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    My mate has a 04 Vectra sri 150(95k on the clock) and this evening when he popped over we noticed it was making a rattling noise so i took off the engine cover to find the swirl bar had come off.I was going to suggest putting it back on but the little "nipplely" bits that the bar locks onto are all out of sync and dont line up.

    Can they be rotated by hand so the swirl bar can go back on?

    Also he asked me to ask you guys what could of caused it? The other week the oil light came on so he put in 3/4 a litre of oil and it went over the MAX mark by about 10mm on the dip stick also the EGr valve has never(to our knowlage) been cleaned so im assuming its going to be all coked up.

    On saturday we are giveing the car a service aswell as EGR and boost sensor clean and replacing some perished boost pipes.

    Any help would be a massive help

    Thanks

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    There's a good guide in the 'how 2' section on this forum read the section for the jobs you intend doing before any of the jobs you mentioned are done, There all good guides, But do your self a favour DONT skip or skimp on the EGR cleaning do the job as per the guide WITH the elec half drilling its well worth it trust me! (you will need a GOOD stout straight punch same size as your drill & usually a lump hammer), Use wd40 or elec contact spray in the elec solenoid half for lubrication NOT grease as cold winter weather may make the grease sticky & hinder the movement. I now soak my egr in oven cleaner for a as new finish (allow time for this & several applications may be needed), The fix your swirl for £1 is a great guide & yes the swirls can be moved, Set them all in the same position as the 3rd one along from the left that one wont move as its attached from underneath by a motor, they will move about when refitting the bar so two pairs of hands & long screw drivers are handy for re-alignment, Don't have the rubber washers to tight when refitting as it will be hard to get them over the nipples & may prevent the bar from moving.

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    Thanks Wizard.

    Its not my car its a mates and we are planning on tackling it 2mor morning.At the moment we are hoping for just atemp fix as replacing the manafod is a big job and between us we just havnt got the time.

    Just a deep clean of the EGR and boost sensor and also a good clean up of the manafold(plenty of carb cleaner down the TB and EGR valve port) and also an oil change and air filter change.

    Were hoping its not going to be too bad as the car is running good with no smoke or missfires although he said the spanner light came on a few weeks ago for a couple of days but he thought it was the service light so ignored it.

    Will take a camera with me and take some pic of the progress

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