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Thread: Massive problem/s. Vectra c 06 plate 3.2 v6 sri

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    Default Massive problem/s. Vectra c 06 plate 3.2 v6 sri

    Hi i brought a vectra 06 plate, 3.2 v6 sri 5 speed manual with 100k on the clock (yes i know they only come up to 05 plate but this was was registered later) the other day thinking it was ok. checked everything out and all seemed fine apart from it jerking/juddering a little, other then that minor white smoke and just seemed like it needed a full service.

    Basically now after 3/4 days.
    The car has begun to release massive amounts of blue smoke,

    the engine is extremly loud and makes ticking noises,

    performance is fullllly lost, it will only go up to a maximum of 4,000 revs no matter what gear you are in,

    then once you stopped the whole car shakes for a bit as if it was going to stall when you are in neutral ie at a traffic light etc...

    i have taken it to several garages with no luck all saying that they dont want to work on it because the engine is too big, is vauxhalls my only choice? didnt really want to take it to them as they charge far tooo much. There is no engine management light coming on. when you start the car it comes on and then goes off.

    Hope someone out there can help me? what should i doThanks i think thats all the problems im having. thanks

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    Blue smoke means the engine is eating oil. You should go a dealer.

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    Was it an ex police motor?.

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    yes it was...picked it up for 3500.....only dealer?..

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    I cannot see why anyone else but a dealer will look at it, sounds odd. If its buring loads of oil it can't be good news
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    well someone who owns a garage in Milton keynes is going to come to my house to look at it tonight as he lives near me and i dont want to take it all the way up there then have him say he cant fix it. if he cant do it then i guess vauxhall will be the only hope....

    Does anyone know what it could be? any clue?

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    Blue Smoke = oil as stated above.
    My biggest suggestion is do not drive the car...solve the issue....could ruin it big time.
    My best guess is the the piston rings are gone and oil in getting burned at the cylinders.
    If you need to move around (trip to dealers) make sure you have enough oil.
    HTH

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    BTW....this sort of sudden problem might be the result of ruining the engine to hot or without oil.

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    ok thanks iv been told it could either be the headgasket or the piston rings...Cars parked up outside until the guy comes tonight then its off to vauxhalls if he cant fix it..vauxhalls is only literally 1 minuete away from me so not far..but yeh im not driving it atm im still driving the astra..

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    PM me if you need any bits as i have a stripped engine out of my GSi that i am slowly getting rid of piece by piece.

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