Vauxhall Tigra EUROTEC Head Gasket

1999 Vauxhall Tigra Problem

Ref#16205
CarVauxhall Tigra Chequers
Year1999
OwnerMark and Jill
Posted28/12/2013
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Anyone any experience changing the headgasket on this engine? Looks like I mat have to do during the next week!
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain


Solution 1
thomkas_cars | Driver | Since: Nov 2007 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1053 | View Garage
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do you mean ecotec engine there not to bad to do just make sure that you have a timing belt or a timing belt kit and antifreeze to top up afterwards and a oil and filter and of course a full head gasket set and and head bolts and make sure you have the head skimmed so it mates perfectly when you reassemble and while you are taking it apart have things marked up in a box ie inlet parts in one box and so on drain the water out off the radiator before starting any of the strip down then you have less risk of contaminating the oil but you will still need to replace the oil of course also need torque settings for the head bolts but any good garage will tell you this sequence of torquing them down


Posted on Saturday 28th of December 2013
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Mark and Jill | Driver | Since: Nov 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 6 | View Garage
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anyone near worcester willing to take the job on??


Posted on Sunday 29th of December 2013
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11829 | View Garage
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You dont say what size engine is . Some have a timing chain which means you would be advised to fit a timing chain kit .


Posted on Sunday 29th of December 2013
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Mark and Jill | Driver | Since: Nov 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 6 | View Garage
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Sorry its the 1400, Cam belt was done last year, seems a shame to scrap it now but prob the wisest option unless I can get it done cheap


Posted on Sunday 29th of December 2013
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Solution 3
bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1461 | View Garage
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Do you know any good /or recommended tech,s who can do that repair for you ,as it,s quite straight forward and would be a shame to end the cars life if it,s in good condition ,other option would be flea bay spares repairs.


Posted on Tuesday 31st of December 2013
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