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    Having had a w reg Vectra sri in the past and had nothing but problems with it ie. engine managment light , Head Gasket etc.
    I am looking to buy a 53 plate Vectra sri 2.0 Turbo, Is there any common problems these engine's suffer from? What are they like to own? Is it worth getting one or maybe with a different engine?

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    To my knowledge there are no great problems with the engine, I think it's the tensioner on the fan belt that sometimes starts to squeak, but as for reliability it's a great engine and IMO the best engine, but I'm biased hee hee

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    My last Vectra really Put me off vauxhall's, good to hear they have finally made a decent engine!!!

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    LOL well it's actually a Saab engine thats based on the VX 2.2 which is based on the GML850. Beware there have been some that have been problematic and have been to VX countless times, but those are few and far betwee.

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    As above, there are few common problems specific to the 2.0T. As Mark said the Multi-V tensioner and alternator pully can raise an issue - juddering and twittering respectively.

    I did have a problem with my turbo, but that seems to have been the exception than the norm.

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    I would second all that Duncan and Mark have said. The 2.0T engine (Z20NET) is a gem. And easily and safely tunable as a number of us on here can bear witness to.

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    well am pleased to read this as I am picking up a 2.0 T signum on Thursday!!

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    You won't be disappointed!!

    What happened to the Vectra?, you didn't have it long.

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    I was made redundant just before xmas and needed some cash to pay mortgage etc so went back to garage where I bought veccy and they gave me some cash and the signum for the vec.

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    ive got a sri turbo and its the best car ive owned,

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