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  • [Corsa C 2000-2006] Timing chain?

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    1972 Viva restoration thread -


    • #3
      Mine was tappy and loud as needed a few oil changes/full service. Treat it to one. No better consider the chain as above.

      If you like it, look after it
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      • #4
        Also use 10/40 semi synthetic oil. Not 5/30 as recommend


        • #5
          mine had the same problem I got the kit and oil and oil filter from euro parts for 84 quid and then got it fitted for 70


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            • #7
              Do not use flushing oil. On a dirty engine it can dislodge too much dirt at once which then clogs the narrow oil feeds. If you want to clean an engine then use cheap oil and do several consecutive oil changes at 2k intervals.

              Do not use cheap timing kits - they won't last more than 6 months. Go to Autovaux and get a GM spec one.
              1972 Viva restoration thread -


              • #8
                Welcome to the Forum.

                As said by Taurus, do NOT use flushing oil - I've seen damage to engines caused by blocking up oil-ways with sludge etc, which was probaly living in a quiet part of the engine, causing no bother - until the flushing oil washed it into the oil-pump intake strainer, where it immediately started to restrict oil flow.
                What you have to remember, is that this stuff doesn't act instantly - it can be days or weeks after the flushing operation that the lump of sludge decides to become dislodged.

                If you fancy changing parts regularly, go ahead and buy them from e Bay! If not, use genuine GM parts.