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    Default General Cleaning of engine???

    I'm by far not a mechanic and I'm useless with knowledge of engine's, but what suggestions can people give for me to do myself? For example I took the EGR valve off the other day and cleaned it along with the boost sensor. What other things could I be cleaning to keep the car in good condition? I'd rather try things myself and learn than taking it into a garage and costing me £££. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    if its the dti engine then you can do the inlet manifold as well there is a how 2 on here . plus check all the vacum pipes for little leaks

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    I've just taken off and cleaned the throttle housing at the end of the inlet manifold next to the egr the inside was really crudded up, See pick in my latest post, flows through from the egr. All through the how2's ans advice given on here. It's invaluable. A great link is the sticky http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...posting-thanks

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    I have a CDTI 150 SRI. Cheers for the Excellent reply's guys!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobinowsk View Post
    I have a CDTI 150 SRI. Cheers for the Excellent reply's guys!!!
    Quite easily you can clean the EGR, clean the throttle body clean all the boost hoses internally to remove oil sludge, add silicone vac pipes, vent the CCV to eeither an oil catch can or to atmos, tehn clean the inlet manifoild with carb cleaner.

    There are how2 posts and individual posts on each of these life extending tips.

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    I havent got a clue what most of them are, but I'll look for the how to! your knowledge is much appreaciated

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    Sorry to hijack your thread Bob - Trying to PM you about Irmy Grille but your inbox is full... Need to sort by tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vecmaniac View Post
    Sorry to hijack your thread Bob - Trying to PM you about Irmy Grille but your inbox is full... Need to sort by tomorrow.

    Yes, I've messaged you back asking if you could email me on robert_g_owen@hotmail.com? Im only allowed 5 messages in my inbox but I've only got 2 so therefore I should have space, but it says I dont. Weird!!!

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