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  3. Hi all hope you are all well and keeping safe. in the last couple of days I have replaced the fan/ utility belt and installed a new belt tensioner on a 2007/8 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 petrol and everything seems ok, however, the belt squeals when the steering wheel is turned in either direction and sometimes when the engine is first started I have checked the tensioner fittings and everything looks and feels sound. Can anyone offer me some pointers / advice. Thanks in advance. Jim
  4. Hi just joined today I am 67 years young and I help my son and his partner with the maintenance of their car and I hope to be able to get some help / support with info and advice to help them keep the car serviceable and fit for use. I am a retired engineer and used to be a self employed car Mechanic back in the 80's 90's so I have a good background in car repairs and maintenance, however, my knowledge of modern cars can be a little limited so I hope other members will be forgiving and tolerant with me and I look forward to chatting with members.
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  6. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I have brought a mk4 astra van 1.7cdti sportive. It had a cut out issue. I can drive it for a while then it will cut out and start back up after 10/15 seconds, but will only rev to 3 1/2 I’ve changed throttle body, housing, Egr and pipe to the engine as it was coming up egr and maf fault. While doing this a blank plate (coke can) dropped out of the egr pipe. After this the van was fine for about 2 miles then back to same issue. Someone mentioned crankshaft sensor so today I have changed that. Again 2miles down the road it cut out and again it started back up. I gave it some power to see how it would react and it blew the front rubber pipe of the throttle body! However I can still use full throttle and it’s not flagging up on the dash or on a scan! Thanks in advance!
  7. Hi Dan....welcome to the Forum That's a varied collection of cars you've owned over the years, personally I was a big fan of the mk3 Rover 200 🙂 Hope you enjoy your time with the Astra and good to have you onboard
  8. Thought I would say Hi and join these forums. My Names Dan, I am 32 and I love driving. My car History, I started with a Rover 216SLI (bubble shape 😄 ) on my parent’s insurance, then After a bit I brought my own Ford Fiesta 1.4 Ghia 3dr. But after only one week of owing it, I had to sell it back to the dealer due to medial reasons, and not drive for a year. After this time, my GF (wife now) had a Peugeot 107 which I drove too. After getting married we needed a bigger car, so I brought a great 2013 Mazda 6 Estate 2.2Ltr, but after about 5 years of owning it, things started going wrong and I made the decision to sell. So here's my new car My 2017 Astra Elite Nav 1.4Ltr turbo I have owned it for 7 months and it has been great so far, not a big fan of the electric handbrake though, but the positives out way the negatives. Looking forward to getting to know your guys. any small mods you think are a must? Already changed the headlight bulbs and it now has a K&N air filter. Dan
  9. Serviced in may Opel, i brought a new Delphi coil pack and cleared code, so far so good,warning lights did not come back, need to take it on longer run to be sure.
  10. On some cars the spanner symbol comes on to signify Service is pending. Additionally, it can be to state there is a fault with the vehicle. It may be worth clearing the Service light by following any YouTube video on how to do this
  11. Hi, my 2008 Zafira B started to run a bit rough and the engine management light came on, so hooked up opcom and P0354 - Ignition Coil Cylinder 4 Circuit Malfunction (00) - Present code came up, so then cleared code and took for a drive, engine management light did not come up this time, but every now and then a warning light of a car with spanner over it would go on then out, so i then connected opcom gain ,this time no fault registered guessing because engine management light didn't come on only the car with spanner,what is the next course if action? Thanks
  12. Hi...welcome to the Forum It's a difficult one because without drilling holes in the door and bulkhead which is not advisable at all then it will be difficult to introduce any further wires into the existing loom. Lets hope someone can come up with an alternative solution
  13. Hi Mike....welcome to the Forum There should be a default for the brake to come on automatically when the power is cut and the vehicle is stationary. It would worth visiting the dealership to ask them and if they need to make a default to the system.
