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Hello everybody
I have been following this site for about a year now and have a question

I HAVE 20CD 1999 Facelift
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1 COMPANY OWNER
KRYPTON GREEN
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115,000
Belts done at 80,000
Had the car a year now and love it, i am getting the timing belt and water pump done on sat.just received parts from auto vaux and this may seem a daft question, but how does the water pump go on as there are no holes drilled into the pump to attach to the engine. just making sure its the right one .

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Welcome!

Sorry, don't know how 2.0l waterpump is fitted, but someone will be along shortly....
 

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Welcome NUTTSFARM to VxON :Cool2:

Like yourself I have got the fun of doing mine in the coming week as soon as I have the parts. As far as I know the waterpump is just a push fit, the bolts have big washers or something like that to hold the waterpump in place. Hence the missing bolt holes.

Hope this Helps.
 

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There are 3 hex headed bolts with large washers that fit around the outside of it and hold it in place.

Its worth obtaining some new ones as I bet you mangle at least one when removing them.
 

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Thanks very much i forgot to say that i will not be doing the job. i am paying somebody else to do it, should i get a set of hex bolts just in case the old ones are ruined . also my local vauxhall dealer wanted £380.00 to do the work. i have a mobile mech who will charge £100.00 .

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I think we missed out on some serious earnings on Saturday Mark. 6 cars, £50 per hour...... thats about.... A £ MILLION!:Cool2:
 

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Marks DTM Calib said:
Shocking isn't it.....and the 2.0 is so easy to change.
Many many many years ago, I had a Mk1 Astra. Spark plugs? 10 minutes job:Cool2: . Comshaft housing cover gasket? 20 minutes:Cool2: . Camshaft/lifters change? 1 hour:Cool2: . Intake manifold off? and so it goes. I am slowly coming to terms with the (painful) concept behind the Omega V6 maintenance.:cry:
 

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I think we missed out on some serious earnings on Saturday Mark. 6 cars, £50 per hour...... thats about.... A £ MILLION!:Cool2:
Yeah, but Marks_DTM_Calib was paid with a nice pool of oil on his driveway... :shame:
 

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I thought that was cheap against vauxhalls £380. i will have a go at the basics but dont fancy trying this job.
 

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I know where you are coming from Nuttsfarm...I'm no mechanic, but don't mean to do certain things....I'll bet if I change the cambelt together with someone or like you watching the mobile mechanic, I'll do it myself next time....For me it is the unknown and the importance of the job that I don't fancy jumping into it....

Especially considering that the Haynes manual is written with the clarity of an unknown foreign language....I find the HowTo's on here much easier to follow.....

I'd pay £100 for a job with warranty, though if someone on here wants to make a so called easy £60 let me know :)
 

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I thought that was cheap against vauxhalls £380. i will have a go at the basics but dont fancy trying this job.
Nuttsfarm, I did mine last weekend, took me less than 2 hours including water pump, and that was with the help of my 7 yr old son! As a keen diy car mechanic I've done a few belts in my time (learnt early with a snapped one/bent valves on a Mk3 Escort) and the 2 litre engine is the easiest one I've ever done. If you want to save yourself some money you can come over (I'm not far from you) and I'll do it with you.
 

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Thanks for the offer mate, maybe next time.The reason I dont fancy this job is the danger of putting the timing out and damaging the engine.
 
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