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chuksw9ve
12-02-2006, 09:01 AM
A word of warning...If you have a GM car with a 2.2L L4 DOHC,otherwise known as an "ecotech",the timing chain guides are prone to wearing out quickly.Wifes went out @ 50000m,2 days after the warrenty went out(What a cowinkydink:eyebrow: Our mech said he just did 3 of these with about the same milage.The standard 2.2 OHV is ok.Gonna cost $1800:eek: :crying: :furious: to fix this little crapper.I'm not saying its junk,just passing on some info so maybe others will not be so unlucky.

leonsv
12-02-2006, 12:53 PM
A word of warning...If you have a GM car with a 2.2L L4 DOHC,otherwise known as an "ecotech",the timing chain guides are prone to wearing out quickly.Wifes went out @ 50000m,2 days after the warrenty went out(What a cowinkydink:eyebrow: Our mech said he just did 3 of these with about the same milage.The standard 2.2 OHV is ok.Gonna cost $1800:eek: :crying: :furious: to fix this little crapper.I'm not saying its junk,just passing on some info so maybe others will not be so unlucky.

wow... that's probably more than what the engine costs...

chuksw9ve
12-02-2006, 10:31 PM
Nah we checked into getting the ohv installed from grooms...about 3000 for the engine...But this puppy's going on the lot...Wife wants a PT cruiser now...Just something else for me to tinker with.

Silver
12-07-2006, 10:20 PM
Sad to see this. GM always has had ****** engines. Always will. I <3 the new LS7 though drysump FTW

neonrt
12-21-2006, 09:41 PM
$1800??? that is highway robbery. that is more than a valve job, re-ring, head gasket, and tune-up combined. find a new mechanic.

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splbass8002
03-21-2008, 10:21 PM
thanks for the heads up i got a 04 2.2 ecotech with 65k

MEMPHISFLEX
03-21-2008, 10:31 PM
i have always heard good things about the 2.2L the 2.4L is junk, along with the 1990-1997 3.4L DOHC V6, that motor is totally junk to!!

MEMPHISFLEX
03-21-2008, 10:32 PM
Sad to see this. GM always has had ****** engines. Always will. I <3 the new LS7 though drysump FTW

I like your picture by the way, my brother just got a 2004 Cadillac CTS black on black!!!

bigbangtheory
03-22-2008, 12:08 PM
i have always heard good things about the 2.2L the 2.4L is junk, along with the 1990-1997 3.4L DOHC V6, that motor is totally junk to!!

I had both of them. 2.2 pretty much stayed stock and ran good! Only put about 75,000 miles on it though. Had a 1999z24 with the 2.4 in it and ran awesome before I started to mod it. Put NOS on it too and did ok for about 6 months till I started to race more, then the heads warped and well.......:emb: Had over 100k on it though.

My parents had a 1991 3.1L cavalier z24 and that was a strong engine. had over 200k on it and was running strong. The body on it, was another question. :laugh:

dB-SPL
03-23-2008, 04:36 PM
You tried to mod a J-Body? And you should have only 'warped' one head seeing as it's an L4.

-Bill-

Ferendon
03-25-2008, 11:22 PM
Laff...


Hubris of the unknowing. All of your ideals about these engines are hilarious.

yunvme666
03-26-2008, 12:53 AM
really thats nothing new to hear, ive changed a few of these already and im sure more will come..... one thing i noticed is the saabs have the same block and head, i dunno about internals but im sure those wont last all that long either..... these ecocraps, and the ford 2.0s ive changed ao many its not even funny anymore...... hell most of the cars with the 3.1s im down to about 4 hours to pull and drop one and have it run....

another thing , this isnt the first motor that eats guides, must have forgot the 2.3/2.4's ...... every motor has its issue..... or weakness per say.......

bumpin buick
03-26-2008, 12:58 AM
I had both of them. 2.2 pretty much stayed stock and ran good! Only put about 75,000 miles on it though. Had a 1999z24 with the 2.4 in it and ran awesome before I started to mod it. Put NOS on it too and did ok for about 6 months till I started to race more, then the heads warped and well.......:emb: Had over 100k on it though.

My parents had a 1991 3.1L cavalier z24 and that was a strong engine. had over 200k on it and was running strong. The body on it, was another question. :laugh:

my buddys got a j-body. 89 i think, flawless no body rust. good cars if you can keep em up.

bigbowtie
03-26-2008, 01:01 AM
it really depends how you treat the car you beat the hell out of it and it wont last but you can always pick out the crappers of the line btw i love chevys but not that ghey little 4 banger ecotech thier junk o and pt cruisers **** 2 work on and have no balls my moms strait 6 envoy will burn the tires

bigbangtheory
03-27-2008, 12:56 AM
it really depends how you treat the car you beat the hell out of it and it wont last but you can always pick out the crappers of the line btw i love chevys but not that ghey little 4 banger ecotech thier junk o and pt cruisers **** 2 work on and have no balls my moms strait 6 envoy will burn the tires

Anyway........................:rolleyes:

blkbeater
04-03-2008, 03:05 PM
my mom has an ion with the 2.2 with 80,000 miles, only thing wrong is it has a high rev. when in park the rpms stay at like 2-2500 rpm. but thats it.

but for a stock lil 4 banger its pretty quick

ligo12
07-03-2008, 02:34 PM
Laff...


Hubris of the unknowing. All of your ideals about these engines are hilarious.


agreed.
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dumple
07-03-2008, 02:37 PM
pheeew i have the 2.0l ecotech supercharged

SilverSquared
07-03-2008, 03:23 PM
Friend of mine has a Cobalt SS, '05 year, and he's laying down 305 hp, has over 100k, and he's never had a problem...