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  3. That is such a shame to see such an iconic late 50's, early 60's car left to mother nature in a field. Never owned one, but always liked the style.
  4. My sons Agila (2009) has a broken wing mirror cap. He's bought a replacement but we could do with some advice on how to remove the old one please!
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  6. Anyone know what the std oil pressure range is for this engine, and when the pressure relief valve cuts in at when cold.
  7. Well after the best part of 3 months being stood up whilst I fought with a handbrake cable, and the weather. The Astra has finally been and had its mot, and passed with flying colours. So now to polish and give her a good valet. So glad to have her back on the road.
  8. Morning Jasper, and welcome to the club. Feel free to post any questions you might have regarding your car, as there is always someone who might be able to help.
  9. 2018 zafira tourer with 110000 miles on it serviced requarly with oil changed every 10000 timing chain snapped inside engine according to everything what i have heard and read the chains are supposed to last the lifetime of the car. this timing chain is a non servicable item does this mean it would be still under a warranty of some sort
  10. I would like to know where you got a new headlight for that price please! I have a 2012 Insignia which needs a new nearside headlight plus ballast box due to water getting into the unit, they can only be purchased from a Vauxhall dealer and it is going to cost over £1,600 which is just ridiculous! The car has failed its MOT therefore cannot be used. It is in perfect condition otherwise however still only worth just over £3,000, I still feel Vauxhall should be held responsible as the offside headlight needed replacing twice for the same problem, however I managed to get them done under warranty after a fight! kengolfer@hotmail.co.uk
  11. Have checked all seals cannot see where water is getting in
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  13. Jasper hear got a corsa f 1.5 d elite white with a black roof.
  14. Hi Folks, I am the recent proud new owner of a 2014 4WD country tourer. The car has covered 42K and has a full vauxhall service history. Within the 1st week of ownership my wife took the car out for a drive at night and thinks she reversed over a large(ish) stone when making a 3 point turn. That night, messages appeared on the dash stating the Rear Axle & 4WD system needed a service. I don't know if this is a coincidence or a possibility that some damage has been done underneath the car. I guess I have two questions. 1) Does anyone know what servicing should be done on the 4wd system and at what intervals? I read through the service book but couldn't see any specific mention of the 4wd system in the service checklist that vauxhall produced/have been carrying out. 2) I appreciate it is hard to answer this question, but does anyone have any idea what parts underneath the car for the 4wd system may have been damaged (if any) when reversing over the stone?! I am praying for a not to costly outcome :-( Thanks in advance for any guidance on this!
  15. Well it's all fitted back together nicely now. Handbrake all adjusted up. Monday morning I will be seeing if I can book an mot, and hopefully be back on the road again soon. I thought I'd better give the old girl a birthday wash too.
  16. Hello Team, After almost 150K with the factory shock absorbers on my 2009 Corsa D (1.4, 90HP), it is time to change them as there are significant signs of wear, especially in the rear ones. I am interested in keeping the same level of comfort and, possibly, adding a little more stability and handling when necessary. I am living on the suburbs of Athens, Greece and not inside the big city and also, I am doing some long distance trips here and there (400K-700K). I am thinking the below: Changing top mounts/stops and bumbers with the original GM ones Keeping the same springs Change all 4 shock absorbers with: Bilstein B4 Koni STR.T I have read here and there some bad comments about the Bilstein blacks (B4) and some others say that Koni STR.T are too stiff for Corsa D. Any suggestions so as not to sacrifise comfort and slightly improve handling and stability maybe without being too stiff (let;s leave price factor out of the way as I am willing to pay more to satisfy my needs)?
  17. R reg Astra hatchback 1.6 GLS Auto. Genuine 38000 miles and full service history. One owner selling after their passing. No reasonable offer refused. Location Northampton
  18. Thanks for the advice. We removed the plug from the ABS unit this morning but couldn,t see any signs of corrosion. There was a trace of browney sludge around though. There may have been more but the auto electrician may have wiped it off last week. I was considering BBA Reman but the feed back doesnt look very promising? Their website looks good, also the service they offer looks good. My local garage said they will do the job and send it off for repair to BBA if I want. They are going to have another word with the auto electrician before going any further so I will hang fire for now. Thanks again, Alphonse.
