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  2. i think you may be right, my kids constantly berate me for driving too cautiously, I'll give it a good run and see what happens. I'm working from home more than before covid and the car was stood idle during the lock down so I guess that might be a factor. many thanks
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  4. hi I was just wondering what is the towing capacity for my 1.6 2009 vauxhall zafira as I am new to vauxhall need advice please help
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  6. Hi....welcome to the Club It seems like the car was driven conservatively when it comes to engine revs. A diesel needs revving to clear out the carbon deposits and keep everything clean and free to move. Typical example of components affected by carbon build up....EGR, Turbo Vanes, DPF, etc Good quality fuel and proper revs in lower gears will resolve this issue Let us know how you get on with it all in the future.
  7. hi, I have just collected my 2014 Astra SRI, 1.6 Diesel from the garage as the engine management light was on and car had gone into limp home mode. The diagnostic check revealed that the MAP sensor was working at 2% when it should have been 20%. The sensor was replaced and all seems well. When I collected the car the mechanic showed me the old sensor and in particular the amount of black residue on the filter attached to the sensor. There may be a problem down the line with the Turbo being clogged with the same residue and I'm keen to avoid this. My question is, is there anything I can put into the engine to clean this residue?? many thanks
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  9. Hi Guys and Gal's We are reaching out to all Vauxhall Owners Club members to see if there are any Vauxhall owners' looking to be a bigger part of the club and help contribute posts or help new members or simply just talk Vauxhall. We are looking for a small team of at least 6 people to be part of the team and encourage more discussion, arrange Vauxhall events within the UK and be part of a growing team. If you would like to be a club team member then message @Vauxhall Owners Club
  10. I'm surprised it hasn't switched off after the doors were locked. You may be able to alter the settings for duration time it stays on after ignition off
  11. Thanks for sharing this info with us, I'm sure there will be plenty of other owners suffering from this problem who will be grateful to know the fix
  12. So my Astra J 2013 1.4 was making a chirping noise while idling, removing the oil dipstick stopped the sound. After replacing the rocker cover, still made no difference. The actual cause of it was the Crank Pulley Seal. To get to this seal you need to support the engine, remove the left engine mount, take off the cambelt etc and behind all that you'll see a circle seal. Replacing that solved it instantly. It had a small leak causing air to get out. The video above isn't my video, but is the exact same noise and had the same fix. Hope this helps anyone who has this annoying noise.
  13. hi guys new to the insignia seen I need help with the following hope you guys can help I done so far remap 200 bhp Dpf cut out Dpf delete egr delete What's the max this engine can go on standard internal ???? I am planning on a new clutch stage two if possible would you recommend one is it best to go with a lighter flywheel to ???? All voice is very welcome and thanks for taking the time to read this
  14. Hi all, I purchased a Corsa 2017 last week. Car is awesome and I cannot fault it. However when I turn the car off and remove the key from the ignition the Intellilink won't turn off. I have to do it manually. I forgot to do this earlier when picking my girlfriend up from work. I parked up and returned to the car 10 minutes later to find the radio still playing! Has anyone experienced this before? Many thanks, Tom
  15. Hi NIck A diagnosis with a Smoke Generator should instantly reveal the source of the leak. Some garages have this tool but also not too expensive to buy nowadays
  16. Hi Dererk the HP pump relies on a lift pump (low pressure) to draw fuel. I haven't seen many external LP pumps in engine bays for quite some time so more than likely in the fuel tank.
  17. Hi Maurice, You will need to remove the cover underneath the glovebox, and then look up at the underneath of the heater motor. You should see some wires and a screw holding it in place towards the centre of the dash. It is a fiddly job, as I had the same problem on my Astra. Hope you get it sorted. Regards Andy.
  18. Hi Maurice, so far I've had no problems with using the e10 in my Astra. The only thing i have found, is that a local garage has put quite a price increase on it at the pump. I got caught out, so had to use them, but not again. 142.9 a litre. Whereas the garages in town are only selling it at 136.9. I do think there should be a set price for ALL retailers nationwide. I will stick with it for now. Regards Andy
  19. Hi grb27, welcome to the forum. A 1983 Carlton, sounds nice, feel free to post some pictures. I drove an 'A' reg Carlton saloon as a taxi back in the early 90's. A lovely car to drive, what colour is yours? my one was black, and I think it might have been a 2.2l. It did fly along fairly. Regards Andy.
  20. Hi Dave, welcome to the site. The Insignia seems to be a popular car on here. So if you have any questions, there is someone who would most probably have an idea. Regards Andy.
  21. Hi my wife has a 2009 insignia and i know they have common problems with the boost pipe now my neighbour has a 2016 1.6 deisel face-lift model and the boost pipe is different she has a problem regarding loss of power occasionally and I've read the codes and it comes up with maf sensor faults however this isn't the issue anyone else had this problem? Eml is on and I can't find anything on the face-lift model only pre face-lift thanks
  22. Hi all Im new to the forum and looking to be new to insignia estate ownership. Ive found a 2010 2.0 cdti se thats been unused since the end of May consequently its dirty and the trims around the windows and roof rails have gone cloudy do we think these will clean up? The tail gate button on the tailgate doesnt work (seller says it works occasionally but didnt work for me) the tail gate opens off the key and opens and closes off the door button, is this an easy fix? Can the tailgate be opened manually from the outside? It has half leather ( actually looks like material backed thin leather) and the drivers bolster is cracking, any advise on this issue I believe its quite common. The seller says timing belt and water pump changed but cant provide a receipt, should I consider replacing the timing belt and water pump if I buy it (mileage 123000) Sorry for all the questions but know nothing about these cars but the size and load space is perfect for me so quite intent on buying one about this age and mileage. Any advice appreciated
  23. Hi all, I have a 2011 Insignia, and wanted to change the stereo. I got a CTHVX02 for my after market stereo and stereo works fine, but the orange screen, climate control unit and steering wheel controls don't work. Any tips for what i might be missing would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  24. Hi again, just wanted to find out how vauxhall owners are getting on with the new e10 fuel, and if they would recommend staying with e5.
  25. Hi all, anyone know where the interior heater resistor is located meriva b 2010,
  26. Hello Claire. The first thing I would do is to check the fuses- this will be in a panel just below the dashboard on the right hand side. Presumably from your post it is neither unlocking from the remote or from the key. If all else fails- and it's a bit of a pig of a job- if you climb into the boot and remove the plastic trim on the tailgate, you can see the locking mechanism and you might be able to pop that open. My Astra doesn't have a deadlock on the tailgate, but if yours does and the CL isn't working that might remain engaged- if so then it's finding the wires and locally applying power to it. First thing to do though is check the fuses. Always the fuses. Let us know if that doesn't solve the problem. Derek
  27. hi there i have the same year car and the same engine too i have an issue with my brake warning light i also have the audible alarm too i plugged in opcom faulty brake switch same code changed out the switch with no change assumed it was handbrake related and wrong again still no change audio and light went under bonnet disconnected the switch to the reservoir (where you top up) took for a drive no alarm or warning light so i need a new reservoir/master cylinder also have you looked under the car? i had a vibration/tinking noise i traced this down to 2 rotted out screws on the heat shield to the exhaust i fixed mine by undoing bolts and adding a couple of large washers to cover the rotted holes then tightening back up i know thats a long shot but worth a look my car is the same age and has just 73k on the clock so its pretty much similar
  28. I have a 54 plate Vauxhall Astra and the central locking has gone. The doors can’t be locked manually except the front door, It also means the boot door won’t open. Tbh the main thing I want to do is get the boot open. Any ideas? Claire
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