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    Buying advice please re 1.9cdti Vectra

    Hi, I am experienced in knowing what to look for in buying a second hand car however, If any member has owned or owns a vectra 1.9 cdti,

    It would be very much appreciated for advice for anything to watch out for in this particular model,

    The car 2004 vectra cdti elite high speck leather /sat nav etc
    85 k miles 3 yrs warranty 2 0wners fvsh

    The milage doesn't bother me, so long as service records are correct,

    This is a car for a friend of mine, i don't want to let him down,
    any comments are welcome


    UPDATE AS REQUESTED

    We baught the car as in picky's












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    Hi Paula

    I am also looking for a Vectra CDTi, i registered on VVOC to ask the same type of questions.

    Flywheel, DPF's are very common to go on these
    Cambelts aswell unlike the DTi's they are a Belt not Chain make sure you have record of this if it has been changed

    With the flywheel on start up listen for an abnormal (Whining iirc) noise that goes when you depress the clutch, this is sign of wear and replacement due.

    HTH

    Spasiba lol
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    Gone.....But will be back soon!!!!

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    Thankyou,
    Thats great, tbh i thaught it was chain driven timing,

    Just shows how little i know lol,

    i will pay attention to these points,

    What about the gearbox please ? any issues?

    Ochen Khorosho

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    paula, got the indicator stalk, thanks for that

    just a quick question, are you Russian?
    G t c

    soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tone View Post
    paula, got the indicator stalk, thanks for that

    just a quick question, are you Russian?
    Nah mate, i ain't, gotta bit about in early yrs, gotta speak a little bit of lingo,
    thats all, I'm slightly Dick less sick

    One has to respond to a person in the correct manner, lol

    Does your stalk work?

    And did you find the freeby?

    I do hope your pleased

    Best wishes

    Going to see this vectra tomorrow, any tips to what to look for?

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    not sure yet paula, i havnt had a chance to put it in, and i didnt find a freeby

    things to look for will be service history, cambelt changes done every 40k

    rust, wear and tear

    if you look at a cars tyres and see budgets, it will ususally tell of a car run on a shoe string budget
    G t c

    soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tone View Post
    not sure yet paula, i havnt had a chance to put it in, and i didnt find a freeby

    things to look for will be service history, cambelt changes done every 40k

    rust, wear and tear

    if you look at a cars tyres and see budgets, it will ususally tell of a car run on a shoe string budget
    or a sign that the owner spent good money on genuine parts when it came to the MOT, and ran out of money when it came to the tyres. I spent £400 on the MOT for my old mk3 and only had £100 left for three new tyres, so opted for budgets all round.

    suggested cambelt interval isn't 40k on the 1.9CDTi either, I beleive it's 60k. Don't wuote me on that though, but it's definately more than the recommended interval for petrol engines.

    as for rust, TBH I don't think that'll be a problem with a Vec running a 1.9, as it'll be a Vec C and will be less than 7-8 years old.
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    Thanks peteg2004, sound advice

    Toni you probably missed it , its a small metal plate with irmscher written on it, not genuine but good all the same,( i have a stack of them, can't sell them, infringement of copyright lol)
    if you can't find it, i will send another with your next item from me, i might sometime ask for some dosh lol.

    Cheers for the info gonna see the car now,
    I will let you know the outcome.

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    Car is baught, and she is superb, an ex company executives car all services logged,
    No cambelt kit changed, so that is a priority,
    The car is straight and true, my friend is in ecstasy over it, lol
    Last service 5k miles ago full mot,
    I'm going to give it my service though, as the car belongs to me,
    So i need it right,
    Full beautiful Black leather and unscaithed carpets look like new, and the engine bay very clean, in stunning centenary blue

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    . pics?
    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

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