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    Hi all,

    I have to give you the full story as i never heard something like that before. if anyone knows what's going on please let me know as soon as possible and spare with me if it is boring.

    Me and my girlfriend decided to go on an european trip with the veccy.
    Started fine, got across the chanel to france, belgium then Amsterdam. Stopped there overnight.

    Now, in the morning, i start the car and hear that strange light metal knocking noise only once. Take no notice of it as the car's running fine. Driv off from the camping and five minutes later that heavy rumbling noise start as i press on the accelerator,and if i go uphill the noise getting stronger but if i let the car rolling in gear dowhill there is no much noise. Can't find out the problem so drove to Stuggart with the problem (800km journey) and stop at a opel/porsche garage. They have a look at the car and then the day after says to me they can't find the problem. Computer says no problem (as computers always says). But the german guy say maybe it would be the (spare with me my technical terms for cars are not that great) disc coming from the gear shaft (i think) but he is not sure and say it will cost 1500euros to have a look at it and fix it. Yeeah right!!!!

    Decided not to fix that and drove to hungary (800km more) and think it would be cheaper. take the car to a opel garage. they have a look at the car and they say its the exhaust pipe right underneath the motor and it will cost me £500 ruffly but they can't get the part for about two weeks?!!! so decided to take it to a local garage.

    This guy have a look at it and says that he think it's the attachment of the motor to the car. So he has a look at it and at the end of the afternoon says not it s not it and he can't find the problem. But telling him my story so far he would agree it is coming from somewhere near the gear, something like a disk. Sorry not sure what he is talking about. So at the moment i found myself driving my veccy with that noise that nobody knows for sure what it is and asking for at least £500 so they can stripe the motor out and see if they can find the problem. and I'm suppose to cover over the next 3 weeks another 3000 to 4000km for my trip. HELP!!!!!!

    Apparently that kind of problem never happened before. what the hell it is going on. the 3 different garagist said i still can drive the car for miles and miles as it is not coming from the motor.

    So i now asking for help to solve this problem and what i should do to fix that problem asap. thank you for reading this anyway.

    the white knight.

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    I`m going to shoot blind fold...sort of speak....check the belts, timing, etc. or may be the fans....gear box.....brakes and tires.....hope this give you some hint

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    Noises under power..i.e. when you put your foot on the accelerator..but not on the overrun..

    main bearings worn
    split exhaust manifold/pipe
    gearbox bearings ( does it do it if you are under power, then suddenly dip the clutch, will it cease momentarily? )
    front pulley on engine. check for delamination of the 2 metal layers from the rubber insert

    does it make this noise when you rev the engine and the car is stationary? or is it just when moving?

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    well we getting somewhere thank you very much guys. to answer i have checked the tyres (new tyres fitted before to leave), wheels balancing ok, new brakes on and checked again. So i'm guessing as much as everybody else that it must be somewhere from the gear and clutch.

    if i station and reve the car the rumbling is not there is only when i'm driving and especially when going uphill and up the revs.

    but obviously to have a look at it and change the parts in hungary is about £600. anyone knows how much it would be in england?

    cheers guys.

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    sounds to me like gearbox mounts or manifold/down pipe as GSi 3.2 said.

    If you sit with the handbrake on, and do a fake hill start how much does the gearstick move? Does the engine have alot of movement?

    Best of luck getting it sorted

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    Just read the thread hope everything goes well best of luck and let us know how you get on.
    Really feel for you ,had similar problems years ago in Ireland driving a Carina 2 at the time main dealer had'nt got a clue. managed to get it back to England, brought the Carina to a mate of mine in Blackbird Hill Wembley NOT MAIN DEALER anyways diagnosed problem on the spot,he had a Vec B on the forecourt asked me to take a test drive.
    Traded the Carina in had the Veccy 2.0 GLS next day class motor... had that for a good few years took everything I threw at it!
    then I got a Veccy C....
    Welcome to the world of Veccy!!!

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    do you have trouble selecting gear and is the rumbling there when car is in reverse or louder when turning left or right.does the gearstick move backwards when pulling away or getting to speed.

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    The disc that they are talking about might be the dual mass flywheel . The price would be about right to replace one.

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    i would be looking at a flywheel / gearbox problem most likely the fly wheel.but with out looking not 100%

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    What was it then ?

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