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by Finston Pickle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: sport mode from cold?
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: sport mode from cold?

It's still probably best to wait for the engine to warm before using full power - no problem with leaving it on all the time though - the car pulls away much better in sports mode. As I understand it, with sports mode on the consumption of a 1.6T would come down from an average of 44.6 indicated (as...
by Finston Pickle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Creaking noise is back.
Replies: 60
Views: 13044

Re: Creaking noise is back.

Hi mh04, What noise do the rear shock absorbers make? Any visual evidence of the problem that I can look for. I've cured the noises from the front of my car - drop links replaced as well as top strut mounts (and struts, I think - they were ordered). Still some residual noises from the rear suspensio...
by Finston Pickle
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

We had an Audi A3 as an insurance claim, fill in car.

The A3 was very drab, dowdy, dark and cramped - neither of us liked it - not a patch on the A4 cabriolet we had at the time.

I would say that the Astra ST is as large as the Audi A4 - and BMW 3 series
by Finston Pickle
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Astra 1.6T Elite Nav
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: Astra 1.6T Elite Nav

It's a shame that Vx did not push the 1.6T petrol, in its various guises, with the same number of adverts that you see now for the "Griffin". Then - they had a realy competitive car - but, I guess the main board Execs did not realise it. A possible "halo" car? BTW - What happened to the MD who was b...
by Finston Pickle
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Astra 1.6T Elite Nav
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: Astra 1.6T Elite Nav

Nice to see you back Cooldad. I am in a similar position with my 1.6 T SRI Nav coming up to 3 years in Sept. I think that I will continue with another Vx three year servicing plan, when miine finishes next year and trust to the Canbus being as reliable as it has been so far - they have been around f...
by Finston Pickle
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Brake fluid level
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: Brake fluid level

There is some sort of airlock which prevents brake fluid going from the neck into the main body of the reservoir. I had the same issue when I tried to fill the reservoir up to the line - also it is difficult to do ( get fluid into the neck) because the bodywork obstructs a direct pour. Mine was reso...
by Finston Pickle
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: How do you turn on the fans?
Replies: 18
Views: 1515

Re: How do you turn on the fans?

If it is a car with the manual A/C, press A/C and each of the three airflow buttons with both the left and right knobs to 12 0'clock.

Then take it from there - toward red for more heat (left knob) and clockwise for more flow (right knob).

Good luck!
by Finston Pickle
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Torsion beam with Watts linkages
Replies: 0
Views: 751

Torsion beam with Watts linkages

Has anyone had any minor, low speed, knocking/tap/twanging noises form their car's rear suspension?

Any issues found and resolved?
by Finston Pickle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Question: 1.4 vs 1.6 petrol
Replies: 9
Views: 1315

Re: Question: 1.4 vs 1.6 petrol

I chose the 1.6T manual - sight unseen - over the 1.4T auto, which I had test driven.

I have never regretted my choice - the 1.6T is a really satisfying, driver's car.
by Finston Pickle
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Bonnet insulation
Replies: 22
Views: 2566

Re: Bonnet insulation

Yes, the SRI NAV1.6 T underbonnet and wheel arch insulation was standared at MY16.5 and was deleted for MY 17.0. As I ordered mt SRI NAV in MY 16.5 and got neither, though I did get them retrofitted by the Dealer after complaining. Some MY 17.0 features were better than MY 16.5, so I was well please...

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