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#1 martinf

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 01:45 PM

Hi, Looking for a Vectra 2.2 Engine Cover to fit my NA. Anyone have one for sale please?



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:09 AM

OK, I guess they're like hen's teeth then - Anyone know what the Vauxhall Part Number is ? - perhaps I can get a new one.



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:08 AM

What does it look like? Type 'Vectra 2.2 Engine Cover' into ebay and quite a few options pop up?



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:11 AM

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:13 AM

Eww 😷

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:43 AM

I had one of those on my old NA, did a great job of keeping water off the main body but the engine got pretty hot under there, that I took it off when driving. Think I threw it away in the end.



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:51 AM

Umm- Thanks for the feedback about heat retention, there seems to be conflicting comments regarding this.



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:10 AM

Chris, what's your experience of the cover, did it effect the engine temp at all?



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 12:27 PM

I didn't do anything scientific by any means, the temps seemed a bit up when using it. But in all honesty, there are two vents above the engine to I presume, vent heat. If you cover the engine right below those vents there will be an effect. Your engine is unlikely to explode or anything but I really couldnt see the point of it and binned it off.

 

I guess it beggars the question, what do you want one for? 



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 02:13 PM

I'd like to keep the water out of the engine bay and away from the wiring, specifically the ECU

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 02:33 PM

I presume that the car was designed this way expecting water to come in through the vent though? Not sure I remember reading any problems of water causing ECU problems? Mine is sat outside all year round and runs fine.



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:08 PM

Coil pack went In the recent storm. While car was abandoned outside. Bin bag blew off doh

Drying it out wondering if it still works.

I used to also get corrosion in the crank sensor.

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:20 PM

I'm sure that keeping water off the top of the engine along with all the electrical gubbins thats sits nearby must be a benefit, the only downside could be a negative impact on cooling, but there doesn't seem to be any clear conclusion whether this is the case, or not.

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:03 AM

Driving around never had any issues even in downpours.

Used to use a spare bit of nimbus over the engine when standing outside. But a bin bag works just as well......unless Ciara turns up.

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:24 AM

Had two VXs now never had a problem with water on the engine and mine live outside 24/7



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:13 AM

Ok, thanks a lot for you feedback.



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:49 AM

Had two VXs now never had a problem with water on the engine and mine live outside 24/7


Hopefully said while touching wood!

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:24 AM

 

Had two VXs now never had a problem with water on the engine and mine live outside 24/7


Hopefully said while touching wood!

 

 

I'm made of wood!



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:11 PM

I have an engine cover on mine and wouldn't be without it if i'm honest. Had an issue with my coil pack on my old VX after a heavy downpour so for the sake of about £30 it was well worth it.

 

Not had any issues at all with engine heat.



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 05:12 PM

Look out, storm Dennis is coming, anyone without an engine cover had better find some old bin bags and a handful of bricks 😊😊

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