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Vauxhall Vectra Turbo Again

2004 Vauxhall Vectra Problem

still not convinced that the turbo is faulty the whistling noise does not appear to be from the turbo area it seems to be nearer to the egr could it be a pipe or hose or even the egr

Zanderman
Ref#15976
CarVauxhall Vectra 1.9cdti 16v estate
Year2004
Ownerzanderman
Posted11/11/2013
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Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 10000 | View Garage
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Something else to check out .

Turbo Or Not Turbo? That Is The Question!

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi 2007 150 BHP
The above car came in recently making a whistling noise on acceleration, several other garages and a local turbo repairer had all diagnosed the fault as the turbo with prices averaging around the 1000 mark supplied and fitted. At first we thought it was the boost valve solenoid after blocking one of the pipes from the solenoid the noise went away but the car had reduced power. Finally thinking it was the turbo too, we set about removing it to check for play in the vane spindle bearings. The turbo unit is part of the exhaust manifold on these models, so the exhaust downpipe and heat shields were removed to try to gain access to it. Finally after removing the ancillaries, the oil feed pipe, the oil drain pipe and supporting bracket, the manifold was ready to be removed. It was then that we noticed some black soot around number four exhaust port and when we put the socket on to undo this nut it sheared off with little or no effort. Once the turbo was removed, placed on the bench and checked, it was found to be okay. We removed the broken stud cleaned up both surfaces, replaced the stud along with a new manifold gasket and built up the rest of the components, crossed our fingers and started the car. The noise was gone, so it was all down to exhaust gases escaping from around this broken stud. The customer was over the moon because it had cost a fraction of what he had expected.



Posted on Monday 11th of November 2013
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zanderman | Driver | Since: Mar 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 7 | View Garage
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Hi Whittinghame you are an absolute STAR l think you are spot on with this diagnosis as l still have the starting problem have to crank the glow plugs three times but l did notice this morning white smoke from under the front end and l do get occasional fumes in the cab with the engine cold and in traffic l will try to find a proper mechanic to have a look don't suppose you are based in the midlands thank you very much

Zanderman


Posted on Tuesday 12th of November 2013
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 10000 | View Garage
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Sorry mate , up in Scotland .Best wishes with your problems .


Posted on Tuesday 12th of November 2013
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