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  2. AndyR

    On start up

    That sounds like fun with your radio. My brother in law had a Nissan primera estate, and when you turned left the volume went up, but it would never come down low when you turned right at straightened up. Fun on roundabouts.
  3. AndyR

    Top end tapping ..

    Thanks Trevor. That certainly is better news than I was expecting. Going to get oil and filter tomorrow, and hopefully, if weather allows, change at weekend. Will also see about can cover gasket. Its had a tiny oil leak since I've had it, but never been able to find it. Oil wasn't noticeably going down, so I just kept a vigilante eye open. What would you recommend to use for the flush through?? And yes I will keep you in the loop. Regards Andy.
  4. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Vibration on idle and revving

    Hopefully the replacement flywheel should resolve the issue....but also maybe worth checking the clutch assembly for anything that could cause an imbalance. The noise is on overrun so more than likely a loose turbo/intercooler hose clip or even a slightly split hose creating an escape of pressurised boost
  5. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Top end tapping ..

    Hi Andy.....hope you are well? The tapping noise is usually a sign that the oil is not at it's best, and also maybe worth using a flush through the engine when you do an oil change. A good quality oil and of the correct grade should resolve this issue. It sounds like it could be a leaking cam cover responsible for the oil leak so I would programme this to be replaced at the same time as the oil change maybe? Keep us in the loop as to how it all goes. Cheers, Trevor
  6. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Hi

    Hi L.moff .... welcome to the Forum Hope you're enjoying the Mokka? any issues as yet? Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  7. siggyv6cdti

    Vibration on idle and revving

    Yeah were goin with a dodgy solid flywheel that we used off the zafira gsi 🤔 got another used one on the way. Will have to out up with it untill after xmas now.. Life with a 5speed if proving to be better, the car pulls better and for longer and seems to be a bit better on fuel both round town and on motorway etc, ive got an issue woth either the turbo actuator or the recirc valve as the car sounds like a distressed turky when i lift off the gas
  8. Last week
  9. Hello folks, My 03 Astra G has started to sound quite tappy on start up. Sounds like all tappets are loose. Once she has warmed up, it quietens down, but there is still a little tapping sound . I've been told that i need to change the oil again, otherwise i could cause the cam buckets to fail. I have noticed that the spark plug nearest the coil pack is getting oily, is this a major problem, or an easy fix?? Engine has now done 114,000+ miles, and is the 1.6 twinport. regards Andy.
  10. AndyR

    Hi

    I would certainly be interested in seeing some parts lists too. Need shocks and front wishbones as a starter. Will also be looking for some decals as well, but they're not as important at the moment.
  11. siggyv6cdti

    Hi

    Hey welcome to the club 👍
  12. L.moff

    Hi

    Just joined I drive mokka 1.7cdti 4x4 model
  13. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Hi

    kerrandsmith Welcome to the Forums As long as you can display the final price and location of all parts for sale for our Members to see then please feel free to use the For Sale section for your parts listings Regards, Trevor (Admin)
  14. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Engine Breather Problem

    Thanks for the detailed feedback. The fact that air is escaping through the air intake could be that the inlet valve is still slightly open due to lower pressure not completely at BDC which would naturally occur when the pressure is high and the piston is forced downwards. Alternatively, if you had some way of securing the crank at BDC then try again. With the camcover emitting air, this again could be the piston at mid-bore which could have some ovality in the cylinder which is allowing air to escape past the rings. Try a small amount of oil in the bores to recheck the compression test to see if it improves the reading on the low cylinders.
  15. routerspouter

    Engine Breather Problem

    HI, Managed to do a leak down test but not to sure about the results. The compressor would only manage 20 PSI whereas the youtube vids use 100 PSI. Cylinders 3 and 4 were perfect while 1 and 2 were letting air out. The hissing was loudest through the spark plug ports so I thought that the hose might not be seated properly but after trying a couple of times it made no difference. The hissing could be heard through the air intake and slightly through the cam cover oil filler, loudest when checking cylinder one. When the pipe was connected we got a drop in pressure which sent the needle into the green on the pressure gauge. I turned the pressure back up to 20 PSI which put the pressure gauge needle on the edge of the yellow area on the gauge so relatively happy with that but not to sure how much difference the extra pressure would make if it was done at 100 PSI. Managed to do a bit of a compression test but the gauge had a bit of a dodgy pipe, this put cylinders 1 and 2 at 90 PSI and 3 and 4 at just over 100 PSI, so there does seem to be a bit of wear on 1 and 2. The plugs were a bit blackish and the pistons had a coating of soot on them, all 4 cylinders seemed about the same. Again not to sure just how this affects the smoke problem but I think I am going to get a genuine Vauxhall cam cover first and see what happens. Will let you know how I get on.
  16. siggyv6cdti

