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    hi guys

    just joined this site today and thought a would ask if any of you loyal vuaxhall owners have had cylinder head problems

    i have a 2003 vectra c and its now on its 3rd head the first one went porous if thats how ya spell it and the second one has cracked which i only found out last week

    and am currently waiting for head number 3

    any of u guys had any problems like this ?

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    who was doing the work on the car was it the same garage all three times? that is very unusual to go through three heads are you sure the work was done right the first time all bolts replaced with new ones,
    genuine parts used and not cheapys etc.

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    hi neil

    it was myself that has done all the work on the car iam an x vauxhall tech
    and the first head was porous the second head cracked at number 2 inlet valve but the second head i got was pressure tested and skimmed because it had come off a car with a broken chain

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    you know your stuff then!!
    what engine is the car?
    could it just be a bit off bad luck do you think?
    its a bit strange going through 3 heads i have'nt heard of that many before.
    hope you have better luck with this one!!!

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    hi neil

    well yeah its a bit strange the first head a would put that down to poor manufacture as the head looks like its made compressed polystyrein if thats how ya spell it and i have heard that the early z22se engine was bad for heads crackin and hopefully the third and final head will be fine if not its a vxr8 for me i can live in hope

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    best of luck stevo let us know how you get on
    i think you should just goout and treat urself and buy the vxr8 lol.
    oh and can i have one too

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