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    VXRed
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    Default Timing chain problem?

    Hello Guys,

    i knew, that on previous insignia was problem with timing chain elongation. I have insignia VXR 2014 with 120000km's on dash and my mechanic told me that in ECU was stored code about cam possition sensor for bank 2. I do not have any problem with my car and no any light on dash.

    If i understand well it mean that my chain is also stretched and need to be replaced?

    Thanks a lot

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    It does. The code will pop up intermittently to begin with, but it only goes one way. The engine will run without issues for a while, only problem is that no one can tell you how long that while is. At some point it will go into limp mode, and by then, it might be too late to do anything about it as the chain might have jumped some teeth.

    Try getting hold of Nick150 on here, he is apparently somewhat of a timing chain wizard!
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    This is terrible. I assumed, that on facelift insignia 2014 was this problem solved already...

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    I tried to PM Nick150 so i will see. Or here is someone who know where to bought best kit for this car mentioned by Nick150?

    In fact i thing that on facelift cars will stay this chain for more that 120000km. I just want to be sure that there is no any problem in sensor than in chaing on facelift car.
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    i don't think the type of chain kit matters pal , its the very fact it needs sorting before its too late

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    They have improved the material of the chains, but it is still basically the same chain, so they might last longer, but I imagine you will still see some failures on facelifts.
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    Strange is that on this car was completely replaced engine in 58000km's under warranty. So now i have 120000km's so it mean only 60000km's on absolutelly new engine, so for me is strange that chain is streched...

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    I can see why you think so pal but there doesn't seem to be a set mileage that the chains go at , it just happens unfortunately

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    My car, from 04-2010, made it 120.000 km before they needed replacing. Others have had theirs replaced after 30k km. The new owner of my old car have had them replaced again at 190.000 km... but he was stretching the service intervals, which is a huge no-no!
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    were there also some another symptoms like higher fuel consumption?

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