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    Okay boys and girls, Any one got any thoughts on this one??

    I've taken the plunge and bought a Gsi 3.2. This is the fourth V6 i've owned but this does something no other has.. When you turn the engine off after any length of run, there is what sounds to be a pump or gear rattleing for about 5 seconds.

    Took it back to the dealer and the tech said' they all do it, when you can't bear it bring it in....'!!!!

    Now this is £20K plus of car that sounds like a hammer drill when you power off. I'm NOT a happy bunny. Do any of you have any experience of this or is mine the only one to do this???

    Any idea what it is??


    Remember, speed doesn't kill... The sudden stop's the bi**h!!

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    Take it in to Vx and insist that the workshop manager take it for a lengthy run, so he can see for himself.

    I can't believe that they said 'when you can't bear it, bring it in'. Do they think you like the noise? Idiots!

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    AJA,

    I've been back today and probably spoilt his afternoon.... Temper... Moi???

    Apparently its something to do with the change to pneumatic control of the dual ram intake manifold. When I asked why it did it when I shut down he went a little vague on me...

    He thinks the noise ' isn't TOO bad'. What is he Deaf!!??

    Time for a different dealer methinks...

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    Second opinion, good move that man.

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    Well, It's had two days at another dealers and all they can tell me is that they THINK it's the throttle solenoid!!!!!. So I now have two diagnosis and still no fix as GM won't change parts unless there is a fault code registering, Even tho it's been fine for months and now has kicked off...
    Are all dealers this bad??? What happened to the good ones?
    I Suppose I should have known when i got the courtesy car.. It was a s***ter,had it valeted myself!!!

    Next stop customer services.......

    20 grand... HAH! we takes your money and leaves you NO choices...

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    @ GSi3.2, take a look at my post about g/box probs m8. The dealers imo are all full of **** when it comes to diagnosing problems....I flipped when i was told "All Gsi have this g/box prob" As ive stated in my post, get in touch with CC...Once you have a case number they get in touch with the dealer and start banging heads together ( my fave line at the moment to customer care is "Its about time i forwarded my problems to a few motoring magazines" Oh and also mention the fact that you speak to numerous owners off Vectra C websites..None of which have the same prob as you therefore concluding that the dealer is talking ******** Sorry for the rant, but im very anti-dealer at the moment and dont like seeing others in the same position

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    Scooby,

    Likewise.. They leave you high and dry...

    Batten down the hatches in luton, Here comes a temper tantrum!!!!

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    only just seen this thread guys ..... when i turn off the engine there i a mellow buzzing sound 2-3 seconds long ..... like somethings winding down to a stop ...... 2.2 sri didn't do this so i'm assuming that its a V6 thing ???



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    Quote Originally Posted by big phil
    only just seen this thread guys ..... when i turn off the engine there i a mellow buzzing sound 2-3 seconds long ..... like somethings winding down to a stop ...... 2.2 sri didn't do this so i'm assuming that its a V6 thing ???

    mine does that...Was sat in the car once when i'd turned the ignition off...it was total quiet then a few minutes later this buzzing noise came from nowhere!! Scared the **** outta me lol

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    Scared the **** outta me lol


    Cheers for the comfort lads, Its kinda good to know it's not just mine that does it.... Wouldn't say mines mellow thou... Louder than an electric razor but quieter than a hammer drill...

    Could be a 3.2 thing... but WTH is it??

    Mine stopped doing it for a while and has now re-started again..

    Had a 150 CDTI at work as a demo for one of my employee's.. That didn't do it and the HVAC is the same..I thought it was coming from there for a while...

    Despair.... Its a VX thing

    Now it's in dealer warranty I feel that i'm left with second best service..

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