Chevette engine v Viva engine

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Re: Chevette engine v Viva engine

Postby lord13 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:00 am

vauxhallbitz wrote: the original engine leak was discovered when I took the head off and there was water in all of the bores.

Erm.... the bores fill with water when you take the head off regardless of whether you have a head gasket problem or not, the act of breaking the seal of the gasket causes the water in the head to flow out and fill whatever recess it can find, which is usually the cylinder bores...

What was the engine like before you took the head off? What was the reason for removing the head?
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Re: Chevette engine v Viva engine

Postby HC Fairley » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:39 pm

Not sure which is correct, 55lb worked for me, strange how 2 different figures were given in the 2 manuals though. I had thought they would have just been quoting factory recommended figures. :?: :?
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