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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. Earlier
  10. 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?
  11. you should be able to replace the lead but you may also be able to source an adapter possibly?
  12. Thanks for the very detailed guide to fitting the tow bar electrics. You seem to have done it very methodically and very neat installation.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Hi dont know were you get the price for new headlight. I paid 500 for original vauxhall new
  19. I have contacted a couple of stainless exhaust fabricators but none seem willing to come up with a price as yet. Fingers crossed.
  20. I wouldn't have thought the 2009 model has bluetooth but you could get an after-market audio system with bluetooth
  21. Hi,i have a Vauxhall Insignia,2.0 cdti,2013 Reg,can i swap my standard cloth seats for electric leather seats without altering wiring or do i need to upgrade the electrics ,thanks,Graeme
  22. Hi, I just bought a 2014 Insignia and while it's fair to say that it does have a couple of issues that need sorting, I am more than happy with my purchase so far. My question on here is this, is there a super quick and easy way to flash my system to bring it up to date, I have seen a few others and their screens etc look a little different to mine, they also seem to be able to do various things that I don't seem to be able to do. Having said that, I am not one to run blindly into any sort of an upgrade unless I am certain that it's absolutely required OR, I am happy in the knowledge that the upgrade will make a significant difference to me making it work better etc. A couple of questions that it might also be a good idea to ask.... Is there a way to see what software version I have installed and what is the latest version of the software available, before upgrading my software, should I back up the software that I already have installed AND if I back up the current version and the upgrade goes wrong, can I back out and re install the backed up software. I also think I may have an issue with the USB slots (2 of them in the centre console, some USB's that I try to play music from will not register and some will, yet they seem to be the same condition, some are larger than others Min 4GB Max 16GB etc, any idea's? I would hope that as my knowledge grows about this car I will be able to help others out too but right now, all I have is questions, Thanks to anyone who may be able to help in advance. Cheers Rob
  23. hello, where can i buy the camshaft caps . insignia B20DTH
  24. I'm not sure I've ever seen red on red coming to think of it Trying to keep the car as original as possible and I like the contrast of red with blue - almost tempted to do them yellow right enough. Back calipers done now too. They were really crusty so took a lot more effort but, worth it I think.
  25. Hi buddy thanks very much for info. Chip box came with diag. I've tane a pic attached of my engine showing when rail and turbo connections are located on 1.6cdti. Ps car is super smooth power delivery with more torque since racechip box fitted. Thanks guys.
  26. Sounds like the light switch on the steering column has gone faulty
  27. hello everyone, i have a jomice dashcam, and looking at hotwiring to get rid of the power cable, any help tips, videos etc, im not an electrician and not wanting to blow fuses, thanks Corsa elite car owner
  28. Thanks Andy. Yes, they're pretty decent motors as stock, parts are getting harder to get a hold of which is my worry/challenge
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