  14. Hi Antonio.....welcome to the Forum What appears to be the problem with the ignition barrel?
  15. Hello Iain, yes you do have a couple of great cars there. I myself have a couple of Astra G's. One of mine is the 16 valve 1.6 auto, and the other is an 8 valve 1.6 manual. Hope you get the HC Viva up and running soon. Regards Andy
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  17. I have put focal speakers in my doors just using aftermarket connectors, but i think they will benifit from an amp. I want do it properly using suitable grade speaker wire. I have been racking my brain and trying different ways. I just cannot find a way to get speaker wires from the door to inside the car or vice versa. Has anyone pictures or a clear description of what route the wires need to go for each door? i have removed the rubber that goes from the door to the body, but it looks like the wires join the main body via connection blocks. There is a small gap underneith which i have tried threading the cable through (you can see red circle on picture). However i cannot workout how to get it to or where it can come out in the footwell. What am i doing wrong? I have only tried the drivers side. I am hoping the passenger and rear doors are easier.
  18. Hi all I'm Antonio and I'm looking to sort a problem with the ignition barrel of my Vectra 2006.
  19. Hi Folks is it possible in the settings to make the handbrake come on if you take the keys out of the ignition. I had a Nissan Qashqui which did it automatically when you took the keys out. Brand new car so worried I may forget to put the handbrake on. cheers mike
  20. siggyv6cdti may know of where to locate one
  21. Hi....welcome to the Forum It is worth checking the microswitches as if any of these are faulty or misaligned then this will cause the issue.
  22. Hi Iain....welcome to the Forum A fine couple of Vauxhalls you have there. The Viva is now a very rare car indeed, not often I see one nowadays. Good to have you onboard
  23. Hi.....welcome to the Forum I am surprised that the parts supply is drying up but I can also imagine that the secondhand parts market is quite buoyant also. Good to have you onboard
  24. Hi All Just Joined into Owners Club after Various Vauxhall over the Years. My Current Rare Vauxhalls are a Pair of the last of the Production Run Signum V6 2.8 T 57 Plate. Have Owned Signum for 12 Years Now and think they were very underrated. I am Finding Availability of Parts increasingly more Difficult. Does anyone have Knowledge of a Signum Parts Stockist as Vauxhalls Cave of parts are quite Select Would Appreciate any Pointers Thanks DavidB
  25. hello, I have a Corsa 1.4 Petrol 2007. I have a few questions on it. The car is going fine except that it is using water not alot. The car is not over heating. When i checked the water bottle it was dirty with small creamy deposits in it. I checked the oil cap and there was alot of creamy brown deposits on cap and sitting below it at top of engine. My first thought was head gasket. When I spoke to a mechanic he said to check the oil cooler as they can gave trouble and gaskets go allowing water and oil to mix at that point. I took off the exhaust manifold tonite expecting to see an oil cooler to side of the oil filter housing , but there is none there. Can anyone tell me if there is one on this car and if so where is it. Or is there another test to see if it is the head gasket. I forgot to say alo that I removed the thermostat from the water pipes and tested that by dropping it into a jug of boiling water, there was no change to the stat. would that indicate that it is done also and needed to be replaced. I have attached a sample of the creamy deposits left in one of the hoses and also view of the engine with exhaust removed where I would exspect to see the oil cooler, the oil filter housing is just in view on right side bolted to block. Alot of questions, but any help would be great.
  26. Hi Does anybody know where I could Obtain a Full Exaust System for a Signum 2.8 V6 T 57 plate
  27. Still unable to upload pic but I've given up for now, been tracking wires for days. Something to go back to later. Meanwhile I managed to get a set of Gsi 17" rims incase I fancy a change. One rim marked but not badly and need one tyre
  28. Hi all, New here and wanted to show my two cars. Astra 1600 16valve on a 2000 plate which I've owned for 16yrs and the Viva is a rare old beast, one of only 4 left (2 4dr Saloons and 2 Estates) 1800sl Automatic. Not roadworthy at the moment but getting there slowly.
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