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    Corsa C .. Possible Head gasket?

    Need a bit of advice please... I bought a 1.2 16v 2001 Corsa C for a first car for my brother. Got it cheap as it wasn't running. Did the pedal test and camshaft sensor fault occurred. Replaced the sensor and car started first time and runs fine. My only concern is that there is a build up of mayonnaise on the oil filler cap and on the cams, although .. the oil on the dipstick is normal and no signs of water mixing with it. My mate said he had to top up the water every so often. I performed a compression test on it yesterday and the results were 15 bar in each cylinder. My questions are... I'm guessing the compression reading is good and consistent? and .. Is there any other way of the oil and water mixing apart from the head gasket?

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    sounds like head gasket to me

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    15 bar is about 217psi. So there is no variance at all.

    Is there any oil in the water at all?

    The 1.2 16v engines aren't a very hot running engine either. So it could just be that there is a lot of condensation in the camshaft cover.
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    the ex had same problem on her corsa, it ran fine and compression was fine too, i did hear something about condensation too from having an 'aluminium head'....

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    If it is not used for long journeys you will get mayo in the cap etc. Just run it for a while to see for yourself if it using water

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    Keep a eye on the water And oil that's all
    I would unbolt the cam cover and clean it out so it's nice and clean

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I heard about the condensation build up on these engines too. But yeh think I'm gonna put some engine oil flush in it flush it all out. whip the rocker cover off and clean up the mess. lol. Then just refill it and see what happens. Its only going to be used as a 'get me by' until the beast is finished .. lol -



    But that is waiting on me to finish off the gsi and get it out of the garage... its almost there just needs a precat decat and gear knob. But lack of funds atm due to being back at uni Final year tho so chin up This is her current state ...



    and this is the corsa in question on the back of my mates cattle trailer! lol... was a tight fit! ..


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    glad to see the gsi coming along , what plans have you got for the mini ?

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    Cheers mate Mini already has a 1275gt lump so that side of things are all good. Shes gonna be lambourghini ice white, black roof, big arches and some nice black wheels (amongst alot of other things planned). [professional job not barry'd or bodged. lol.] Its my brothers, another car added to the 5 we already had. We have 6 vehicles between me and him and he is only 17 and i'm at uni so technically I shouldn't have 1 car. lol.

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