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Hi all, think i originally posted in the wrong section. My wife's ZR160 is making some funny noise & sounds like a tractor.
Someone has told me the rattle could be to do with the v.i.s motor's on th inlet, does the 160 have these & where are they located?
I can feel the very pronounced tapping by touching the inlet manifold, i have used good old google but all i can seem to find is problems relating to the zs & zt nothing on zr.
 

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The VIS motors are to do with the V6 engine used in the ZS & ZT. The problem here is the VVC mechanism and is normal, not heard a quiet 160 in my 3 or so years going to shows and meeting other members. Yo can replace it but it will more than likely happen again
 

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My partners has the same issue, is it mainly when its cold? You can pick up the inlets fairly cheap and its not too bad if your handy with a spanner
 

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Yes im not shy when it comes to working on cars, mainly (Vauxhall) as this is what i drive.
Rover engines seem some what more complex to Vauxhall's though but nothing i wont be able to get my head around.
Just out of interest where is the diag port on the zr's?
 

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The VIS motors are to do with the V6 engine used in the ZS & ZT. The problem here is the VVC mechanism and is normal, not heard a quiet 160 in my 3 or so years going to shows and meeting other members. Yo can replace it but it will more than likely happen again
This is a new one on me and I've beenaround for donkeys, and we've had a 160 for 3 years and a VVC mgf for 2.
 

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I've had two 160's and they both rattled.. didn't seem to affect perfomance either.. Gitta agree with Luke on this one i've never heard a quiet one lol nothing to worry about!!:)
 

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Well, it seems the general opinion is that these are noisey, so i guess she will have to live it.
Just had my 1st drive of her car, i was well shocked at just how quick these little blighters are, very impressed. Got me thinking now about selling my vectra lol.
 

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I have the same. Sounds just like a diesel. Never found lacks power either. Have asked around myself but thats just the way it is. Gladly mine isnt as loud as the youtube.
 
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