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    well just blanked the egr off. cant believe the difference in the car. like a new machine now. i am going to want to replace the manifold at some point though and have checked out the how 2 section. i'm competent enough with a set of tools but have never attempted anything this big before. should i even try it or leave it well alone?
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    The manifold isn't all that easy to replace; it'll take you a full day, maybe more, if you've not done it before - of course it depends on your set of tools and your competence! Anyway, why do you want to replace it? Swirl bar trouble?

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    Hmmm, Its do-able as i'm the dude with the bucket in the 'how 2' & had the use of the workshop, Its easy with care but its a lot easier with the use of a pit!, Just for quickness really but given care its a diy job for the every day spanner man, Basically have a friend at hand as back up especially if he has lots of tools! .

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlegreenmartian View Post
    well just blanked the egr off. cant believe the difference in the car. like a new machine now. i am going to want to replace the manifold at some point though and have checked out the how 2 section. i'm competent enough with a set of tools but have never attempted anything this big before. should i even try it or leave it well alone?
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    what about engine light ?? did u just blanked EGR or log it off as well ?? if you done it what with DPF ??

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    got the warning light but i can live with that. had a look on the vin plate on the door pillar and my car hasnt got a dpf fitted. i'm wanting to get the manifold done as i'm not entirely happy knowing that its not up to scratch and i'm keen to give it a go and save on stupid labour charges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlegreenmartian View Post
    got the warning light but i can live with that. had a look on the vin plate on the door pillar and my car hasnt got a dpf fitted. i'm wanting to get the manifold done as i'm not entirely happy knowing that its not up to scratch and i'm keen to give it a go and save on stupid labour charges.

    so if you dont have DPF and you blanked EGR , just log EGR off and sorted you wont have light on dash. i`ve just fitted new manifold last week ,cos my old one couldnt be renewed fast , cos i needed a car , but have my old one ,have to clean it and do i like that ...



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    not sure what i'm loooking at in these pics mate. i'd get the egr logged off but its not bothering me having the light on to be honest

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    That's the swirl bar on the intake manifold that is often the reason you would want to replace the manifold. The bar on older models in particular tends to "pop off" which depending on what position the flaps are in at this time, can lead to engine management lights and no power.
    If yours isn't loose or falling off though, I wouldn't bother changing it. From what I hear, the usual reason for the bar coming off is a build up of gunk around the swirl flaps causing them to stick (often bad when visible as an oily deposit from the black circular rotating studs which the bar connects to) - dirty recirculated air from the EGR can be the main reason for this, so if you don't yet have trouble and your EGR is now blanked, I would leave it be - just my opinion though.

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    my swirl bar had come off but stuck washers to it and managed to get it back on. it just looks slightly different to that so is that a manifold from a newer vectra. mines a 2004 1.9cdti. theres some upwards movement in the valves but they move freely still bnd i've got some deposit round the studs but its not caked in gunk

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