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    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150

    Year : 2006

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    Hi,

    I am considering swapping my 1.9CDTI(150) Vectra for a 3.0V6CDTI Signum.

    Is this a wise move ?

    i am going to look at the Signum next weekend and was wondering if you all could steer me in the right direction, as for thing for me to look at ?

    All help grateful.

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    hi mate i done it its a wise move for the bhp just a bit less on mpg tho but glad i made the right choice and its abit more reliable if you know what i mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboyna54 View Post
    hi mate i done it its a wise move for the bhp just a bit less on mpg tho but glad i made the right choice and its abit more reliable if you know what i mean
    Fair one, what do i need to look for when i view it??

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    check head but pretty sound my one just if a auto like mine just check the box is ok as i went had a look at an 07 and the autobox had faults up when i tech2 it

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    Kwl cheers, will defo check the fault codes.

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    If they are the same age and mileage, I can't see any benefit
    However, please provide further details of each

    For the V6 CDTI, assuming the same trim level, then you should already know what Vectra items to look for; electrics, steering, suspension, DMF, and so on

    That leaves the engine, as that is pretty much the only difference
    It's pretty bomb proof, and should only require one repair every 50K miles
    However, each repair tends to be expensive
    As a result, make sure you have a warranty
    Check it covers the Fuel Pump, Suction Control Valves, Injectors, and EGR Valve
    The other minor items should be covered

    There are two service schedules for this engine, so check the Service Book / History
    The ECO Flex is 30K miles / 2 years, so if the services match this confirms the previous owner(s) have followed the Service Indicator
    However, I have found once the car has passed 15K miles after the previous service the indicator falls sharply and has never reached more than 22K miles
    Finally, check the current Service Indicator (mileage left to next service) against the Service Book and make sure it matches

    Check the oil level and condition
    Again, compare it to the above
    If the car has been serviced within the last 1000 miles / 1 month it should be clear
    If the car has been serviced within the last 5000 miles / 6 months it will be black, but still very liquid
    If the car has been serviced more than 10K miles / 1 year it will be black with a sheen, and less prone to form droplets of oil that will easily fall off the dipstick
    If the car has been serviced more than 20K miles / 18 months it will be black with no sheen, and stick to the dipstick; equally drawn on white paper you may see fine metallic particles, this is normal and confirms the oil and oil filter are saturated

    Examine the Pollen filter
    This should be replaced annually, so will give an indication of the time since last service

    Examine the Air Filter
    This is replaced every second service, again examine and compare to the Service Book

    The Fuel Filter is not so easy, discussed before

    Don't allow the engine to warm up or idle for long periods
    Take it for a steady drive at up to 40mph, before really letting it show you what it can do
    Listen for any noises, there shouldn't be any
    Make sure all the switches and air con are working
    Finally, do a hill start, this will check the clutch and DMF

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    I have a 06 1.9 CDTI 150 Exclusiv XP1 with 73000 and the signum is a 53 Design Auto with 78000 on the clock.

    The reason for the change is i have always wanted a Signum and a diesel, thus is the only one i can find for sale in edinburgh, not really looked much further a field, don't really want to travel far at all for one. if possible.

    If you can recommend another way to go, always open to ideas ?

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    One rule I stuck to when hunting the GSi .... if you want a good vehicle you must be prepared to travel to find it.

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    Agreed, you either have to wait until one becomes available or be prepared to travel if you are a specific engine and trim level
    It was just by luck I found mine, the dealership wasn't even aware they had it!

    I have been waiting two months for a suitable Insignia Bi-Turbo within Scotland

    My previous Vectra B came from Central Stock, although ironically the previous owner was just 20 miles away
    I went to see one Vectra B in Newcastle, but it was a wasted trip even though I spent a good half an hour checking details

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