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    Default Buying decision - Zafira 2.2 direct, petrol

    Hi guys. I have a Vectra C which I got after selling my Astra. Recently I been thinking of gettinu g a Zafira for family reasons. I was offered one on the cheap (2006 model, 2.2 direct, petrol engine). However it has been grounded for some time after the engine collapsed. Enquiry revealed that that was the 3rd engine replacement on the vehicle.

    Now, is there a problem with the 2.2direct? Should I run away even though it was going for cheap? Advice appreciated, thanks.

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    So its now on its fourth engine?...overall miles on the vehicle?..are they confirmed?...I ask as the various consumables may well be past there best so maybe factor in those things too...

    Is the rest of the vehicle/gearbox in ok condition?..what is cheap?..

    Consider your going to be putting another engine in and is likely to be second hand...unless your going to have one reconsitioned...

    Personally id run away and find something with a known history ..but thats me.

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    Thanks nik. Yeah it's on it's fourth engine. 100miles on the clock. Gearbox okay. However the mechanic was saying something the cooling system (radiator, leaking pipes) as the cause of the engine failure. Worth mentioning that the last two engines were fixed and replaced within months of each other (1 year overall).

    Owner asking for N500k (Nigerian naira, I live here ☺). That's roughly $1,300.
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    Usual problems with the 2.2 engine is the cam chain tensioner can stick and subsequently fail. Catastrophic engine damage if the chain breaks.

    Other problems are the high pressure fuel pump, and fuel regulator. Doesn't require a replacement engine though.

    You need to establish why the engine has been changed time and time again. Lack of any maintenance by the previous owner(s) for example.

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    I'd personally look at other options and leave this to someone else.

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    Barge and Pole spring to mind. Run away from this one if I was you mate
    2007 1.9 CDTI Elite hatch 150. 2 x led boot lights, HID's, aux, comfort unit, circular wheels, overhead roof and see through windscreen

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    I don't know much about the 2.2 direct engines but i would look at another car... and with what you've just stated i would be very reluctant looking at a car with that engine... but that is just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al21784 View Post
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    leave this to someone else.
    Yeah...the breakers yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al21784 View Post
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    leave this to someone else.
    Yeah...the breakers yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBH View Post
    Yeah...the breakers yard.
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    Yeah...the breakers yard.
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