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Old 08-16-2013, 10:40 PM   #14
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2008 Astra XR
Default Re: Looking to buy an Astra

For regular coppers, try NGK 7558. <$5 per plug.

I wrote up an in-depth how-to regarding the timing belt replacement procedure on our cars. If you're going to get a shop to do it, you might want them to read up on it first. They will need to fabricate a special "tool" to lock the camshafts in place when replacing the belt, which can be easily crafted from some 3/16" steel bar stock.

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