CitroJim wrote:Speaking of spam reminds me of Vauxhalls for some reason and on that subject, I was today out giving the V6 a shakedown and came up behind a late Vectra travelling relatively slowly. Why only became apparant when I looked closely; we were traversing a stretch of road on my test circuit which I know is very bumpy. The Vectra was all over the place and looked like a cork in a rough sea. The V6 on the other had did not even register the bumps. Do Vecras really ride that badly? If so they must be purgatory on anything other than a billiard table.
Yes Vectras do ride that badly, the old 'P' reg V6 ones were even worse and so bad that on fenland roads you needed to slow to a crawl as the car bottomed out on the slightest undulation not to mention it was physically painful to your own body, dreadful car's Vectra's they must have been designed over the phone.
CitroJim wrote:Next job is the rear arm bearings Not looking forward to that...
They aren't that bad to do Jim, you'll get each side done easily within a couple of hours, I know what job I'd choose between changing rear arm bearings and rebuilding an auto gearbox.