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    Default Chain broke 32,000 miles

    Hi,
    New to the forum after searching for info on camshaft chain. I've read of problems associated with chain in Vectra B but little on Vectra C.

    It appears the chain in my Vectra C 2.2 Design Direct has broke. Heard a noise which I didn't recognise (not that mechanical minded) engine still going but big loss of power, no warning lights. Reached end of journey and parked up, returned about 30 mins later, no start. AA guy had very quick look, one turn of key, "that's a garage job"

    Reliable mechanic says it's likely to be the chain but due to age and mileage of car thinks it should go back to dealer. Reg Sept 54 and only 32,000 miles.

    Do you think Vauxhall likely make any contribution to repair?
    Any history of similar vehs doing this?

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    If it still runs then it hasn't broken the chain, it could have slipped a few teeth which has happened before. I'd ask the dealer to contact Vx and ask for help with the cost tbh. if you get it is another matter all together!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    It definately doesn't go! AA towed me home.

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    unusual for them to snap at that milage but it is possible.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Big Sig, thanks for your quick replies.
    I'm hoping because I stopped the car as usual, the internal damage won't be as bad as a break at speed, but thats probably wishfull thinking.

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    Difficult to tell without removing the head.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Oh well, better get the head off then have a rant at Vauxhall.

    Seems a bit harsh for it to go this quick, according to the manual its still got 8,000 miles to go until it's due a service. Despite that, it was going to get one in October when it was due it's MOT test.

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    The chain is not a service item. Should last 100k or more.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    well its deffo a VX job to fix it. when mine did the same (sounds like it) it moved 7 notches. the car had done 40.000 miles (61.000 KM).

    Here Opel payed the bill for getting it fixed even it was out of warrenty, as it had be serviced all time at opel..

    if you have to pay your self.. it will be expencive..

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    Bought from a Vauxhall dealer Aug 2006, with Network Q 1 year guarentee, 13,000 miles, so should have been well checked. Serviced at approx 20,000 miles as recomended when it went for first MOT. Wasn't by dealer but mechanic uses all Vauxhall parts. (been using him for years no probs).

    Going by other posts re Vectra B problem, not expecting Vauxhall to volunteer payment but hopefully age and mileage should go in my favour.

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