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Messages - terry paget

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General Car Chat / Re: Bought another high mileage Astra
« on: 16 April 2019, 20:59:55 »
the long black bar locks the cams (fits in slots on end of cams cylider 4 end) not used if not removing the head,
the 2 red wedges lock the cam sprockets belt end
the thin pin is to lock off the tensioner (under tension)
the other pin is for locking the aux belt   tensioner (under tension)
the silver L shape bar and gold bracket  is Flywheel holding & Locking Tools

I don't have a haynes for that engine, but very simple ,I assume haynes covers it all very well (but they may call the GM "specialist"tools by numbers  :-\,plenty of youtube videos z16xep
Thanks. I had not thought of Utube videos, will research.

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General Car Chat / Re: Bought another high mileage Astra
« on: 16 April 2019, 20:00:55 »
locking kit £12.21 Buy it now

kit inc water pump £79.95

why you insist on buying such high mile cars I will never know  ;D
for £600 you can pick them up nearer 100k  some with 12 months mot  :-X
Cam belt kit and tool kit have arrived. Not sure whta all these tools are for. Will it become obvious as I follow Haynes?


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Omega General Help / Re: Changing backbox on estate
« on: 16 April 2019, 12:45:56 »
How corroded (or not) were the ends of the centre pipes? Did you have to do anything to them?

Talk about waste not want not, you seem to have salvaged and reused the clamps, U bolts and nuts? Amazing!
I'll try again. The central section pipes were considerably corroded and required filing and emery cloth to make them accept the silencer. The clamps and nuts were surprisingly well preserved.

The hardest part of the job was extracting the old pipe ends from the silencer.


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Omega General Help / Re: Changing backbox on estate
« on: 16 April 2019, 12:39:40 »
How corroded (or not) were the ends of the centre pipes? Did you have to do anything to them?

Talk about waste not want not, you seem to have salvaged and reused the clamps, U bolts and nuts? Amazing!
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ere considerably corroded, and needed a bit of filing and emery cloth to make them accept the silencer  The clamps and bolts were in surprisingly good condition. The hardest part of the job was getting the old pipe ends out of the silencer.

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Omega General Help / Re: Changing backbox on estate
« on: 15 April 2019, 21:40:48 »
well done  :y
is it blowing ,looks like it needs a smear of cement on the joint  :-\
I don't think it's blowing, though I do see a possible gap It's much quieter than before. If I do detect a blow I will reseal it with some cement. I had to grease it to get it to assemble. Car has already passed MOT, and next April seems a long way away.

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Omega General Help / Re: Changing backbox on estate
« on: 15 April 2019, 20:14:57 »

Job done.

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General Car Chat / Re: Code PO172-52 Fuel Trim System Lean
« on: 15 April 2019, 15:02:55 »
Cleared all codes last night, none have reappeared today. Pleased to read aircon pressure 120kPa, sounds good.  Otherwise:
EGR valve inactive
EGR position commanded 0
EGR position feedback 0.80 to 0.78

O2 sensor 1 rich/lean/rich/lean every 2 seconds or so
O2 sensor 2 lean

B1 short term fuel trim 0, varying between 4 and -4

I did not notice any mass air flow reading displayed.

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General Car Chat / Re: Could be quite expensive.
« on: 15 April 2019, 09:20:15 »
Picked the 4x4 up this morning the delay was because the replacement took 13 hours in total not 3 as costed by Hyundai , fortunately I had agreed to the original quote before work commenced 😉
Labour 275.07
Parts 1114.28
VAT 277.87 Total 1667.22
I spoke with the workshop foreman this morning, used to be a neighbour till we moved & he told me the sheer weight of the unit caused the biggest problems but if they get another one in the price would be a lot different !
So back to Sussex tomorrow to collect the caravan.
Wise of Tilbo to get a quotation before the work commenced. I imagine the Hyundai labour figure is based on the lads doing the job having done a few before and knowing what they were doing.

