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    Default 2.2 why did i buy one?

    hi guys, i am new to here, i just bought myself a 2002 2.2 sxi vec c
    and loved it untill i heard a rattle from the engine, i have heard all sorts about the timing chains and that they norm rattle when the car warms up,
    i have a rattle from my car but its there from the moment you start it and stays there all the time, the oil level is fine, just wondering if this sounds like a chain noise or possibly somthing else? i have had the car one day and hoping it not going to be the chain, i drove it some 100 miles home yeasterday and it drives fine in fact it drives perfect, do you guys think i should stop driving it now, or could it possibly something else?


    thanks from dan

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    dont drive it get it checked its not worth taking the risk im in the middle of getting my chain done pm benny on here and he will do it for a fraction of the cost,would prob be best to get the car trailerd there though

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    Quote Originally Posted by denzilbud View Post
    dont drive it get it checked its not worth taking the risk im in the middle of getting my chain done pm benny on here and he will do it for a fraction of the cost,would prob be best to get the car trailerd there though
    ok cheers, can u please tell me the sympatoms of a failing chain,

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    basically rattles.

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    lol ok, just wondering is there anything else that can make that kind of noise, i can hear rattling but others cant, are they norm a little rattly with these engines

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    whats the mileage on the car.to be on the safe side get it looked at

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra vxr View Post
    whats the mileage on the car.to be on the safe side get it looked at
    110.000 m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan g View Post
    lol ok, just wondering is there anything else that can make that kind of noise, i can hear rattling but others cant, are they norm a little rattly with these engines
    Not particularly mate , mine started to rattle a year ago at start up and only lasted a couple of mins then went quiet, got it changed under Network Q warranty i had at the time and all was well, trouble is a year on and sometimes think I 'm starting to hear it again (probably just paranoid!!LOL) so to be honest mate I would if I were you look to getting the chain changed asap as with a new chain kit you get the tensioners and revised oil jet, with the revised oil jet, it has a slightly larger bore to allow better flow of the oil to the chain, whereas the old type is very narrow and not allowing sufficient flow especially with old thicker oil and chances are if the chain has never been changed on yours in the past then will most likely have the old jet. Blimey just seen that mileage , they should be changed at 100,000 miles .HTH
    Cheers Pete

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    i would definetly get it looked at bud with that mileage.where did you buy it from.was it a garage or was it private.and did it come with any service history.if it did you could check on there to see if the timing chain had been done

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    Quote Originally Posted by old cruiser View Post
    Not particularly mate , mine started to rattle a year ago at start up and only lasted a couple of mins then went quiet, got it changed under Network Q warranty i had at the time and all was well, trouble is a year on and sometimes think I 'm starting to hear it again (probably just paranoid!!LOL) so to be honest mate I would if I were you look to getting the chain changed asap as with a new chain kit you get the tensioners and revised oil jet, with the revised oil jet, it has a slightly larger bore to allow better flow of the oil to the chain, whereas the old type is very narrow and not allowing sufficient flow especially with old thicker oil and chances are if the chain has never been changed on yours in the past then will most likely have the old jet. HTH
    Cheers Pete
    ok cheers for the info m8, i think the best thing to do is get it done, vx quoted 187 for the kit and gaskets

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