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    Default Greetings from Sweden!

    Hello!
    Last week i bought an Vectra 2.0T from 2005. It was the strangest car deal i have ever done, i bought it from a police so i payed him in cash at the police station and then had to tow the car 40km from another town to the workshop
    The reason for having to tow it was that the turbo had failed and the catalytic converter was all clogged up with oil. Once i had it at the workshop i removed the lambda sensor at the engine side of the converter and then it started. So i soaked the converter in diesel and im hoping that most of the oil will have dissolved the next time i get there! Then i'll get a new turbo and hopefully thats it!
    I'm really looking forward to drive the car, seemed really nice when we towed it =) The cars i have from before is an old vw golf from 93 and a vw transporter from 95, so it will be really nice to drive a car from the millennia i live in
    Any one know of any good threads to read about the car? Any weak spots i should check etc?

    Best regards

    Johan B.

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    Hej!

    Kul att du hittade till den här forumet.
    Tror att du kommer att hitta svar på det mesta du undrar över.

    Har själv haft en stor nytta av " how 2"

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    welcome to the forum. I have never heard of that fix for a catalytic converter. Good luck with it. There is a lot of information on this forum concerning all things Vectra-c and Signum.
    3.2 v6 Signum and loving it

    http://www.freewebs.com/johnsdutton/

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    Hejsan

    Only the broken spring problem i seem to recal as a problem on that model.. (the spring break is like on all vectra´s)


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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    Hejsan

    Only the broken spring problem i seem to recal as a problem on that model.. (the spring break is like on all vectra´s)

    Ken, I was going to keep that as a surprise for him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsdutton View Post
    Ken, I was going to keep that as a surprise for him

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    Welcome. Get pics up. Its the law

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    Thanks all for the warm welcome!
    The broken spring problem? Is it the suspension springs? I guess i'll notice when it happens Was it a manufacturing fault or is there something it a design problem? Its got 130k of those non metric miles on the meter so maybe it is about to happen
    I'll take some pics this sunday when im in the workshop, but its not in a very good condition. It seems to have been intensly used :/ There is a large indent and color scrapings on the front bumper so i think i'll have to repaint it, and underenath on the front it looks like it has been in the ditch or driven too fast on a too high speedbump. But after fixing the bumper, cleaning and polishing it i think it will look quite nice! Anyway i got it quite cheaply, about 950 GBP, so I think it was well worth the money, unless parts of the turbo has found its way through the inlet manifold. But i will find that out on sunday!

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    Well the springs break of age... and no its not sure that you will notice... i had both rear springs broken without knowing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    Well the springs break of age... and no its not sure that you will notice... i had both rear springs broken without knowing it.
    Good to know, I'll take a closer look tomorrow!

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