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  1. Saab 9-3 or Vectra Z19DTH in an Alfa GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all I'm looking to repace the engine in my Alfa GT 2006 JTD 16V. I can not source any Alfa engines, however there are many Saab 9-3 and 9-5 and some Opel Vectra with Z19DTH around where i live. Will this engine fit the Alfa GT? From pictures i have seen the oil filter (paper insert, Alfa is...
  2. 159 2.2 JTS Air Con Compressor - Will A Vectra part fit?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, My Air Con Compressor is squealing like a good thing. It still works fine, but I find I have to turn it off as the squeal gets a bit irritating after a while. I have been looking at getting a second hand replacement compressor and a little bird tells me that a compressor from A Vauxhall...
  3. Vauxhall Vectra. Could you?

    General Motoring Discussion
    I am currently looking at buying a replacement for out Mk1 Ford Focus. We could do with something bigger, as the kids are getting bigger and the amount of junk we need to cart around has got bigger as well. The Focus is also getting a bit worn out as it now sports 132,000 miles. I have up to...
  4. Had a Vectra 1.9cdti want some class

    Introduce Yourself
    Debating a 159 with either the 08 2.4 jtdM or the 58 1.9 16v jtdm Read the buyers guide on here thinking about something else instead they sound like a headache
  5. Moving from a vectra vxr to 159???

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, currently own a vectra vxr and although it's a great car it's not helping with saving for a house. Been looking at different cars to replace it with but don't want some old shed to drive around in, Im looking for something that's just going to speed the process up a bit. Never...
  6. vectra brakes on the sud!

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Finally got a chance to work on the sud today !!! :) i have been collecting the bits and bobs to do the "standard" brake upgrade , vectra callipers and 164 t spark discs. i picked the discs up this morning - had to have the inner edge machined to clear the hub, it was nice to bolt it all up...
  7. Is the 159 a vectra??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have seen a few threads lately explaining that the 159 shares its platform/parts with the GM group. Is this true? Am i driving Vauxhall?? :confused:
  8. Alfa 159 or Vectra C wagon?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hello, I would like to buy a new car, but I cannot decide, which car choose :/ Because I ride every day to work (only 6 mi.) I prefer petrol car and I want wagon : ) Is Alfa 159 good in reliability (1.9 JTS - 2007) or Mondeo is better choice? 1.9 JTS have cam belt or cam chain? What about...
  9. Spider 2.0 TS, 1 - Vectra 2.5 V6, 0!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Had a bit of fun accelerating up a hill on a dueler the other day with a Vectra 2.5V6 blatantly trying to smoke me. He gained on me unitl I hit 3.5k revs then I pulled away lol. Was surprised I could keep up with a V6, but then the Vectra is a larger car.
  10. Can i fit a Vauxhall Vectra EGR in my GT??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Can you help, i have turned off my egr valve, cause its stopped working, i have tried cleaning it, with still no joy, so at the moment its just turned off, and the car works fine, but i have the control failure light on at all time, I have been phoning garages and looking online for a...
  11. 159 is just a good looking Vectra!!!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Read the comments: Why Jag-Land Rover are in good hands | Car Blogs | Car Magazine Online There's a guy on here claiming all Alfas are just rubbish rebodied Fiats(apart from the 159-that's a rubbish rebodied Vectra....). Post a comment and tell that guy he's full of [email protected]!!
  12. Vauxhall Vectra CDTI!!!

    General Motoring Discussion
    Are they really that quick?!?!? :confused: AFAIK the 2006 1.9 CDTi (red badge) Vectra has 150bhp....even with a remap/chip it could have ~190bhp.... So why the **** did it take me an age to reel him in this morning on a blast over Woodhead Pass?!?! :rant: I had the hammer down seriously...
  13. mums vectra

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all. I’m trying to get mum to bye an Alfa 155:D the reason being her vectra keeps breaking and with over 140.0000 on the clock for a vectra is a lot. She likes the look of them and driving ect. But are they cheap to run, I’m guessing not. Are the reliable or not My mum has to travel...
  14. Vectra 2.2

    General Alfa Discussion
    Was behind a Vectra 2.2 for some distance on the way to work this morning. I was wondering, perhaps those of you who are technically minded can explain, just how much of that engine is the same as the 2.2 unit in the 159 and Brera? I know Alfa has 'fettled' the GM units, but what does that...
  15. Draining a Vectra's tank

    General Alfa Discussion
    Ok....who can tell how you do this, Iv'e got £45 in it's fuel tank and want it out tp put in the 146, how's it done!?. Got an anti-syphon filler you see, so what now, do I have to take off the pipe's underneath.
  16. 159 2.2 JTS = Vectra Engine ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I just noticed a Vectra rental car in the company car park with a badge 2.2 Direct, after a quick search I found that it is 2198cc, the 159 is also quoted as 2198cc... Please don't tell me the 159JTS will be a vectra engine, just like the V6! :mad: It was bad enough to have a Fiat one but GM...
  17. My Vauxhall Vectra

    General Motoring Discussion
    Yesterday (15 July) I had to travel to London for work and was treated to a new Vectra hire car. :eek: Having heard a lot about this particular motor I was somewhat curious as to find out the truth, including the wacky wipers and indicators (anyone who has driven one will know just what I...
  18. Opel Vectra JTD and Signum JTD

    General Motoring Discussion
    Opel (Vauxhall) is going to sell the Vectra and Signum with two new diesel engines, called CDTI-Ecotec. But in fact they are the famous Multijet engines we all know so well. In the Vectra and Signum they will deliver 120 bhp / 280 Nm and 150 bhp / 315 Nm (same as in the Alfa GT)
  19. I drove a new Vauxhall Vectra

    General Alfa Discussion
    Had to get this off my chest. I spent this moring on a 'defensive driving' course that my work like us to go on. It was in a Vauxhall Vectra SXi 2.2. First time I've driven a Vectra, and first time I've been in a new one. First thought: What the hell have they done to the interior? Why is...
  20. Bye bye Vectra!!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Today is my last day as AOs sole ,Vectra driving Alfisti.Yippee! laughing
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