I am new to the site and to owning a vauxhall let alone an astra.
Mine is a MK3 1.6 16v estate.
And the curious problem i have is that i've decided to replace the cambelt - as i dont know the age of the one that was in the car when i got it.
Curious when i removed the old belt i noticed that the timing mark on the inlet cam sprocket moved down about two teeth when the belt came off.
I've fitted a new belt but to do so i've had to turn the cam back to align the timing marks.
when i started the car - its now started to make a metallic rubbing noise and i can't tell where it's coming from but it sounds as though its from the waterpump pulley or lower and not from the cylinder head area.
Has anyone any idea's on either issue.