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    Default Whats my engine code? Head Gasket trauma!

    Hi all, as you may have seen in my earlier posts i have bought a damaged vectra sri 1.8 facelift on a 55 plate from salvage.

    Im slowly repairing the car, fitted new mirrors, rear lamp, (fitted new windscreen and water radiater tonight).

    After fitting the rad i decided to run it up to temp to make sure all was well and guess what, its not, the head gasket must have gone. After 5 mins or so of idling at tickover it started steaming through the exhaust ang water level slowly decreasing

    Which brings me to my main question, which engine do i have? At first i thought it was one of the later vvt jobbies but now im not sure?

    Any other 1.8 owners had the head gasket go and if so,what sort of bill am i looking at from an independent garage?

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    I believe you have the 1.8 125PS Standard Non VVT

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    z18xe??

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    Anyone got any cost involved ideas?

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    Well after consulting with a mechanic who knows his stuff he reckons because the car was sat in salvage for a couple of months the "cat" will have been full of condensation and water, hence when run up to temp for the first time since its accident the excess water in the exhaust is steaming out under temprature increase.

    So got home last night and ran it for about an hour to give it chance to clear properly. The fan eventualy kicked in and the temp gauge stayed in the normal zone and the steaming from the exhaust has stopped.

    So all in all a lesson learned by me not to jump to conclusions and to check things properly! Seriously happy not to have to shell out for a head gasket job though!

    Andy.

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