HELP! discontinued part for frontera

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Amanda Lewis, May 17, 2005.

  1. Amanda Lewis

    Amanda Lewis Guest

    Hi there,

    I am in desperate need of help. I have had my frontera 2.4l petrol engine
    skimmed & tested for a gasket change. The garage who are doing the work
    gave the engine a good once over while it was apart and are happy with the
    overall condition.

    They discovered that a nylon "distributor drive" which sits in the engine
    that the cog from the distributor sits in was about ready to disintegrate.
    Was not a problem until we then discovered that Vauxhall have discontinued
    the part and can't find one anywhere.

    This was VAUXHALL PART 8930228 and described on their CD as "worm, gear,
    dist drive"

    I would have got a recon engine at the start but all the partfinder searches
    and local engine reconditioners reckon they are hard to find.

    I am therefore up sh** creek. Either I find this part or find a whole new
    engine (and take the loss of the skin and test which was already done) or
    maybe even scrap the car (would be gutted as it also has an LPG conversion
    and seams a bit excessive just for a small part.)

    Can anyone help or point me in the right direction.

    Any help or advice would be gratefully received.

    Thanks in advance
    Neil Jones
    Amanda Lewis, May 17, 2005
  2. Amanda Lewis

    Badger Guest

    Hummm, if its the Isuzu engine you might do better trying them?
    Badger, May 17, 2005
  3. Amanda Lewis

    SteveG Guest

    Take the old part to an engineering shop and get them to make one in
    steel .. gotta be cheaper than a recon engine


    Steve G
    SteveG, May 17, 2005
  4. Amanda Lewis

    Rob Guest

    tried some of the vauxhall non dealer specialists

    LMF???? and vauxspares.

    theres plenty of places stocking discontinued parts these days speak nicely
    to your local factor as well they normally have a good few sources
    Rob, May 18, 2005
  5. Amanda Lewis

    adder1969 Guest

    I had something like this disintegrate on an old vauxhall (camshaft
    drive to the dizzy) but simply made one up using a bit of steel & a pin.
    adder1969, May 26, 2005
  6. Amanda Lewis

    Halleys Guest

    I think this engine is the same as the 2.2 and 2 litre fitted to Manta, and
    Omega/Rekord and the 3 litre Senator/Carlton/Monza engine has the same front
    cover. Knowing Vauxhall parts system they will give each engine a different
    part number for the same part.


    Halleys, Jun 4, 2005
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