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  2. Hi thanks for reply didn't think of that I'll try that this weekend and let you know and thanks again
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  4. Hi my dad has a vectra 2.6 cdx 2001 he has asked me if I could scrap it for him but it far to good to scrap I think it could be a classic and would be a shame to scrap it. Would anyone be interested in it? Many thanks mark
  5. Can the standard clutch on a 2.0 cdti cope with a stage 1 map? I've recently purchased a insignia. The clutch feels ok until under load. Found out from the dealer it was mapped 3yrs ago
  6. Been scratching my head since I bought this car at a few weeks ago, another one of the things I have found is that it has a kind of chirpy/squeak that seems to be coming from the front left hand side, it sounds like it could be a Shocker that's a bit dry or a bush that has a bit of play, it's always there, not very loud, just loud enough to REALLY be annoying, it starts as soon as you start to move and obviously it stops when the car stops. I took it into Vauxhall and they wanted to book it in for a diagnosis, they told me that it could take a couple of hours to figure it out because sometimes they are just hard to find but I should also be ready for a non diagnosis if they may not be able to determine the issue..... BUT! it's going to be a couple of weeks before they can fit it in due to staff shortages etc, I didn't book it in, for a main dealer, they sounded VERY vague. Next I went to Kwik Fit (yeah I know, rip off central) they insisted on booking it in because that's their system so I did, when I dropped it off a couple of days ago the mechanic said that he's just drive it round the car park a few times to see if the noise made itself known and then put it on a ramp, His few times round the car park turned into a half a lap, then he drove it into the garage and put it on a ramp, I didn't even get time to take a sip of my brand new Kwik Fit Latte before they cam to the waiting room for me to accompany them to the ramp where my car was in the air, I thought here goes, they have found an armful of jobs to do and a cost to match, not so, in fact he showed me the underside and pointed toward the inside of my front left wheel, he said, something round here is squeaking...... he wasn't sure what it was but it didn't need a long drive to hear it. He said it was probably either the Track Rod End bush, the Shocker or the Lower arm bushes that were squeaking but couldn't tell which. He suggested that the best thing to do would be for me to let the problem develop and then take it back when the noise get's worse, with that I left ... NO CHARGE! (what is happening to Kwik fit (they didn't even look round it to see if there was anything else that the car "needed", I was shocked. So I left with my squeaky car, it's soo annoying, it's in the background all the time. A a last straw, I went to a local garage today with a very high hourly rate but excellent at diagnosing faults by listening, well, they didn't charge me at all, they couldn't diagnose it either, they did however say that it was more than likely to be the lower arm, these car's have a tendency for the lower arm bush to hive slightly causing the squeak but not enough to effect the performance in any way or to make it apparent when a pry bar is used, the only way to confirm that it is that bush is to swap out the lower arm. My question is simply, has anyone else had the same issue and solved it? Or does anyone have any advice at all? Cheers
  7. I have a 1.4 Corsa on a 63 plate. On my dashboard there is no engine temp gauge I am worried that I can't keep a check on the engine temp whist sat in summer traffic jams driving to the sea side. There is a fan that I hear cut in on certain occasions. Is this a true electic fan or a free wheeling fan fan that " bites" when bonnet temp gets hot ... Thanks for any help regards Dave o
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  9. Hi. I am looking for some help as I need to sell my late mother's Corsa 1.4L. It is as new, totally standard, with only 11,331 on the clock, full service history, and has been garaged for the last 10+ years. It is much to good to be sold to be used as a learner hack, but I have no idea where would be the best places to advertise to reach people who want, would like, and will appreciate what is a fairly unique car (nearly 30 years old, standard with just 11k miles) Any advice or help gratefully received Keith
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  11. Not sure about the compatibility of the locks but it may at least be a short term measure to avoid the door flying open? Maybe also you could strip down both parts and make a good one out of the two?
  12. you should be able to replace the lead but you may also be able to source an adapter possibly?
  13. Thanks for the very detailed guide to fitting the tow bar electrics. You seem to have done it very methodically and very neat installation.
