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    I've recently bought myself a 04 plate Veccy 1.8 hatchback (31k) and have noticed a couple of things which I'd like some advice on:

    1) rear suspension squeaks badly when going over speed bumps, often much worse after the cars been sitting still over night. Just general cold and dampness or something to worry about?

    2) A couple of times I've noticed a rattle when moving the clutch at standstill, like when pulling away slowly or crawling along in traffic. It's particularly bad if I deliberatly pull the clutch up the the bite rapidly and sounds like something's not tightened properly and is knocking about. Any ideas?

    3) I've had difficulty finding out the paint colour code so I can get a touch up kit (some ****** was driving down the hard shoulder of the M1 for no apparent reason and I got a stone to the front passenger door). The car is black but with a metallic sparkle. Halfords do a Vauxhall Black Sapphire Pearlescent kit and it appears to be the only one suitable. Anyone know if this is right?

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

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    Black sapphire is the colour, it hs a couple of codes, 1 is 2hu ....other is 20r which seems to appear on newer cars ..

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    Thanks, much appreciated.

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    I had the rear shocks on my 2.2sri changed when it was 2 years old, under warraanty, they were creaking / banging over bumps as well ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    3) I've had difficulty finding out the paint colour code so I can get a touch up kit (some ****** was driving down the hard shoulder of the M1 for no apparent reason and I got a stone to the front passenger door). The car is black but with a metallic sparkle. Halfords do a Vauxhall Black Sapphire Pearlescent kit and it appears to be the only one suitable. Anyone know if this is right?

    Any help would be very much appreciated.
    Paint code will be on the plate on the inside of the driver's side B pillar. Best bet is to get the Vx touch-up stick as it'll be a perfect match - and they're cheaper then the Halfords ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    1) rear suspension squeaks badly when going over speed bumps, often much worse after the cars been sitting still over night. Just general cold and dampness or something to worry about?

    2) A couple of times I've noticed a rattle when moving the clutch at standstill, like when pulling away slowly or crawling along in traffic. It's particularly bad if I deliberatly pull the clutch up the the bite rapidly and sounds like something's not tightened properly and is knocking about. Any ideas?

    try changing the antiroll bar mount rubbers to cure the 1st one....

    the pressure plate may be playing up.. clutch problems on 1800's are quite common..

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    sounds like thrust bearing or release bearing maybe for no.2 but probably not as she only has 31k miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by dervdoc View Post
    sounds like thrust bearing or release bearing maybe for no.2 but probably not as she only has 31k miles
    they've gone in less miles than that....


    oh, and the antiroll bar bushes are easy and cheap to change..but you'll never totally shut it up..there will always be a little squeak.

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    I initially wondered about a bush problem but discarded the idea as it's intermittent. The dealer I bought it from MOT'd it for me and no problems came up.

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    well it's only really ever a visual inspection on the bushes.. if they look badly worn then they'll get a bar out to test for play.. only trouble is the vectra makes a noise before the bushes look really bad..

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