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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Post Your Exhaust

    Thread produced to show the range of exhausts available for the corsa (or others if you fancy). Idea is to save people searching about and posting threads all the time asking which exhaust/what noise etc. Anyway, post up a vid of the exhaust, say what it is (irmy, sportex etc) and what...

    Started by Craig_CorsaC‎, 13-01-2011 18:48
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rolling Road Results

    This sticky is for members to post up their recent rolling road results. Please use the following format. Graph: Peak Power(bhp) at engine/wheels: 98.32 / 77.72 Peak Torque (lb-ft): 79.72

    Started by gtc‎, 24-01-2008 10:45
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: The influence of RON on engine performance

    The arguments: a) Using a higher RON fuel will prevent engine knock b) Using a higher RON fuel will give me better performance c) Using a higher RON fuel will give me better economy The answers a) Keeping this simple, let's say YES. There are situations where this is not the case but it...

    Started by gtc‎, 24-05-2012 12:08
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Mechanical Problems

    I've decided to make this thread as there are countless threads asking the same questions about the same threads so thought it would be a good idea to have them all in one easy to read thread. Gear Linkage Symptoms Difficulty getting the car into first, second and sometimes reverse...

    Started by mike_s‎, 02-11-2009 19:15
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: PLEASE STICKY: Oil/Headgasket Advice

    OK hi.. as i have noticed alot of threads about Headgaskets, oil colour, oil gunk, water leaks etc... and noticed their is not a thread to give some helpful advice... although their is some good posts with good advice.. thought id try put it all in one place :) isntead of repeated posts on "this...

    Started by Corsa-C-Luke‎, 10-02-2011 21:56
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to do the pedal test and what the Fault codes mean

    edited by pugh125k This tutorial will tell you simply how to check any fault codes logged in your car, in a cheap cost effective way without the hassle of paying a garage £50 for a diagnostic check Tools No specialist tools are needed, only 2 working feet are required, 30 seconds of your...

    Started by Dan_RSi‎, 17-04-2008 19:04
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: INFO : Warning Light Symbol Meanings


    Started by alex4678‎, 10-06-2012 21:00
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Mechanical Section Useful Threads

    Sensors Exhaust / Air Filters Vauxhall Fault Codes Spanner Light Help

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  1. Moved: Corsa C Z22SE fitting Guide

    Started by corsaz22se‎, 25-03-2017 08:09
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  2. Z18XE cylinder head question

    I'd like to get the cylinder head of my 2003 Corsa 1.8 SRi (Z18XE) ported and polished and maybe an uprated cam fitted for a bit of extra bhp but I can afford the time to have my car out action so I was considering buying a second hand head gettting that worked on and then fitted to my car, my...

    Started by rlaw22‎, 19-03-2017 17:29
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  3. Inner tie rods

    Which track rods do i need for a 2004 1.2 corsa? Chassis number WOLOXCF6844286114. I think its the M12x1.5 ones but want to double check. Cheers

    Started by Liam082‎, 16-03-2017 22:31
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  4. Help and advice needed

    I'm after some advice and help please guys, I own a D 1.4 of which I can't get on there site for the moment, right my door strap is knackered does it matter which side or are they universal, and secondly I have a knocking noise when I turn the steering wheel please see the short video, any ideas on...

    Started by ady b‎, 17-03-2017 16:56
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    18-03-2017, 13:15 Go to last post
  5. Arp stud size

    Hi guys can I please ask what size or kit you need to convert the head to arp stud and bolt set up on a z18xe Many thanks darren

    Started by Chemical Wong‎, 01-11-2016 19:52
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  6. Emissions light

    Hi I have a corsa 1.4 twinport and emissions light is on would a blowing exhaust cause it to come on .it's blowing at the flexi pipe

    Started by Richard48‎, 13-03-2017 23:02
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  7. Quite loud tapping from engine?

    I don't think it's the tappets. Although it does seem to be there all the time (especially under load). But i can't help thinking it's something else. Could it be the timing chain? The car has only done 64k miles but if it's going to need a new chain i'm wondering if it's going to be time to...

    Started by Vidster‎, 14-03-2017 03:43
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  8. Purge vacuum solenoid valve

    Hi I have a emissions light on my corsa c 1.4 sxi and the code says lean mixture and a purge vacuum solenoid valve malfunction has anyone had this before and are they easy to change.

    Started by Richard48‎, 11-03-2017 17:34
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  9. Corsa C Saab B204 Conversion

    Just about to start this and have most the parts needed for the conversion I've been told that I need an early Mk4 Astra cable throttle pedal with the Saab Lump being cable throttle I've also being told that its not a bolt on job and needs welding on is that true as it doesn't sound a great...

