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by nsanderson
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 66 Plate 1.4t 150 Manual
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: 66 Plate 1.4t 150 Manual

Depends on when it was last serviced - mine got the ECU update and the new oil when it was serviced in March. That does get rid of the stuttering problems in the 1.4T so provided no damage has been done in the first 2 years it should be OK. How many miles has it covered? i suspect it should have ove...
by nsanderson
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Finally tracked down a 1.6T
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Finally tracked down a 1.6T

Finally found a dealer selling a 1.6T SRi Nav for a decent price and so managed to get a test drive in one at the weekend. That engine is something else! So much torque and so smooth in delivery. The Watt's Link provided rock solid handling and seems to remove the fidgeting suspension over rough sur...
by nsanderson
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Something in the transmission group again?
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Something in the transmission group again?

Have you had the most recent ECU update and the oil changed to the Dexos 1 Gen 2? Solves a lot of the problem with the 1.4T engine.
The manual gearbox has always made a bit of a 'clack' noise when changing cogs but it's much quieter than the M32 box on the J.
by nsanderson
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Intermittent rattle from under car
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: Intermittent rattle from under car

I thought the only ''rattle' from the brakes is if the wear indicator is sounding to say that you need new brake pads?
by nsanderson
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Collision alert
Replies: 19
Views: 3110

Re: Collision alert

I leave mine at near (1 bar) and it's pretty good with only the odd spurious reading, sometimes when just driving down a straight road - not sure if a bird was picked up by camera? That said, the auto braking has saved me from a potential rear shunt when some dozy Range Rover Disco idiot couldn't wo...
by nsanderson
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Opinions on 1.6 Bi-Turbo diesel?
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Opinions on 1.6 Bi-Turbo diesel?

Anyone else noticed that the BiTurbo has lost about 10bhp if you order a new one?
by nsanderson
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Psa merger and its effects?
Replies: 86
Views: 9324

Re: Psa merger and its effects?

Peugeot will ruin vauxhall pure and simple! As soon as I look to buy another car it won't be vauxhall or any of it's french counterparts. Unfortunately I think you may be right - VX/Opel = Talbot for anyone who remembers them,,, That said, Vx/Opel haven't been helping themselves by ripping key bits...
by nsanderson
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Uncomfortable drivers seat - Elite
Replies: 22
Views: 4387

Re: Uncomfortable drivers seat - Elite

How do you know if you have the EGR seats? I think they have extendable seat cushions and the electric lumbar adjustments if memory serves. They were removed as part of the MY17 'improvements' on Elite models though curiously it looks like the SRi is getting a drivers side one for MY18.5? Still thi...
by nsanderson
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Psa merger and its effects?
Replies: 86
Views: 9324

Re: Psa merger and its effects?

I seem to remember the chairman of PSA saying that Vauxhall/Opel will fill a gap in their portfolio due to certain parts of the world (presumably the non-French speaking parts) having a very negative view of French cars. Therefore the British/German quality perspective is very important to PSA going...
by nsanderson
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Corsa gsi
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Corsa gsi

Yes, the Corsa engine is the old Ecotec 1.4T - same as the 140ps unit that was fitted in the Astra J.

I think there were plans to put the new engine in the Corsa but all that has been scrapped following the PSA takeover and model redesign to be a 208 clone underneath.

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