    Vectra 3.0 v6 cdti 2008

    These are a pain to gwt fully bled after a filter change, took me 4 or five goes first time i did one..
  17. siggyv6cdti

    Hi

    Hey welcome to the club.. Admin should be along soon enough Id be interested un a parts list if so
  18. kerrandsmith

    Hi

    Hi, just saying hello and wondering if an Admin can ask a question. I represent an authorised Vauxhall Dealer and we are wondering if it's okay to sell some of our older parts via this forum? Thanks
  19. siggyv6cdti

    Vectra 3.0 v6 cdti 2008

    Pretty straight forward.. What i do is remove the filter housing (fuel pipes need the coloured clips pushed in to release the pipes) Under filter housing and remove old filter, check for bits of crap and possibly metal particals.. (metal particals is a sure sign of the scv's breaking down) google 3.0cdti scv's for more info... Now fit the new filter and then fit the cap back on the housing. Do the bolt up tight by hind and then give it a tiny tweek with your rachet (dont over tighten it as it may crack the housing) Put the housing back in its slot and reconnect the fuel pipes.. Now you want to get someone in the car. while you crack of an injector pipe get the person to turn the car over for about 15 seconds while you have the injector cracked, after this time the air in the system should be released so do the injector back up and and it should fire up as your assistant will still be crankin the engine.. Goggle will have more info for you mate
  20. siggyv6cdti

    Vectra 3.0 v6 cdti 2008

    Pretty straight forward.. What i do is remove the filter housing (fuel pipes need the coloured clips pushed in to release the pipes) Under filter housing and remove old filter, check for bits of crap and possibly metal particals.. (metal particals is a sure sign of the scv's breaking down) google 3.0cdti scv's for more info... Now fit the new filter and then fit the cap back on the housing. Do the bolt up tight by hind and then give it a tiny tweek with your rachet (dont over tighten it as it may crack the housing) Put the housing back in its slot and reconnect the fuel pipes.. Now you want to get someone in the car. while you crack of an injector pipe get the person to turn the car over for about 15 seconds while you have the injector cracked, after this time the air in the system should be released so do the injector back up and and it should fire up as your assistant will still be crankin the engine.. Good will have more info for you mate
  21. Andyv6

    Vectra 3.0 v6 cdti 2008

    A quick question I was wondering how easy it is to change the fuel filter? Changed oil and filter today just got fuel to do. It feels abit hesitated on power sometimes
  22. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Vauxhall meet

    Put some ideas forward and we can see if we can get it launched
  23. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Vibration on idle and revving

    SOunds very much like an inbalance on the flywheel or clutch plate (which would be unsprung for DMF) or the input shaft bearing not being a snug fit in the end of the crankshaft possibly? Alternatively it could be an issue with the engine misfiring slightly and being accentuated through the solid flywheel?
  24. Vauxhall Owners Club

    (Help) Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 coolant problem

    i would suspect the coolant pressure cap as being faulty. If it cannot hold the pressure beyond boiling point then the seal fails and releases pressure leading to coolant loss and overheating....simple and cheap fix, worth trying first
  25. Vauxhall Owners Club

    New member

    Hi ScotchVaux .....welcome to the Forum Good to have you onboard, feel free to post up any issues and we'll see if we can help out
  26. Vauxhall Owners Club

    New Member

    SOunds like fun....but don't think my old spine could take the punishment
  27. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Vauxhall Adam Seats

    There are companies that can make specialist seat covers .... try this company https://carseatcovers-albert.co.uk/?utm_source=JaguarOwnersClub&utm_medium=ForumLinks&utm_campaign=referrals
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