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by Finston Pickle
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Sports Tourer knocking at rear
Replies: 8
Views: 2461

Re: Sports Tourer knocking at rear

Can anyone tell me what worn/faulty top bearings of the front McPherson struts sounds like? Does the noise only become noticeable at low to stopping speeds (drowned by other road noise at higher speeds)? Can the noise be periodically induced by moving the steering wheel, when stopped. I think that I...
by Finston Pickle
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra Griffin
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Astra Griffin

I received my Vx "V" magazine and noticed that, in the back, the Vx line up showed the Astra K as being only the ST model.

Brexit bounce?
by Finston Pickle
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Astra L thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Astra L thoughts?

I wonder what will happen to the good looks that the Astra K has - I suspect that they will be lost judging by what the new Corsa is going to look like. Packaging should still be good as PSA share Opel/Vx's Cab forward design philosophy - think Jag i-Pace. I think that Opel are developing PSA's new ...
by Finston Pickle
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Canbus system
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Canbus system

Does anyone know if the Canbus system, like that one on the Astra K, is widely adopted in the car industry.

Are there any, perhaps more conservative makers, that can still provide a modern car without the numerous "modules" that all have to work together for the next ~15 years or fail the MOT.
by Finston Pickle
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra k clutch fault.
Replies: 69
Views: 20713

Re: Astra k clutch fault.

I saw this note on Honest John's agony column: "Brake fluid is hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the atmosphere) and needs to be changed every 2 years or corrosion will occur inside the ABS module." On the Astra "K", where the brake and clutch fluid is common, surely the change of brake fluid after...
by Finston Pickle
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: My brakes failed too!
Replies: 29
Views: 4785

Re: My brakes failed too!

I saw this note on Honest John's agony column: "Brake fluid is hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the atmosphere) and needs to be changed every 2 years or corrosion will occur inside the ABS module." On the Astra "K", where the brake and clutch fluid is common, surely the change of brake fluid after...
by Finston Pickle
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra Timing Chain Issues?
Replies: 29
Views: 9160

Re: Astra Timing Chain Issues?

Which engine?
by Finston Pickle
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Quick question about starting car.
Replies: 20
Views: 1696

Re: Quick question about starting car.

I start my car by depressing the clutch then turning the key - however, that is after the needles sweep has occurred: Mine's still a double sweep after the SatNav software update. I start up after the first sweep - something I got used to in my old single sweep car - I was told it was important for ...
by Finston Pickle
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Navi 900 setup
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: Navi 900 setup

I went into the SatNav settings and went with something like "automatically avoid traffic issues". Coming up the M6 at junction 15, it took me off the motorway, without any explanation (It would have been nice to see what was proposed and explanation - with a "confirm / dismiss" option). The route c...
by Finston Pickle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: What has happened to the corsa range ?
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: What has happened to the corsa range ?

I would have thought the Corsa griffin would have had the 3 cylinder turbo petrol - or the GSI 150 HP engine.

I would also have thought that - as the Vx adds claims it to be fully loaded, by inference - the engine choice would be the only option.

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