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by Redman
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.6T Engine Troubles
Replies: 25
Views: 3592

Re: 1.6T Engine Troubles

it's a different part number on the 1.6t but can easily be checked, just remove it, if you can blow through it then its knackered Dont forget the evap valve on turbo engines has a non return valve in close proximity to it, so make sure you illiminate that if you blow through the evap valve to check...
by Redman
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.6T Engine Troubles
Replies: 25
Views: 3592

Re: 1.6T Engine Troubles

Update 2: Car is in the garage today, they found another error code with the O2 sensor. It's supposed to operate within a voltage range but it's reading 0.03 V The o2 sensor in the astra k is a wideband 5 wire type and I think the ecu measures current from it and not voltage like the narrowband o2 ...
by Redman
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: How To
Topic: Rear veiw camera
Replies: 82
Views: 38107

Re: Rear veiw camera

just had an OEM camera fitted from a lad up here(newcastle area), £99 quid supplied fitted and programmed.. intellilink mods on facebook. I've had the same fitted in December. Took about half an hour (probably less if I hadn't kept talking to him). Parking lines move with steering wheel and no prob...
by Redman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: On going Clutch Issue - Help!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: On going Clutch Issue - Help!!!

Ok, got a call from the garage today and they got speaking to a field technician and apparently there is 2 dowds because the gear box and if these are not lined up probably it can cause clutch judder / slipping issues ..... turns out there is one missing from my Astra so they hope replacing both th...
by Redman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Extended warranty
Replies: 18
Views: 3092

Re: Extended warranty

I had to claim on an M32 gearbox on my 1.6T Sport Hatch due to whining bearing. If it is the M32 gearbox in the astra k it has no inherent problems to date if I am not mistaken. It has been totally uprated. I think the astra j M32 boxes were also improved later,so they may well pay out on something...
by Redman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Extended warranty
Replies: 18
Views: 3092

Re: Extended warranty

Here is part 15 of the exclusions of warrantywise's policy. A few of the reviews said they wouldn't pay out on the old style m32 bearing wear.(inherent fault)
by Redman
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Extended warranty
Replies: 18
Views: 3092

Re: Extended warranty

I have been looking at extended warranties for when my car is 3 years old and the manufacturers warranty has ended. Well I have to say I am not impressed with them to be honest. The reviews for what I considered to be good companies such as Rac & warrantywise etc. They state, not even in the small p...
by Redman
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: On going Clutch Issue - Help!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: On going Clutch Issue - Help!!!

In this link it suggest worn engine mounts etc can cause your clutch to judder and cause damage to it.

https://aftermarket.zf.com/go/en/sachs/ ... ng-clutch/
by Redman
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Engine oil smells like gas
Replies: 19
Views: 1485

Re: Engine oil smells like gas

Does the car cold start ok?
If you had a leaking injector I would have thought the particular cylinder would be flooded (wetted spark plug) and misfire on starting. Also the engine would have to crank more to put fuel pressure back up.
by Redman
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Engine oil smells like gas
Replies: 19
Views: 1485

Re: Engine oil smells like gas

Hopefully you have proof of any previous service/s done. I believe it will be covered under warranty providing it is upto date with its servicing at a vat registered garage. I dont believe servicing the car will make the problem disappear, it will need a service for sure. The engine can only be runn...