vaxuhall vectra b 2.2 petrol 51 reg - engine sounding rough - thomas maclaughlan

engine will not tick over when cold plus lack of power when cold keeps cutting out once warm it will run but it sound if it is missing i have changed the plugs but it still sounding the same and still not ticking over nor will it pull away when cold

vaxuhall vectra b 2.2 petrol 51 reg - engine sounding rough - elekie&a/c doctor

Not the best of engines from Vauxhall.Possible coil cassette faulty or more likely a worn timing chain .The latter would make this a non -economic repair.

vaxuhall vectra b 2.2 petrol 51 reg - engine sounding rough - SLO76
This engine is well known for timing chain problems. It's possible the chain has stretched and knocked the timing out which explains the rough running and lack of power. Stop using it, there's a strong possibility it'll fail completely if this is what is causing the noise. It's highly likely and it'll kill the engine if it snaps. It was never a good engine.

If anyone owns or intend on buying any GM product with this engine it's vital that it has fresh good quality oil every year. If there's no proof of it or you've neglected it, it will go wrong. This one has lasted longer than most though so someone must have been caring for it at some point.

Edited by SLO76 on 02/05/2017 at 23:37

 

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