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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:32 pm 
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My 9-3 2008 TTid leaks coolant around the intake towards the timing belt side of the engine.

Coolant stands just below the glow plugs:

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Any suggestions? Seems like a coolant channel runs through the intake. Maybe a crack in the plastic?


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:14 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 Aero TTiD 180 Auto 2008
Yep fails at the coolant channel on that side of inlet... Had exactly the same problem a couple of years back on my 2008.
Replacement is best option I reckon, but you may be able to repair it. Ttid inlets are expensive. I sourced an astra j inlet, which is the exact part for a bargain price on e Bay. New inlet seal set recommended


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:00 pm 
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Car Model: TTid's only now :-(
My old TTid did that for a little while, then resealed itself.....

When looking from the front, the left most channel is a water one, the other 8 inlet air...

The coolant usuall wells up and fills the first divvot, then wells over to the next, filling that and so on.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:45 am 
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Did you have crack in yours? Or was the gasket failing?

So the solution is to change the intake?

Not a fun job at all when looking in to WIS. And very expensive for an new intake.
Might end up selling this car... To much trouble in the past.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:38 pm 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-VAUX ... SwzJ5Xc7cm

Will this fit the 9-3s Z19DTR?


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:11 pm 
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Swe_Black900Turbo wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-VAUXHALL-INSIGNIA-ASTRA-J-2-0-DIESEL-INTAKE-INLET-MANIFOLD-55571993/172257624519?epid=1525056126&hash=item281b5ac1c7:g:xkwAAOSwzJ5Xc7cm

Will this fit the 9-3s Z19DTR?


Yes.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:37 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 Aero TTiD 180 Auto 2008
Keep searching you should be able to pick up an astra inlet for far less. I think I paid around 35 quid. Yep the job is horrible, and yep the leak was from the plastic seams of the inlet not the seals.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:22 pm 
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Could you help me search? I cant find anything. This is the cheapest I can find:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Opel-Astra-J-An ... SwR09c0-tw

My timing belt are running out of lifetime. Need to me changed in 1000-3000km.
Does a timing belt exchange make the change of an intake life any more easy?


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:39 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 Aero TTiD 180 Auto 2008
http://www.megavaux.co.uk/part-inlet_ma ... 11361.aspx

This might be the cheapest you'll get.

If you're doing the belt then do manifold at the same time. Doesn't make it easier but you save a few steps in the process


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:40 pm 
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But that is a used one?

I think the best thing is to buy a brand new one. Not fun to get the same problem again.
And seems like the seals are expensive to buy new...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:24 pm 
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I got hold of a very very low milage Saab 9-5 2010 A20DTH intake.
Will this fit my Z19DTR?

Just want to make sure before I buy and start this big operation...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:29 pm 
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Swe_Black900Turbo wrote:
I got hold of a very very low milage Saab 9-5 2010 A20DTH intake.
Will this fit my Z19DTR?

Just want to make sure before I buy and start this big operation...


Yes, should be fine.

Just make sure the seals are good

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:39 pm 
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wrighar wrote:
Swe_Black900Turbo wrote:
I got hold of a very very low milage Saab 9-5 2010 A20DTH intake.
Will this fit my Z19DTR?

Just want to make sure before I buy and start this big operation...


Yes, should be fine.

Just make sure the seals are good


The car that donates the intake have just done 1000km. So should be fine.

Otherwise you can buy seals from Victor Reinz och Elring for about 19 euro.

To help others:

Victor Reinz partnumber: 11-40692-01
ELring partnumber: 340.470


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:06 pm 
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Intake comes without this device:

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But I can just reuse mine without problem?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:44 pm 
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Swe_Black900Turbo wrote:
Intake comes without this device:

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But I can just reuse mine without problem?



Yes, swarl flap motor. Supposably it learns once, to the car.

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