Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

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nsanderson
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Astra Model: 1.4T SRi 150
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by nsanderson » Thu May 17, 2018 1:13 pm

Just make sure it's got the Dexos 1 Gen 2 oil in it and the latest ECU update. That's probably as good as the 1.4T gets so you should be fine.
1.4T (150) SRi - Deep Sky Blue with Parking Sensors


Ryzishh
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Ryzishh » Thu May 17, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks for your help guys.

Confirmed with the dealer today that the car has always had Dexos 1 Gen 2 oil in it (from new.. not sure how he knew that.. wasn't registered in the area). Also confirmed the car had the software update yesterday (advised it was optional?!).


Ryzishh
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Ryzishh » Thu May 17, 2018 1:54 pm

Now this is a really really silly question.

Cruise control in 6th gear @70mph, is that fine, or considered lugging?


Ivanzu
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Ivanzu » Thu May 17, 2018 3:31 pm

Whats the rpm? I generally do 100kmh in fourth.


Redman
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Redman » Thu May 17, 2018 4:48 pm

I go on the motorway every day more or less and do 70 + in 6th gear and use cruise control, never had a problem. Just remember to drop a couple of gears if you accelerate hard. You will get used to it and the car will let you know if it isn't right


Ryzishh
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Ryzishh » Thu May 17, 2018 6:39 pm

How many miles and what year is yours Redman?

Thanks again.

I suffer from anxiety and this has been on my mind non stop all day lol


Redman
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Redman » Thu May 17, 2018 8:28 pm

Ryzishh wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:39 pm
How many miles and what year is yours Redman?

Thanks again.

I suffer from anxiety and this has been on my mind non stop all day lol
Mine is a june 2016 with 18000 miles on the clock and I have had it from new. It needed the engine ecu update and ran 8 months on dexos 2 oil before D1 G2 oil was available. Had its 2nd service 3 weeks ago and runs sweet. My advice to you is relax and enjoy your car and don't listen to every little engine noise. Used to do that myself and you get so so paranoid to the degree you don't enjoy it.
The 1.4T is a very quiet engine on tick over but like all petrol direct fuel injection engines, the mechanical fuel pump and injectors can be heard, with the driver's window open reflecting back off objects when accelerating hard,perfectly normal . Don't hear mine much now though
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Frostie36
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Frostie36 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Mine is one of the early built, first registered in Jan 2016, had just over 9k on the clock when I brought it in June last year, it's now at nearly 16k and the engine is running sweet, never had any issues with the engine in fact, the cars only been in to the dealers a few times for software updates to cure issues with the lane assist, android auto and most recently the recall for the ecu update.

For the first 16 months of the cars life it was running with dexos 2, I had the oil changed to dexos 1 gen 2 a few months after I brought it.

In my opinion there's no big risk in buying a used 1.4T 150.

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Ryzishh
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Ryzishh » Thu May 17, 2018 10:12 pm

Thanks for your help again guys, really calmed my anxiety.

One last question, then I promise you won't hear anything from me until I pick it up!

I sit in traffic for a lot of my daily commute (both ways), does pulling away, or crawling put stress on the engine do you know? Anything to be concerned with?


Ivanzu
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Re: Advice please - used 2017 1.4T 150

Post by Ivanzu » Fri May 18, 2018 5:42 am

No but DI engines need to be occasionally floored when warmed up to prevent carbon build up.


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