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by MOOGLEYS
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: What oil brand/viscosity for 2017 1.4T please ?
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: What oil brand/viscosity for 2017 1.4T please ?

I’m sure I read a VX tech doc stating the new oil is for cars fitted with a GPF and ones without should continue with 5w30 Dexos 1 Gen 2. Don’t quote me though as I read lots of them so might be confusing it somewhere...
by MOOGLEYS
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.4T 150 - Engine care
Replies: 15
Views: 2348

Re: 1.4T 150 - Engine care

Use GM Dexos 1 Gen 2 oil and don’t bother with additives or flushes. Use decent fuel as much as poss and don’t worry about it. Give it an Italian tune up now and again to keep the valves clean.
by MOOGLEYS
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6T performance curiosity
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Re: 1.6T performance curiosity

Yep I like the K it’s a decent car it’s a shame they never did a sporty version like a VXR. A 3 door K with VXR like suspension and diff upgrades would have been good.....
by MOOGLEYS
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6T performance curiosity
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Re: 1.6T performance curiosity

My VXR was very punchy with a noticeable thump when at full tilt. Tbh my Astra now feels quite tame in comparison although it likes to spin the front wheels more. The VXR and even GTC grips miles better than the K and corners better too.....
by MOOGLEYS
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking at a SRI NAV 1.6T / VX Line
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

Re: Looking at a SRI NAV 1.6T / VX Line

All models share the same suspension apart from those fitted with the watts link which have a softer more progressive spring.
by MOOGLEYS
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Seatbelt Connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Seatbelt Connector

Is it really worth all the hassle and the implications of using adapters just to have Red belts which look crap anyway. I would leave the seat belts alone tbh....
by MOOGLEYS
Tue May 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra K Elite Factory Speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Re: Astra K Elite Factory Speakers

Radio 2 sounds great to me.....
by MOOGLEYS
Fri May 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Exhaust upgrade for Astra K 1.0 Sri Turbo
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

Re: Exhaust upgrade for Astra K 1.0 Sri Turbo

Says it all in the description....

“ Please note: This part is not a legal upgrade and your vehicle will not pass MOT with it fitted.”
by MOOGLEYS
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Oil life counter during lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 2632

Re: Oil life counter during lockdown

Synthetic oil is definitely NOT organic which means derived from animal or plant matter occurring naturally.Modern synth. oil is a purely artificial man made substance and should therefore not “go bad”.Older mineral oil would deteriorate over time but very old mineral oil decades old has been shown...
by MOOGLEYS
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Oil life counter during lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 2632

Re: Oil life counter during lockdown

astraowner wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:05 pm
The counter is XX miles or 1 year....Whichever comes first.

10% should theoretically equate to 36,6 days in 2020.
It takes into account journey length oil temp etc to work it out too. It’s not just miles or time.