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 Post subject: 9-3 Sportwagon.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:27 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 Vector Sport Estate.
I bought this yesterday with the intention of making it my daily driver, replacing my current Vauxhall Signum which will be donating some parts to the cause.
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Currently it won't rev above 2k. Torque Pro shows a code for the MAF so I'll replace that first. I suspect the DPF is probably blocked so I'll remove it and smash out the DPF.
It has two broken springs - NSF and OSR - which I hope to source from the Signum. I'm pretty sure the front legs are the same but not sure about rear springs.
It has recently had a replacement clutch master to slave pipe but hasn't been bled properly, so first and second are nigh on impossible to select.
Once all that is done it'll get a good clean as it's currently MINGING dirty!
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Once MOT'd it will be remapped and the mods will gradually commence.


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 Post subject: Re: 9-3 Sportwagon.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:27 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 Vector Sport Estate.
Fitted HID kit, LED interior bulbs, sidelights and number plate lights, new washer motor.
Bought a set of 314mm front and 292mm rear discs and callipers, new drop links to go on.


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 Post subject: Re: 9-3 Sportwagon.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:17 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 Vector Sport Estate.
I've had an issue with smoke billowing from under the bonnet and into the cabin, so today I started digging.
It makes a wheezing/screeching noise when revving so first point of call was the intercooler and associated hoses - mostly because I had spare parts waiting. So, after a day of part swapping.... I'm no better off. At least now I know the intercooler isn't to blame.
The next suspect is the EGR cooler pipework so I'll be blanking it off both ends.
I'll also need to replace the downpipe as I have a split flexi.


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