if the sensor is that tight mate if you try to heat it it will reck the threads when taking it out so be prepared to buy a new down pipe mate .....
    I'm hoping a garage will have better luck I only had the car a few weeks and looks like it's gunna get expensive lambda sensor, possible swirl valves looking at the gunk by em maybe a down pipe aswell now, and looking throu the forums I need my injector wiring changed, sounds like I also got a dump valve ATM from what I read intercooler pipes may have a leak

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    turn engine on and leave it ticking over for a good half hour let it get really hot it will be really easy to get off thats all a garage will do but they will charge you for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6009tristanb View Post
    turn engine on and leave it ticking over for a good half hour let it get really hot it will be really easy to get off thats all a garage will do but they will charge you for it
    I am tempted to give it another go I really wanted to do most the work myself but not being the greatest with cars kinda don't help matters, would it make it easier if I took what looks like a heat ahold off by the down pipe ?

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    it will need heat mate and a proper lambda socket this will make it come off a doddle .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrster View Post
    it will need heat mate and a proper lambda socket this will make it come off a doddle .

    as above oh and dont forget 3 shredded wheat for breakfast

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno91 View Post
    I'm hoping a garage will have better luck I only had the car a few weeks and looks like it's gunna get expensive lambda sensor, possible swirl valves looking at the gunk by em maybe a down pipe aswell now, and looking throu the forums I need my injector wiring changed, sounds like I also got a dump valve ATM from what I read intercooler pipes may have a leak
    The injector wiring is not expensive and available as a VX replacement part - details somewhere on this forum, but I think it's around 12 - 15£.

    Identify where the air leak is - if it's a hose, then it should be a simple and inexpensive fix. If it's a split / corroded intercooler, then it may be worth taking the unit to a rad repair place for a quote, as I think a new one is over 200£.

    Swirl bar - plenty of info about inexpensive DIY repairs on here.

    Do a bit more searching and have a read through the relevent 'sticky' threads and you should be able to save a decent chunk of change mate

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    Thank you all for ya advice off to halfords l8r to try crack into some of these repairs

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    halfords didnt have the tool but camberly auto factors did it was really easy with the correct tool thank you pls check http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...39#post1615839 for my current issues and plans

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