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    Hi peeps.
    Just wondering, has anybody tried repairing the swirl valve actuator arm?
    I've just repaired mine, and its working well.
    Only cost me a fiver. Would have been £1.65, but I had to buy some glue..

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    Tell us more. I tried to repair mine and gave up because the link bar continued to drop off.

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    Have a look at my other thread...

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=142503

    It lasted lasted 5k miles.

    The manifold will need replacing soon though

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    Have you tried to push it on harder with a long flat screwdriver?
    I put a blob of grease in each balljoint, and I think that made it easier to push on, plus lubricating the balljoints which is a bonus. I also noticed that the balljoints look like there pushed on but they were not.
    I gave them a good push and they clipped on. Been perfect for 1K.
    Anything you need to know about my repair, let me know.

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    yes , tried this for a mate last week , been ok so far but i'm convinced with a little more time a more reliable and permenant fix can be made/found

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    Yes, I agree,
    Need to think.
    Maybe replace the ball joints completely.

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    Because of emission contrl considerations on these engines, gunge in the inlet manifold is a fact of life.
    I understand the later inlet manifold is an improvement on the old in that the swirl bar assembly is more rugged. If you want reliability then bight the bullet, fit the latest inlet manifold, a cow of a job and if you want even more protection delete the EGR system. A new manifold is likely to do 60k mls anyway and that is probably more than most people will do in their ownership of the car after the first failure. Delete the EGR and the problem is gone.

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