  14. Please let us know as it would be good to find out for future reference if it is an issue with sump gaskets on this model or a defective oil filter brand
  15. Tried a number of Vauxhall dealers for supply of a TRAILER OUTPUT PLUG so that the 12 supply could be connected to the tow bar universal relay, but nobody in Vauxhall had ever seen this plug and had NO IDEA where to pick up 12volts. I then decided carry out the usual method of cutting a chunk of insulation from the 12 volt wire to the rear fuse box and soldering on a wire ( see photo ). The 12 volt supply wire is very thick and to do a good solder joint the soldering iron must be very hot, I used a 48 watt iron which was just right for soldering to this thick wire. Also spoke to the designer of the universal relay, he told me it is perfectly safe to leave the relay permanently connected to 12volts. I was going to fit a switch to switch off the 12 volts when not towing but now didn’t bother to do that. Tested all working OK.
  16. Hi. I have a 14 plate tourer, and the aux cord is not compatible with my phone (galaxy s22 ultra) is this something that can be sorted by myself?
  17. The driver’s door lock on my 51-plate Omega saloon has gone wrong: the door will come open at random times as I drive. Vauxhall say the part is no longer available. Does anyone have advice on finding a replacement? On eBay, I have found four people selling a right-hand front lock. All four sellers are from European countries that drive on the right, and all of them have replied to my question, and have said the locks are from LHD cars. One seller specifically said that a right-side lock from an LHD car does not have a hole for the engagement of the manual key lock in the driver’s door of my RHD car. If I accept that the manual key lock will no longer work, I could try to fit one of these locks from an LHD car, but there may still be problems fitting it – does anyone know whether it would be possible to fit? These locks on eBay are from a variety of model years of the Omega B. They look the same, apart from some having a blue plastic shield added. Can anyone confirm that they’ll all be compatible?
  18. Appreciate the reply, will get this sorted
  19. can you swap the sensors (e.g. the lead connections) so that the fault if present with the sensor is switched to number 1 and this will confirm a fault
  20. I would recommend anything that is manufactured in UK or Europe, obviously avoid the cheap options as they are cheap for a reason. I guess you could source the parts yourself and get the garage to fit the new ones, especially if they have failed in less than a year they would fit it cheaper for you
  21. Sorry to hear that but I guess it is a fault you could live with and the car may give you many years of reliable service so you can recoup some of the money back on it
  22. You can get aftermarket sounds deadening but ensure it is fireproof and not capable of sagging onto the engine. Wind deflectors are the best way forward and will definitely improve the wind noise
  23. from memory the fuel pump is actuated by the system relay which I think is the one in the photo. it needs a crankshaft signal which if not present (e.g. crank sensor faulty) then it won't run the system relay
  24. Hi dont know were you get the price for new headlight. I paid 500 for original vauxhall new
  25. I have contacted a couple of stainless exhaust fabricators but none seem willing to come up with a price as yet. Fingers crossed.
  26. Hello Everyone. This is my first post. Just purchased a new towbar and electrics on eBay from Towtrust with total cost £212.76. Fitting the bar was no problem. Checked how CANBUS worked and found the brake and tail lights all work on Single filament bulb ( usually a double filament bulb without canbus ). Measured volts on the bulb with tail lights on found 4 volts then measured with foot brake on found 12 volts on same bulb. The universal wiring kit can see the different voltage and light the correct bulbs on my trailer lighting board. This universal wiring kit is JUST FOR 7 PIN TRAILER BOARD not complete caravan kit. Only had to connect 12v and earth to power the universal RELAY and then only 3 wires to get all lights to work on the board. The Red brake light wire was connected first and both tail lights and the brake light worked, then both direction light wires were connected to finish the job all VERY EASY. My problem to ask is WHERE TO PERMANENTLY CONNECT THE 12 VOLT SUPPLY TO THE RELAY. I just jammed a 12v feed into the plug ( red circle on photo) including the 15amp fuse. The instructions say to run a wire directly from the battery to the new relay in the boot. I DO NOT want to do this as the fuse box in the boot has 2 large 12 volt supply cables already. I know I could cut a chunk of insulation from this thick wire and just solder a wire to it but this would not look good and damages car wiring. The boot fuse box should have A TRAILER OUT PLUG but I do not have this. So has anyone managed to get a 12v feed from this fuse box. The 2 large 12v cables are live all the time even with ignition key removed. I will be fitting an on / off switch so that power to the relay is OFF when not towing. Here are a few photo’s of the rear fusebox. PS: The FIXED FLANGE towbar DID NOT affect the reversing sensors, they still work perfectly. Best Regards Dave
  27. I wouldn't have thought the 2009 model has bluetooth but you could get an after-market audio system with bluetooth
  28. Slight perforation in the oil filter spraying a fine mist onto the engine block. Also, it could be a poor gasket on the sump
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