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    hi guys, i need some advice on the diesel vectra c

    i think i am going for another vectra to replace the V6, but my budget isnt a lot so im looking at pre facelift vec C...

    so what are the pros and cons of the 2.0 diesel against the 1.9 (120bhp)diesel.
    i know the fuel consumptions are almost the same as is the tax band
    but what are good points and bad points on these engines



    thanks in advance
    Kev

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    Kev I've just got a 120, the 8v version not detuned 16v. It's a cracking engine just make sure the egr and boost sensor are kept clean. Lot of car for the price now but it's got to be Sri trim

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    Alright fella the dti is a good engine i had one the only problems with the dti is the ecu on the fuel pump can fail also the DMf aswell the cdti 120 seems to be better DMf again are common again the dti isn't that tuneable ad the cdti if I had to choose again I would be a cdti but i didn't want the fuel of satan so I got a 2.2 direct instead lll

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    1.9 cdti 120 is your best option

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    Pro for the dti it has a timing chain so it will cut down service costs + cheaper insurance
    con for dti lack of tunning options

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    The dti is an older engine than the common rail 120 8v, the 2.0dti is a little under powered off the mark although a nice cruiser once on the move... out of the 2 i would go for the cdti 8v, i have owned a 2.0 dti & although i'm no knocking it the more modern engine is always going to be better...
    don't let the horror stories put you off the 1.9cdti 16v, i don't regret buying mine & i have had it nearly 3 years & yes i have sorted all the coomon faults

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    Quote Originally Posted by peadar View Post
    Pro for the dti it has a timing chain so it will cut down service costs + cheaper insurance
    con for dti lack of tunning options


    Pump failure is very rare and is a fairly cheap fix these days, dmfs are never really a problem either.

    Sometimes they can be a pain to start but this is normally due to splits in the leak-off pipes which is a relativly easy fix. Egrs and boost valves need cleaning every 6 months to keep them in tip top condition (although if you did it once a year they would be fine)

    One thing I will say though is push for a 2.2dti but. There is nothing wrong with the 2.0dti (as barring the turbo it's more or less the same engine) but the 2.2 has that little extra grunt that you WILL miss after driving a v6

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    I had pump failure in my 2.0DTI (not the controller) and the timing belt change on the 1.9CDTI as far as I know is 100K miles, more than that of the timing chains. They chains tend to be suseptable to stretching over time, which can cause poor running.

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    Hiya Kev out of the 2 i would go for the CDTI120 but if funds allow mate get the 16v CDTI150 like with most cars they all have there niggles just watch out for the manifold and the dual mass on the 150 they are the 2 big expensive items

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    Go for the 3.0 V6 cdti.....nice!

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