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HOW TO - Repairing / Fixing / Modifying 1.9 DTH CDTI Swirl Flaps Bar

Discussion in 'All Model Vauxhall / Opel / GM / Holden How2' started by Jimmy-James, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Cranaj

    Cranaj New Member

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    I've heard Beemers are worse for swirl flaps, summit about them falling into the intake.

    Today I had a look at the engine and sure enough my bar was just rattling around not connected to anything. I have ordered a repair kit and hope to just push it back on without taking anything apart.

    Is it true with mine being a 2006 model it doesn't have a DPF filter fitted? Hope that is the case then it's 1 less thing to worry about, I can deal with the EGR but the DPF sounds like a nightmare.
     
  2. Cranaj

    Cranaj New Member

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    Repair kit now fitted, took 10 minutes with the help of a dremel. Will fit later this week when the rain hopefully stops and along with a new starter motor too.
     
  3. courierman

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    Cranaj i think a 2006 shouldnt have a dpf filter but cant be sure, its my first vaux this one. Iv had my flaps totally removed and manifold cleaned at the same time, map sensor cleaned, egr removed, cambelt and waterpump, full service and stage 2 remap, honestly my van now fly's. Its so eager to pull in every gear its unreal. Really happy, its one of them things where going to work in this van is fun all day
     
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  4. Cranaj

    Cranaj New Member

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    From what I've read only Astra H auto's and twintops have them, very handy, one less thing to worry about.

    What power are you running with the remap? I'm ok with the stock 150bhp, but I've heard you can get remaps that are only active when you press the Sport button, that sounds appealing to me as I mostly potter around anyway.

    Recieved an Opcom cable today also, might fit cruise control on mine, just for the crack really, seems cheap enough to do.
     
  5. Cranaj

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    Bit of an update, after fixing the swirl bar the car is so much better. Most importantly there is no more smoke but it idles perfectly. I'm not sure how long this will last for though, the valves are pretty loose, I think it might end up popping off again at some point, we'll have to see how it goes. I really couldn't be bothered with changing the manifold, I know they aren't too expensive but the labour is a killer.
     
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  6. eebo

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    Good post cheers
     
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  7. glenn heath

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    Hi looking for a bit of advice!! I bought the reoair kit for the bar but when i came to put the bar back on i noticed one of the little plastic ball clips was missing! Cant seem to locate one anywhere. Does anyone know where i could sorce one from and is it worth putting the bar back on with one missing thanks
     
  8. whydidibuyone

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    Hi,

    Can I please check that using this method one will not need to have the timing belt replaced??

    Thanks,
     
  9. cavwebmaster

    cavwebmaster CavWeb/VxON Forums Admin & Founder Staff / Administrator VxON Club Member VxON Approved Trader

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    No you do not need to replace the timing belt.
     
  10. Geordieric

    Geordieric Well-Known Member

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    If the bar has come off its because one or more swirls are seizing.
    I would disconnect swirl motor with swirls in 10 o'clock position so will not be any more problems.can glue in position also if bar is off.
     

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