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    Default Anyone painted the Head?

    Is it best to change the gaskett each time its off, if i have it off to paint etc...

    And a long shot but the lads on z22se say the Mk4 Astra engine cover will fit the 2.2 Vec, Anyone got the 2.2 vec and know anyone with the 2.2 Astra to go test if there interchangeable please

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    definatly have to change the headgasket if you take the head of m8.

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    You'll have to change the gasket, the head bolts and probably both manifold gaskets.

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    Cheers lads, i'll prob just dig out an Astra cover and test it then, only wanted it to be a quick job as i have the paint lying around...

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    I take it you mean the Cam cover not the head? If so there is a gasket set, one large and 4 small where the plugs go I believe, loads on ebay, but Autovaux may be you best bet. The Astra cover does cover quite a bit of the Cam cover however, shame to cover all your hard work with a plastic cover. The only thing to add is the 2.2 in the C is tilted back, I cant remember if the astra cover is sloped like the Vec c one or if the Astra 2.2 is tilted to the same degree. Is your cam cover ally or plastic? The doc is selling ally ones for £27 delivered. They look real nice polished up.

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    No idea but its the standard one, i'd be happy enough painting the plastic cover - its just a shame its a rubbish shape.

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    I cant believe I havent got a piccy on the computer !!

    I had an Astra engine cover on my 2.2 Vec B. It does cover a lot more of the engine and looks smart. Here is a link of what it looks like....

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...G_Motor_22.jpg

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    Nice one, was it a flush fit? tempted to buy one to see if it will fit the C?!?

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    It was a perfect fit mate, on the Vec B, all mounts were exactly the same as the Astra.
    I still cant find a picture, sorry !!

    I thought it looked far better. I have checked the shed too and found my old original Vec B engine cover, so I must have forgot and sold the car with the Astra top. You could of had it if I still had it...

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    No worries, you could do me a favour and take a photo of the under side of the vec b one tho , if that looks like it would fit mine i'm sure the Astra would then

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