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Big Steve

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Exhaust Click
« on: 07 May 2007, 21:39:58 »

Have had the annoying click for a bit now, but seems to be getting louder. Had it checked out,
been told it's the manifold gasket, drivers side. Only used to get it when cold but now notice it when engine warmed up, not sure if it's going to effect the engine soon. Not able to fix it myself, havent got the knowledge or the tools & have to use the car every day now since some git nicked my astra. have taken it to 3 garages so far, 2 said they did'ent wont the job, & the 3rd said it's a big job, will take 4 to 5 hours & cost just under 300, is this a fair price, i think it's a bit high, wonder what Vaxhall would charge, well it's to high for me so any suggestions.
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Re: Exhaust Click
« Reply #1 on: 07 May 2007, 21:42:01 »

I think hrs is realistic, though I've never done one...   ...passenger side is the real pig.
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Re: Exhaust Click
« Reply #2 on: 07 May 2007, 21:48:33 »

have a go yourself  ;).....im about to try to attempt this myself.....tho on a 2.2 so should be easier  :-/
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Re: Exhaust Click
« Reply #3 on: 07 May 2007, 22:19:48 »

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have a go yourself ;).....im about to try to attempt this myself.....tho on a 2.2 so should be easier :-/

Would have a go if i had some expert help around, seem's to be alot of things in the way that i would not like to mess with & not able to get under the car these days :( would it be possible to go to one of these cambelt party's or would it be to big a job.
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Re: Exhaust Click
« Reply #4 on: 27 May 2007, 12:53:37 »

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Have had the annoying click for a bit now, but seems to be getting louder. Had it checked out,
been told it's the manifold gasket, drivers side. Only used to get it when cold but now notice it when engine warmed up, not sure if it's going to effect the engine soon. Not able to fix it myself, havent got the knowledge or the tools & have to use the car every day now since some git nicked my astra. have taken it to 3 garages so far, 2 said they did'ent wont the job, & the 3rd said it's a big job, will take 4 to 5 hours & cost just under 300, is this a fair price, i think it's a bit high, wonder what Vaxhall would charge, well it's to high for me so any suggestions.

Just had the Exhaust Click fixed :) Now not embarrased when i start the car up & sounding like a massy ferguson tractor :-[ The fibre gasket had blown at the back + 2 bolts had sheered off. Fibre gasket replaced with a new metal one & the sheered bolts had to be drilled & taped, glad i did'nt do the job myself. Had a local garage who specialised in vuaxhall do the job, had it in for a day & half, cost 210.00 all in (not bad i think) now it just purr's again, saw 2 other Omega's there, both elite's, one having a cam belt changed & the other had a problem with the front tyre's wearing out (not the tracking) not sure if they were member's of the OOF (maybe), Will use these guy's again when i can't help off the forum :y
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