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by nsanderson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Service light??
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Service light??

Yes, there's a "change engine oil soon" message that appears in the drivers information display. Also, you get three 'bongs' to remind you when you switch the ignition on (and the message shows up) and then you get ANOTHER three 'bongs' when you start the engine just in case you have no short term ...
by nsanderson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Service light??
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Service light??

Yes, there's a "change engine oil soon" message that appears in the drivers information display. Also, you get three 'bongs' to remind you when you switch the ignition on (and the message shows up) and then you get ANOTHER three 'bongs' when you start the engine just in case you have no short term m...
by nsanderson
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Electric Mokka
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: Electric Mokka

No 4WD option = fail...
by nsanderson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking at a SRI NAV 1.6T / VX Line
Replies: 18
Views: 963

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

Cheers for the info folks, some real food for thought.. So looks like we have narrowed it down to the SRI, SRI Nav or the SRi VX Line / VX Nav :lol: Im sure down the line I can source a set of leather seats from somewhere if the urge for cow hide hits With that in mind... My understanding is as fol...
by nsanderson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: astra k 1.6 petrol reliability
Replies: 62
Views: 21694

Re: astra k 1.6 petrol reliability

Over 4 years old, only 16500 miles though, and the only things that have gone wrong on the car are a dud tyre valve and the occasional intermittent glitch with the stereo if you start the engine too quickly (wait for the needle sweep) The softer ride thanks to the Watts Link means no rattles or crea...
by nsanderson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: playlists?
Replies: 8
Views: 3654

Re: playlists?

I used 'MP3tag' but most of the time you can go into folder view and then you get to play all your albums in track order. 'MP3tag' is useful in case you rip the tracks from a CD and the track names aren't recovered by any of the online track searches.
by nsanderson
Fri May 29, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Tyre size question
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: Tyre size question

Invest in a set of Michelin tyres. Makes a BIG difference to comfort.

I still think the rear Watt's Link suspension plays a big part too as my 1.6T running on 18" CrossClimate+ tyres is so much smoother than my previous non-Watts 1.4T running CC+ tyres on 17" wheels.
by nsanderson
Wed May 20, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Replacement Navi 900
Replies: 10
Views: 4288

Re: Replacement Navi 900

I had mine done as part of the agreement to take the car. Car is a 65-plate Jan 2016 reg (so one of the first) and Pentagon Vauxhall Derby (they're based in a few places around the UK) did mine without any problems. Not sure how long it took as I worked in Derby at the time and they had it in for th...
by nsanderson
Wed May 06, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: When did Diesel engine switch to PSA?
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: When did Diesel engine switch to PSA?

All Astra K models, including the facelift ones, are powered by GM-designed engines. The latest 3-cylinder ones were being designed before the buyout by PSA.
by nsanderson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Service Club Discount
Replies: 13
Views: 4520

Re: Service Club Discount

Waste of time, just book the service online and it works out to be the same price, at least that's what they told me. They said something similar to me last service so I printed out a copy of this image and inserted it into the service book at the next service page. Lo and behold, a 25% discount! :...