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    Default 1.8 or 1.8vvt most reliable?

    Whats your opinions on this? I had a 1.8 preface with never no problems for four years, and had a 1.8vvt that was a pain in backside! Was it just a bad egg? And also can you buy a facelift non vvt? Variable valve timing is just more to go wrong seems to me? Thanks

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    I have a 1.8vvt for 3 years now, I find it good. Only problem I had was a thermostat and a coilpack, but thats wear and tear
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    Only real difference is 16v doesnt suffer from that valve and filter that causes a tapping noise in the top end in the vvt. Yes, ive seen people with 56 plates with the non vvt 1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jow20 View Post
    Whats your opinions on this? I had a 1.8 preface with never no problems for four years, and had a 1.8vvt that was a pain in backside! Was it just a bad egg? And also can you buy a facelift non vvt? Variable valve timing is just more to go wrong seems to me? Thanks
    hi jow20

    ive seen a few problems on the site with the 1.8vvt
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...h-oil-pressure


    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...-8VVT-No-Power

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...gel1368+pulley

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    taken off another post


    It's the VVT mechanism.
    I have a thread open about it now. One of the the servos have broken. Do not run the car without them, they starve the VVT of oil (the clacking noise), and you'll end up with broken pulleys and bits of metal all over the place. get a new set from VX and bang them in. Takes about 10 mins with the right sized socket... I think they cost about 80-100 for the part.
    Last edited by vectra ste; 29th July 2012 at 21:10.

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    But the extra poke more than makes up for the possible £100 spent on replacing the VVT mechanism!

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