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    Todays little Modification

    Now, this is designed for the Astra 1.9 CDTI, but will fit the Vectra with a bit of a fiddle about

    Standard Engine Bay

    OE Airbox


    The box of goodies


    Old K&N Filter


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    The first of my troubles fitting it was the Vectra C intake pipe from the grill is oval shape, and the end of the metal pipe from the simota is round, so at the minute it's just resting against the air feed pipe


    I've got some metal ducting from Halfords which I'll be fitting around it tomorrow and sealing it with some more clips to for a good fitment

    Second problem, the metal bracket supplied with the kit holds the simota in place really nice, but when fitted to the top side of the slam panel, it stops the bonnet from closing.

    I've managed to get by this by mounting the bracket to the underside of the slam panel, and securing with a zip tie. Does the trick nicely.

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    very nice m8, looks the dogs , i think your the second person to fit one of these today

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    Oh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    I've been trying to fit one of these to my saab with the same diesel engine, however, my air intake comes from directly below the standard air box rather than from the front grill. Got some head scratching to do. maybe a veccy c air intake pipe may fit my saab. anyone got the part number?

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    looks good any difference from the K&N

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    Quote Originally Posted by carteg View Post
    looks good any difference from the K&N
    Noise is up compaired to the standard air box, which was to be expected. Haven't really noticed much difference power wise, as the DTUK box was such an increase over standard anyway.
    Throttle response seems better though.

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    if anyones interested mines up for sale

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68736

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    Hi, is there one of these that will fit onto the 1.8VVT? what was the kit like? also did it make a lot more noise? noted that you mention noise but perhaps the 1.8 petrol could possibly be a bit louder. sorry for all the questions. Roy.

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    Not a lot more noise once it was connected up properly to the intake from behind the slam panel.

    Don't know if they do make them that will fit the 1.8VVT. I've had a look on the Simota site, and they only make them for the Astra 1.9 CDTI and VXR. The one I had was for the Astra.

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    i know every one is gonna hate me but i just dont like aftermarket kits unless its a custom kit and does some real improvments not just i think my throttle response is quicker

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