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    Well after giving it a quick clean and a little polish in places I decided to strip the front end off. This is as far as I can go now til I get the new parts . The only thing I have noticed is I am sure the new rad I have upstairs has only one fan, and the one I took off has two fans on the radiator.





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    keep up the good work m8

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    I will cheers . I used underbody sealer to keep any bare metal in good condition when I removed the slam panel. Next thing to do is look for new parts..

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    Well, I have just started her up after checking the oil and I noticed cream on the end of the dip stick! I removed the oil cap and noticed it on that also. Now when it started up it sounded fine, a few more seconds and it stated to sound rattley, just like the chain does when it's due to go. Looks like I will be getting a new chain on this and a head gasket done now.

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    could be condonsation mark if not then the head gasket might of gone

    but the work progress is top notch m8 keep it up glad to of helped you yesturday

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    Has it been run too long with the rad damaged to cause the head gasket?? does look nice all cleaned up there

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    Not sure how long it's been running with the radiator broke. I am not giving up though, as the car it's self is mint . I might even try and do the cam chain myself to save cash. I have had a 2.2 Astra before that had the same symptoms as this one has, cream in the engine. It turned out to have a split in the chamber the spark plug goes into, making it fill up with water. I never got to hear the engine when it was delivered yesterday, I started it up only for a few seconds when I got home. Then today I fired it up to move it and it started to make a noise from the cam chain area.

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    keep up the good work, car looks to be in good overall condition & will be interesting to see it facelifted

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    Good luck with it mate!

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    Cheers

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