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  1. Def worthwhile checking the EGR and it’s pipework. Symptoms sound similar to when the EGR system isn’t working right prior to it throwing a code, also, if you do plump for a new thermostat stay away from circoli stuff from ecp. Terrible, terrible quality thermostats.
  2. Assuming the Saab is the z19dth 1.9 tid version are you aware that if the EGR isnt working quite right it’ll have no boost low down the revs? might be worth while removing it, cleaning it and freeing it up and firing it back together just in case. Mine used to stick for fun sometimes causing no boat below 2500ish rpm
  3. My Octavia is fine..... now 😢 I hate that Jeep Patriot I bought more.
  4. Fraz

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Yes - As the Jeep did. The subframes rot out and they are rubbish
  5. There’s a shonky looking Octavia parked outside my parents house at the moment. I could yoink the gearbox out of that for the jazz?
  6. I’m looking forward to smashing holes in / working on the gearbox on this. I notice you’ve not mentioned any smell of wee?
  7. I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. Its the only way to be sure
  8. eBay = cheap new shock. actually an easy shock to replace too.
  9. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?45867-how-to-clean-z19-egr-valve-(proper-method)
  10. Re the EGR valve constantly breaking. I’ve had a number of these engines all with constant EGR issues requiring them to be stripped and cleaned. I found a guide guide online which shows you how to strip and clean the black electrical solenoid of the EGR which previously I’d never delved into. It required a 4mm drill bit and 4mm punch which you used to hammer out it’s internals, clean them and de-rust it and put it back together. Both times they ran like a dream afterwards. For some time. Might be worth a google and try and try next time the EGR sticks .
  11. What’s the chat with this software? Is it terrible or does it actually work?
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