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Messages - dave the builder

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Actually, now you have the sump off, I would take a peek at one or two of the main / big end bearings. That will tell you everything you need to know about whether it's worth persevering.

If you do, it's vital you mark and keep the bearing caps and bearings  the right way so they go back as they came off  :y

top end cam housings will starve of oil long before the crank though normally

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing  ;D
strainer still looks clogged up ,backflush it into a container and see what goodies you find  :y
if clogged up ,that would explain the oil light etc
I would try a new oil filter and oil, rather than just write this astra off ,rtv or silicone the sump back and give it a go .
VVT is on later models ,early z16xep just has regular cam sprockets  :y
regular oil changes ,sooner than service interval is money well spent in my opinion .

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What was the strainer like ? or have you not removed it yet ?

I picked up a 1.6 twinport estate today .quite a nippy ,light feeling car compared to my omega  ;D

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https://www.proxyparts.com/car-parts-stock/information/engine-code/z16xep/part/sump/partid/6664473/
with baffle removed see pics in link
under the plastic baffle plate is the strainer
probably 2 torx hold the baffles onto the sump itself  :-\
No obvious pick up pipe in the block unless it's cast in :-\

the pick up pipe is part cast into the sump,part a removable pipe/strainer as pics in link above
the engine block has an oil pump bolted to the side (crankshaft driven) that sucks oil via the hole which mates with it at sump gasket /sump

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under the plastic baffle plate is the strainer
probably 2 torx hold the baffles onto the sump itself  :-\

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not enough small bolts out yet  :y 15 holes i count  ,not including what goes into gearbox bell housing

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 November 2018, 20:55:31 »
and 60 saving on road tax too  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 November 2018, 20:29:42 »
went car shopping because i saw a nice Astra H design estate tractor juice edition online
clicky
wouldn't start,needed jumping after the salesman said he'd drove it that morning and how fast and powerful it was,  ::)
checked all over it comparing the MOT fail sheet online to check work like brakes etc had been done ,(as per new mot pass) it had not , and it was a weird beige colour ,  :-\ not the ultra rare z157 star silver 3 paintwork to match the rest of the fleet  :( so walked away  ..Mrs builder agreed wit me  :o
found another 2005 astra H estate but twinport petrol 1.6 16v  local on friendface market place  ;D
checked it over, very good MOT history ,car pass,service book, receipts for 4 new tyres and cat back exhaust recently  :)
so a deal was done I was happy with , not so much so for the seller ;D
1/3 off  :y
collect tomorrow (because i wanted Mrs builder to do insurance comparison rather than just ring her current ) 100 saving on that to what she was paying for astra G 1.6 8v  :y

so I will retire the 200 paid 5 years ago, astra G estate (after raping it of tyres,radio etc ) should get 150 back .which is nice  :)

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look at pics of the sump on ebay or google to see where all the bolt holes are  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Damp Under Bath
« on: 16 November 2018, 13:41:29 »
per SQ meter this clicky will cover up major damp and problems ,easy to fit,never needs decorating  ;D
great for bathroom ceilings etc  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Damp Under Bath
« on: 16 November 2018, 13:07:51 »
As a landlord, don't you just put the bath panel back on, re-plaster the kitchen with polyfilla and call it good? Am I doing it wrong?  :D
Yes
Polyfilla is VERY expensive  :o
much cheaper plaster available to NOT fix the problem with  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Damp Under Bath
« on: 16 November 2018, 10:54:09 »
Dry the area with a fan heater ,(RCD protected )
could just be trapped moisture
wrap bog roll round all water and waste pipes
if there is a leak ,bog roll shows it  :y
fill bath ,wiggle pipes ,check seal around the bath
can water get in via outside 2 walls ,roof,gutter,shared water pipe under floor leaking :-\ or hot or cold pipe in floor, sounds too wet to be sewer pipe fail.
once dried,it needs to come from somewhere to get wet again assuming you have an extractor fan  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit negotiations
« on: 16 November 2018, 09:56:57 »
Agreed ,
it won't matter if it's May or someone else holding the Brexit stick
the UK will be getting the sh*tty end of it

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit negotiations
« on: 16 November 2018, 09:34:22 »
Reuters are reporting that the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers has had the required 48 letters of no confidence in Theresa May to trigger a leadership challenge.
:(
only 48  ;D maybe some sent second class post
I'm gonna spend all me money before there's a run on the bank  :P

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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: 15 November 2018, 21:46:10 »
bangernomics
the 3.50 leaflet is 1% of the 350 purchase  ;D
I may look at another H design estate tomorrow for the fleet  ::)
retire another G estate  ;)

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