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    Hi,

    I'm looking to buy my wife a Vectra and I've found an 08 2.2 SRI with 38k miles within my budget.

    I'm no mechanic is their anything I should look out for on the 2.2 model?
    If it make any difference, I'm buying from a Vauxhall dealer.

    Thanks

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    Vehicle : VXR8 6.0 muscle SRI ESTATE XP1

    Trim : VXR/ SRI ESTATE CDTI XP1

    Engine : 6.0 V8 Thunder

    Year : 2008

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    is it a 2.2 direct?
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    Vehicle : Astra H 1.8 VVT

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    Hi.

    I have just bought a 58 plate 2.2 Direct SRi and after reading the invaluable info on this site you need to ask the dealer to confirm the High Pressure Fuel Regulator and High Pressure Fuel Pump have been replaced under the re-call programme. I took mine to a dealer and they check on the vx database to confirm this work has been done. If it hasn't been done get em to do it before you buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    is it a 2.2 direct?
    Yeah, It's a 2.2 direct

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    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulwr View Post
    Hi.

    I have just bought a 58 plate 2.2 Direct SRi and after reading the invaluable info on this site you need to ask the dealer to confirm the High Pressure Fuel Regulator and High Pressure Fuel Pump have been replaced under the re-call programme. I took mine to a dealer and they check on the vx database to confirm this work has been done. If it hasn't been done get em to do it before you buy it.
    The pump isnt covered by a recall mate only the FPR

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    Vehicle : Astra H 1.8 VVT

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    Ahh OK thanx Rushy.

    Well Ginger, you can ask em to confirm if the pump on the car is the modified Continental pump.

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    And listen out for any rattles on start up could he the chain apart from that they are a good engine o check the inlet manifold aswell
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

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    Full Service history is a must and check for any rattle on cold start up. Be aware that the 2.2 direct has common faults with the HP pump and chain tensioner. Go in with your eyes wide open and you could land yourself with a nice motor. There are many owners with the Direct on here and they love this engine so don't be too put off with its faults.

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    Thanks again.

    Wasn't aware of the 2.2 issues. Thinking I should maybe go for a 1.8 instead?

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    All engines have issues mate, nothings perfect.

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