Sorry if this sounds a little strange but I need some advice about the wifes astra and it has been a while since I have had to drive a set of spanners:
She has a 51 plate astra diesel 1.7 estate (Isuzu engine) - she has had a small water leak for a little while.....but today it got bigger! - I removed the battery etc and found that the small metal pipe that runs in FRONT on the block had more pin holes than a culander!
I have looked at it and need to know whether this is something I can do (used to drive spanner for myself and my friends who rallied). I have the alternator to the left (as you look at the front) and the heat shield.
I do not want to start dismantling etc if it prooves too much and I have to rebuild to take to someon - may be a while due to financial constraints!
Is it easy to remove the alternator - best way with the belt?
Also, does anyone have any idea how much the pipe will cost from Vauxhall as I have been told it is a fairly common fault?
Sorry for all the questions, but I have to get this sorted in the next few days as the wife has to go back to work.
Thanks in advance