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Re: 1.9 Mjet engine failure

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I dont think they are a straight swop - different heads and the vauxhalls have a different injection system, but there may be some, i am sure someone will enlighten us.
Considering the 1.9 JTD in the GP Sporting is the GM version of Fiat's engine, including Fiat's/Bosch's injection system, I can't see that being the case. Even had to service the boss' Astra the other day, and was greeted by the familiar JTD sight under the bonnet.

Jos- what's the oil level like?

Only Sporting 'failure' I've had was a waterpump seizing which ripped through the cambelt and caused valve/piston contact. 8 new valves, guides, buckets and shims, waterpump, belt and tensioners and headgasket, and the car was sorted.
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Re: 1.9 Mjet engine failure

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Jos- what's the oil level like?
Oil level was, and is good. Hopefully if the weathers better tomorrow then I'll be inspecting cambelt, valves etc.

I know Mjet is 130hp and JTD is 115, but whats the difference?
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I know Mjet is 130hp and JTD is 115, but whats the difference?
Mjet is, in essence, a JTD (same head, block, internals), it's just subtle changes in turbo, intercooler and Map- though with the Mjet the ECU and injectors are also different due to the injection technology advances to improve emissions and reduce diesel knock.

There are (or were) JTD's with a wider power range than that- some with only 90bhp, 105bhp, 115bhp, and the GP 5dr Eleganza with 120bhp (exactly the same engine as Sporting), not to mention the 16v and 20v JTD's.
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Re: 1.9 Mjet engine failure

So if i just changed the unit, left the turbo etc the same would it work? JTD engines are half the price!
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Should do. Just depends if any critical items are damaged on yours or are what caused the initial failure.
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Re: 1.9 Mjet engine failure

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I am sure you wont like me saying this but it needed to be said.
I disagree I think people need to read peoples good experiences too. Mine too was completely problem free except for a earthing problem which was fixed in 30minutes.

Also what Ffoxy said was fact these are bullet proof engines and for one to go like this is very unusual hence the talk about servicing etc. If you don't like what he posts don't READ IT! or better still add him to your ignore list.

I'm guessing it was on its first cambelt and tensioner set.
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I'm guessing it was on its first cambelt and tensioner set.
At what mileage should the belt be changed? Is it a belt or chain?
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Re: 1.9 Mjet engine failure

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At what mileage should the belt be changed? Is it a belt or chain?
Its a belt & I had mine changed at 56,000 along with water pump, pulleys / tensioner.

4 years Max life... regardless of miles covered... Good call Chris...
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Its a belt & I had mine changed at 56,000 along with water pump, pulleys / tensioner.

4 years Max life... regardless of miles covered... Good call Chris...
I have been misled when i took mine to my local fiat garage they said the cam belt only has to be changed after 90,000 i didn't realise that it was only four years. Bugger !!!! more expense
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I have been misled when i took mine to my local fiat garage they said the cam belt only has to be changed after 90,000 i didn't realise that it was only four years. Bugger !!!! more expense
180 all in for all the work done on mine, no big deal really for peace of mind!
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180 all in for all the work done on mine, no big deal really for peace of mind!
The car is 4 years old in march next year but it only covered 38k miles, can i leave it a few more years ?
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I have been misled when i took mine to my local fiat garage they said the cam belt only has to be changed after 90,000 i didn't realise that it was only four years. Bugger !!!! more expense
I had mine done at 90,000 miles, but then mine isn't 4 years old yet
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I'm sure I speak for most of us foxy when I say that I would be majorly pi55ed if you were to leave due to your fountain of knowledge!

I'm in the same boat as foxy in that the three grande's I've owned I've never had a problem with any of them apart from me hitting a wall with the tangerine and a lack of power in the 1,2 and 1.4 na engines.

now sorted with the mjet yellow peril I now own!
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