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    Unhappy Vectra 2.2 Direct vs cam chain

    Brought my 6 year old (51000 miles) Veccy to de dealer last week to replace a defective CIM module which set me back for around 250 euros. He phoned me the same day and told me that he had heard a slight rattle while starting the engine which idicated that the chain had to be replaced. Chain replaced ? I thought these things should last a lifetime ?
    Not with the 2.2 he told me and after reading the forum and the z22se website I know better. The 2.2 has some issues
    Repair is scheduled for coming Tuesday and will cost me around 1000-1200 euros. For that they replace the 2 chains and the tensioner for one from a turbo engine.

    Do you guys (and girls) have any experience with this ? Is this the right way to go at it and will this solve the issue forever ?
    The told me that Opel won't pick up anything from the bill because the car is older than 5 years but since this is clearly a tear and wear issue in my opinion it has more to do with milage that age. Any off you has any experience about how Vauxhall handles these issues financialy ? Thanks for your input.

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    Tensioner failed on mine. Vauxhall footed 70% of the repair bill for a new chain and tensioner they fit to the 2.0 turbo engine. The balancer chain wasn't replaced on mine. That hardly goes wrong apparently.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=104735

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    The balancer can also be deleted with a specific kit if required to free up a few more horses...

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    Well, no luck with Opel. They are only willing to contribute when the car is < 5 years and mine is 6. Set me back 800 euros

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    Do not forget replace water pump(if need it).Is running under small chain.

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