vectra manifold

Jun 28, 2005
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i have a 2 litre vectra,which seems to be blowing from the manifold,has anybody else had this problem,and will just replacing gasket cure it,or will i have to get new manifold.it also seems to use a lot of water,but it is not mixing with the oil,is this a common problem????
 
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Hi Adrian,

You don't say what the date of manufacture is or the mileage covered, but I'm assuming it's out of warranty.

I'm concerned about your Vectra loosing water, the Opel engine shouldn't lose any, and I wouldn't want to tow a van if the car was losing significant amounts of water. Maybe you should consider checking out the whole of the cooling system.

The blowing exhaust manifold could just be a gasket problem, but it could be linked to the water loss issue.

Robert
 

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Mar 14, 2005
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Adrian, for all the answers to vauxhall problems visit the followig two forums, they are dedicated Vauxhall forums and are a mine of information. They certainly helped me a lot when rebuilding my daughters vectra engine following a cam belt failure.

1 Migweb Forum (migweb.co.uk)

2 VVOC Forum (vvoc.com)
 
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Some years ago, I had a leaking inlet manifold on a 16v 2 litre Vauxhall engine. It's not a difficult cure. However, I don't think it should cause coolant loss. Take your care to a garage you can trust (I know that's difficult) and get their opinion.
 
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Don't rule out a rotten head gasket it's quite common, although this should manifest itself in steam from the exhaust smelling of coolant, bubbles in header tank when running and a higher than usual running temp. Sometimes you get a ticking noise similar to blown manifold gasket but which is actually cylinder compression escaping to atmosphere!
 

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