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    what to look out for with 2.2 SE2

    what sort of things do i need to be aware of with this engine? what mileage do they need the cam chain replacing e.t.c, what sort of miles from a tank do peolpe get from this engine

    was thinking of chaning the car and ive always thought Europa blue is one of the nicest colours out there

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    anyone?.....

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    You're ditching the sporthatch? :O
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    cmon guys surely theres some 2.2 owners that can advise me?

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    Cam chain only needs checked at 100k. Maybe replacement at 200k, maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS
    Cam chain only needs checked at 100k. Maybe replacement at 200k, maybe.
    what is it i hear about older ones?? something about needing a check at 50k or something?? excuse my ignorance

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    Sorry Stu, you posted this while I was away at xmas.

    2.2 are in the main pretty reliable except for one possible flaw and that's the timing chain on early ones tends to give way. Having said that on an SE2 it should have the modified parts fitted at the factory. but check that it's been serviced at the recommended time and it sholud be OK. but if there is any metalic rattling from the engine then it needs changing - about £150 for a diy Job or £400 at a dealer.

    Otherwise it's just the normal astra probs

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    As Geoff says, it's only early 2.2 Gs and 2.2 Veccy Bs that had the dodgy lube nipple. Yours won't be a problem.
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    i read on the internet that they snap air con pipes through rattling. but mine has never gone and i have never read of this happening to any other 2.2 owner on here. as geoff said. listen to rattles on startup on a cold engine. if in doubt walk as when they snap its mega money from vxl

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    Thanks Geoff, when did the modified parts come into effect then??

    SE2 or 2.2 Linnea Rossa are the front runners atm and as theyll be out of warranty so im hoping theyll last a good while without worry.

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