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Old 26-09-2019   #16
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Re: Oil Filter location

Quote Originally Posted by g8rpi View Post
Just coming up to 5 years ownership of mine now. Fully intend to keep it as long as possible.
Not too much trouble getting spares as they are common on the continent and many mechanical parts are common with the Vauxhall Vectra C. Fair number in scrap yards too.

Robert G8RPI.
Well I was/am with you Robert.

I had my Croma, from new for over 10 years. Once I had sorted out the common problems with early GM parts (spring, drive shafts, wheel bearing, .... the Denso alternator, etc. the only re-occurring problem I had was the repeatedly failing fuel filler cap latch mechanism.

Ignoring the very expensive clutch pressure plate assembly failure just out of warranty, the following 7 years of ownership and 10 years of towing the Croma proved to be a reliable and good work horse.

As you say spares, due to the shared platform with GM and the Vectra/Saab are not hard or expensive to sort.

I think is is fairly safe to say that the majority of Cromas now circulating on the UK roads will have had all their major issues fixed and their survival will be down to issues like "owner's love/enjoyment" as opposed to fundamental ongoing issues.
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