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    Hi Guys

    just picked teh car up 2.0 DTi and apparently the glow plugs have been changed as the mechanic said it was strugling starting. after havinga read of everyone elses problems i think it's teh leak off pipes. now i'm sure i saw a how 2 yesterday on this with pics etc. but i'd be damned if i can now find it, can anyone please point me in teh right direction


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    i don't think there is a how-2 on it..but someone prove me wrong please..

    all i can advise is to use long needle nose pliers and to work carefully as the plastic joiners do crack and fail...all it involves it removing the braided hoses off the injectors and replacing the perished rubber hosing with the new one obtained from VX..

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    Yep sorry my bad, saw it on another site grrrr. would post the how2 but as it's someone elses work it's not really on, has pictures and everything.

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    yep.. it's not really 'on' to cross threads off other forums...it's just good forum ettiquette.... thanks for realising..

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    Yep too true, your right though looks easy to change

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    hardest part is if they snap of flush with the block.. you have to 'pick' out the remains

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    as my old 'dad' plasma found out, if you get to firm with them.. eh dad..

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    more like it fell off in my hands son

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    Just had a look at my pipes ( oher misses ) and they don't look perished, is this normal evenif they are on their way out? under number 4 pipe (far right as i look at it) it did look damp.
    i will get a set anyway to eliminate them. but this morning it took a lot of cranking to get her started. a bit worried now.

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    JUst a quick update, i called the garage i bought the car off of and expalined the problem and what i thought it was, they come straight down 1hrs drive each way, droped of a little clio for the wife (lol) and took the vec back to get fixed. it wouldn't start for them so at least they saw what the problem was. very appologetic etc, can't ask for more atm.
    was a small independant and they bent over backwards, if it was a stealer i would have had to get he car to them so so far quite impressed with teh service. just have to wait and see now.

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