    Started by vanaaken‎, 10-03-2017 10:50
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    10-03-2017, 11:19 Go to last post
  10. Corsa c 1.7 CDTI exhaust comparability

    Hi all, Does anyone know if the backbox from a 1.4, 1.8 or the 1.3cdti backbox will fit on a 1.7 cdti? I want to upgrade the backbox but cant find one that suggests its for a 1.7 cdti (unless i pay silly money) Cheers!

    Started by LewisPhotiou‎, 07-03-2017 18:51
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  11. Misfiring under load

    As the title suggests, I have a problem with my 2006 Corsa C 1.2L Twinport Z12XEP. (It's silver, if that helps). With the help of this forum, I've kept my car running pretty well. It's regularly serviced and it's been a great car, up until the past few weeks. It had a service back in the beginning...

    Started by Rob984‎, 18-02-2017 16:50
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  12. A14NET Turbo into Z14XEP

    Hi All, As stated by Warren G in this post I think that the exhaust manifold of an A14XER will fit into a Z14XEP. And since A14NET is a turbod A14XER the exhaust manifold of an A14NET may fit a Z14XEP as well? If this is correct, i am stuck with the turbo used in th A14NET manifold which got...

    Started by hassyEG‎, 23-02-2017 09:44
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  13. compression test query

    Hey Guys, so I did a compression test at the weekend and all 4 cylinders came out pretty much bang on 230 psi now is this good/bad/too high etc the cars been really well maintained and currently stands at 120k miles Thanks Dean

    Started by Dean_McLone‎, 22-02-2017 12:55
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  14. new timing chain, huming/whine

    i bought a corsa c , it has a receipt for the timing chain being changed about 3-4000 miles ago. i dont think the engine sounds right when reved, i know the 3 cylinder engines sound different, but this is to loud. when googling i found threads saying if the sump wasnt removed before refitting...

    Started by joe67‎, 24-02-2017 17:47
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  15. Corsa 1.7 DI - Error codes but the car feels and drives fine!

    Hello everyone, i am relatively new here and have almost no mechanical experience and i'm rendering myself clueless when it comes to cars, i bought this car a few months back and its a brilliant little runner, it starts straight away, does not lose power (unless its uphill haha) and has covered...

    Started by Howarthhd‎, 19-02-2017 19:20
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  16. Corsa c not starting!

    Hey, I have a 2002 1.2 sxi corsa c , bought the car in august off a friend and it lay at his house until start of December , when I arrived to collect the car the battery was flat , I put jump leads on it with a diesel merc and it started first turn no problems , I drove it 5 mins up the road and...

    Started by Kelly1298‎, 19-02-2017 02:29
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  17. Corsa C 1.2 EGR

    Hi, Does anyone know what screws/Bolts are fitted on the Corsa C 1.2 2004 EGR and can you damage the threading if you screw them too hard? Thanks

    Started by bdavies1995‎, 30-01-2017 20:22
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  18. Driver side door lock not working with key, central locking or deadlock catch.

    First post so apologies in advance if I'v posted to the wrong section. I can't find a description for this particular set of symptoms in the forum. For completeness/background, Driver's side door has long since refused to lock via the key fob. However, unlocking via key fob has always worked...

    Started by duetto96‎, 16-02-2017 11:31
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  19. Car rolls in gear

    Found out the otherday that my car will roll in gear (parked with engine off in 1st gear) and took hand brake off and car rolled backwards. Never heard of any cars doing this. Car drives normal and all that. Any idea whats up and can you try this on your corsa and see if it does the same?

    Started by Liam082‎, 08-02-2017 21:50
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  20. 1.7 CDTI upgraded turbo?

    Hi, Has anyone upgraded the turbo on their 1.7 CDTI? If so what turbo is the most plug and play (of course a remap would be needed and a fmic)? would a turbo upgrade be worth it? only asking as i am looking to upgrade to a 1.7 CDTI Cheers

    Started by LewisPhotiou‎, 12-02-2017 20:02
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    15-02-2017, 19:59 Go to last post
  21. ? timing - I need a really logical person to help - please

    so following a Camshaft siezure I replaced the cylinder head with a reconditioned one. (Z10XEP). The engine turns over nicely but car won't start and here is where we are at : OPCOM says no DTC's found. Timing double checked and is ok fuel coming out of the Shraeder valve spark on all plugs -...

    Started by renault63‎, 18-12-2016 13:27
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  22. things to check before buying a used Corsa?

    Today I went to test drive a used Corsa C today (I've been driving my dad's Corsa D but wanted my own car). I drove round the block and the engine just didn't sound right, I suspect it was the timing chain. But as I went to go up a hill I noticed the Clutch started to slip and wouldn't go into...

