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by astraowner
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: New Golf
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: New Golf

When you look at the way Vx/Opel pricing structure is being ramped up in MY2020A pricelist: https://www.astrakforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6645 It seems as though, potentially, all the car manufacutrers are upping their conventional car offerings prices in 2020. Perhaps this is to make their el...
by astraowner
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Auto Stop-Start disabler!
Replies: 27
Views: 3616

Re: Auto Stop-Start disabler!

Because these new cars are so called key-less cars. There is only a button to press for start and stop. When I come back home and park the car, the car thinks that I am stopping at traffic lights and it cannot know that I want to leave the car now. So it stops the motor, but all other electronics s...
by astraowner
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Auto Stop-Start disabler!
Replies: 27
Views: 3616

Re: Auto Stop-Start disabler!

Thanks for this post. I totally agree, it is undoubtedly the worst thing they have found in the name of saving something. I try to disable it every time I start the car, but sometimes I forget it. When coming back home and parking the car, it stops the engine BEFORE I switch everything off and leav...
by astraowner
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: A couple of 'features' or are they faults?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2266

Re: A couple of 'features' or are they faults?!

I only get the last point. When GPF is happening you get a dashboard message - keep driving! Every time ? On the Diesel, this message is only the last resort. It will not tell you when it is doing regen normally, only if you interrupted the regen a number of times it will say this. I would really p...
by astraowner
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: MY2020A pricelist
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: MY2020A pricelist

In pricelist the cheapest Astra will be 18k eur. Currently they´re selling 1,4 turbo aut box, ACC, Intellilux etc sports tourers from stock for 21k eur. Here, in Portugal, the cheapest Astra is quoted at 25k€ (petrol) and 28k€ (diesel). 1.4 turbo, aut gearbox, ACC, Intellilux, sports tourers, costs...
by astraowner
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Auto Stop-Start disabler!
Replies: 27
Views: 3616

Re: Auto Stop-Start disabler!

The reason cold starts are bad, is that the oil needs to travel around the engine. Stopping the engine for 1 minutes, does not drain all the oil down into the sump and also, when the engine is at running temp, starting is not very wear heavy. The reason for S&S from what i have read, is mostly to st...
by astraowner
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: ticking/ clicking/ popping metalic noise on engine shut down, air con smell and brakes seizing
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: ticking/ clicking/ popping metalic noise on engine shut down, air con smell and brakes seizing

My rear brakes also sometimes makes a thud, but that is usually if the car has been parked for a couple of days in moist weather and this is because the brake disc starts to rust, and the brakepads "stick" to the disc. The scraping noise is heard the first few times i brake, while the rust and so on...
by astraowner
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: B16DTU or B16DTH
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: B16DTU or B16DTH

880PEL wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:28 am
The difference between these two should be
with startstop
without startstop system

can´t tell which is which :)
Mine is the DTE according to opcom and mine has stop/start
by astraowner
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Does the astra now use PSA engines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: Does the astra now use PSA engines?

Kuro wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:16 pm
studiosoundguy wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:58 am
Uhh no way in the BK lol
PSA engines are rubbish 😂
No they're not, 🙄
Yeah you are right, the 1.6 diesel was really really good.

Granted, you had to have the turbo on with wingnuts to be able to change it fast, all the time, but other than that, it was a great engine.
by astraowner
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Radio interference
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Radio interference

Yes, if you have GPS, then the shark fin is only for GPS and Onstar, the FM/AM/DAB antenna is in the side window just like the heating strips in the rear window.

Should read "antenna" on the window somewhere

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