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    Default Corsa C 1.2 Engine issues

    Sorry, although it's not a vectra/signum it is still a vauxhall so looking for a little bit of help.
    Corsa C SXI 1.2, 2006 68k. Had new timing chain kit/waterpump in november.
    The car has developed a loud tick coming from what appears to be the back of the engine, roughly where the throttle body/airbox feed goes in. It increases with revs. Also (may be separate issue) it has mayo in the filler cap (had it for a few years despite regular oil changes) I just put it down to being chain driven but the coolant had dropped a bit last week and I have noticed brown sludgy deposits in the header tank. There is no sign of overheating etc and no smoke from the exhaust. Any ideas?

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    Put money on the water pump gasket being split.

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    I never thought of that given that it has recently been done, but guess it is an area to check

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    Very very common on them mate even after its been changed.

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    That makes me feel a bit better especially since it's no overheating, puts my mind at ease a little. Had a look on the corsa website and it says that when removing the waterpump it can damage the timing cover gasket (PITA) which ain't an easy job to do on the drive. Don't want to fork out another couple hundred quid after the timing chain being replaced. I'm wondering if maybe the gunk is getting to the top of the engine and causing the lifters to be a little sticky and cause the ticking

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