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hi this is my first venture on an open forum so pls bear with me.i bought a used vivaro 2.0l 58 plate 2 years ago and have had it serviced reg. but just recently i noticed it was stuttering when accelerating so i had my mechanic look at it, he had to send me to a vauxhall dealership for diagnostic as his wasnt registering what fault was.they tell me there is a failure on no1 injector and the other three are water logged and corroded,but they wouldnt attempt the repair as they diddnt have tools req and suggested i used 3rd party to do job.they warned me however that removing injectors could damage cylinder head resulting in cost of around £4000.having spoken with said specialist he however said that he could guarantee a damage free removal for aprox £2000.i went back to main dealer who said there was nothing they could do so i called vauxhall costomer service and lodged a complaint. they phoned main dealer and when i collected van i was informed that they were looking into some sort of recompense but have yet to hear from them reguarding this.does anyone have any advice or has anyone had similare experiance as it appears to be a design fault that such an important component is exposed to water pos via the scuttle in a country prone to wet weather
 

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I don't own a Vivaro but I do know from being on this site that your problem is very common . I think there is a fix owners do to stop the water leaking around the injectors but has for getting the old ones out , well that's not going to be easy . I cannot see Vauxhall footing the bill for this repair unless your powers of persuasion are very good !
 

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thanks fred. what im trying to do now is get the manufacturers to actually take some responsebility for what is clearly a design fault. im still in dialogue with vauxhall costomer care but so far am getting nowere. what would be good is if i could get as many people who have had this problem on board we could try to gain some leverage on the engine maker renault. i have also found out this engine and its faults appear in the citroen c8.
 

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there are plenty of guys who will hydraulically pull the injectors out, as regards getting the dealer to foot any bills good luck with that one. on the 1.9 engine no 4 injector rusts in and the air filter gets waterlogged from the same water coming over scuttle problem. different problems, same manufacturer !!
 

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There's videos on YouTube for guys that pull injectors from vivaros . Might be worth a look to see if anyone is near you mate.
Might be best to avoid the Eastern European chaps with the four man operated slide hammer though!!
Please let us all know what your outcome is,as we are all going to have to do this at some point
 

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hi this is my first venture on an open forum so pls bear with me.i bought a used vivaro 2.0l 58 plate 2 years ago and have had it serviced reg. but just recently i noticed it was stuttering when accelerating so i had my mechanic look at it, he had to send me to a vauxhall dealership for diagnostic as his wasnt registering what fault was.they tell me there is a failure on no1 injector and the other three are water logged and corroded,but they wouldnt attempt the repair as they diddnt have tools req and suggested i used 3rd party to do job.they warned me however that removing injectors could damage cylinder head resulting in cost of around £4000.having spoken with said specialist he however said that he could guarantee a damage free removal for aprox £2000.i went back to main dealer who said there was nothing they could do so i called vauxhall costomer service and lodged a complaint. they phoned main dealer and when i collected van i was informed that they were looking into some sort of recompense but have yet to hear from them reguarding this.does anyone have any advice or has anyone had similare experiance as it appears to be a design fault that such an important component is exposed to water pos via the scuttle in a country prone to wet weather
 

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just had all 4 injectors done by Vauxhall because of water ingress at no cost on a extended warranty 7 years or 100k mileage (Renault change the engine if they cannot get them out on the same warranty terms apart from you have to pay a contribution to a new engine which is 800 pounds) phoned customer service first then dealership then customer service booked it in sent a email to managing director had reply as well ,well impressed but had to take it back as they hadn't sorted the water ingress managing directors support manager has followed up with the dealership
 

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Had same problem and after two new injectors the fault was still there. I have a 2008 2.0 CDTI. Found out in the end it was the connector to the injector that was the problem. Cost of new connector £40+ vat.!!!
 

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Hi guys
just had new injjector1fitted by a company near chesterfield jcn 29a m1
extracted old injector replaced with new one, changed fuel filter for a cost of
£395 including vat.
All done 1 hour 30 mlns
+free breakfast
fantastic service company called automotlve solutions tel_01246 241111

also recomended not use super market fuels high bio content, no lubrication for pump
fo
 

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the 2.0 cdti nissan engine suffer with water ingress around the tops badly, guy i worked with drilled a water hole in the rocker cover area iirc to allow the water to flow out.
removal wasn't that bad, plenty of wd and a large spanner slowly wiggling back and forward. (always works on the movano's, and i have done more than i can think of them)
i havent heard of them warranting a new engine for it, would that only be the case if you are the 1st owner?
 

