Vectra SRi CDTi 150bhp

Blackie

RMS Regular
Location
Newtownabbey
Drives
'04 Clio Dynamiq
So that fat part of me won and I managed to get a reasonable deal on the Clio for this beauty.

It’s an ‘07 Vectra SRi CDTi with the much feared (for all the wrong reasons) 150bhp engine. It has a few wee niggles such as the heater only works on No.4 and the drivers window regulator appears to be broken (stupid things I didn’t check for when test driving the car) but thankfully they’re cheap and (relatively) easy fixes.

The car pulls like a train and I can already see either me loosing my licence or me getting fatter because of the cruise control.

But the biggest change for me is the space!! The car is huge inside!!

Anyway here are a few photos taken by the previous owner with a potato:
 

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m00k

RMS Regular
Location
Disney Land
Drives
Vauxhalls/Holden
Do they not like to split manifolds too?

Great cars I always thought tbh, remap sees great improvements again and generally good on fuel too!!

Dash let’s them down a bit but they’re not as bad as folk make out!! Enjoy
 

colin84

RMS Regular
Location
Newtownabbey
Drives
E60 M Sport
They are surprisingly impressive with a remap or good tuning box, they make good figures easily for a 1.9.

I had no problems with mine, but my dads wasn't so good. Alternator's as said, brake calipers, and brake pipes are all common failures, but not expensive.

I would be confident that the fan issue is only a relay, the bad news is that it's usually caused by water leaking into the cabin. Remove the plastic cover over the bulkhead and see if there's a load of water in there. If there is the drains have blocked with crap.

The issue with the inlet manifolds IIRC is that the pre facelift cars had metal manifolds, but the facelift models were fitted with brittle plastic manifolds.
 

big_pete

RMS Regular
Location
Ballyclare
Drives
BMW M3
Good luck lol flywheel like to hang out of them and chocolate gearboxes too.

Mine has given me a fair amount of grief but i have near enough doubled its power to be fair lol
 

miniator

RMS Regular
Location
Northern Ireland
Drives
'72 Mini
Good luck lol flywheel like to hang out of them and chocolate gearboxes too.

Mine has given me a fair amount of grief but i have near enough doubled its power to be fair lol
F40 box in the vectra's are good....its the astra m32 thats a piece of chocolate


During my ownership, as well as the above, the thermostat will likely get stuck open and brake lines (mine is the same age and needed them all changed for the mot).
 

Lappintyre

RMS Regular
Location
Co Armagh
Drives
X3
Had an XP one of these when they 1st came out. Went well standard, as has been said above, a map really makes some difference too. Autotune Ballymena did mine, took it to almost 190 iirc

Best of luck with it.
 

cormac81

RMS Regular
Location
Lurgan/ish
Drives
GTI, VRS, Superb
F40 box in the vectra's are good....its the astra m32 thats a piece of chocolate


During my ownership, as well as the above, the thermostat will likely get stuck open and brake lines (mine is the same age and needed them all changed for the mot).
The last of the Vectras had the m32. Not sure of the exact switchover. The Vectra c forum is good for info.
 

wonka

RMS Regular
Location
Tandragee
Drives
Saab
My dad had one of these that he bought damaged and repaired.
Great going motor - he never had any real issues that I recall.
 

miniator

RMS Regular
Location
Northern Ireland
Drives
'72 Mini
The last of the Vectras had the m32. Not sure of the exact switchover. The Vectra c forum is good for info.
true, but i believe it was the last few months of production - 2008

Aw crap don’t be telling me that! There’s a short MOT on this thing :sweat:
fraid so. though my mechanic was VERY reasonable for the amount of work he did (dropping the back subframe!)
 

Brennan

RMS Regular
Location
South Down
Drives
BMW
Not a bad motor these, I had the twin turbo version of this engine in my Saab and it went like stink lol eventually had to put an egr and an alternator in it but apart from that it was a good motor
 

bmurf

RMS Regular
Location
Newry
Drives
200sx
I have one. Fly wheel does a bit of rattling. Get a partial blank for egr. Top intercooler hose prone to splitting and calipers can stick, but can be fixed easily enough. These are just the things that have happened mine. Cruise control is great lol
 
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