hi guys after hearing so many stories about that bloody egr valve and not the not so heard of problem of the power steering pump ive found out that the egr valve for the 2.4 10v can be replaced with the cheaper (sometimes cheaper than the vectra one) fiat jtd egr valve! ive just had mine fitted from a fiat stilo 1.9jtd and it works perfectly and ive saved a small fortune. thats the first piece of advice.
the second is that if anyone has a problem with their power steering and its not the rack then the same power steering pump can be used from the 156/147 jtd and fiats jtd. hope this advice helps anyone with these problems as its really helped me and now my baby runs like a dream.... all i have left are the wishbones both upper and lower
but after that she will be a new car!