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    timing belt diy

    hey guys im new here so sorry if this is in the wrong section

    anyways my sister has an opel astra(vauxhall in uk) 1.4 club model

    now it needs the timing belt and water pump to be replaced im just wondering is there any special tools needed or anything that would be lets say different or to look out for from other cars or is it a pretty straght foward timing belt and pump.i have done a few on other cars so i have a good idea of how to do it just wondering if there is anything different on this type of car

    thanks in advance

    bernard

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    Set of male and female Torx sockets, torque wrench, a mate if possible. Preferably a air ratchet to loosen the crank bolt which is so tight it's unreal. That's what you'll need a mate for, get him to stand on the brakes whilst the cars in gear or you'll just spin the engine over with the bolt. Even with all that and my Brembos clamping the discs I was still turning the wheels when pulling on the strongarm.

    Some people say get the cam locking tool. TBH I've got one and still for the life of me can't figure out how it fits, so I don't use and it never had any problems.

    Can someone post a pic of the cam locking tool in place please and solve my curiousity
    52 Astra G 1.8, 18" Mille Miglia alloys, 325mm Brembo 4 pot conversion, Coupe leather interior, Raid strut brace, Whiteline rear ARB, Irmscher bits (skirts, Carbon steering wheel, Bonnet extension, M3 mirrors, boot & roof spoiler), Reiger Rear Diffuser & Front Bumper, Koni Adj. dampers, 35/30 Vogtland springs, Duplex quad exit ASCAR stainless exhaust.

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    Well mine looks like this when fitted

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    Mine looks nothing like that Steve. Mines a golden draper one.
    52 Astra G 1.8, 18" Mille Miglia alloys, 325mm Brembo 4 pot conversion, Coupe leather interior, Raid strut brace, Whiteline rear ARB, Irmscher bits (skirts, Carbon steering wheel, Bonnet extension, M3 mirrors, boot & roof spoiler), Reiger Rear Diffuser & Front Bumper, Koni Adj. dampers, 35/30 Vogtland springs, Duplex quad exit ASCAR stainless exhaust.

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    We have two, the blue one and a gold one, sykes pickavent i believe, but the gold one is used for the other Ecotec engines, X20XEV and the 1800 varient of that engine. The blue fits the 1.4 , 1.6 and 1.8.
    If your meaning the other style that clamps the two pulleys together and is universal, i can't get the hang of them either !
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