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    Exclamation Epic head gasket failure

    Heya guys! Long time no speak.
    My head gasket has blown on a legendary scale. Had no heating the other day so checked the water. Empty. Filled up and went to work next day. Knew it had leaked from somewhere so had a look at it while I was at work (Kwik fit). Again had no water so filled it up again to look for the Leak and nothing was obvious. Pulled off the oil cap and to my horror, there was chicken soup flying around on my cams!

    No car for a week
    I've booked next week off to replace the gasket.
    Now, I've got a fair few tools including male and female torx sockets, but is there anything I may need that I might not have, being a tyre, exhaust and brake fitter?
    Never pulled an engine apart so it could go horribly wrong....lol!

    It's an X20XEV on a 1998-1999 astra G.

    Cheers folks!
    Jim

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    When you saw the Chicken Soup, did you grab a spoon?...... Hope all goes well with the replacement of the head gasket..
    Star Silver SRI Turbo..'Red.Dot Reloaded'..Cybox Precat, Cybox Catback SS Exhaust..K&N Panel Filtered...9Ltr EDS SMIC!!.....

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    Well as your mechanically sound, it should be quite easy. But i guess you mean tool wise

    But found a bottle of tippex comes in handy for marking up the cams and for where all the sensor plugs go.

    And a bit of patience getting the water pump hose off, me and my mate were screaming at my SRi trying to get the bloody thing off when doing my HG.

    Otherwise its the norm, HG set, stretch bolts, cambelt kit, water pump, oil and anti-freeze and hopefully not freezing cold and it lashing it down with rain like it did with me, must of been so close to hypothermia when doin mine by the end of the day.

    Nige

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    Haynes Manual would be good for the torque settings on the bolts, and worth checking which bolts need replaced too - suspect it'll be just the head bolts.

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    some brake cleaner
    oil filter
    oil
    some 2000 wet an dry to clean up along with a green pad

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    this might help mate


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    And don't forget getting the head checked to see if it needs skimmed before re-fitting.

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    Thankyou gents!
    I'm looking forward to getting stuck in but I'm a little Nervous.... Lol
    If this goes horribly wrong are there many x20xev's left with under 100k?

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