1999 Vauxhall Tigra Chequers EUROTEC Head Gasket

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Mark and Jill
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Problem added: Dec 28, 2013 (6 years ago)
Anyone any experience changing the headgasket on this engine? Looks like I mat have to do during the next week!

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Car: Vauxhall Tigra
Variant: Chequers
Model Year: 1999
Category: Engine & Drivetrain

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thomkas_cars
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Dec 28, 2013 (6 years ago)
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
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Mark and Jill
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Dec 29, 2013 (6 years ago)
anyone near worcester willing to take the job on??
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whittingehame
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Dec 29, 2013 (6 years ago)
You dont say what size engine is . Some have a timing chain which means you would be advised to fit a timing chain kit .
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Mark and Jill
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Dec 29, 2013 (6 years ago)
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
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bustedknuckles
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Dec 31, 2013 (6 years ago)
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.
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