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    Astra Coupe Problem

    Hi all,
    I have just been told that my rear oil seal needs replacing.
    is this a job that i could do myself or is it quite hard ?
    plus while i am doing that is it wise to replace anything else or upgrade anything ?

    All reply grateful

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    can anyone help ?
    or point me in the right direction ?

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    20 minutes is a bit of a short time to expect a answer, it's a Friday night so alot of people will be out
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    ... and posting in the right forum helps


    not an easy job

    subframe off
    gearbox out
    flywheel off

    only then can you get at the oil seal... and if you're doing that much work , you may as well chuck in a new clutch at the same time

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    cheers is it worth just getting a standard one or sports ?
    bearing in mind i drive a 1.8 coupe ?

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    standard clutch more than enough on the 1.8 unless u plan silly power (which would be hard with that engine)

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    ok cool
    i have only covered 50k so would it be a good idea to get a new one or just keep the one thats in there ?

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    any help ?

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    milleage is irreeelvant to clutch condition really mate. depends entirely on driving style. ive had a car at work that went out brand new did 8 miles and got recovered in and i had to put a cluch in it lol. old lady bought it and she drove it off the forecourt slipping the clutch as she went.

    if it was me id stick one in just to be on the safe side as you dont want to be taking the box out again really.

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    Due to the fact it's a big job to change the clutch when it's required, if you need to change the rear main oil seal i would also have the clutch done at the same time, also don't forget to change the release bearing too, it's hydraulic and sods law you don't bother to replace it, put the car back together and it packs up/starts to leak soon after, yes it means spending extra money on the clutch/release bearing but it won't mean more labour time as you need to remove them to get to the oil seal anyway ( not the release bearing, but this is a 5 min job anyway with gearbox out )
    Once it's been done you know it's going to be reliable for many more miles
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