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andy t
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   19th Aug 03 at 19:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi all,

My girlfriend's just bought a Corsa, wonder if you could help us out a bit.

It's a 98R 1.4 breeze Hi-Torq -

What's the engine code/name for that type of engine?
Whats 'Hi-Torq', does that mean it's single point injection?
What grade/type of engine oil does it need?

Are there places that sell genuine/OE parts at cheaper prices, i.e like 'Euro car parts' do for german cars? I'm struggling to find any on the net or in yellow pages.

Where do you recommend I buy all the bits for servicing?

And what engine/styling mods are good for this model?


Cheers guys and girls,


Andy
M2RTY
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19th Aug 03 at 19:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hi mate, the 1.4 hi torq was the 60bhp spi

should think it takes 10W40 grade oil?

vaux are a rip off for most parts. i use part co for my bits, very good indeed (they actually supply halfords and the like but much cheaper)

example:

vaux ball joint - 28 quid
halfords 14 quid
part co - 6 quid

all the same part too

any styling mods will go on to it, but to be honest id leave the engine as it is, not very cost effective to get the power out of it

marv
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19th Aug 03 at 19:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ps -

service.....

oil and oil filter, put a K&n pannel filter (100000 miles warrenty) and drill the air box (b4 the filter)

spark plugs/leads/dizzy cap if it needs1

and watch out for things like B pillars cracking (very common on thrashed corsas)
Kris TD
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19th Aug 03 at 19:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

and a decat pipe, they are very effective and cheap.
andy t
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19th Aug 03 at 19:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers guys.

Do 'part co' have units around the country or are they online?

Do you use vaux oil or branded stuff? how long do these engines last? Its got vaux service history upto 50k, its on 68k now. engine oil looks cleanish so has probably been self serviced. I'll be giving it a proper good service including brake fluid and fuel filter I think!

I'll check the B-pillars tomorrow!!


cheers,

M2RTY
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19th Aug 03 at 19:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i use halfords oil for the plain fact i used to work there and i know its made by the same company as another top branded oil (but cheaper)

80k is the cambelt mark, id seriously do it anyway just to be on safe side (mine snapped at 82k and i ended up with a new engine)

part co as far as im aware are all over uk, see their vans all over (i live in both sheffield and darlington, both use part co )
Mattb
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19th Aug 03 at 19:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mmm b pillar cracks..............evil things, ive got one on the drivers side, its an arse!!
M2RTY
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yeah can rust and split etc
Mattb
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sounds o so familliar....must get it fixed at some point!
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and andy mate, the corsa is one of the best cars to get bits for - it has a lot of different styles (euro, jap, etc) so have a look about and see what u like then find out more about the bits and there u go!

id start off with some alloys
then lowering kit
then ezhaust
then different rear lights

but for free u can

debadge it
take side strips off
clean it up


and for very cheap u can

get a punto rear wiper
colourcode handles and dash parts
beesting arial

but stay away from stick on tat, its not worth it
andy t
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lol, it must have had a stick on filler flap cover, because the filler cap is really badly scrached where some little scroat has tried to get it off with a screwdriver!

I noticed it had a beesting aerial - would this of come standard?

cheers,
andy t
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oh i forgot, should this model have central locking? (breeze edition)

Will it have some sort of immobiliser/transponder key?


thanks lads
M2RTY
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errrrrrrrrm transponder keys came in on a P reg if im right (on some modles)? has a fatter key

c/locking was an option, again it will have a button on key if its r/c/l

andy t
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cheers, yeah it has a fatter key with a false button, do you think it's the transponder? Doesn't seem to have CL, might check behind door panel to see if it has(but is not working).

Doing the oil change tomorrow, is the sump plug a spanner job or do I need a special key?

Might go and see what Vaux charge for their oil, and get a Touch-up paint while I'm there.


cheers,
Adam_B
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21st Aug 03 at 23:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sumps just a spanner job

quote:
Originally posted by andy t
And what engine/styling mods are good for this model?



http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=85299

and u will want some alloys as well, click my sig



[Edited on 21-08-2003 by Adam_B]
IntaCepta
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my breeze hi torq (P/97) came with
C/L, sunroof, PAS.

I think the false button on ur key is an actual light, look closely on the plastic bit, its a pathetic light lol.
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http://www.leicestermotorfactors.co.uk/ are good for standard bits as well as Irmscher stuff.


Corsa B lap belts required
Kris TD
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i always use semi synthetic vauxhall oil. tried some of these other brands like castrol etc.. and you could hear knocking.
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andy t,i knw this aint nout to do wit the topic but i got a kit and 17's for sale,if u want more info jst let me knw
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22nd Aug 03 at 10:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hi-torq, i used to have one of these, great in & around town, bag of ballix on the open road

[Edited on 22-08-2003 by Gambit]
and-m
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Vaux semi synth 7.99 for 5 litres here
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quote:
Originally posted by andy t
Hi all,

My girlfriend's just bought a Corsa, wonder if you could help us out a bit.

It's a 98R 1.4 breeze Hi-Torq -

What's the engine code/name for that type of engine?
Whats 'Hi-Torq', does that mean it's single point injection?
What grade/type of engine oil does it need?

Are there places that sell genuine/OE parts at cheaper prices, i.e like 'Euro car parts' do for german cars? I'm struggling to find any on the net or in yellow pages.

Where do you recommend I buy all the bits for servicing?

And what engine/styling mods are good for this model?


Cheers guys and girls,


Andy



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Some avaiable bodykits if that's your thing... http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=42063
andy t
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Nice Rims Adam B []

Definately no immob on this car, It came with a plain spare key that can start the car up.

Sounds a good price for vaux semi-synthetic, will get some today.

M2 RVH, you got any contact details for part co.? I can't find anything on the net.

Need to top up the antifreeze, what type does it take? Does it need flushing out and replacing every few years or is it for life?

cheers ppl.
Kris TD
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well ive never changed mine, just top it up, esspecially this time of year my coolent gets cained up. i recommend changing the brake fluid though, feels so much better.

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