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Vectra 2.2 - Am I the first??? - NabLane
Oh joy of joys! I thought by getting rid of my trusty (Idling excepted) 2.0 16V Vectra and buying a 18-month old all-new 2.2 in February this year, I would save myself the joy of dismatling the idle control valve every six months of so in order to clean it out.

I was therefore thoroughly disappointed to start up this morning, set off down the road for 500yds, de-clutch to turn out of a junction and 'hey-presto' the engine cuts out. Re-start the engine and I continue my journey without a problem.

I have noticed from cold that the engine RPM dips down after de-clutching to about 500RPM, but recovers to normal idling speed quite quickly. The car has only covered 8900 miles, being privately owned before I bought it (I've put 3000 miles on in the 4 months I've owned it) and I was wondering if the low mileage has led to clogging up of the idling sections.

Trouble is, I don't have a clue where the relevent sections are on this engine (I could find my way around the 2.0 with my eyes shut).

Has anybody experienced this problem yet? If not, I'm sure you probably will do soon.

The car is still under warranty and is due a service next week, but I could do with some 'ammunition' with which to hammer the dealership.
Vectra 2.2 - Am I the first??? - NabLane
Forgot to mention, it's the petrol engine...
Vectra 2.2 - Am I the first??? - Dynamic Dave
Has anybody experienced this problem yet? If not, I'm sure you
probably will do soon.


No not yet, but like you the idle valve occasionally needed cleaning on my previous 2.0 Cavalier.
I've owned my Vectra 2.2 Auto for some 19 months now (31,000 miles) and bought it second hand when it was 10 months old with 15,000 miles on the clock. The engine hasn't missed a beat. In fact nothing has gone wrong with it apart from a puncture.
 

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