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by Finston Pickle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra vs Focus
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

Re: Astra vs Focus

My Astra ST seems to have a pretty good ride quality - relatively soft for the roadholding and handling on offer. Perhaps the extra weight at the rear of the ST helps - various reviews have said that the ST is more composed than the hatch. Also the Watts links on the SRI does enable the use of softe...
by Finston Pickle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra spotting
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Astra spotting

Strange - you see a lots of Astra Ks on he roads, but it doesn't seem to be reflected in the monthly sales figures - fake news?
by Finston Pickle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Hi all

Hi - nice colour and looks well with the rear tints on the ST.
by Finston Pickle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Creaking noise is back.
Replies: 50
Views: 5985

Re: Creaking noise is back.

Could it be to do with the Watts linkage on SRIs?
by Finston Pickle
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Creaking noise is back.
Replies: 50
Views: 5985

Re: Creaking noise is back.

I'm beginning to form a theory of where the creaking noise comes from on my ST, mainly on slow, right hand turns. The noise returned even though it seemed to lesson when I cleaned the door seals - strange. The noise started at the beginning of the hot dry spell in April/May - temperature or humidity...
by Finston Pickle
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Psa merger and its effects?
Replies: 86
Views: 9317

Re: Psa merger and its effects?

I keep seeing poster adverts for the ST = True Brit.

Why didn't they do this two years ago when the Astra was still car of the year?

I still can't work out why you have to have an Elite to get the 1.6 petrol turbo engine - which seems to be the best keeper in the range.
by Finston Pickle
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: TPMS
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: TPMS

I put different coloured anti theft valve caps on (blue - Front N/S, gold F O/S, red Rear - N/S, silver R O/S) so I would know which tyre it is if I get a leak after swapping the wheels to equalise wear - probably at 18k miles.

Cheap, low tech solution - looks good too.
by Finston Pickle
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bird Poo
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Bird Poo

Flip Chip Silver seems to resist black bird poo well.

The only white bird poo which has hit the car lately was a Sprintime watery squit or two, which again did not trouble the paint.
by Finston Pickle
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Dipstick
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Re: Dipstick

It not really a stick - more of a wire!

Always seems to indicate overfilled after a Vx service - I used to think that was bad prctice - presumably it's OK nowadays.
by Finston Pickle
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Tourer Spare Wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Tourer Spare Wheel

No picture - but I'm pretty sure the jack fits in one of the side cubbies in the sidewalls behind the rear seats. Not looked at it since I first checked out the car, so a little rusty on specifics.

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