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great news after three weeks in garage and many many phone conversations with vauxhall costomer service dept. i have finally got my van back with four new injectors and a fuel diverter valve. all costs covered by vauxhall !!! result as it was gonna cost around £2500
 

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Good news for a change . Hopefully no more problems .
 

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Hi everyone this is my first post on here, in reply to vivaro injectors, i've just had mine done and what a nightmare;
My problem started with a misfire when i accelerated hard or started to climb hills, i took it to my local garage that i normaly use, and it was put on the diagnostic machine and was to be found that two injectors we playing up, they decided to take all injectors out and have all sent away for testing, the first three came out all most trouble free, but number 4 was corroded in, it took all most a week and a half to try to get it out, in the end it sheared off with half left in the head, so off came the head to be sent away for specialist removal, in the mean time the other three we sent for testing, two of these were faulty and the third had to be recalibrated, so three new injectors were put in at a cost of £660, along with new head gasket kit, head bolts, etc, i had a nice tidy bill with everything and the dreaded VAT.
The vivaro is a 2.0 cdti 58 plate with 121 thou one the clock, and Ex network rail van
 

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Hi Mr Bovrill, congrats on the result. I'm suffering a similar issue with my 58 plate vivaro and frustrated at what appears to be a general design fault. If it's not too cheeky exactly what did Vauxhall give you the refund for? I'd like to try and go down the same route as you andit would be helpfull to know what buttons you pushed to get the result. Many thanks in advance of any advice you can offer
 

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Hi everyone this is my first post on here, in reply to vivaro injectors, i've just had mine done and what a nightmare;
My problem started with a misfire when i accelerated hard or started to climb hills, i took it to my local garage that i normaly use, and it was put on the diagnostic machine and was to be found that two injectors we playing up, they decided to take all injectors out and have all sent away for testing, the first three came out all most trouble free, but number 4 was corroded in, it took all most a week and a half to try to get it out, in the end it sheared off with half left in the head, so off came the head to be sent away for specialist removal, in the mean time the other three we sent for testing, two of these were faulty and the third had to be recalibrated, so three new injectors were put in at a cost of £660, along with new head gasket kit, head bolts, etc, i had a nice tidy bill with everything and the dreaded VAT.
The vivaro is a 2.0 cdti 58 plate with 121 thou one the clock, and Ex network rail van
Hi everyone Yes this is my first time ever using one of these forums as well but felt that I had to leave a comment.
I Bought my Vauxhall VIVARO 2.00 CDTI from a van hire company In 2011 it was 3 years old and done around 50,000 miles and in real good condition well serviced and looked after. It was great for the first couple of years and drove like car,
but then when the mileage got to around 60,000 I started having problems with the injectors the first 1 went and it cost me £606 for one injector fitted by Carwoods when I asked why it was so expensive I was told that it was because the injector needed a special hydraulic machine to pull them out because they get rusted in due to a design fault. Anyway the Van ran like a dream again but not for long a week later another injector packed in and cost me another 600 quid
it was fine for a couple of years after that and then another and another, But I took it to another garage this time and it cost me £800 for 2 fitted then the time after that I got 2 done for £760 funny how they seem to pack up in pairs. My van is now off the road again since Friday because another 2 injectors have decided to pack in. If I decide to have these injectors replaced The count will be 12 in all including the 4 original ones. It's a joke, But theres hope, I was talking to the AA guy and he said that its very strange to have all those injectors pack up on the same engine , So he said maybe it's a faulty wiring loom where it connects to the injectors and the computer is reading it as a faulty injector, which does makes sense . So I'm gonna check that out first before I start spending loads of money again.
I hope this was helpful.
 

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The issue is caused by water that does not drain properly collecting around the injectors which then causes the corrosion so unless you do something to actively divert the water the problem will continue.
 
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So there's no chance that there is a problem with the wiring then ?.
What Koi is referring to is the window scuttle leak that allows water to drip down & collect around the injectors.
When an injector fails you find you can't get them out as they've rusted in solid.
The fault was well covered on BBC Watchdog & eventually GM/Renault/Nissan did offer up a fix by sorting the water drainage issue & fitting new injectors to all affected vehicles.
 
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