 James CDX's clutch change description says it can be done in four hours without help, impressive.
The first one I did took longer than that, things kept going wrong; gearbox not coming off as expected, not going back on easily, hydraulic hose reconnection, gear linkage reassembly, etc.

 In the 1970s a mobile mechanic, Martin Semmler, changed the clutch on my Peugeot 505GTI family estate, in my drive, in a morning, for about £100, seemed cheap enough.

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General Car Chat / Re: Could be quite expensive.
« on: 15 April 2019, 08:44:44 »
Picked the 4x4 up this morning the delay was because the replacement took 13 hours in total not 3 as costed by Hyundai , fortunately I had agreed to the original quote before work commenced 😉
Labour 275.07
Parts 1114.28
VAT 277.87 Total 1667.22
I spoke with the workshop foreman this morning, used to be a neighbour till we moved & he told me the sheer weight of the unit caused the biggest problems but if they get another one in the price would be a lot different !
So back to Sussex tomorrow to collect the caravan.
I'm surprised labour is so cheap and the parts so expensive.
Think Tilbo eluded to that in reply 34 Terry. :y
So he did.

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General Car Chat / Re: Bought another high mileage Astra
« on: 14 April 2019, 20:06:59 »
Ah , still have that one ,that will be a good source of spares then  :)
It has already provided heater fan relays, heater fan, rear brake calipers, front pads, and more. Had a code pop up on the Astra today, and JamesV6CDX  mentioned the MAF sensor. I have a spare for that too.

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General Car Chat / Re: Code PO172-52 Fuel Trim System Lean
« on: 14 April 2019, 19:41:52 »
Any air leaks?

Is the engine well serviced and running smoothly with no misfires?

If no air leaks and running ok itís worth checking the maf readings
Only bought the car on Friday. Engine is running smoothly with no misfires. Thanks for advice, will check the maf readings tomorrow.

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General Car Chat / Code PO172-52 Fuel Trim System Lean
« on: 14 April 2019, 18:05:58 »
2006 Astra H 1.6 petrol
EML came on today, code PO172-52 popped up on reader. Is this just a glitch, or a serious problem?

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General Car Chat / Re: Could be quite expensive.
« on: 14 April 2019, 14:12:52 »
Picked the 4x4 up this morning the delay was because the replacement took 13 hours in total not 3 as costed by Hyundai , fortunately I had agreed to the original quote before work commenced 😉
Labour 275.07
Parts 1114.28
VAT 277.87 Total 1667.22
I spoke with the workshop foreman this morning, used to be a neighbour till we moved & he told me the sheer weight of the unit caused the biggest problems but if they get another one in the price would be a lot different !
So back to Sussex tomorrow to collect the caravan.
I'm surprised labour is so cheap and the parts so expensive.

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General Car Chat / Re: Bought another high mileage Astra
« on: 14 April 2019, 13:55:55 »
Seems the play in the steering has been an ongoing problem for many years but no one has bothered to resolve  :-\
and quite rare that a July 2006 car is 4 stud wheels
I think it would be time well spent to see if you can track down why the steering has play NOW , rather than risking waiting till MOT time in 4 months
IIRC you have a pit  :-\ so could observe steering movement with an assistant ,weight of car on the wheels .
does look like it will tidy up with some spit and polish  :)
Unusual to have drum handbrakes too. I suppose Astras were assembled on several sites. Good news to me as the 04 Astra that seized up during MOT emissions test also has 4 stud wheels with good tyres on, now I can use them. But that car has disc handbrake, so not the same site.

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General Car Chat / Re: Bought another high mileage Astra
« on: 14 April 2019, 11:22:48 »
Buying any used car is gamble. As I buy used Astras I learn what matters to me - specification, MOT history, condition, proximity, price, mileage, age. After 7 years most cars are out of warranty and have been sold by their original purchasers, and are being serviced by independents, which can mean oil and plugs changed, tyres ticked, and little else. I am amazed how long they last.

I am also surprised how skilfully their owners manage to avoid scratching them. This car has done well.



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