Got old car back after 8 years but not good :-(

PeteNSX1981

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Got my old vectra 150 back today after 8 years to find that I started it it had a loud clanging sound from the timing chain department and now it just turns over as if it's not connecting to nothing.
I wouldn't have thought it was the timing chain as it was done by vauxhall a few years ago as a modified part chain,oil jet etc.
But it has had many short runs over the years and I think it may be clogged causing oil starvation to the top end but I thought I'd ask opinions on here on what people might think it is??????....
Many thanks in advance.
 

PeteNSX1981

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Right! Some and my mate got the cam cover on and the chain is still intact and timing marks line up.
But spark plugs haven't been changed in years and done over 50 k and there is a faint spark.
There is fuel getting through.
Any ideas ????
 

PeteNSX1981

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No nothing cause it won't start it just turns over fast.
It's got god oil pressure and compression on all 4 cylinders.
?????
 

Timbo

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When it spins over do both the cams turn? And do the lobes line up correctly? 10-2 on no.4?
I had this scenario with my Zafira - had oil starvation to cam bearing causing cam siezure and stripped the lugs from the back of the cam gear.
 
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