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    Hi, i have a 53 Vectra Dti Sri and its been a nightmare recently with the engine electronics light! About a week ago i was driving along fine when suddenly there was a shudder and the light comes on, i try to acellerate and nothing, the car is still going along fine just with no power. Stopped at the first garage i saw to get it checked as i was concerned but as soon as it started up again it was fine! this happened a couple of times over a week then there was a strange noise coming from the engine whenever i was accelerating and now i cant speed up at all, the warning light no longer comes on but the exhaust emission is constantly on and it losses power as soon as i speed up, have to stop the car and turn it off and on just to momentarily have power if i need to get up a hill! not keen on the thought of taking it to the dealership as i get the feeling i would need to be filthy rich so hoping to get some ideas first?!

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    I had this happen on an 03 plate DTi I owned. It turned out it was the suction pipe. Was only £50 to fix, thru a local mechanic. It made such a difference! Before this, the engine management light would be on and it would be in Limp Home mode.

    Have u checked for loose hoses?

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    I had the same issue, turned out to be the intercooler to turbo hose had split, a common fault so it seems, Got one on Fleabay and as good as new, took 15 mins to fit! Now I just need to sort out what the burning smell and odd noise coming from the engine area is!

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    Yeah this sounds very much like a boost pipe has split (very common on the dti)

    Don't go to VX for parts though as they will only sell you the complete set up of pipes (circa 150 quid)

    As said you can get pipes from ebay for 50-60 quid and they are made of high performance silicone (so shouldn't rot again)

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    Cheers guys!! had a look around today and surprise surprise found a split pipe. made a temporary repair which def done the trick so just got to order the part now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceGlaysher View Post
    Cheers guys!! had a look around today and surprise surprise found a split pipe. made a temporary repair which def done the trick so just got to order the part now.
    Which Hose was it?

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    Not much of an expert with which pipes which but found this on e-bay which is the one i need -
    Vectra C Signum Intercooler tube boost pipe turbo hose


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    was wondering because i have a spare one which goes onto the intercooler

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