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    Thumbs up manifold gone on my 2005 vectra estate.. HINTS

    Hi all, I'm new on here, "HELLO EVERYONE!" and I have a 1.9CDTI vectra estate 150bhp 2005model.

    I have posted this in another link but wanted to update everyone with whats happened and the outcome!!

    I broke down last saturday with the wife and 18mnth old in the back. Very scary!! Fast lane doing 70mph with a trail of cars behind me, when all of a sudden a jerk, then vibration, then lost all accelleration and immediately went down to 40mph with no accelleration. NO EML just Spanner and key and no LIMP MODE.

    Thought we all were dead!! The cars behind just missed us nearly slamming us from behind!

    Was not happy as this fault could have killed us all!

    AA came out and dragged us off the motorway. Then the AA mechanic met us at the services and tried to plug in his laptop but it wouldn't read the fault!!!! (Great!!)

    Once dragged back home and at the garage they couldn't find a fault. They did change the fuel filter which made it drive ok but was still abit chocky.

    I thought to clean the EGR which was rammy!! then I saw it........ the swirl rod had come off but didn;t know how to fix it so took it the garage again. Waitin now for a call!! I only saw last night the how 2 for a £1.!!!!

    With regards to the AA breakdown cover, I also have it. The AA recovery man said, "WHACK THE CLAIM IN, YOUV'E GOT THE BREAKDOWN SLIP WHICH SHOWS YOU HAVE BROKEN DOWN"!!!!! Not done this yet as don't exactly know whats wrong with it.

    So, maybe its worth pulling onto the motorway on your day off and ringing the AA for the yellow breakdown slip.!!!!!!!!!! lol

    This morning I called Vauxhall Head office and logged with them what happened and that I wasnt happy.

    The garage that the car was at was an independant and didn't know what was wrong with, they just looked at the engine and scratched their heads!!

    Anyways, H.O said take it to the local Vauxhall dealer so I contacted them straight after speaking to H.O.

    They have just phoned now and have confirmed that the manifold has gone and needs replacing and the cambelt is to be done at the same time, quoting £1400.00! WOW

    Now this is the great part, when I called H.O. they said they couldn't tell me if they would contribute, more than likely they wouldn't as it was out of guarantee......even when I quoted that i'm sure this is an engine fault by vauxhall but only said take it to the garage anyway quoting the ref number they gave me.

    So I did!!!

    Back to this phone call from the dealers..... Vauxhall are contributing 50% towards the bill. Excellent!!!!

    I would just say that it was well worth a rant to H.O who have spoke with the dealers and have come to the arrangement of 50% payment.

    Better than nothing!!

    I would also like to say that this is an excellent forum for Vectra owners and the advise on here has really helped me.

    THANKS EVERYONE

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    Nice to hear some good news !!! Still, £700 is a bit of pig, but still good ! Let us know how you get on when the car is back !

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    will do! should be ready thursday soo will see how it goes!!

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    Make sure they change the swirl valve actuator as well, as said in the official statement of Vauxhaull.

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    I'm still puzzled as to how a manifold can be "gone"? ....I mean, it's just an inlet tube basically, it's not likely to be cracked or worn out, so how can it be "gone"? If a mechanical part has failed, replace the part...if it's the swirl rod then replace or repair (2£) the rod? If the manifold is coked up, which I'd well believe on these things, then clean it?

    Puzzled from Liverpool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lao View Post
    Make sure they change the swirl valve actuator as well, as said in the official statement of Vauxhaull.
    For a £1400 job, it should have the actuator too.

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    sorry to change the subject but where abouts in Lpool are you from scouser?

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    Vectraestate,you need to be careful with the dealers,I was told VX would pay 50% of my bill.When I went to collect the car and pay the bill they said VX would only be halfing in the main parts that were replaced not the labour or smaller bits and pieces which actually made up about 70% of the bill.They'll tell you anything to get the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    For a £1400 job, it should have the actuator too.
    It should. He has to make sure it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    For a £1400 job, it should have the actuator too.
    It should. He has to make sure it is. 1400 GBP is outrageous. I just changed mine here in Romania. New manifold 160 Euro (eBay) + timing kit including water pump 170 Euro + labor for both 70 Euro = 400 Euros. I didn't change the actuator because it was too expensive and I really don't think it would have made the difference, as long as the swirl valves on the new manifold are moving in the exact same way as on the old manifold. Actuator was 110 Euro plus.

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