Dave

2011 Insignia 2.0 cdti engine replacement

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Hi all, just wanted some advice my 2.0 cdti (160hp) insignia recently decided to give up the go due to the dreaded no oil pressure warning sign resulting in complete seizure of engine. To cut a long story short I recently purchased a recon engine for this from an engine specialists up north,  however after the engine arriving to my mechanic we noticed that the engine they sent was the block of an old vectra 1.9cdti, which has now been modified with all the parts and insides to bring the spec up to a 2.0 litre cdti engine which is same as the one that’s in my car currently. There are a couple of modifications which are different to my old engine which had us worried but we have been told these are normal and is part of the fix to stop the original issue happening again. Has anyone here ever heard of this or know of it engineering company’s doing this. My New engine is covered under warranty and apparently there are 100 s of these been sold Without issue. 

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Hi Dave.....welcome to the Forum

It sounds plausible that there are modifications to compensate for previous reliability issues.
I would be tempted to run with the installation and see how it all goes now you're at this advanced stage.

It may also be worth speaking to your local Vauxhall parts department to see whether it all tallies up as legitimate modified parts from a recall (maybe worth taking photos of the parts in question)

Let us know how you get on with it all

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Hi there,exactly what I did and they have heard of This as a solution to the 2.0 litre engine issue insignias are known for .... my worry was originally a plate on the front of the engine which had been sealed on but from what I’m told this is normal due there being very little pressure behind it when the engine is fully running..... will give this a go and see how it goes cheers 

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