    Started by scottstrachann‎, 08-02-2017 10:33
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  23. twinport problem

    hi, I m currently having issues with my 1.2 twinport im getting the fault P1112 port deactivation sensor voltage too high ive searched everywhere for a solution but only seem to find out info on the fault if the voltage was too low thanks in advance for any help

    Started by dannyjess‎, 29-01-2017 18:11
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  24. Linkage Metal Rod Replacement Part - Removal Help

    So, I messed up and plonked one of these onto my new linkage without knowing I can and need to adjust its length by twisting the nuts and sockets. Will I be able to remove this without taking the entire new linkage out? It is on pretty solid so I'm not exactly sure how to pop the sockets off...

    Started by Lurcher‎, 01-02-2017 22:29
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  25. Oil Pump Sensor - Connector Seal

    Hi All, New here, Only had my 2005 1.4 Twinport Corsa C for 3 months. I know a fair bit about cars before owning one so have done all the work needed myself thus far. My Pressure Oil Switch is leaking. Badly. I've already replaced this part and thought something was wrong last time i...

    Started by Vulpus‎, 04-02-2017 10:21
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  26. Smoking alternator - has she died?

    Hey Guys, its been a while since I have been on here. but i was doing some work on the corsa (putting the interior back in) and my dad put the battery back in but did it the wrong way round and smoke started billowing out from the alternator, I quickly disconnected it and turned it round and...

    Started by Dean_McLone‎, 15-08-2016 13:04
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    02-02-2017, 17:18 Go to last post
  27. Engien Problems

    Hi Guys I was topping up my engine the other day with some oil, when I saw some grime, so I thought id try an wipe it away (inside of the engine, under the rocker cover) so I wiped it and noticed it felt quite metallic, I pushed my finger in a bit more to see what else was there, and I guess...

    Started by Abcdescott‎, 19-05-2015 14:25
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  28. Moved: 2001 Corsa C Z10XE problem

    Started by marks152‎, 20-01-2017 10:42
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  29. zLET map

    Hey Guys & Galls. I shall soon be starting a z20let conversion on my 1.2. Anyone got any tips or advice before I start? Engine & F23 gearbox has come off a zafira gsi. Cheers, Dan

    Started by Mr PUN1SHM3NT‎, 31-01-2017 17:07
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  30. Is it okay to leave the ignition on live?

    So the only way my radio works is if I have the ignition switch on my 2005 corsa set to live. So whenever I'm parked up or whenever I have to wait in the car for a while I have to turn the radio on which means keeping the ignition switch on live for however long I'm waiting. So I'm wondering is it...

    Started by ramo55‎, 24-01-2017 16:27
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    25-01-2017, 08:10 Go to last post
  31. Coolant leak - radiator/hose/something else?

    Hi all, I've noticed my 2001 1.2 sxi is leaking a little coolant every day and dripping from the underside of the bumper. It looks to be coming from the bottom left of the radiator (if you were to be looking at the car from the front). I jacked it up and had a quick look from underneath: ...

    Started by bez_SXi‎, 21-01-2017 14:50
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  32. Performance cams

    Which companies make good performance cams? I'm thinking of getting so camshafts of ebay from a z12xe to get regrinded for fast road/rally use. What cost would i be looking at and what sort of performance gain? Thanks in advance

    Started by Liam082‎, 19-01-2017 09:42
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  33. Fuel Filter Woes

    My fuel filter is so rotten and rusted, it's started to leak, and gotten progressively worse, to this... I've read countless tutorials, and videos, but each end of the fuel lines refuse to budge, despite being able to spin the filter. I don't actually understand why it seems like it's stuck...

    Started by Ste M‎, 19-01-2017 20:25
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  34. Crankshaft sensor replace but still fault codes?

    Just changed the spark plugs on my corsa 1.0 2001 reg. she was misfiring and had codes 0300 0302 After I done the pedal trick.. the new plugs fixed these codes but then the car spanner light came back on and I had the code 0355 crankshaft position sensor "A" So the car was now running in...

    Started by L333BHY‎, 13-01-2017 00:05
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  35. 1.0 to 1.8 conversion. Help and advice needed

    I've aquired a tidy little 1 lady owner low mileage 2001 1.0 corsa c and I'm tempted with a nice simple 'track' build, I'd like to do a z18xe conversion from an sri. Just wondered if anyone can help me out with some advice as to what's needed and is it reasonably straightforward? Advice and...

    Started by Dazturbo6502‎, 11-01-2017 20:28
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  36. Starting problem

    Opel Corsa C 1.2 Twinport 2006. 1460000 KM Today the car was hard to start. After first atempt it stops. Pulled out the key, tryed again and at least it started putting in some pedal. Used it for a 70 KM trip and it works without problems. I read the foult code on engine. P1565 (8) Invalid...

