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by pepe
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Automatic Lights "Problem" - Won't turn off.
Replies: 20
Views: 3855

Re: Automatic Lights "Problem" - Won't turn off.

I felt like a twat with the headlights on during a summers day. Its only headlights mate, not pink knickers. All jokes aside, it should work as intended and evidently it doesnt. I wonder if its the software or the actual sensor itself. Could it be possible to swap with other GM makes, insignia for ...
by pepe
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Automatic Lights "Problem" - Won't turn off.
Replies: 20
Views: 3855

Re: Automatic Lights "Problem" - Won't turn off.

No mate, just the headlights. It does NOT control the interior lights, unfortunately. For this one there is no solution yet. Personally, I dont see why someone would be annoyed by their headlights staying on, you dont see them from the inside, but thats just my opinion.
by pepe
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.4i sri power loss
Replies: 43
Views: 18747

Re: 1.4i sri power loss

Sorry for the belate reply. With that extra bit of explanation there seems to be a bit more going on than what I was saying. Indeed it should rev freely out of gear (its limited to about 3000rpm in neutral). Given the fact a day later no issues were present and the car was driving just fine, trouble...
by pepe
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.4i sri power loss
Replies: 43
Views: 18747

Re: 1.4i sri power loss

Isnt the car almost idling in second gear at 10mph? Your car only has 130nm which is available no sooner than 4400rpm, and your 100hp not before 6000rpm. Its a n/a car meaning you cant drive it like a diesel or a turbocharged motor. Full throttle or not, there is hardly any torque available at revs ...
by pepe
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Turbo blanket, worth it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: Turbo blanket, worth it?

The factory setup isn't using the turbo enough to generate a significant amount of heat. Additionally the engine bay is designed to cope with the thermal output of the turbo under factory parameters. I think even increasing the boost of the stock turbo to the mechanical maximum limits would still no...
by pepe
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Upgrade to led bulbs
Replies: 159
Views: 37758

Re: Upgrade to led bulbs

Since 2013 they have certified and allowed the D5S xenon bulb for vehicles without self leveling headlamps or washer systems. This is a 25w xenon bulb with maximum 2000 lumens. Its probably a long process but I reckon these sort of bulbs will become legal for reteofitters in the near future.
by pepe
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Hood gas struts
Replies: 7
Views: 2123

Re: Hood gas struts

I do understand what you mean. I replaced my rear indicators with led bulbs. I never see them but it feels better.
by pepe
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Hood gas struts
Replies: 7
Views: 2123

Re: Hood gas struts

Yeah on a second view they look a bit funky I agree with you on that one. No reviews to tell if the fitment is allright. Personally I dont see the point of installing them anyway. I mean if you have a VW tsi engine I assume you have the hood open every other day to top up oil and such, but luckily w...
by pepe
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Hood gas struts
Replies: 7
Views: 2123

Hood gas struts

I know these already exist from a company called dark ice design. https://darkicedesigns.com/vauxhall-astra-k-bonnet-gas-strut-kit-2015.html Now they are also available on aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33055146430.html?spm=a2g0z.search0104.3.126.59726499GZRr4t&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2...
by pepe
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Dynamic side repeaters
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

Re: Dynamic side repeaters

The brightness seems allright, but I reckon the dynamic effect looks slightly out of place on the side of the car.

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