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    Hi folks,


    Third time at trying to post a hello thread...

    I'm Andy, aka Betty also aka Dex (yes I know - too many names)

    I'm 33, live in Swindon and have just treated myself to an '08 Vectra Estate. Newest car I've owned - oldest was a 1974 Vauxhall, so I've had a bit of a range...

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    Hello Andy and

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    Hey welcome Andy aka Betty also aka Dex

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    Cheers for the welcomes

    Those of you who frequent the tech forums will soon be bored of me - I tend to tinker and I'm not happy until I absolutely understand, err, well everything!

    Little info about the new car

    '08 Vectra 1.9CDTi SRI NAV XP2 Estate.

    Longest. Name. Ever.


    (Oh and it's in Ultra Blue)

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    Hi and welcome..Now go and tinker with your camera and get some pictures on...

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    hi and

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    Welcome to vec-c ,andy
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    I *was* gonna take some pics this morning after I got in from work (I'm on 1830-0630 night shift, so with my 60 mile each way commute I got in at shortly after 8)

    Except instead I took off the boost sensor and cleaned it.
    Then the EGR valve.
    Then the throttle body
    Then modded the airbox.

    Like I said - I have a habit of getting carried away fettling... I'm now back at work, and regretting not having gone to bed at all today!

    But the good news is I removed a plastic cup full of gunk from the egr and inlet manifold. I was stunned that a 3 year old car could even run with that much in there - the throttle body now has twice the cross sectional area to flow through! I'm expecting the MPG to improve slightly now...

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    welcome to the mad house Andy . im sure you will fit in nicely .also
    . khalid

    . irmy door pins, pedals,chrome /elec folding mirrors covers.parking sensors/ window tints all round.blue led dash conversion.debaged /k+n filter twin mij cat back exhaust . xp front spoiler and irmy boot spoiler .b8,s and H+ R springs. afl, headlights

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    My week so far....

    Mon night - 12 hour night shift (with 60 mile each way commute either side of that)
    Tuesday day - sleep.
    Tue night - night shift again
    Wed day - remove, clean and refit boost sensor, egr and throttle body. Forget to sleep.
    Wed night - night shift
    Today? Mostly stumbling around like a zombie. Twice I walked outside with the camera and couldn't remember why I'd picked the camera up....


    Have mostly been spending any free time preparing and advertising my Saab for sale (9-5 Aero) as I need to sell that before I can get the Vectra remapped

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