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    Following my previous thread about the problem I was having with the black smoke pouring out of the exhaust ive finally found out what the problem was. Had the car at a diesel specialists today and turns out that he's had this problem before with vectra's and saab's because they use the same engine. Seems that the intercooler has rotten and cracked hence why my fuel consumption is a bit naff, why theres black smoke pouring out of the back and why the turbo sounds louder!

    Can anybody get a hold of a cheap 2.0 DTi intercooler and can anybody fit it cheaper than I got quoted at the garage?! Mechanic wants £150 for parts and £150 labour - Is this a decent price or does it seem a little steep?

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    the labour is a bit strong.. it's a 1 hr job to do....

    as for the 'cooler... have you tried ebay or one of the specialist dismantlers?...

    I'd volunteer gary3306 but he may object......

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    Just had a 'gem'..

    try euro car parts... they did my signum 2.0T intercooler for £65+V brand new...

    you have to ring them, the website is tat.. they are nationwide..

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    here is an aftermarket one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-VECTR...d=p3286.c0.m14 but there are a few being broken on ebay aswell. the dealers want £180 for an intercooler as i needed one a few months ago, and the labour charge is well of the odds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    Just had a 'gem'..

    try euro car parts... they did my signum 2.0T intercooler for £65+V brand new...

    you have to ring them, the website is tat.. they are nationwide..
    i tryed them mark when i wanted one and it was a no go situation

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    bu##er..

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    Already have that one in items im watching...! Would happily buy it if I could find somebody to fit it for a small fee in Newcastle!


    Quote Originally Posted by glynn View Post
    here is an aftermarket one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-VECTR...d=p3286.c0.m14 but there are a few being broken on ebay aswell. the dealers want £180 for an intercooler as i needed one a few months ago, and the labour charge is well of the odds

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    Once you've found an intercooler, haven't you got a mate that could do it for you?

    Replaced one on my old Citroen ZX and as it was on the top of the engine it was only about a 15 minute job to change it! The hardest thing was finding new clips to replace the one-shot ones Citroen used to secure the hose on with. Had to go to a Citroen dealer IIRC.

    Not beyond the scope of DIY IMHO, only location may make it a 'knuckle scraper' and consequently add a bit of time to the job.

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