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Swirl flaps

Hello
Another month another problem this time the notorius swirl flaps.
Can anyone tell me if the rubber sell can be replaced?
I saw a video on youtube a guy change them but he didnt say if he change the rubber oring or the flaps themself
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Re: Swirl flaps

Hi,
Never done it so don't know. The Vauxhall/Opel Vectra "C"uses the same engine and they are more common so it might be worth searching for them instead of Cromas.

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Re: Swirl flaps

Thank you for your fast respond.😊
I saw this video
the guy i think is from uk but he didnt put the link or anything to order the swirl flaps
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Re: Swirl flaps

Hi,
A quick check on ebay shows various repair, replace or delete the swirl flaps. Do you know what is broken? As I understood it when doing reseach before buying my Croma, it;s getting the manifold of and on that's most of the work.

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PS example for a broken bush
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221491566737 with instructions
http://www.x8r-instructions.co.uk/Va...structions.pdf
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Re: Swirl flaps

I searched on ebay but i find just for the rod.My problem is with the flaps they loose preasure and the oil and dirt make them stick.
I wanted to knkw if its posible to change the o ring without buying a new maniflod.
Im not completley convinced to blank them
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Re: Swirl flaps

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I searched on ebay but i find just for the rod.My problem is with the flaps they loose preasure and the oil and dirt make them stick.
I wanted to knkw if its posible to change the o ring without buying a new maniflod.
Im not completley convinced to blank them
I made a PS to earlier message, but was too slow, You can get a metal part that replaces the plastic bush the o-ring fits.

example for a broken bush
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221491566737 with instructions
http://www.x8r-instructions.co.uk/Va...structions.pdf

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This are the o ring that im thinking can be replaced and solved the problem with the oil leak around them and the loss of preaiure around them.
And if its possible we dont have to buy the complete manifold just chande the o rings and solve the nototorius flaps
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Re: Swirl flaps

Thanks for the info
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Re: Swirl flaps

The third picture is not of a Croma swirl flap. Croma flaps do not (should not have) that screw mounted flap. This is typical of the flaps on some BMWs where the screws work loose and get ingested causing much damage.

The previous video shows that the Fiat Croma/GM ones are a solid moulded/integral units.
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Re: Swirl flaps

New manifolds are cheap enough of the bay.
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