    Started by strilen‎, 12-01-2017 16:35
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  37. Knocking noises

    Hi all, I own a 1.2 six twinport and recently I have gotten a knocking noise, it sounds like it is coming from the front. Can hear it when car is in gear (no acceleration) sometimes taking it out of gear stops the noise, but I have had it out of gear too. The noise stops completely under breaking...

    Started by Supergt50‎, 11-01-2017 15:18
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  38. New Timing chain?

    I posted a video here Does this sound like it needs a new Timing chain because it hasnt been changed and it's done over 100k miles now.

    Started by harrihealey02‎, 09-01-2017 22:53
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  39. timing chain and head gasket

    Hi all hope everyone has had a good xmas and start 2 the new year, I'm going 2 pay someone 2 do my timing chain as its a bit more than I can do, Can you tell me if its worth getting the headgasket done the same time ?? Dont think anything is wrong with it no mayo BUT I do get white smoke more than...

    Started by Cable man‎, 07-01-2017 19:28
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  40. Oil filter

    Can i use the long oil filter for engine code: 19CA0955? as my engine uses the smaller one but didn't check engine code in log book first (not thinking) and got the wrong size. Can i use it or should i swap for correct size. Also read that corsas from 2003 use the long filter and mines 2004. If...

    Started by Liam082‎, 07-01-2017 01:25
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  41. Shaking Under Acceleration

    All of a sudden the car has developed a front end shaking. Only happens when accelerating. If the car rolls, it doesn't happen. Had the wheels off and found this... Time to replace?

    Started by Ste M‎, 03-01-2017 15:29
    • Replies: 9
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  42. 1405

    Hi guys Replaced the egr valve a couple of years back and now got the same fault code back again. If I was to blank it off will I have any issues with the eml light or spanner light coming on? It's a 2005 z14xep twinport Thanks

    Started by jack001‎, 27-12-2016 20:55
    • Replies: 1
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  43. P0170

    I have emissions light on my corsa c 1.4 i changed the maf sensor it's made no difference i now have a code p0170.when car starts it revs to 2000rpm then drops in think it's the lambda sensor.

    Started by Richard48‎, 25-12-2016 21:14
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  44. P0170 p0130

    Hi when I do peddle test I get these codes which means faulty lambda sensor.but when I use a maxiscan I only get p0170 I have changed the maf but still the same and I have emissions light on .so could it just be lambda sensor and how accurate is the peddle test

    Started by Richard48‎, 02-01-2017 14:54
    • Replies: 3
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  45. Does this mod work for 1.7

    Came across this mod and wondered if it works for works on 1.7 isuzu engines.

    Started by Jay123‎, 30-12-2016 16:35
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  46. Gearbox/ Clutch problems

    I have recently changed the engine in my corsa c. There is a strange vibration coming from the NSF wheel area the doesnt get worse under breaking and isnt really felt through the steering wheel, my question is could I have put the clutch/ flywheel on wrong? I thought they only went on 1 way! Could...

    Started by dappadee69‎, 22-12-2016 15:02
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 183
    28-12-2016, 17:54 Go to last post
  47. Exhaust 4-2-1 Lambda sensor problem

    Hello to all! I have custom made 4-2-1 exhaust manifold for my Corsa C 1.8. After we fit exhaust in place, I have problems with lambda sensor and I can't pass MOT because of bad exhaust emissions. I also have Catalysator installed and one lambda sensor in front of CAT and one behind CAT but...

    Started by ursek‎, 25-12-2016 17:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 188
    27-12-2016, 08:56 Go to last post
  48. Fuel pressure regulator

    Where is the pressure regulator on my corsa? 2004 1.2. I can't find it though admittedly haven't had a huge look for it. Where is it as I'm thinking of replacing with an aftermarket one

    Started by Liam082‎, 16-12-2016 13:36
    • Replies: 7
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    23-12-2016, 14:40 Go to last post
  49. Corsa C 1.2 Jerking/Jumping

    Hey all, I have an issue with my triptronic corsa c 1.2 2004 reg, so basically when my engine reaches normal temperature, my car starts to jerk/jump when I'm at very low speed e.g parking or pulling out a turning. I have engine light on which is code p0170 , I have changed spark plugs,...

    Started by bdavies1995‎, 19-12-2016 15:43
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    19-12-2016, 22:45 Go to last post
  50. Corsa C 1.4 camshaft problem???

    Hi all, This is my first post on this forum, so hello all :-) Yesterday I purchased a Corsa C 1.4 Exclusiv (2005) 45k miles on clock from a garage, he said it was from the trade, I tested it and it seemed fine, checked the engine, seemed fine, too much oil on the dipstick but I thought I'll be...

    Started by AshB‎, 18-12-2016 19:49
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 158
    19-12-2016, 20:01 Go to last post

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