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by fryrpc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Who loves the Astra K?
Replies: 52
Views: 6391

Re: Who loves the Astra K?

Best things for me are the Intellilux lights and the twin turbo - nearly 3 years in and I am still loving it.
by fryrpc
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: E parking brake mishap
Replies: 19
Views: 2291

Re: E parking brake mishap

Yes - auto hill start when the car detects you are on a slope, without touching the electronic handbrake.
by fryrpc
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Clutch Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 3258

Re: Clutch Woes

I suggest you do as I did - visit a showroom and try the clutch in an Astra there. I thought mine was not right but as the change was gradual and you get used to it I could not be sure whether this was normal. I went to a showroom and realised that it was not normal. So it was booked in and needed a...
by fryrpc
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Opinions on 1.6 Bi-Turbo diesel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Opinions on 1.6 Bi-Turbo diesel?

No oil or LSPI issues, it's a petrol thing :-) I love mine. The right balance between economy and performance. MPG has got better over time for me - now at 16k miles I am getting a reported 60 mpg at an average speed of 23mph (a lot of local driving). Lifetime MPG has been increasing and is currentl...
by fryrpc
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.4 SRi (150) - 66 plate - clutch issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3746

Re: 1.4 SRi (150) - 66 plate - clutch issue

I have a 17 plate biturbo. Had clutch to the floor once, solved by putting foot behind it and lifting it back up (whilst driving). Been fine since. Clutch feels light so maybe not a strong enough return spring? Is mine the same problem? That sounds like it - sorry - my local Vauxhall garage knew al...
by fryrpc
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault
Replies: 53
Views: 12354

Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Me too 1.6 BiTurbo with 15,500 miles - not a full failure - caught it pre-failure - problems with hill start and clutch being floppy for first 2/3rds of travel, low biting point (gear crunching) and hard to push as everything happened in the last 1/3rd. Clutch sleeve and slave cylinder replaced (1 w...
by fryrpc
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: New trim level
Replies: 20
Views: 3156

Re: New trim level

AFAIK the "Driving assistance pack one" comes as standard with the Matrix Lights option anyway :-)
by fryrpc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Front Parking sensor Alarming all the time under 5mph and Alarm going off when unlocked.
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Front Parking sensor Alarming all the time under 5mph and Alarm going off when unlocked.

Software upgrade to BCM and new parking sensor - so far so good :-)
So glad to be back in the Astra after driving a Meriva for a couple of days - nice town car with neat doors for kids in child seats.
by fryrpc
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Front Parking sensor Alarming all the time under 5mph and Alarm going off when unlocked.
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Front Parking sensor Alarming all the time under 5mph and Alarm going off when unlocked.

So I got there, eventually - screw in the tyre last night meant the AA had to attend this morning to get it driveable again, spoiling for a fight but I kept my calm. I handed over my driving licence, insurance certificate and the DVLA sharing code that I had generated. I was met with a "Oh, that's g...
by fryrpc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Front Parking sensor Alarming all the time under 5mph and Alarm going off when unlocked.
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Front Parking sensor Alarming all the time under 5mph and Alarm going off when unlocked.

Starting this weekend the front parking sensor constant tone, along with all 5 bars lit on the display, sounding every time I go under 5mph. At the same time I have had a couple of instances whereby after parking and getting out of the car the alarm has sounded after a minute before I have even lock...

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