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by nsanderson
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Safe to buy a used 1.4t?
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Safe to buy a used 1.4t?

Hi Stotts. To echo what Pompeydave said, try and track down a 1.6T. They went up until 68-plate so should be something in the right price and age range. Costs nothing more to insure, does about the same MPG, doesn't suffer from LSPI and goes like stink when you want it to - otherwise it potters arou...
by nsanderson
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: How's your astra in the snow?
Replies: 85
Views: 18176

Re: How's your astra in the snow?

Had an absolute nightmare today in the snow!! Would not move!! Just wheel spinning no matter what, had to be pushed about 10 times and in the end gave up and parked it!!! Michelin Primacy 4’s not good!! I had the same situation with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asy3 tyres. Completely out of their depth in sno...
by nsanderson
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: New Car
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: New Car

Why not track down an Astra ST with the 1.6T engine it? Get an Elite or SRi with the Winter Pack and you get heated seats and steering wheel. Have to say, I've loved having the heated seats and wheel in the recent cold weather! :) Of the two you suggested, it'd have to be the Insignia. GM build and ...
by nsanderson
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 2016 Astra 1.4T Elite Nav - Lost compression in one cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: 2016 Astra 1.4T Elite Nav - Lost compression in one cylinder

Assuming the engine wasn't damaged in other ways when it had to be rebuilt is should be fine as long as it's Dexos 1 Gen 2 oil & that the ECU has all the updates needed. Having come from a 1.6T 180PS ECOTEC, I had a 150PS 1.4TSRi and I was always expecting the engine to pull from below 2000rpm and a...
by nsanderson
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra k 1.6 turbo petrol traction control not functioning
Replies: 18
Views: 2338

Re: Astra k 1.6 turbo petrol traction control not functioning

Could just be crap tyres. What are you running on? The stock Bridgestones are utter garbage and should be removed at the first opportunity. Various choices as to what to replace them with but the Michelin options seem popular and I can vouch for the CrossClimate+ tyres They are cheap Chinese tyres ...
by nsanderson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra k 1.6 turbo petrol traction control not functioning
Replies: 18
Views: 2338

Re: Astra k 1.6 turbo petrol traction control not functioning

Could just be crap tyres. What are you running on?

The stock Bridgestones are utter garbage and should be removed at the first opportunity. Various choices as to what to replace them with but the Michelin options seem popular and I can vouch for the CrossClimate+ tyres
by nsanderson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Rear Wiper Blade??
Replies: 11
Views: 2280

Re: Rear Wiper Blade??

I got the H311 blade for my Opel Astra K hatchback (same body as Vauxhall AFAIK) but it was not a straight swap. The blad slightly hits the underside of the brake light housing. Did you make any modifications to the blade to get it to fit? No, it just clicks into place and it swipes without hitting...
by nsanderson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: prevent all doors auto unlocking when stop?
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: prevent all doors auto unlocking when stop?

That's fair enough Dan , I dont think many are changing cars at the moment with everything going on in the world. Poor old salesmen must be struggling. Just had a glimpse of the new Astra coming out , looks similar to new mokka at front , no doubt current prices will drop when it's released . Don't...
by nsanderson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Navi900/Navi5.0/Multi.Nav.Pro DAB+ Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: Navi900/Navi5.0/Multi.Nav.Pro DAB+ Upgrade

Hello, I have the Intelink 900 in my Astra k 2017. Unfortunately it does not have DAB +. Can you retrofit it? I own the original MDI and can handle it. If it can be retrofitted, which control units do I have to replace? THX Mark Hi Mark, My 2016 SRI with Nav900 definitely has DAB+ as I listen to Ra...
by nsanderson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Rear Wiper Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 8415

Re: Rear Wiper Replacement

should the wiper arm go higher than the initial stop point? ... feels like it might break if i force it further :/ thanks dan Hi Dan, As has been said, the arm will go higher even though it feels like it won't. I have found though that you don't need to pull it all the way up: 1) Raise the arm as m...