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    Angry VVT failure!!!

    We'll went out last night to the cinema to watch Wolverine with the nephew, get into the car and as I pull away there's very limited power. Managed to get back to my parents house and checked the usual suspects, couldnt see a thing wrong and no engine warning light. Left it till I could have a look today, engine light finally comes on and I take it back to the place I bought it originally, vauxhall warranty is out "06" plate, just got the results back, a few of the valves have been damaged and flooded with the oil that works the VVT, the timing has slipped as a result, great just what I need, thats gona be a huge bill, but the mechanic then says it'll be carried out under the warranty I got when I bought the car (every car under 5 years gets a 3 year warranty included) so im happy but I have this niggling feeling they may try to wriggle out of it, guess only time will tell, thought this was the reliable engine? thats me carless for over a week till they get the parts shipped in
    Anyway sorry for the essay of a post, just needed to get it out if that makes sense, fingers crossed I dont get the bill at the end!!!

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    ouch! hope the waranty stands up ok

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    to hear this m8 this type of fault seems to be getting more frequent by the day do hope your warranty works for you, keep us posted ..........

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    lets hope you dont get a big bill m8

    good luck, my fingers are crossed

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    Cheers guys, was up all monday night worrying myself sick about the bill, she's been so reliable till now but its a big one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pecojess View Post
    Cheers guys, was up all monday night worrying myself sick about the bill, she's been so reliable till now but its a big one

    how many miles had it covered??

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    43k mate & serviced on time every time

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    hopefully a cambelt change wont be an issue for you then?

    best of luck!!

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    Im hoping its all gona be done at the same time m8, was thinking of phoning and saying if it really is being done under warranty then I'd pay for the water pump to be done at the same time, reckon it would be worthwhile?

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    may aswell do it, as to do the waterpump the belt has to come off anyway

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