Search found 1729 matches

by astraowner
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Gears grind when changing up from 1st to 2nd
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Gears grind when changing up from 1st to 2nd

01484 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:36 pm
Could you report back on here and let us know what the problem was. Was wondering what it could be on a fairly new car which is still under warranty, was thinking maybe the clutch cable needs adjusting???
Clutch cable...

Dude, have you been in a coma for the last 20 years :o :D :D :D :D :D
by astraowner
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle
Replies: 95
Views: 25112

Re: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle

Hi all, I have contacted Opel Portugal today and they can check if your car is eligible for this operation (checking with your VIN into their IT system). But in case it is a reality ,,, they will not change anything else than the Tensor. My car is from 11/2015 and was not in the list. Thanks If the...
by astraowner
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Want to remove the cigarettelighter for a USB charger
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Want to remove the cigarettelighter for a USB charger

Cigarette lighter is only on from the time you turn the ignition on and until the time you take the key out and exit the vehicle. A bit like the radio. You will need to take the console apart, it's not THAT hard...I did it when retrofitting the powerflex bar. For the connector, just use these crimp ...
by astraowner
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: dtc reader
Replies: 28
Views: 799

Re: dtc reader

Then if you're adding modules or features, this is where the dreaded VCI codes come into it. Apparently Vauxhall/PSA won't always release one either ! I don't actually know if the carpass is required anymore for the latest breed of cars ? They've really locked it down now :evil: :evil: From what i ...
by astraowner
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle
Replies: 95
Views: 25112

Re: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle

So if i go to vauxhall and complain that the chain is rattling bad, when starting the car, they will replace the tensioner free of charge ? Could it be so simple ? PS. My car has done less than 100.000 miles. That's what I've done. Had the car in previously for the same fault. They booked car in an...
by astraowner
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle
Replies: 95
Views: 25112

Re: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle

So if i go to vauxhall and complain that the chain is rattling bad, when starting the car, they will replace the tensioner free of charge ?

Could it be so simple ?

PS. My car has done less than 100.000 miles.
by astraowner
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Members Gallery
Topic: Mods, mods, mods :) Interior comfort and visual tweaks
Replies: 20
Views: 6058

Re: Mods, mods, mods :) Interior comfort and visual tweaks

Made a change to the rear seat heating and USB charger. This looks better in my opinion plus the buttons light up and allows for 3 heating settings like in the front. 130273536_10224829103458804_6757011204222967723_n.jpg So you also added some "electronics" to control the 3 stage heating right ? Ye...
by astraowner
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: About New TPMS
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: About New TPMS

Yep that's about right, PSA are already using it on Crossland X,Grandland X,Corsa F,Zafira Life,Combo Life,Vivaro C Must be the penny pinchers at PSA, that strikes again. To be honest, i think the system with active TPMS sensors in each wheel is to be preferred, even though it is a bit more expensi...
by astraowner
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle
Replies: 95
Views: 25112

Re: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle

There is a technical bulletin that has come out from Vauxhall. That any 1.6 cdti astra can have its chain tensioner repaired to stop the rattle free of charge. If the car was made between 2014 to 2019. Does anyone know anything about this? Seen it on the astra k Facebook page?? If this is true, i w...
by astraowner
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Replacing Astra battery help.
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Replacing Astra battery help.

Vent hole in the battery is for venting when it charges. The gas that escapes could be flammable so if there is a small amount of flammable gas exiting and you produce a spark when disconnecting the lead, there is a small theoretical risk that you might ignite the gas. Normally the battery sits in t...