New to the site, apologies for first post being a problem!
Picked up a 54 plate 1.9 CDTi 150 Vectra over the weekend. Had the engine cover off today and noticed a possible issue with the swirl valve actuator rod.
It's connected to all of the valves, but there seems to be a lot of play in it. ie you can hook a bit of wire under it and pull the top of the black valves up towards you a couple of mm (which is what the Pierburg bulletin warns of) and you can pivot the bar backwards (towards back of engine bay) but it flops back as soon as you let go. There is also a bit of oil sitting on top of each valve.
The car isn't smoking there is no light and it drives fine but today it lost power twice quite markedly pulling away from a roundabout and wouldn't rev until I dipped the clutch and very slowly the revs picked up to about 3k and then were fine again. This could quite easily be something else of course, but would that be indicative of a sticking/failing valve?
Does this sound like impending inlet manifold replacement? or am I looking for faults
Thanks for any info