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  1. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Why has my oil gone creamy? Is this a head gasket problem?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    I hope someone out there can help me. I have an Astra 1.4 sport 2010. It’s loosing water and the oil has gone creamy. Car still drives well. I’ve been told that it could just be condensation with me not doing many miles. Also I’ve been told that it could be a head gasket! Any ideas? Also the...
  2. [Vectra B] [95-02] Z22SE cold start noise after chain replacement

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi All, ive just replaced the Timing & Balance chains and tensioners etc on my 2.2 vectra B... On initial start up after completion, there was a lot of tapping for a good couple of minutes until it quietened down to normal, which I put down to the new oil circulating around the engine and...
  3. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] Astra GTC Timing Chain/Oil Pump

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    My timing chain went on my 2013 GTC 1.4 turbo (33k miles). The check engine light came on a week before it happened and I was planning on asking my local garage to have a look at it when my MOT was being done a few days later. Unfortunately it broke before I taken it and I have had to spend...
  4. [Vectra C] [02-08] Sounds like a diesel & cuts out when revved

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Vectra 2.2 direct petrol Z22YH Problem: When started from cold, sounding like a diesel under the bonnet, then when revved it will cut out, the engine will not rev over 1500rpm before cutting out. Car will start straight back up but runs rough. Therefore car is not drivable. It was juddering...
  5. [Vectra C] [02-08] Vectra Z22YH Engine vs Z22SE timing chain

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi, Can someone tell me if there's a difference in the timing chains between the Z22YH and the Z22SE engines? I've had the car stripped down twice now having aligned the timing marks.
  6. [Zafira A] [99-05] SRI in Zafira????

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi guys, Sorry if this has been asked before, but can i drop an SRI 2.2 engine in to my 2.2 Zafira? My timing chain went on my 2004 Zafira, so I'm trying to get a replacement engine. found an SRI engine with same code (Z22SE), but was wondering if there was any difference. Any help would be...
  7. [Corsa D] [06-14] Timing Chain Failure (Originally thought coil pack)

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    I got my Corsa new from Hull in January 2012 and the car has been serviced each year to keep within my warranty Ts & Cs. 65,000 miles on the clock currently. Have had spark plug issues twice previously and broke down last week, with the recovery guy telling me it looked like the coil pack...
  8. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] astra z22se 2001 rattling slightly

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    So I have an astra 2.2 running z22se, my old vectra snapped and I don't want it happening to this car, but I hear it developing. I'm going to buy a timing chain kit, is there anything else I should be getting swapped while that's off? I'm hearing about a balancer chain kit, but I don't even...
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