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by Valer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle
Replies: 148
Views: 34504

Re: Vauxhall Astra k 1.6cdti loud rattle

Hi Tom I have a 16 plate 1.6 Astra cdti, this happened to me and engine is knackered I think guides worn chain come off into oil pump then wallop engines goosed oil changed 2-3 times a year not happy cars stuck on the drive had to borrow a car for my job, hope you don’t end up like me best wishes C...
by Valer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Key blade
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Key blade

Check the pivot the blade slots into isn't cracked and pulling apart, the earlier keys were prone to this and i see no reason the newer ones should be any betterScreenshot_20201205-131528_Gallery.jpg Do you know if that part can be bought somewhere, it seems that the Astra K keys are screwed togeth...
by Valer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Squeeling noise
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Squeeling noise

Sounds like a sticking caliper,maybe the handbrake mechanism,maybe the main brake,
how old is the car and manual or electric handbrake ?
by Valer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra 2018.5 + Elite Nav + Collision Alert
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Elite Nav 2018 + Collision Alert

Dear all, just purchased an Elite Nav on a 68 plate. Please does it have collision alert (like the SRI) that i can set up. I find it useful. Thanks, IVMAN If you have collision warning you'll have a button with 2 cars on it. It's always the top of the 4 buttons on the left hand side of the steering...
by Valer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Key blade
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Key blade

Check the pivot the blade slots into isn't cracked and pulling apart,
the earlier keys were prone to this and i see no reason the newer ones should be any better

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by Valer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1424

Re: Fitting leather seats

casuk wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:15 pm
Well if your close to Glasgow and what to give me a hand I'm all for it 🤣 I'll make the coffees
@valer how much was that annoying you lol
Oh quite a lot ;)
i do like to get to the bottom of a mystery :ugeek:
by Valer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1424

Re: Fitting leather seats

Ok sussed it,i hate a mystery lol early cars have the pre-tensioner on the buckle (as expected) intermediate cars have it on the retractor at the seat frame on late cars it's part of the retractor (see pic) i've found a safety data sheet for as well, phew :ugeek: Untitled picture.png Must have chan...
by Valer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1424

Re: Fitting leather seats

Ok sussed it,i hate a mystery lol
early cars have the pre-tensioner on the buckle (as expected)
intermediate cars have it on the retractor at the seat frame
on late cars it's part of the retractor (see pic) i've found a safety data sheet for it as well, phew :ugeek:

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by Valer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1424

Re: Fitting leather seats

The later cars (mine is late 2018) DO NOT have seat belt pretensioners I dont know when the changed probably to save money So if yours did you will get an airbag fault showing You could swop them over with the wiring Are pre-tensioners not a legal requirement now? I think the earlier K's have them,...
by Valer
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Retrofit facelift astra K 2020 new ecoled headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: Retrofit facelift astra K 2020 new ecoled headlights

Yes please let us know how you get on.