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    Default My CDTi 120 :-)

    As most of you know, I have recently acquired a CDTi 120 Vectra. The car runs fantastic but lacked the power that my previous 150 had. I put this down to it being a 120.

    The car had an occasional flat spot, just as the turbo kicked it, but not every time. This morning I decided to remove the boost sensor to give it a clean. It looked like a half-eaten fruit pastille that someone had chewed and spat out After soaking the sensor part in carb cleaner for an hour and giving it a good spray with carb cleaner, it was looking like new.

    Took for a spin and to say the least... WOW It's almost as quick as my 150 was, and the flat spot seems to have gone too.

    Amazing how such a small thing can make such a big difference.

    EGR looked a little sooted up but not too bad, and it works. So just left that alone. Unplugged it but didn't see any further improvement.

    It's going in on Tuesday for a new timing belt and water pump, as the current one has done 45k miles. Going to stick a thermostat in as well as it only seems to reach 80* and drop down again when moving.

    Overall, seems a great motor for an 05 reg CDTi 120 with 133k miles on. Has full service history too

    Also, attacked the car with the polisher this morning. Looks a treat now
    Last edited by tony-1977; 20th September 2012 at 14:48. Reason: I am a muppet, and cannot spell!!

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    pics!... hard work must be seen to be believed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    pics!... hard work must be seen to be believed!
    Here's a couple. Not the best quality as taken on my phone

    IMG_1241.jpgIMG_1242.jpg

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    cracking car,.. miss my old black pre-face SRI (but not the bills that came with it!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    cracking car,.. miss my old black pre-face SRI (but not the bills that came with it!)
    Lol. I had a 52 reg preface 2.2 DTi a year ago before moving to a facelift CDTi 150. Back to an 05 pre-face now and much prefer it

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    My XP2 drives very much like the preface 2.2i direct I had, better steering and very firm & precise. I prefer the facelift hands down, but the preface had nice extras!

    (ps... the red 'i' in your signature needs to be black, as that means you have a 150, not a 120!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    (ps... the red 'i' in your signature needs to be black, as that means you have a 150, not a 120!!)
    A 150 will be CDTi

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    Yayyyy another 8v owner yaaassss!!! Nice motor!

    I did the same with my minging boost sensor last week. Definitely a difference!!

    8v all the way!!!

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19CDTi View Post
    Yayyyy another 8v owner yaaassss!!! Nice motor!

    I did the same with my minging boost sensor last week. Definitely a difference!!

    8v all the way!!!

    Stuart
    Thanks mate

    Some pics HERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony-1977 View Post
    Thanks mate

    Some pics HERE

    Nice nice nice! Tint the repeaters, you know you want to

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