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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Bighed's celebrity. Work in progress. (now) Reply with quote

Just sat on side of road waiting for the aa after having a great day at the St Asaph show. Think the bottom end has gone. Sounds fine when driving but rattles like a bastard when foot off pedal or stationary. HHHHHHHHEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLPPPPPP

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Dyl kadett
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any News Dude. What's AA man said?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugger frown
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was an independant truck. Just took us home. I asked if he wanted to hear the noise. He said no. Its an old astra. Its knackered the nob.

Anyway im back home and the strip down has started. Think its the little ends gone. Gonna replace everything we touch. Valve stems etc
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck dude, nice to catch up with you today. Just pity about the shitty ending! Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a Look at the timing belt. Has it skipd a tooth
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope Its nothing to bad.

Anyway here is a nice pic of the Nova's laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummer! Might be worth just finding a new bottom end price wise.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God! look at the shifty bloke to the right.... He can't be up to anything good laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nnnniiiicccceeee......

Update on the old girl. There is play in the top and bottom bearings so she is coming to pieces. Pretty much a full rebuild. Gonna paint all the block and bits that I can. Need to get a full engine gasket kit so if anyone knows where I can get one let me know?
She's currently sat on axle stands on my drive with half the bottom end hanging out.

Pretty gutted to be honest as there's a show at Weston park next Sunday that I've took a car to for the last six years and would of been the first show with my two year old son who is CRAZY about the mk1. Crying or Very sad

But......... It needs doing and there's no point crying over spilt milk. Just got to get on with it. But at least I will have a strong engine when I've finished.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dyl. Don't think it's the belt. Still ticks over and runs fine. Just the noise

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Astra-Cavalier-1-3-13N-Head-Gasket-Set-z-3474-/290540929608?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item43a596c248#ht_701wt_905
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines a 1300s. Will that make a difference?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The listing says it will suit 13N or 13S. I think its a different cam in the S that makes the difference. The gasket set will be the same for both. tbh 9 delivered its worth a punt.
Just having a look through haynes manual page 20 if you got one. the only difference I can see is the camshaft.

Its that that gives the 1.3S high Compression and 1.3 Low compression

But i'm sure someone will be along shortly to confirm this or piss on my chips big grin
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok sound. I would piss on your chips just to see the look on your face!

I wonder if that girls still taking a dump...... laughing
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