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by astraowner
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Software updates
Replies: 7
Views: 3750

Re: Software updates

I guess yes. It should be like installing Windows on another PC, or like updating your iPhone through iTunes. First you should mount the soft inside USB stick in order to install it on your navigation system directly in the car. Second you can connect your navigation computer to your PC, find the r...
by astraowner
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Service ESC Message
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Service ESC Message

The OP's car is a Diesel so shouldn't suffer from the LSPI/cracked piston issues of the petrol engine. Agreed but as Jase09 says, he had a diesel that did the same and it had a cracked cylinder. Same basic problem as the 1.4T (loss of compression on one or more cylinders) and the symptoms with the ...
by astraowner
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A note of hello - new owner, 2016 1.6 CDTI 136hp hatchback
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: A note of hello - new owner, 2016 1.6 CDTI 136hp hatchback

If you find a garage that knows what the hell they are doing, it should be a simple matter of updating the firmware on the Navi 900 in your car.

As you have undoubtfully read by now, the navi 900 did not support AA on the first version of software.
by astraowner
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Service ESC Message
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Service ESC Message

P.S. Hopefully someone else will be able to help you out more, as some people here seem to just post smart ass useless responses. In what way is the multiple comments asking the user to "Get the codes read" smartass comments ? If the engine light is on or flashing there will be codes, the car does ...
by astraowner
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Service ESC Message
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Service ESC Message

This is a case of the "Get the codes read" this way we dont need to play "Guess the errorcode" game. Even the cheapest ELM327 china reader will be able to read out fault codes from the Engine ECU. When you go to the doctor he also needs to take some measurements before he is able to diagnose your pr...
by astraowner
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6T performance curiosity
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: 1.6T performance curiosity

I ended up replacing my zafira with the 150HP with an astra with 110HP When looking at the used car market 1½ years ago, the 110 was cheaper and atleast on paper it had better MPG figures than the 136HP If i do a weight to horsepower conversion on the lighter astra compared to my old zafira, the ast...
by astraowner
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Service light??
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Service light??

Yes, there's a "change engine oil soon" message that appears in the drivers information display. Also, you get three 'bongs' to remind you when you switch the ignition on (and the message shows up) and then you get ANOTHER three 'bongs' when you start the engine just in case you have no short term ...
by astraowner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: 2017 1.6 CDTI (136). Purchased yesterday, have I made a bad decision.

Since your mate referred to the timing belt (it has a chain) then maybe their advice isn’t too well researched...... No, the timing chain is a problem issue on the 1.6 From what i have read, they have revised the tensioner, the oil pump and the chain guides to help fix this problem To change the te...
by astraowner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Towing with Astra 1.0T Ecoflex 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

Re: Towing with Astra 1.0T Ecoflex 2016

Wouldn't pull the skin off custard without the caravan... Imagine how slow it would be with near an extra ton on it haha Well isn't that the trademark of anyone pulling a campervan ? Maybe it will be slow to get to cruising speed, but when it get's there i would not expect it to struggle to keep th...
by astraowner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Service light??
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Service light??

luke300586 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:33 pm
Hi all,

Does anyone know if the Astra K has a service light telling you when the car needs a service?

Thanks.
It has a "Change oil soon" message, but a "Service soon" i have not seen.