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How 2 replace "leak off" pipes??

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by adstar22, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. adstar22

    adstar22 New Member

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    My lord and master has just been given, by her loverly daddy, a 51 vectra 2.0dti with the apparently all too common 'not starting due to air in the fuel system' issue.

    Having spent a few days researching this, I intend to replace the leak off pipes asap. However, as yet I have been unable to find any form of "how to.." guide.

    I am no professional, but I am not mechanically inept, I am just looking for some hints and tips as to the best/most efficient way to carry this out. What should i be looking out for, what else do I need to do once I have finished etc etc...

    Any advice would be appreciated,and probably not just by me if it is that common!

    Thanks in advance.

    Adam.
  2. Haydn M

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    Hi there.

    Easy enough, If you open the bonnet you will note small 5 or 6mm O/D / 3.2 I/D hoses going from the injection pump to the injectors.

    The easy way is to remove one at a time only, messure & cut the new hose with sharp pair of wire cutters , no saws, as this will leave small bits of rubber inside the hose, not a good idea.

    Measure out & replace each one.

    Job done.

    Hose is available from here
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Hose...10404QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

    Kind Regards

    Haydn
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    adstar22 New Member

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    cheers for the quick reply. I have a lot more confidence thanks to yourself and others on various forums.

    One area I am still concerned about is the whole "bleeding the fuel system" after.

    1) Do I need to? - I know that the diesel is a lubricant for the pump, but can I just 'click the key' a few times to prime the pump?
    2) If I HAVE to, how?!

    Thanks again.
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    No if you crank the engine over & over it will catch after about 10 turns or so no problem.

    Ensure your battery is fully charged

    Kind Regards

    Haydn
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    adstar22 New Member

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    Top man... and good news!

    I'll be crossing my fingers for good weather and an early dart from work tonight so I can nip to my local motorfactors.. or worst case scenario.. halfrauds (or do you guys like them on here!?)

    If anyone else has anything useful to add to this please feel free. I am contemplating compiling my own "How to" guide whilst I go through the process.
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    Hi Guys,

    Is there a how 2 guide on how to replace the leak off pipes with pictures??? this would be really helpfull not only to me but to every diesel vectra owner!! lol
  8. Stampy

    Stampy Pigs might fly...

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    Some kind soul did a how 2 guide earlier this week..

    I've just cleaned it up a bit, and done it as a PDF..

    It's available from ------------> HERE
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    wow thanks stumpy! (y)

    just to confirm, this guide is for a Vectra C 2.0 dti engine?
  10. Stampy

    Stampy Pigs might fly...

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    As far as I know, it is...

    Will probably be having a crack at doing MY Leak off pipes over the weekend...

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