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    How many miles is the ecotec 1.8/2.2 good for if well looked after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ispitanfart View Post
    How many miles is the ecotec 1.8/2.2 good for if well looked after?

    Well my 1.8vvt has managed 2750 miles from new and only required 2 repairs, so cannot grumble at that.


    Sorry mate... could'nt resist!



    Seriously I think as long as the cambelt is changed at the right time, they will keep going some crazy high milages. I know an old gent who has 142k on a old vx 1.8 ecotec, and still going strong. Dont know about the 2.2.

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    Lot of ****** good you are
    I saw a 2005 1.8 Club with 125k but its priced pretty well.

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    My 03 1.8 has 110,000 on it now and i prey nothing goes wrong, im only 19 and cannot be affording hefty prices for cambelts, clutches etc

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    go for the 2.0dti engine lol..

    heard of taxis with 400k on the clock with those engines!!

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    the 2.2 is very very rattley and yuck and slow and costs a fortune to run.


    stick to the good ol 1800

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    Quote Originally Posted by ispitanfart View Post
    How many miles is the ecotec 1.8/2.2 good for if well looked after?
    It really depends on what the previous history is, expected annual mileage is, and general vehicle use

    I would expect the first 4 years / 80K miles to be fairly low cost
    Equally, most items will be covered under warranty up to 3 years / 60K miles
    Have a service and MoT done in the last month before the warranty expires
    Once the car is beyond 100K miles then you start entering heavy maintenance costs, which can include cylinder head skimming, air con pump failure, rear subframe bushes, and so on
    With a cambelt change have the water pump replaced at the same time

    At each service ask for a report on the state of the front subframe bushes
    These are MEGA expensive to replace, although they do last about 120K miles
    I've sold my cars when I was advised they were starting to show signs of failure

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxr-jim View Post
    the 2.2 is very very rattley and yuck and slow and costs a fortune to run.


    stick to the good ol 1800
    Not at all, its a motorway engine. Same block as the 2.0T but with a longer stroke. They only rattle if the chain is shot other than that with it having balancer shafts there super smooth.

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    Used to see quite a few vectra b taxi 1800,s with over 200k.

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    thanks for the input guys

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