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    My 2008 Vectra VXR has just done 134k, but it runs sweet as a nut, it's regularly serviced and Nick150 replaced the chains at 92k and I've just had the turbo rebuilt.

    My question is how long will the engine last for.

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    my 08 is on 180k now and sweet as a nut, chains done at 130k (via Nick), but the same engine in saabs in the states are covering 300k..

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    Wow. Youth cars lol. Mines 06 high tax band zero upgrades. On 134k with chains done by Nick150 at 90k I think. Oil and filter change every 6 months. Apart from some ‘boost and turbo’ issues still running sweet
    2006 Arden Vectra VXR Estate. Bilstein B8 shocks (front), Eibach Prosport springs all round, Pioneer AVIC F970DAB HU, Pipercross and Ramair Custom Cones with ASH heat shield, MTECH Shortshifter, DO88 Intake kit, Custom Alloy pipework from Turbo to MAF.

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    Thanks guys, so there's more life in my car yet lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveh24 View Post
    Thanks guys, so there's more life in my car yet lol
    Yeah mate. As long as it’s looked after and not thrashed like the Astra and Corsa boys lol


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    I have heard of one at 300K
    Black stealth with 300BHP.

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    I'm almost at 219K with mine. But it has been a bit expensive the past 2 years, new chains and head gasket

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraBandit View Post
    I'm almost at 219K with mine. But it has been a bit expensive the past 2 years, new chains and head gasket
    At what mileage did the chains need replacing, was this the second or third set of chains.

    At what mileage did the head gasket go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveh24 View Post
    At what mileage did the chains need replacing, was this the second or third set of chains.

    At what mileage did the head gasket go.


    Have only got the chains changed one time... at around 150000 and the head gasket went at 190000

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