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by nsanderson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Engine splutter at 3000rpm
Replies: 381
Views: 55218

Re: Engine splutter at 3000rpm

Make sure it's got the latest ECU update and the correct oil (Dexos 1 Gen 2) and it should resolve the problem.
by nsanderson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6 turbo petrol
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: 1.6 turbo petrol

It'd take about 2 to 3 tankfuls before you've diluted whatever was left of the 98 RON petrol with the 95 stuff before you could notice any difference. My old 1.4T definitely seemed to run better on Sainsbury's Super Unleaded 97 and it's my fuel of choice for the 1.6T.
by nsanderson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bird Poo
Replies: 10
Views: 2252

Re: Bird Poo

If it's particularly stubborn, I find that a wet piece of kitchen towel with a quirt of washing up liquid placed on top for a few minutes works wonders on breaking it up and allowing it to be wiped off without scratching the paint.
by nsanderson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Golf gti or astra 1.6t Sri
Replies: 39
Views: 2692

Re: Golf gti or astra 1.6t Sri

No, 1.6T has 300mm brakes. 1.4T will out handle every Octavia since it will out handle every Golf. Cars with watts linkage actually handle a bit worse because rear end is softer which makes it understeery, 1.4T without Watts linkage oversteers like crazy. I doubt that VRS handled better because 1.6...
by nsanderson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Getting New Tyres
Replies: 24
Views: 2417

Re: Getting New Tyres

Can any tyre centre fit new tyres with the TPMS system? First car I have had with this feature and not sure how much of a specialist job it is. Just had my second service and 2 new front tyres were recommended. Got the choice of village garage, Halfords, Wilco etc or Vauxhall dealer. I've had two n...
by nsanderson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Holder/Powerflex bar
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Holder/Powerflex bar

Question is, where has the fuse box gone in the new ones if we've suddenly gained a (actually useful!) storage cubby? :?:

Perhaps the PowerFlex bar is going the way of OnStar...
by nsanderson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Getting New Tyres
Replies: 24
Views: 2417

Re: Getting New Tyres

I have just booked into ATS for 2 new Crossclimate +, currently there are offers on, I got 2 for £ 90 each based on fitting on a Saturday afternoon. Another bonus is you can claim for a free Echo dot (if you buy 4 you get an echo). Hope this helps someone That's a good price! I didn't get an echo, ...
by nsanderson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Warranty
Replies: 31
Views: 1989

Re: Warranty

I think they were Abraxas? I think it's the one here http://www.mapfreabraxas.co.uk/warranty-range Took the old gearbox out and replaced it with a fully-reconditioned one. Only problem I had was that it seemed to have come out of a Corsa VXR(?) as the final drive ratio was always revving too high...
by nsanderson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Warranty
Replies: 31
Views: 1989

Re: Warranty

Yes, the RAC is a carbon copy of the Vauxhall warranty so pretty much everything is covered. Similarly for the breakdown cover, it's the full package apart from European cover, so covers breakdowns at the side of the road, at home, onwards travel, etc. Just as an aside to the warranty discussion, i...
by nsanderson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra k clutch fault.
Replies: 35
Views: 11431

Re: Astra k clutch fault.

They re-greased the clutch pedal, I think all the pivot points and the pedal has been silent ever since. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk That's what they did to fix my creaky clutch. Something had obviously dried out and it's been silent and smooth ever since! They tried WD40 first (which I ha...

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