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    as above there is a bit of a rattle under accelaration when i took a look at it i took off oil filler cap and found a creamy substance on it and a bit on dipstick does this mean head gasket needs doing if so where around sunderland/durham area can she get it done at a reliable garage whot wont take her eyes out and how much approx is she looking at ,thanks in advance

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    No, this is just caused by condensation. This is common on all petrol engines. You should check the exhaust or anything external. Is the gear change ok. The corsa suffers from gear linkage failure.

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    im instockton i have a mate who done my girlfriends sisters punto for around £200 but mayb more on ur car ull just have to toe it to him

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    I assume that she only does short runs with the car, the creamy stuff is water mixed with oil from constant heating up and cooling down of the engine, no major worries if it's not losing any coolant. As for the rattle i'm sure there was a recal on the 1.2 corsas for timing chain problems at one point

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    that could be down to short trips and condensation around filler cap.. best way is to get a garage to do a sniffer test in expansion tank..as for the rattle that could be something catching as engine flexes on its mountings..or the heat shield on the exhaust rattling... dont be so quick to condeem the head gasket...pity you dont live closer i would have done the sniffer test and other checks for you

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    thanks guys the gears are a little stiff to engage but she already had gear linkage done so will check up on timing chain ,will take another look at it at weekend thanks again

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    if you have'nt already change your oil to semi-synthetic this usually stops the creamy effect with the 1.2 corsa .

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    oil and filter just done about 300 miles ago nice thought though cheers

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    My Daughters friend has a 1.2 corsa that had the same symptoms, it turned out to be the head gasket, and the timing chain was making a noise. They fitted a new engine in the end as it worked out cheaper than doing both the head and chain, I think it was a 52 plate.

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    common prob with lots of short journeys condensation build up.. looks like mayo on the cap..

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