Vectra SRi CDTi 150bhp

roverspeed

RMS Regular
Location
Belfast
Drives
Eunos Roadster
Nice, much prefer the painted look. Brings it more up to date looking.

The chrome strip across the back getting the same treatment?

Xenons, xenons, xenons!!! (No pressure)
 

Blackie

RMS Regular
Location
Newtownabbey
Drives
'04 Clio Dynamiq
Nice, much prefer the painted look. Brings it more up to date looking.

The chrome strip across the back getting the same treatment?

Xenons, xenons, xenons!!! (No pressure)
Backs already done mate. I bought one already painted of a guy who decided he wanted a black one instead lol.

I need to get a spare set of headlamps for you! Lol
 

Blackie

RMS Regular
Location
Newtownabbey
Drives
'04 Clio Dynamiq
So I thought I could smell exhaust type fumes in the car over the past day or two. When I went to investigate what I thought was gonna be a split flexi, I discovered a rather steam engine like chuffing noise was coming from above the engine, rather than below.

Took me a few times of starting her up and turning her off again to discover where the exhaust smoke was coming from, but eventually I narrowed it down to the No.2 injector.

Quick run to Townparks Vauxhall and collected a few injector seals (technically copper washers), popped the injector out, cleaned it and fitted with new “seal”.

Nice quiet (as quiet as a diesel can be) running engine again.

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Blackie

RMS Regular
Location
Newtownabbey
Drives
'04 Clio Dynamiq
Couple more updates with the Vectra. I’ve finally finished my boot build. It won’t win any awards, but it’s tidy and functional.

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I also fitted a new set of wheels to the car today. Won’t be to everyone’s taste, but I like them and that’s all that matters.

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roverspeed

RMS Regular
Location
Belfast
Drives
Eunos Roadster
Looks good, I don't mind black wheels.

They look like TSW hockenheim R or similar

Biggest downside of gloss black wheels are having to make sure your tyres are always well dressed. Can't be having your wheels blacker than your tyres.
 

colin84

RMS Regular
Location
Newtownabbey
Drives
E60 M Sport
My friend just bought a black 2.0 petrol turbo with the XP kit and snowflakes, you may see it about. It goes surprisingly well.

Are you still selling it after doing all that work to it?
 

Blackie

RMS Regular
Location
Newtownabbey
Drives
'04 Clio Dynamiq
My friend just bought a black 2.0 petrol turbo with the XP kit and snowflakes, you may see it about. It goes surprisingly well.

Are you still selling it after doing all that work to it?
My wife would like me to say no, I’m not selling it, but you guys know what I’m like lol. My problem is I get bored easily. I have the attention span of a . . . . . . . . Oooooooh shiney!!!!

To be honest, I haven’t got it listed anywhere anymore. I’m not going to get anything like decent money for it because it’s got high miles and let’s face it, not everyone likes Vectra’s lol.

When I did have it listed, I either got ridiculous low ball offers or offers of scrap cars as a swap. The few decentish cars I was offered as a swap I just didn’t click with when I test drove them. I was looking at mk4 golfs and other VAG’s that share the same platform, but I’ve already scratched that itch.

The only thing I would consider is a W202 Merc, a big Volvo of some description or what I’d really like is an Alfa Romeo! That’s an itch I’ve been dying to scratch lol.

The Vectra is serving me well, and I’m beginning to absorb my wife’s advice that I know what I have with this car. I know, as do the readers of this thread, what I’ve put into this car, and I guess to some degree I do realise I’d be mad to part with it.
 
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Cartunes

RMS Regular
Location
Bangor
Drives
Boxster & SRi
Couple more updates with the Vectra. I’ve finally finished my boot build. It won’t win any awards, but it’s tidy and functional.

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I also fitted a new set of wheels to the car today. Won’t be to everyone’s taste, but I like them and that’s all that matters.

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Looks like someone's nicked your wheel trims! 😱
Dont sell though Brian, you know it makes sense to keep something that goes on and on and on for not many pennies outlay.
 
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