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by Scotty_b
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Do you have too cool down the turbo before shutting of the car?
Replies: 10
Views: 5301

Re: Do you have too cool down the turbo before shutting of the car?

Just make turning off the engine the last thing you do before getting out the car.
by Scotty_b
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra K 68 Plate Wet in the Boot
Replies: 14
Views: 5075

Re: Astra K 68 Plate Wet in the Boot

Check the rear light seals.
by Scotty_b
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: New car or new tyres?
Replies: 20
Views: 2599

Re: New car or new tyres?

I fitted Avon ZV7s, which are quieter than the Bridgestones but nothing major. Don't expect a big improvement regardless of what tyres you fit.
by Scotty_b
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: New car or new tyres?
Replies: 20
Views: 2599

Re: New car or new tyres?

Sadly it will always be loud, regardless of what tyre you fit.

I changed tyres, sound proofed the boot area and arches which made no disernable difference.
by Scotty_b
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Flat battery
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Re: Flat battery

I bought this Yuasa battery for my 1.4t non S/S: https://www.gsfcarparts.com/971na0400?a ... gKrAPD_BwE

075 3000.
by Scotty_b
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6t vs 1.4t
Replies: 27
Views: 3327

Re: 1.6t vs 1.4t

Wished they kept it in the 2020 model, then I would simple upgrade next year. 🙁

No other hatch is grabbing my attention for the 2nd hand value.
by Scotty_b
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Changing the battery - how to
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Re: Changing the battery - how to

They all have them but some only have one, so make sure its on the side you need.
by Scotty_b
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Changing the battery - how to
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Re: Changing the battery - how to

The pipe on the side is the vent tube that must be attached to avoid explosion. Most batteries have a vent hole on both sides but only one is needed on the Astra so the other side gets plugged.

Batteries in the engine bay don't generally use tge vent tubes as they are in open air.
by Scotty_b
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Removing rear griffin badge
Replies: 1
Views: 1497

Re: Removing rear griffin badge

You can't, it's a single moulded piece.

You can seperate the switch from the chrome piece but you have to remove the whole unit from the boot.
by Scotty_b
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rattle behind dashboard
Replies: 80
Views: 41014

Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Check the vent ducting as it might be catching.