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    Have to say, only had the car for a couple of days (2003 Vectra, 2.2 Elegance) and noticed how well these engines pull even low down, plenty enough torque for me, only gripe is that when pulling away with a bit of throttle ,I get the engine/ exhaust sort of growls a bit if you know what I mean! , might even be resonance noise from exhaust (not blowing) all other times when I put my foot down I don't hear it and also when starting from cold there's what sounds like a belt whining sort of sound that goes once the engine warms up , are these normal for this car (probably just me needing to get used to different noises as car's new to me!!) Over all I'm very pleased with the car.
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    Nothing is rattling is it? If you hear a rattle when it is cold, get it looked at because it could be the chain.

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    What he said above. I heard that noise on mine, so I am now getting my chain changed for a new one

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    No not hearing any rattle, just sounds like a dry belt whine sort of noise that goes once the car is warmed up.
    Cheers Pete

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    Hi, my 3.2 does also whine, but after few seconds it settle down.

    Day after tomorrow i get new belt, so let´s see if it stops.

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    m8-I have a Z22SE Elegance, and mine does the same. Mine is due for a service shortly - Intend to try Iridium Spark plugs as I have heard good things about them.

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    VX's own plugs do the job just fine in the SE mate, there triple electrode also.

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    Thanks Rushy - Will you be at the LMF meet on 5th October?
    If so hope to see you there...

    One other thing, de-restricting my airbox means you take the top section of plastic from the trumpet inside the box? - I have removed the pipe that goes from the box to the long intake on top of the rad. - Thanks again.. DTGB

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTGB View Post
    Thanks Rushy - Will you be at the LMF meet on 5th October?
    If so hope to see you there...

    One other thing, de-restricting my airbox means you take the top section of plastic from the trumpet inside the box? - I have removed the pipe that goes from the box to the long intake on top of the rad. - Thanks again.. DTGB
    Not from the trumpet in the lid no, but from the bottom of the box. Leave the trumpet in the MAF.

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    Sorry - yeh that top bit in the bottom of the airbox !

    Will you be at the LMF meet in Oct?

    Cheers for the reply - DTGB

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