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    Default Plug renewal 1.8 petrol 2004

    Any ideas or help appreciated on renewal. I do consider myself to be a confident diy'er

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    Do you mean changing spark plugs?

    If so, it is easy. Simply remove the beautification cover (2 torx screws and remove oil filler cap and then slide forwards and lift - THEN REPLACE FILLER CAP to prevent any thing getting into cam cover)
    Undo the 2 or 3 screws that hold the coil pack on.
    Using an extension bar and plug socket, undo each plug and remove. If the rubber in the plug socket is worn and won't lift the plugs out, simply refit the coil pack onto the loose plugs and lift all out together.

    Then refit.


    15 minutes max.

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    Did the plug change on our 55 reg Facelift a few days ago as part of the 4th year service...
    Was apprehensive at first...but with care it's really straight forward.

    The coil pack seemed a bit reluctant to 'lift-off' so I used a couple of 'long' 8mm bolts and gentle easing upwards... it came off fine...Cheers

    I used NGK 4 electrode Copper Cored Plugs 3566 stock reference to replace the two electrode Bosch ones fitted by Vxh/Opel....Cheers

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    PS...The plugs were NGK BKR5EQUPA if its any help...

    also did the oil change using two ramps under the front wheels & air filter....pretty easy with the right tools even for a 69 year old.....
    Fuel filter looks a bit more of a problem as access to it is under the centre of the car. Not done that yet but hope to complete it in next few days.... cheers

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    Thanks for all the replies. Will have to buy plugs from somewhere decent 1st. I agree the fuel filter change looks a nasty job

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    Changing the fuel filter is pretty easy. When you buy the filter be sure to get the two pipe clips to replace the old ones. Jack up the rear of the car and remove the rear off side wheel. Filter is up beside the fuel tank. Slacken filter clamp, remove two pipe clips, a little bit of a fiddle but if you press the two lugs in they will come of, don't worry if you damage them as you have new ones. Pull off pipes, a little (filty black) fuel will run out of the filter but you will not empty the tank. Fit new filter into clamp, replace clips and replace new filter (note arrow indicating flow). Swich on ignition but do not start engine, check for leaks; if no leaks statr engine. Job done. It took me (71 years old) about 30 mins.

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    Hi Carpet, thanks for the tip re- the fuel filter change...Got a Fram fuel filter part No. G5540...it's got two black plastic clips on it which apparently clip onto the ones on the fuel pipes..not sure how at this stage...but the fuel lines are 'pressurised' aren't they and need de-pressurising with the valve on the fuel rail??? before starting the change over.

    Did you clamp the fuel pipe to reduce fuel leakage???

    Wonder how many of us old un's are still b*******g about doing maintenance on our cars??? Cheers

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    The fuel lines are only pressurised if the ignition is on. Leave the engine and ignition off for a while and it will be OK. When you remove the pipes a small amount of fuel will run out, down your arm of course, but very little; you will be suprised at the colour of the fuel that comes out of the filter, mine was black after only 45K. I laid on a nice comfy mat with a pillow for my head and the job was no problem. As with most jobs do not work to a time limit as rushing normaly means a c"*&k up.

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    If you intend servicing the Vectra yourself may I suggest the purchase of a Haynes workshop manual. I always find that they are a great help and as Haynes is now printing one you will not have to put up with the CDs that were on offer previously

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony W View Post
    Hi Carpet, thanks for the tip re- the fuel filter change...Got a Fram fuel filter part No. G5540...it's got two black plastic clips on it which apparently clip onto the ones on the fuel pipes..not sure how at this stage...but the fuel lines are 'pressurised' aren't they and need de-pressurising with the valve on the fuel rail??? before starting the change over.

    Did you clamp the fuel pipe to reduce fuel leakage???

    Wonder how many of us old un's are still b*******g about doing maintenance on our cars??? Cheers
    its strange how when you get non genuine parts you get all the fittings with it fuel filter comes with clips. oil filters come with o rings. yet soon as you go vx you only get the part you need you then have to pay extra for the clips ,etc

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