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    EGR "o" ring

    Not quite sure of the size myself. Most of us on the forum have blanked off the egr and used a cheater plugged into the wiring loom. Browse the forum for a bit you will come across enough threads on the subject. If you do not go the blanking route then there are several stores that do the box...

    Something missing from alternator?

    The big greasy thread you are talking about is where the big red wire coming from the battery goes. You would probably be best to clean that thread up and make sure contact is being made correctly with the big red wire. Might help to explain why alternator is not charging the battery. It does...

    Engine swap

    Should do it's the same car, only difference is the year on the registration plate. obviously you would need to swap the driveplate over

    Fuel Problem?? Vauxhall Zafira 2.2 Petrol Auto 2009 75,000 Miles, Please Help/ Advice

    For a start off i would change the fuel filter although it not be the main problem If it's a petrol then i don't think it uses high pressure fuel pump. If it was myself i would be leaning towards possible blocked or faulty fuel injector/s There is an inexpensive way of testing these out...

    What rear axle to install?

    Don't have a clue about that, and it does not seem like information that many other people know about. Or they would have given an opinion. Without the dimensions of the two different axles from two different models of the Astra, it would be a gamble. I would just stick with the same model of...

    Got a Problemo

    Worked out for the best in the long run, cause when i took the inlet manifold off to get the starter out , i found a collection of oil inside and the small breather on the back of the manifold was partially blocked. A reminder to get a oil catch can. Ordered one this morning. Removing the...

    Cat for Vectra B SRi 150

    Yes it won't affect any sensors already on the pipe. You just measure the diameter of pipe and get a cat a little bigger to fit over and weld it on...

    Cat for Vectra B SRi 150

    Ebay would probably be your best bet. There won't be many second hand ones around now. If it's just a cat you need, why not go for a Magnaflow 200 cell high flow cat. Get it welded on. That's what i'll be going for in the near future, when my finances improve a bit. Got exact same car as...

    Got a Problemo

    I got it going, Thank F*ck. I think the problem was i never put 1 of the injector connectors back on properly, and also the wee pipe on the side of the fuel rail, never put that back on last night when i was attempting to start car. So the good news is, I never made a C*nt up of the alternator...
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    Got a Problemo

    Well, a little update. Still not much further forward with the car. Today i went to remove the injectors, to check they are not blocked, although they were fine a few weeks ago. Realised one of the injector connectors was not fully pressed on, think that was me a few days back. Nope still no...
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    Got a Problemo

    Had a bit of a nightmare since before christmas time. My car has been sitting unused for best part of a year. Went to use it again and get mot etc done, so had to jump start to get it inside and onto a ramp to see if i can minimize work needing done to pass an mot Blah blah blah, long story...
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    Oil consumption

    Something is not right, If i were you i would go back to the person who done the work and explain the situation. You should not have the same problem if engine has been reconditioned with new parts
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    Timing Chain Kit Bolts screws

    Another tip for finding TDC is a visual one i like to use. On the off chance that the mark on the oil pump cover is not visible or you have the cover off. what i prefer to use is a screwdriver or an extension bar in the spark plug hole of cylinder number 1 or 4. When you rotate the crankshaft...
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    Z22se Astra G coupe timing chain rail guide

    There is some movement of the yellow part, it is not something to worry about.
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    Wanted Vecta b or astra g engine loom

    You probably have a better chance of seeing a pink unicorn flying through the air, than you do seeing a vectra b at a breakers yard. I must have phoned about 10 a few weeks back , no joy i even said they have one , then you go and it's a vec c breakers were even saying a few years ago that they...