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by nsanderson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: rattles and vibrations
Replies: 19
Views: 856

Re: rattles and vibrations

For the 1st one, reach up from the driver's footwell and see if the cheap, nasty plastic air vent thing has come loose. Mine was experiencing a strange rattle but it seems to have gone away now that I've reseated the air pipe(?) - was rather disconcerting to have it drop onto the driver's pedals - f...
by nsanderson
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Hard Ride :-(
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Hard Ride :-(

If I remember rightly, VX/Opel used to tweak the springs/damper settings to suit the weight of the engine. I'd suspect the diesels and the 1.6T petrol might have firmer set-ups to handle the iron block. The 1.4T and 1.0T will not need to be as firm due to the alloy block. That said, the 1.6T will ha...
by nsanderson
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rattling from dash .
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: Rattling from dash .

Managed to wedge mine back in place. Not sure what I wedged it into (couldn't see anything but it seemed to lock in place) but it's now rattle free again....?
by nsanderson
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Anyone had the windscreen replaced?
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Anyone had the windscreen replaced?

the Astra K windscreen is much more sensitive to stones than the windscreen on the Astra J by the way Thought it was just me and bad luck! My K's windscreen is peppered with stone chips (might need a replacement soon!) yet my J and H never got anywhere near as many in the several years that I owned...
by nsanderson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rattling from dash .
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: Rattling from dash .

Had another weird one with interior trim yesterday. There's a plastic pipe above the driver's pedals that I assume is the air vents for the foot well? Unfortunately, this very cheap plastic thing has come adrift and I was kicking it when using the clutch! Not sure if it was responsible for any of th...
by nsanderson
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Sound proofing
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Sound proofing

There used to be (and might still be on the 1.6T and BiTurbo) thicker wheel arch liners which formed part of the much missed and stealthily removed 'Acoustic Pack'. No-one ever managed to find out the part numbers though? :?: I even asked my local dealer about it and they were no help either. That s...
by nsanderson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Lack of smoothness.. Possible solution?
Replies: 35
Views: 3376

Re: Lack of smoothness.. Possible solution?

Any traction/wheelspin problems I'd experienced seem to have been eliminated by fitting the CrossClimates....
by nsanderson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: What tyres to replace OEM's
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: What tyres to replace OEM's

Depends on your wheel size - don't think the18" ones are out yet?

My car's just got the usual 17" wheels and I now have 225/45R17 94W Michelin CCs. Got mine from Blackcircles and they're £119.63 each but you save £40 if you buy all 4 bringing down to just under £110 a corner.
by nsanderson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: What tyres to replace OEM's
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: What tyres to replace OEM's

Just replaced the Goodyear F1Eagle Asymmetric 3 tyres with Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres for just under £110 per corner The Goodyear tyres were abysmal in the recent snow/ice, as maybe you'd expect from a summer tyre, but it's predecessor was much more able in the cold weather. With the CrossClimates...
by nsanderson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Which petrol should I buy?
Replies: 66
Views: 6394

Re: Which petrol should I buy?

1.4T definitely seems happier running on Sainsbury's 97 super and for an extra 4p per litre, it's not a financial burden. Car seems to pick up from lower down without grumbling, seems keener to rev and therefore I imagine that the LPSI incidents have been minimised. Car''s just cleared 10,000 miles ...

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