What about the oil itself, are there any mayonnaise-like deposits around the filler cap or on the dipstick?
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It's just wedged into the slot and it's there to stop the kickpanel from moving sideways. Just prise it out carefully.
can you not just wedge it upwards and out with a thin flatblade screwdriver? Also if you haven't done, you need to pull the door seal out in order to remove the kick panel, and be careful to not snap or damage the bonnet release handle.
Does it overheat? Is there oil or sludge in the coolant reservoir? Hopefully it's not the oil cooler that's gone as they are a nightmare to do from what I heard. Any leaks on the ground under the front end?
I agree with the above, try a simple flush/drain/flush/drain, both ways, i.e. from both sides of the radiator, and inside the radiator in case there's some sort of blockage. While she's warming up, feel the big hoses which run from the engine to the radiator, sqeezing them every now and then to get ...
I've had 3 cavaliers and never had an issue with the hood release cable being anywhere near strut towers or battery, and I've never heard of it on any other cavaliers I've come across. Are you sure it's not just a badly routed cable which a previous owner has done on your particular car? Yes they ca...
You can do a basic visual check as well by unbolting the top and middle timing belt cover bolts (10mm from memory) and pulling back on the plastic cover to visually inspect as much of the belt as you can see, if it looks thin and worn out, especially if any strands are showing, then replace it as so...
congratulations on the test result, that's always good news. I still can't understand all the electronic work that you've mentioned so far, I didn't think these engines needed all that hassle, should just be a case of wrenches and hammers to fix most gremlins.
http://www.vauxhall-car-parts.co.uk/aca ... 07367.html
There's one there for just over a tenner, there are 2 different types, one for hatchback and one for sedans, make sure you get the right one if it is in the description of the item.
Hey mate, not sure if it's already been checked but what about the distributor cap on the cam housing? From experience cheaper aftermarket ones tend to wear out pretty quick, the contacts inside them just shred themselves and they cause poor running. Also check for blue powder deposits inside each H...
I used to use cats direct, but I can't find the website now, maybe they've changed name or stopped selling. Never had a problem with them, used them on several occasions.
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Love your motor, it's so totally original and tidy, and with that mileage a seriously good investment. You just keeping her clean and tidy or any ideas in mind?
Sounds good, you can always drill out the old screw which clamps the cable down and fit a new shiny one, Robsey just did that on his motor I believe.
Make sure you give the replacement engine a good check-over or get someone to do so, for peace of mind.
It's a good idea that you have, because you can see every part of the shell, you can repair any issues easily and you can confidently apply rust-proofing products and underseal knowing that every bit is covered and protected for the future. I think it's definitely something worth doing, if you aren'...