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Old 09-22-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Awesome z18xer engine video

Below is a great 10 minute teardown of the Astra z18xer engine. They basically tear apart to the block highlighting typical issue areas.

You can choose English subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_PeVpglTTU
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:58 PM   #2
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Thanks, AF. That was a good watch. It is cool to see the little bugger torn all the way down. I even got a laugh when my wife couldn't figure out what language she was hearing.
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:44 PM   #3
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Watched the video pretty much all they way through, interesting and informative. Had to watch with instant translation, some broke translation moments. Had to stop and rewatch a couple of times in some spots. I am curious about one thing. These engines need the valve train shimmed as part of routine maintenance?
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Old 12-14-2019, 08:14 PM   #4
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I think there are a few posts here of people adjusting valves. But they don't seem to need much adjusting based on posts as far as I can see.

On the other hand, a 2009 Honda Fit engine needs frequent valve adjustments, particularly on the exhaust side. Maybe every 50k miles.
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Old 12-15-2019, 01:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for clarifying that. In my world it seems like there are a lot more issues that need to be dealt with first.
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