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by Grumpy1954
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Flaky electric parking brake and infotainment system
Replies: 2
Views: 1571

Re: Flaky electric parking brake and infotainment system

I know how frustrating it can be when the dealer denies a problem exists, and that "no faults recorded" would have really annoyed me. My dad was an old style engine fitter, I've seen him diagnose a fault, correctly, by putting a wooden handled screwdriver blade against the engine and his ear to the ...
by Grumpy1954
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: How do you adjust headlight beam height on the lamp unit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: How do you adjust headlight beam height on the lamp unit?

there are 4 screws under the bonnet, 2 almost in the wing. Those 2 are the dip beams, which were what I found too low. I assumed the other 2 were for main beam. Iirc, they are black, a philips screwdriver in the middle will turn them - I have a post somewhere if you check, detailing how I did mine, ...
by Grumpy1954
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: What is your preference in navigation?
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: What is your preference in navigation?

When I started, I used post it notes on the dashboard (or tank bag) giving me turn directions and roads ( ie turn right onto A14). Also used maps and compasses as a passenger in cars. Now I usually check the route out on Google maps,dragging and dropping till I like the route. Once happy, set the sa...
by Grumpy1954
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Anyone know the 1.6T 0-60 official time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2188

Re: Anyone know the 1.6T 0-60 official time?

I like quick cars that handle well, but I've never really worried much about split seconds. Any car that can do 0-60 in under 10 seconds can win most traffic light grand prix's, if the driver knows what their doing. As has been said, on the road, higher speeds are more important, 20 - 40, 50 - 70. P...
by Grumpy1954
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra K "Launch Control"
Replies: 14
Views: 2514

Re: Astra K "Launch Control"

You can achieve similar results with automatics, right foot holding revs enough to engage turbo, left foot on brake, when ready floor throttle and release footbrake
by Grumpy1954
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: so long, and thanks for all the fish
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: so long, and thanks for all the fish

Don't get their problem are they just hoping people won't be bothered to reapply or something? Ur doctor should be able to intervine it's a sham.. Pretty much been covered above, the private company get paid a bonus for everybody they kick of benefits, apparently the 15% or so that fail appeal or d...
by Grumpy1954
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Would you buy again?
Replies: 23
Views: 2488

Re: Would you buy again?

I've just had to return mine while I dispute a PiP decision, I'd order another in a heartbeat, it was a 1.4TSRi Tourer, the first Rioja Red in the country.
by Grumpy1954
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: so long, and thanks for all the fish
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: so long, and thanks for all the fish

The plan was supposed to be improve the system and catch the cheats, but the cheats are well practised and won't be caught like this, so option 2 seems to be kick everyone off and see who fights it and/or can provide medical evidence. My main problems, osteoarthritus in my knees, hips and lower back...
by Grumpy1954
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: so long, and thanks for all the fish
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

so long, and thanks for all the fish

Sadly I shall not be driving an Astra K for a while. I had my PiP assessment, they delayed my copy of the report so I got 3 letter in one morning. First, the copy of the report, which was full of assumptions, lies, and physical assessments they didn't carry out having refused to allow medical eviden...
by Grumpy1954
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Members Gallery
Topic: Pull me over red 1.6t
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: Pull me over red 1.6t

Very nice!

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