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    Howdy chaps and chapettes. As an owner of a pre-facelift veccy, I was just wondering what other alterations were made to the facelift to rectify shortcomings of the original design - in other words what should I suspect to fail on my Veccy next?

    Wiper linkage broke yesterday in the pouring rain just as I pulled into the hospital to take my daughter to A&E. She's fine, but the Vectra will be in the garage for the 6th time or so this year.

    Failures in my 3 years of ownership (55 plate)
    Wiper linkage
    CIM
    Front springs
    Front tie rods and anti-rollbar arms
    DMF

    None under warranty. I think there were some mods to the swirlbar, etc (I have a 1.9 CDTi 16v), but touch wood haven't had any problems with the the IGR yet or anything else enginewise... need to change the glowplugs though.

    When I phoned the garage expecting sympathy stating all the things that had gone wrong, instead of saying something like - "that's really unlucky", his reply was - "next it'll be the inlet manifold of the DPF at a grand a piece". Honesty from a Vauxhall dealer - quite worring I would say.

    The letters fell off the back of the boot in the cold winter before last as well, which was annoying.

    Still, getting a set of palm automotive blinds delivered tomorrow to cheer myself up!

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    I think they reveised the inlet manifold on cars 2008 onwards iirc but a shire thing is the dmf will fail atleast once in the cars life what mileage is on it
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    Dont think any faults were fixed to be honest

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    think the Z19DTH is a great engine for a vectra or signum, but like many engines these days there are some inherent faults that can raise their ugly head earlier than expected, partly due to design faults, and sometimes exacerbated by certain styles of driving.

    Let us not forget that 150bhp was pushing the limits of a production 1.9 diesel when first released - how many sub-2.0 diesels could you find 10 years ago with this much power??

    Now, down to the nitty gritty regarding common faults:

    1. Injector #3 wiring loom: This is a blatent design fault, 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.£150

    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 £850

    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.

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    When I had a new inlet last year on my 56 at the dealers they said they changed a spring on my hand brake as it was a recall.

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    The following parts were rectified in the Facelift:

    - EGR Valve - March 2008
    - Inlet Mnaifold -July 2007
    - Throttle Body - Late 2005
    - 3rd injector loom wire - 2007.
    - Thermostat

    Gaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazCDTI150 View Post
    The following parts were rectified in the Facelift:

    - EGR Valve - March 2008
    - Inlet Mnaifold -July 2007
    - Throttle Body - Late 2005
    - 3rd injector loom wire - 2007.
    - Thermostat

    Gaz
    So does that mean my Vectra registered in Jan 2008 should have the rectified parts apart from the EGR valve? (which was replaced last month)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayF View Post
    So does that mean my Vectra registered in Jan 2008 should have the rectified parts apart from the EGR valve? (which was replaced last month)

    It should possibly. I know Vx had a shortage of them in March '08 for a month or two.

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    Are the EGR Valves you get from a motors factors equal / less than to the VX ones?

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    get it blanked if you can

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