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mathewst

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vectra c estate 1.9cdti opinions needed
« on: 20 May 2018, 21:52:09 »

I'm looking at buying a vectra estate with fiat engine.
Car looks very nice at pictures, the price is very reasonable.
One owner with service history.
Engine is 1.9cdti fiat unit with 120hp.
Anyone got one of these?
Have no idea what to look at with vectras.
My mechanic says the engines are excellent (except the belt and pump issues)
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Re: vectra c estate 1.9cdti opinions needed
« Reply #1 on: 20 May 2018, 22:09:36 »

The 120 is the more reliable of the diesels :y

Watch out for weak wiper motor and siezed rear calipers... Otherwise good sized estate  :y
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Re: vectra c estate 1.9cdti opinions needed
« Reply #2 on: 21 May 2018, 12:29:23 »

 Can suffer with intake manifold swirl flap problems.
Autovaux do a kit to sort it

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Re: vectra c estate 1.9cdti opinions needed
« Reply #3 on: 21 May 2018, 15:38:28 »

Can suffer with intake manifold swirl flap problems.
Autovaux do a kit to sort it

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Not on the 120, no swirl flaps (8 valve engine).

Not that I ever really had an issue in 193k miles with mine.  :y
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Re: vectra c estate 1.9cdti opinions needed
« Reply #4 on: 21 May 2018, 22:06:52 »

Well was to late and the car sold yesterday  :(
Will be looking at focus mk2 estate insted (vectras in good shape with known history here are hard to find).
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