  19. Hi l have a vectra 2.2 sri150b petrol car that requires a good home. It is a 02 reg and the timing chain has been replaced. Starts first time all the time. I do not have a mot on it at the moment. Have not had time. I have just moved house and have no where to keep it and l would like this going to a good home. I know these cars are starting to get rare now. If anyone is interested please contact me. Many thanks
  20. Oh dear StellaDMN .....don't worry we all have these moments (blonde or otherwise) Its just good that its not a expensive fault and can simply be cured by switching off a button Sometimes the bus is the best and least troublesome option, also means you can shop and have a drink as well
  21. All of the diagnosis seem plausible but only one is more than likely causing the fault. I would consider very carefully how much money you throw at this fault without determining the exact cause (considering that age of the car and the extent to which damage may have occurred) If the coolant has leaked into the ABS unit then quite possible it may also have traced up the wiring into the loom and this can be expensive to replace. So a rebuild of the ABS unit may only be half of the problem. Companies like BBA Reman are very good at diagnosing faulty units and offering an exchange one for a reasonable price
  22. Not sure of which exact fuse to tap into but have done this job before on a Honda and measured the volts to see which fuse is live and if it goes off when the ignition is switched off....seemed to be completely different to the one I though it would be (fusebox cover description)....best to measure as you will definitely know which one is best.
  23. Hi....welcome to the Club Thats a fine looking Insignia, particularly like the end of the reg number. Good to have you onboard!
  24. Hi there. I have a meriva 2012, petrol 1400cc manual gearbox. For a few months I have had the ABS warning lights coming on and off at random times. My local garage checked it over, their reader said it was a front left speed sensor and fitted a new one. When I picked it up the lights were all back on. When they road tested it there were no lights on. They fitted another speed sensor wondering if the other was faulty. It wasn,t. I contacted an auto electrician who diagnosed a wiring fault either at the ABS or the wire to the sensor. He advised me to take it to the Vauxhall agent which I did reluctantly. Their diagnostic said it was a faulty ABS unit caused by a water leak from the expansion tank. I haven,t needed to top up the water for nearly a year so I didn,t get that story. In the morning I will remove the battery and have a good look myself as the space is limited to see properly. The agent quoted me £2250 to fit a new ABS and expansion tank. I have just seen that they can be sent off for refurbishing, has anyone had experience of this type of job? Can anyone advise me of any pitfalls please. Thanks Alphonse.
  25. Hi mate..I don't think that will work..Software incompatibility for the Can Bus networks to talk to each other through each ecu and body control.......Immobiliser circuits that normally go through from your ignition to the clocks,body control module and engine ecu won't be able to communicate and not forgetting the fuel tank and pipework will be different also.. Go back to the 80's you could virtually swap anything over..Modern stuff...Nightmare..
  26. Oh, dear! Blonde moment! My son is sitting in his London office, laughing his socks off! Apparently, I must have touched the cruise control button accidentally (I never use it) because it seems that LIM stands for 'speed limit set' rather than the more drastic 'limp mode'. So he told me to turn it off with the button on the steering wheel, which I have now done. I didn't dare tell him that in order to photograph the fault, I accidentally dropped my phone and it disappeared down an iPhone-sized hole behind the steering wheel! Luckily, I managed to poke it out again with my fingernail. I think next week on shopping day, I might just catch a bus instead, I'm sure it would be a lot less fraught!
  27. New to the forum. I have just purchased a Grandland X and want to install a Dashcam. I have a hard wire kit, . However I'm wondering which fuse to Number to use so that the dashcam turns off when the ignition does. I would also like to change the wallpaper the on the Infotainment System. I have seen how this is done on a Vauxhall Corsa Infolink system and wondered if anyone else had tried this? Any Assistance gratefully received Mark
  28. Hello I have a facelift 2013 Insignia (diesel) and have just noticed this sign on the dash. It once went into limp mode when my oil was low (it didn't warn me) I'm not sure what the warning means but I've checked the oil level and it's fine. I'm afraid to use it in case it's something dire - please can anyone tell me what it means? TIA Stella
  29. Hello - I'm the proud owner of an Insignia 2013 facelift model. The owner before me was my son, who drove it hard but was always serviced regularly and is in VGC. Looking for information, as it's my first \vauxhall. :)
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