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ENGINE/EXHAUST
Throttle Body Port & Polish
Induction Kit
Piper 4-1 Manifold

Piper 2.5" downpipe
200cell Cat
Piper 2.5" Downpipe
Tullet Manifold
2.4 Inlet Manifold
Z22SE Timing Chain
Stage 1 Comp Cams


SUSPENSION
Gaz Coilover Suspension
Painted Suspension Mounts
Tie Rod Ends
Spitfire Toe Link Kit
Rear Upper Wishbones

BRAKES
Stainless Steel Brake Hoses
Hi Spec 330mm Disc Conversion
ABS Cut Off Switch

2 Pot Rear Calipers

WHEELS/TYRES
Black NA Wheels
Team Dynamic 1.2
Toyo R888 Tyres


INTERIOR
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Leathered Interior
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OTHER
HID Light Conversion
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Astra Engine Cover
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Scan Gauge II
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ROLLING ROAD
Rolling Road Session 1
Rolling Road Session 2
Rolling Road Session 3

GEOMETRY SETUPS
Geo Setup

Vauxhall VX220 2.2 - Progress Page

Z22SE Timing Chain

The timing chains on the early z22se's were fine, the problem was with the oil jet that supplies the chain with oil would become clogged and stop working efficiently. This inefficiency causes the chain to heat up quicker and stretch, eventually snapping and potentially causing a lot of damage to the internals of your engine block. Replacing the chain is actually a fairly easy job to do, as long as you have patience, common sense and use the TIS Manual (here) you should be able to change it in a day.

There are a couple of things you can do to see if you have the later oil jets fitted;

1. Check the year of manufacture, anything before 2003 probably has the early oil jet
2. A little green dollop of paint on the pre-tensioner

The chains have been known to snap on engines as young as 19,000 miles, so if you hear a ticking get it looked at!