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    Hello to all, my name is Gaz and i've recently purchased my first vectra c. Its a 2003 2.2 SRi in silver. I love the car, pulls very well is really comfortable and has got lots of toys.

    Couple of things i have noticed while reading up about them is the timing chain problem, how would i check if this has been fixed? car has full service history but would this mean its been done? Also i believe they suffer from a spring problem, can i check this? or is it a case of wait until it goes, went straight through its MOT 2 months ago with no advisories

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    Welcome mate, can't help you with the chain i'm afraid (derv owner)

    As for the springs they normally crack at the top or bottom (in worst case they have been known to go in the middle and take a tyre out in the process)

    Best idea if you find a broken one is to replace the lot with a set of uprated lowering spring (most folk including me go for eibachs although there are others)

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    ok thanks for the help. My girlfriends car (corsa c) snapped a front spring and popped a tyre, so sounds like they suffer the same problem

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    Welcome to vectra-c.com m8
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    welcome fella

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