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    New Astra Coupe Owner :), Pics on page 2 :)

    Hi All,

    I have just bought a 2.2 astra coupe on a 2000 plate and i really like it. I got it quite cheap and i'm very happy.

    Is there anything I shold be aware of with these engines / car so I can keep an eye out for them.

    Cheers

    Craig

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    The only thing i know is make sure the timing chain is done. These have a chain rather than a belt, but some pervious owners maybe would imagine this would never need doing, when it does.

    What mileage is on it, and get some pics of her up!


    Ohh and welcome to the forum
    Astra Sold! Now its back! Sold Again! Who knows whats going on!

    Currently Running MK1 1.8 MX5 with LSD awaiting boost, and a Red UK DC2

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    the mileage is just short of 90k. you can hear the chain and i would imagine it is still the original chain from new so a new one is in order I think.

    I shall take some pics of her when it stops raining lol, its standard for the time being aswell

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    Yeah i remember recently saying the chain timing was 100k, but other said it wasnt. not sure which thread, but have that done and i dont think theres much more specific to check, but i dont own a 2.2 so im not too sure.
    Astra Sold! Now its back! Sold Again! Who knows whats going on!

    Currently Running MK1 1.8 MX5 with LSD awaiting boost, and a Red UK DC2

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    Congrats mate

    Get some pics up! :P
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    1st'ly welcome to aoc
    2nd get some pics up its a must for newbies

    and finally get that chain done asap.... not good if you can hear it so i'm told..... it can be very costly if goes.... and it'll be good for another 40k when done the sonner the better

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    Welcome m8 coupes are the best imo and get some pics up

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    also make sure you check oil reg!!!

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    Welcome - pics of your Coupe please!
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    I loved my 2.2 but like people have said, if you can hear the chain get it sorted NOW!!!

    Also keep checking the oil very regular. I have a 1.8 coupe now and havent had to top it up since buying it in June. However, when i had a 2.2 I was topping it up about once a month with oil. That engine is a thirsty one when it comes to the black stuff

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