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    Hey

    I've just had some work done on my 2.2 Elegance Signum and would welcome a second opinion on a garage quote that I had.

    The car wasnt starting and after some investigation ( by the AA ) there was an issue with the timing chain missing, went into the garage and it needed valves replacements etc. I have the bill but I would welcome a second opinion from you guys to see if it is 'about right'

    Remove cylinder head, replace 8 exhaust valves, remove inlet valves + reseal, refit cylinder head replace timing chain, tensioners and balance shaft chain, change oil and filter treat with antifreeze and road test : £495

    Cylinder head skim - 35
    timing chain kit - 123
    Balance chain Kit - 135
    Headset - 251
    Head Bolts - 40
    8 Valves - 189
    Oil and fluids - 30
    Oil Filter - 7
    Antifreeze - 15
    2 gaskets - 26

    Grand Total - £1,347 + VAT

    Thanks for your help

    Jon

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    Thats one for Rushy to answer
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    That sounds like the common error on the 2.2 direct.. have you tried getting VX to make them pay? and did they get the kit for the 2.0 turbo..

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    I didnt attempt to squeeze Vx, I figured that they would prob charge over the odds and reduce it so all things being equal .. Think I have missed a trick ?

    J

    ps. thanks for the quick response

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    Did they not give you a quote before doing work ? thought it was common practice to agree on a price for all work to be carried out,not just get a bill

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    why does it need 8 exhaust valves but and no inlet valves? strange for the exhausts to hit and not the inlet have they tested the valves for leakage before removing the head, if it just would not start one morning and was ok the night before i think its unlikley the valves are bent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOSH05 View Post
    why does it need 8 exhaust valves but and no inlet valves? strange for the exhausts to hit and not the inlet have they tested the valves for leakage before removing the head, if it just would not start one morning and was ok the night before i think its unlikley the valves are bent.
    normal for the 2.2 to bend exhurst valves ..they also do bend inlet but exhurst are the faves ......when the car was running the night before it was warm and had oil presh ....in the morn when cold it wasnt warm and didnt have oil presh so the chain tenstioner wich is the weak point on the z22yh stuck off and the chain jumped allowing the pistons to bend the valves ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny View Post
    normal for the 2.2 to bend exhurst valves ..they also do bend inlet but exhurst are the faves ......when the car was running the night before it was warm and had oil presh ....in the morn when cold it wasnt warm and didnt have oil presh so the chain tenstioner wich is the weak point on the z22yh stuck off and the chain jumped allowing the pistons to bend the valves ...
    i have done four of them upto now and never seen a bent valve unusual for one to bend when the engine is just cranked by the starter? p,s, have the seen the size of the teeth on the pulleys i am not suprised they jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOSH05 View Post
    i have done four of them upto now and never seen a bent valve unusual for one to bend when the engine is just cranked by the starter? p,s, have the seen the size of the teeth on the pulleys i am not suprised they jump.
    i did one the other day where the bloke told me it was only doing 15mph when it stopped .......it needs a new engine all 4 pistons are cracked and the shells have been knocked about ....so maybe 115mph

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