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by mullybully
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Repeat fault
Replies: 19
Views: 4971

Re: Repeat fault

I have a 1.6 T and have had the engine management light fault coming on and off frequently over the last 12 months. I have on previous visits to the dealers been told that I hadn't tightened the petrol cap tightly enough, apparently you must tighten it until it "clicks". I did that and the fault cam...
by mullybully
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.6T emissions light
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Re: 1.6T emissions light

Funny you should mention the exhaust noise, my son has a 1.6 T (we have 3 in the family) he has fitted some awesome exhaust on his and it sounds fantastic , a step too far for mum and dad though. We still prefer the wolf in sheeps clothing approach. But back to the fuel, we have always gone back to ...
by mullybully
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.6T emissions light
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Re: 1.6T emissions light?

I always use Shell Vpower in my 1.6 T and it has performed magnifenctly. I always try and keep it topped up usually taking £15 to £20 a time. After filling up a few weeks ago the Emissions light came almost immediately. I went back to the filling station and registered my complaint. I then went home...
by mullybully
Fri May 19, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Watts Linkage ..Gone
Replies: 60
Views: 19778

Re: Watts Linkage ..Gone

Hi It was the inclusion of the Watts Linkage on the original 1.4T and the reviews that attracted us to the Astra. While in the showroom I was under the car looking at the suspension set up. I showed it to the salesman, and I discussed it with his manager I even gave them a history lesson on how it w...
by mullybully
Mon May 15, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: astra k 1.6 petrol reliability
Replies: 57
Views: 19797

Re: astra k 1.6 petrol reliability

Hi We originally had two 1.4Ts thinking that they came with Watts Linkage as per the showroom model and the demonstrator car we test drove. After a 5 month battle, our dealer did us a great deal and exchanged them for two 1.6Ts which have the Watts Linkage which smooths out the fidgety ride. The onl...
by mullybully
Sun May 14, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Watts Linkage ..Gone
Replies: 60
Views: 19778

Re: Watts Linkage ..Gone

Just a follow up to my initial post and follow up of the 26 June 2016. My persistence in chasing Vauxhall and my dealer was eventually dealt to our total satisfaction in July 2016. The dealer did us a fantastic deal and took our TWO 1.4T astras in P/X (without the Watts Linkage) and changed them bot...
by mullybully
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Pollen filter removal
Replies: 22
Views: 10389

Re: Pollen filter removal

I found this topic very interesting, through my job I have driven all previous versions of the Astra and most of them have had the same problem, the windscreens steam up, even when the heater is in fresh air and not recirculation. The only way to stop this was to open a window slightly. At the time ...
by mullybully
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Replacement tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 4258

Re: Replacement tyres

My wife had a unrepairable puncture on her 1.6T . So we decided to swap both her front Bridgestone Turanzo tyres. After reading previous opinions in these forums and individuals preferences for certain makes. I decided to search for the best tyres. Eventuallycame across this tyre test in Auto Expres...
by mullybully
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Tyres....
Replies: 13
Views: 2586

Re: Tyres....

We had a puncture also in one thosel Bridgestone Turanza tyres that my wifes car was christened with. This was her opportunity to get some tyres that would improve the grip and stop the wheel spin. We had considered the Goodyear Eagle F1 A3s after reading some older comments on this forum. So we did...
by mullybully
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Watts Linkage ..Gone
Replies: 60
Views: 19778

Re: Watts Linkage ..Gone

I initially started this topic as we were very disappointed not having Watts Linkage fitted to our Astra K 1.4 T SRI and the poor ride quality. After raising a case with Vauxhall which after 8 weeks we are still waiting for a resolution to despite ringing Vauxhall each week. We purchased the car fro...