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by Shiff
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Which engine oil do you recommend?
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

Re: Which engine oil do you recommend?

Been advised that all petrols must use Dexos1 Gen2 and Diesels Dexos2. I needed some top-up and on Eurocarparts saw TRIPLE QX SynPlus GM Dexos1 Gen2 5w30 1litre, paid £5.08 each including delivery on a special weekend offer deal. At that price purchased two.
by Shiff
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Touchscreen not working
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: Touchscreen not working

Mine has suddenely stopped working too. Screen not responsive. Will look at the fuse option, if no result then trip to dealer.
by Shiff
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Question: 1.4 vs 1.6 petrol
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: Question: 1.4 vs 1.6 petrol

1.6t lovely and sweet engine, no issues with it. With the power it has do not need to keep changing gears. Enjoyable!!!
by Shiff
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Hello

Welcome Arpris from the very fine city of Paris
by Shiff
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Vauxhall, new to the forums
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: New to Vauxhall, new to the forums

Welcome, hope you have good driving and no issues withe your new K. I had cars (too many) that cost and threw good money after bad (last one purchased second-hand was a Skoda, nothing but trouble). I prefer to now lease two yearly and have no issues. I like the K and the 1.6t is a lovely engine.
by Shiff
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Servicing Help Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: Servicing Help Please

I lease as well (2 yearly) and to avoid any issues always use main dealer, especially if you have a car that needs a very specific oil. Like the other others have said, on 1.4t/petrol must be Dexos 1 Gen2 and I wonder if Halfords, or others like them, will they know? When calling the service manager...
by Shiff
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Powerbar gone
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Powerbar gone

Keep my large house key, change for parking and phone in the front slot part
by Shiff
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi. Astra 1.6T Elite Nav
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Hi. Astra 1.6T Elite Nav

My 1.6t Elite Nav is also 4mths old from new, 5k, but luckily no rattles, squeaks or issues. Satnav works okay but do find that when use maps on iphone it gives better route options. Engine is sweet, like the leather seats. Would expect parking sensors as standard at this trim level (would prefer ov...
by Shiff
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Mpg 1.6t I get about 37 mpg is this about average
Replies: 11
Views: 2367

Re: Mpg 1.6t I get about 37 mpg is this about average

1.6t is a lovely engine. 2018, done 5K and average about 39mpg mostly careful driving, live rural location. When my Wife drives she can average 43mpg.
by Shiff
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Is this worth a punt ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2318

Re: Is this worth a punt ?

Agree with pepe, go for the 1.6t, if you can, a lovely engine and will be worth the extra effort. And 3 owners is strange. Trust your gut and hope you find a good one.

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