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    hi going to look at a vectra sricdti later its on a 54 plate its done 92,000 miles just want to ask what faults to look out for etc as i had a vectra a few years ago then went over to the vw passat but now need a bigger car for our new pet dog we are gettting soon (great dane)you help and advice would be great i will be doing a rac check of the car for outstanding hpi etc just need to know any major problems i could look out for thanks

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    major problems?..

    Inlet manifolds let go of the swirl valve rod £400.. EGR valves give trouble ( no UK stocks at the mo)..Injector wiring issues..

    TBH, you need to buy this car with a warranty.. when they are working they are great cars.. but if you get a rogue you'll be needing that warranty..the 4 cylinder 1.9's are hit or miss, you either get a corker or a dog.. so beware..

    CDTi Engine apart, the vectra's are great cars..bomb proof and will absorb high mileages with ease...

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    thanks for the info as the car im going to look at looks great can get it for £5000 is that a good price for the miles its done how would i know if those items you where stating as faulty are going or have failed

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    any good warranty deals going around are there

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    would get cambelt changed straight away i just bought a vec which has snapped it at just 55k

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    hi thanks for that forgot to ask them that if the cambelt was changed or not yet

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    it won't be changed yet.. it's not due till 80,000 BUT i'd get one on sooner than that...

    unless you know where to look for the swirl rod i'll be hard pressed to explain it to you.. it's on the top of the inlet manifold under the plastic cover.. a bar with plastic balljoints on it..it should be clipped on, not laying loose..

    another 'easy' tip to see if it's got any problems is not to be too hasty when you start it....

    sit in, turn the key to posn2.. and watch the display in the tacho.. if a 'car with spanner' shows you know it's had a fault within the last 25 odd restarts ( fixed now or not).. if so, ask a few searching questions..

    A Cdti for £5000 is good money.... there is a thread here in car chat about warrantys, so have a look around..

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    brillaint thanks for that havnt heard back yet about the cambelt the car has done 92,000 miles so should the cambelt be replaced yet or not thanks

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    yes, it should hve been done, or it needs doing now..worth another £300 off if it hasn't been done

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    ok still waiting for them to get to me on that one been looking at the warranty buts but most of them are just the basic ones due to the car has done 92,000 miles so they do not cover most of the main parts a/c abs etc any advice

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