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    Default Low mileage diesel drivers may be wasting their money

    sorry to double post
    but some people post in one section only

    diesel vectra common faults




    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/ene...eir-money.html

    1. Injector #3 wiring loom: This is a blatent design fault, complete ****-up by vauxhall. Good news is it's cheap to fix, especially if you DIY.

    2. Throttle body: A manufacturing fault sometimes causes a solder joint to break. Easily and cheaply fixed with a soldering iron and some solder - usually no need to buy a new one.

    3. EGR valve: This can sometimes get clagged up and cause problems at 60-80k miles, maybe sooner if used on a lot of short journeys or around town. Usually cleaning fixes it, but sometimes a new one is required. This problem affects many modern diesels and is inflicted by EU emission regs. I don't consider this to be vauxhall's fault.

    4. Intake manifold/swirl valves: Swirl valve bearings wear out at around 80-100k. Crap design, blame vauxhall entirely for this one. Only solution is to fit a complete new one. Not an easy DIY job, so expect to pay a garage around £700 for this.

    5. Dual Mass Flywheel: Usually knackered by 100k miles, maybe sooner if abused (harsh gear changes, stalling, etc). I'm in the same camp as many others on this forum - this has to be considered a very expensive service item as the same problem seems to afflict most car manufacturers. Not an easy DIY job, so expect to pay a garage around £650.00

    6. Diesel Particulate Filter: Only fitted on Vectra Estate and Signum IIRC. Not usually a problem provided the car gets a decent run - at least 20 miles at high speed every few weeks. If it does fail, it can be removed and ECU remapped to disable it for around £150-300. Will still pass MOT test without it.


    just wondered your opinions
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    My opinion is that most places where you've stated "blame Vauxhall", the problem was actually created by Fiat who designed and engineered the 1.9. Vauxhall/Opel are to blame for believing that Fiat knew what they were doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    My opinion is that most places where you've stated "blame Vauxhall", the problem was actually created by Fiat who designed and engineered the 1.9. Vauxhall/Opel are to blame for believing that Fiat knew what they were doing.
    yes i agree there

    well spotted

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    Apart from the injector wiring and shut off valve problems most other modern diesel cars have the same problems.

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