Astra crankshaft failure

Discussion in 'Astra' started by Jasmine, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Jasmine

    Jasmine Guest

    On behalf on an astra owner. At 20k, failure - shocking noise from bottom of
    engine when hot.
    Recovered to Mr Vauxhall. The crankshaft has been diagnosed (by vaux) as
    failed with 'too much play' - which way I don't know. They've offered a
    crankshaft repair.
    What is the failure rate of these and is there likely to be damage
    elsewhere? (I'm thinking excessive end play and query top end damage if the
    pistons have been allowed to flap about).
    - auto if it matters (I don't know if it's petrol or smokey).
    Odd, 2-3 weeks back it was in for a full service (mmm - but I've no proof).
    Jasmine, Jul 14, 2005
  2. Jasmine

    me140 Guest

    Never seen crank fail on one of these.
    Has it ever been run out of oil?
    me140, Jul 14, 2005
  3. Jasmine

    Jasmine Guest

    My thoughts exactly! (oil) - but I as say, can't prove it!
    Jasmine, Jul 15, 2005
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