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  1. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    i've had my corsa just under 2 years. It's 17 yo, just had new wheel bearings on thursday 2/04/15 My drive from work is about 19 miles, so halfway through that trip after doing 60-70mph on a dual, I was braking for a roundabout and I heard a high pitched whistle come from the engine. I turned...
  2. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hi All, dont know if this is as stupid as it sounds! The garage have told me that the head gaskets blown on my 2007 Corsa, £350 for the replacement and skim and oil change (timing chain and water pump were replaced in August 2013), question is the mechanic told me that its fine to drive for...
  3. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hi, I recently bought my first car, (a 2001 corsa comfort 1.2), however I noticed that the water was disappearing very quickly. I had to top it up at least once a week. I took it to a garage to find and fix the source of the leak. They said if needed a new water pump, so I got the work done...
  4. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    I have just brought a Vauxhall corsa for 200 with a failed head gasket, well I think it has failed, oil and water is slowly leaking from the engine, I looked at the dipstick it looks like a small amount of creamy stuff in there,im wondering if the engine has had its day or could there still be...
  5. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hi All. Thanks for the input last time. Another problem i would appreciate some help with. Recently changed HG and now the biatch wont start. Getting no spark from plugs nor hear the fuel pump running on second key position. We dont know the real reason the HG went, so although we have...
  6. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hiya, If any one has Corsa 1.2 16v (2000) Head experience, can they help please? I just lifted the head and found these items sitting on the block... I have no idea where they come from, can anyone suggest where they are from? i assume timing housing side as they were on the left hand side of...
  7. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hiya Has anyone in Essex or close to harlow got a timing lock tool for a corsa 1.2 2000 Cash or deposit paid/left, need to collect ASAP Changing head gasket and almost ready to lift
  8. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hi guys, this is my first post so I apologise if I do something wrong! I was driving down the motorway the other day and I broke down. I checked the car before I set off and was happy to drive the journey from Newcastle down to Stafford, happy with oil levels and everything. I stopped off at...
  9. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hi there, I've got my Corsa C 53 plate with the Z12XE engine in. The head Gasket has gone, but no massive overheating occurred. When the fault was found, i was towed home so no further damage could be done. I've had a few people look at it and had many different things said. One has told me that...
  10. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hi, I recently brought wondarweld as i have a head gasket problem losing coolant and was wondering if anybody advice on how to use it properly as the instructions are bit confusing. The main thing is how do you decompress the cylinders? do i take each spark plug out and remove the fuel injector...
  11. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hi I have a 1996 N reg 1.4 16v X14XE I am learning mechanics at college so when i new my head gasket was going i thought i'd use their facilities in the hope of making the job a little easyer. Now, after changing the gasket and skimming the cylinder head i started up the car, it ran but was...
  12. Mechanical, Exhaust & Performance/Tuning
    Hello all. I drive a P reg Corsa B, 1.4 8v; and last week the cylinder head gasket went. I have since had this repaired by a friend of my Grandfather's and the car is now running properly mechanically, however the temperature gauge is now not moving from the bottom position and the engine...
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