Okay, I'd like to conduct a little Poll exclusely for 2.2 petrol owners (not the direct version)...
Vauxhall are telling me that the 2.2 petrol engine has a 'trait' whereby when started from cold and throttle is applied, it spits out somke and mis-fires (maybe only misfires once or twice).
This is basically the stance they are taking regarding my 'smoking vectra' thread. They tried another '03' reg sri and said it did the same as mine, thus closed the technical case.
I would like to know if anyone can reproduce my problem on their 2.2 petrol.
Here's what to do.
1) take it for a run until its warmed up
2) park in on your drive overnight (it must be kept OUTDOORS)
3) Start it up from cold in the morning, letting it run for about a second or two, then apply about half throttle and gradually increase the revs
4) post here the results (to the POLL).
Mine does the following (although it a bit better since they spend 3500 quid on replacing half the engine):
Revs increase, with a slight misfire on the engine. Black/white with a tint of blue smoke is ejected from the exhaust. Smells oily. Clears after about 10-15 seconds of throttle and is then fine for the rest of the day/journey until the following morning.
Over 12 months, the misfire and smoke gradually got worse, so being a trait of the engine means everyones should be doing it.
here a link to a vid of my smoke