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    Head Gasket on its way out?

    A while ago my cousin changed my spark plugs to see if it'd cure my problem of the misfiring I'm getting sometimes and noticed that oil had been getting in to the plugs and obviously there was a leak somewhere.

    When the oil was nearly gone the juddering and poor performance was really bad.. so I filled it up with oil and the performance was pretty much back to normal and the juddering was happening very little.

    Now however the oil seems to quickly deminished yet again and today I noticed quite a lot of white smoke coming out of the exhaust. The EML came on for about 2 seconds then went off again.

    So, is the HG going?
    Astra is coming back..bigger badder and better
    ..or is it? Thinking of buying a coupe

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    What about coolant? are you goin through that too? and do you have a custard like residue built up around the oil filler cap? Classic signs
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    Nope my coolant seems fine...took the cap off the other day and didn't notice any..

    I'm gonna give the EGR valve, Idle control valve and the throttle body a good clean then ask a garage to try and locate the leak for me when i put it in the for MOT
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    try and replace the seal on your cam cover
    And as for the juddering, I suggest EGR (assuming its 8v) and possibly coil pack.

    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    It's a 16v, but the early 1998 ecotec and it has an EGR.

    I've got a mate who lives down the road and works for vauxhall so I'll get him to look at for me thanks
    Astra is coming back..bigger badder and better
    ..or is it? Thinking of buying a coupe

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