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by Gareth d
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 2019 Astra SRi 1.4T - what should I know?
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: 2019 Astra SRi 1.4T - what should I know?

Late 2018 all the turbo badges were removed, I took mine off my 2018 model as had too many idiots sitting on my back bumper when I was just having a relaxing drive home from work, looks a lot cleaner without the badges anyway
by Gareth d
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Safe to buy a used 1.4t?
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Safe to buy a used 1.4t?

Had my 2018 from a year old, no engine issues at all but plenty of other bits and pieces have went wrong to put me off buying another vauxhall again
by Gareth d
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra K Boot Lid Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Astra K Boot Lid Leak

Take the parcel shelf out , drop the seats down and remove that trim. Sit in the back and get someone to shower it with a hose as could be coming from any where like theseal or more than likely the brake light or spoiler mounting bolts, usually tightening it up works a treat
by Gareth d
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Latest Astra "Facelift"
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Latest Astra "Facelift"

I wouldn't pay a penny extra and hope you're getting a hefty discount as the new model is out towards the end of the year so the shape that's available now now will take a massive hit in price come time for you to get rid of it https://www.whatcar.com/news/2021-vauxhall-astra-what-we-know-so-far/n22...
by Gareth d
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing
Topic: Can I damage the paint?
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Can I damage the paint?

I used A dual action polisher and an couple of orange hex logic pads along with Maguire's ultimate compound as gives a good cut and leaves a good finish, don't worry as you will lift very little clear coat if polishing once every two years
by Gareth d
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Brake pads and window wipers
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Brake pads and window wipers

Don't get the Bosch a965s set as they are for left hand drive Astras only as well as a 307 and a Citroen C4 so just get the Bosch ap28u and ap24u and that should see you right, fitted a set today and they're great
by Gareth d
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Wiper sizes
Replies: 26
Views: 11736

Re: Wiper sizes

Alanw wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 12:49 pm
I also bought Bosch 965’s with the aero the wrong way but I found the clips did reverse ok.
Got a set of these today and can't figure out how to turn the bracket around so they fit the right way, any tips?
by Gareth d
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Missing rubber on the rear driver's side window
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Missing rubber on the rear driver's side window

It's not missing the seal has just moved down the door as you can see the gap on the left hand strip... Looks like it's been removed and not fitted properly, just slide it up yourself
by Gareth d
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Bonnet gets hot?
Replies: 8
Views: 3438

Re: Bonnet gets hot?

Yeah I have had 2 1.4t Astras and both have a got bonnet and tick fora minute or so after driving , nothing to worry about, I've stated getting a whine from mine when driving so getting shot of it in the new year
by Gareth d
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Shock absorber replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Re: Shock absorber replacement

The Holstein b4 kit is around £300 on eBay, cheaper than original GM ones and an improvement over them

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kit-4-Shock- ... 3367888167