What is SwirlRepair?

SwirlRepair is a repair / replacement for the swirl operating rod of the following engines:

  • Opel Vauxhall Holden Saab Cadillac Z19DTH (1.9 CDTI 16V, 110kW/150hp)
  • Opel Vauxhall Holden Z19DTJ (1.9 CDTI 16V, 88kW/120hp)
  • Fiat Alfa Romeo 939A2000 (1.9 Multijet / JTD(M) 16V, 100kW/136hp)
  • Fiat Alfa Romeo 939A2000 (1.9 Multijet / JTD(M) 16V, 110kW/150hp)
  • Fiat Alfa Romeo 939A2000 (1.9 Multijet / JTDM 16V, 125kW/170hp)
  • Fiat Alfa Romeo 939A3000 (2.4 Multijet / JTDM 20V, 147kW/200hp)
  • Fiat Alfa Romeo 939A3000 (2.4 Multijet / JTDM 20V, 154kW/210hp)

Rather than replacing the intake manifold assembly including swirl flaps if just the operating rod is damaged, SwirlRepair is a repair or replacement for the operating rod.

SwirlRepair uses bushings made from high quality brass and stainless steel. Inside the bushings there is an o-ring, which is located in a groove. The o-ring is made from temperature resistant material and works as a snap feature, thus keeping the bushing in place on the swirl flap’s ball joint.

By design the bushings sit more firmly on the ball joints and cannot tilt off as the standard plastic bushings do.

SwirlRepair Function Detail

How is SwirlRepair installed?

Installing the SwirlRepair Kit just takes a few steps. First the worn plastic ball joint bushings are removed from the operating rod, and remaining plastic is drilled out from existing holes in the rod. In some cases it is then necessary to drill a countersink in one of the holes. After that the SwirlRepair bushings are attached with a standard 5.5mm key. Finally, the swirl flaps are turned to a specific position, and the swirl rod is attached to the ball joints of the swirl flaps.

SwirlRepair Kit Installation

Installing a SwirlRepair Rod is even easier as it comes complete and ready to install. Simply remove the old swirl rod from the engine, align the swirl flaps and attach the new SwirlRepair Rod. That’s it.

SwirlRepair Rod Installation

What are the advantages of SwirlRepair?

SwirlRepair is much cheaper than an exchange of the complete intake manifold assembly.

Also, if the swirl operating rod has come adrift and your vehicle should not yet have recognized the defect, a repair with SwirlRepair will still pay off quickly. Smoke is reduced for the benefit of the engine and the environment, and also the performance increases while the fuel consumption drops back to its usual, low level, so the expense on SwirlRepair can be returned after just a few weeks.

Even if you should consider replacing the intake manifold assembly due to worn swirl flaps, SwirlRepair helps as a temporary fix as it gives you time to find an affordable garage and/or cheap parts while you can still use your car.