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  4. Thanks. The kits seem to be less than £20. The garage I am using don't like refurbing BUT I do. Anyway - worth a try. Currently on the back burner as the garage have space and a Mustang to finish rebuilding while i research. Worry is the locking wheel nut key broke on the last wheel and a caliper bleed nipple has snapped, I had a spare caliper but on dismantling the casing broke apparently. Bit of a slow reply from me as I lost my notes on how to log in !.
  5. Hi Guys I have just signed up. I have a Vauxhall Vectra SRi W reg which I have owned for over 12 years. It was one of the last ones off the production line at Luton. It was previously owned by my mother in law who bought it new from Motorbodies in Luton. in 2020 I am now looking to sell it as I am getting a new car. It runs like a dream still but does need some cosmetic work but nothing major. I am sure somebody out there would be interested as you dont see many of this type of Vectra on the roads these days. Can you anyone advise the best forum on which to sell it? Thanks
  6. Hi All, I have a Vauxhall Vectra SRi W reg which I have owned for over 12 years. It was previously owned by my mother in law who bought it new from Motorbodies in Luton. I am now looking to sell it as I am getting a new car. It runs like a dream still but does need some cosmetic work but nothing major. Can you anyone advise the best forum on which to sell it? Thanks
  7. Hi All, I have a Vauxhall Vectra SRi W reg which I have owned for over 12 years. It was previously owned by my mother in law who bought it new from Motorbodies in Luton. I am now looking to sell it as I am getting a new car. It runs like a dream still but does need some cosmetic work but nothing major. Can you anyone advise the best forum on which to sell it? Thanks
  8. Hi Paul, welcome to the club. Yes there is always someone who can help offer assistance. Another member, Westcliff67 also has the same model as yourself, and has been dealing with bits and pieces on it. So he would be my suggestion to contact if you need advice. Happy motoring.
  9. Hi Phil, and welcome to the club. That is a nice looking ride you have there. I haven't seen many Monaro's about around here in Norfolk. I think i saw a red one before lockdown at our local McDonalds, but it could've just been passing through. I would guess that the "lazy lump" has took a few people by surprise. And such good mpg for a V8. And I thought my little 1.6 had good mpg....
  10. I recently brought a 2015 ecoflex insignia, my stop start is very unpredictable. I have drove over a thousand miles in 2 weeks. The stop start activates and the car turns off but then after 10 seconds or so the car starts any ideas? Thanks
  11. I have previously owned a SEAT Leon for 7yrs and bought my first Vauxhall. Impressed so far with the leg and height room but getting used to the software etc and gadgets is challenging so it is work in progress at the moment. Will need to get used to many new things compared to the Leon. Having a manual Crossland instead of an electric automatic Crossland in the present climate l think is a positive.
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  13. Morning all I have owned a meriva b 1.3 diesel for about 12 months happily without incident , until 2 weeks ago ... when driving it sounded like it was a brake back plate catching , so i checked around took all the wheels off and inspected , turns out the noise is coming from gearbox. I drained oil and refilled to little result , firstly the gearbox had ATF oil but its manual , also has anyone successfully renewed gearbox on meriva without losing the will to live/burning it to ash/declaring bankruptcy . i eagerly await the response ... your sincerely Meriva widower
  14. Hi Westcliff, We're ex of Southend. How did you get on with your roof problem? Was it sorted, or still ongoing? I have the same problem with mine. I had to replace a split hydraulic hose and refill the reservoir after the roof failed. The boot lock had stopped opening on the central locking earlier than the roof packed up. It was temperamental, only opening from time to time. I understand it might be related to the roof problem and linked to the roof ECU. Another thing I read last night was about disconnecting the battery for a 24 hour period to let the roof ECU power down completely. I'm about to try that. Paul
  15. Hi Geof, and welcome back to the Vauxhall family. May you have many happy miles in your big Vauxhall.
  16. Hello i have a quastion about Opel Insignia 2.0 cdti dtr biturbo facelift 04.2016, does thiss type of engines has the crankshaft problem with low oil pressure like others Insignia 2.0 cdt dtr or dtj 2009-2012. Thank you
  17. Hi all, need some help. Bought a 06 vivaro couple of months ago and its been running perfectly fine apart from the battery being a bit on the old side as it was losing charge quickly so it was replaced (alternator was tested and no parasitic drain was found so put down to old battery). When battery was replaced by AA, it activated the immobiliser (flashing, not steady). We were able to intermittently start the engine using the central locking trick with the key/dashboard button but now it won't deactivate at all. AA autolocksmiths were called out disconnected and reconnected the battery, cut us a new key (we only had one) and reprogrammed the old key. No joy. An auto electrician was called out who retried everything that the AA did, plus tested all fuses (I'm not 100% sure all were tested, just the passenger side and under bonnet ones) and they ran diagnostics which flagged communication with the ecu. He recommended replacing the entire ecu kit with a second hand one off ebay and said that the code he gave needs to match to jncrease chance of success but even then its not guaranteed to work. Currently, no complete kits are available with the code we need. Is it essential that is matches? Secondly, has anyone else been in the same situation and replaced the ecu kit to fix the immobiliser issue? From googling, it seems to be a common issue in these vans but everyone seems to have rectified their problem from simpler fixes. Honestly wish I never bought this van! Currently thousands out of pocket as its sat on the drive unable to start and only been used a few times. It was fine before the battery change :(
  18. Hi all. I have a facelift Insignia 2014 + 2.0 cdti eco flex and a few weeks ago I had the garage replace the timing belt on it, right after I thought the car was feeling a bit slower than usual, particularly when driving up hill. this gradually seems to have got worse and a few days ago when accelerating the car suddenly lost power as though the speed limiter was on, once turn engine back off and on its ok again but not until I accelerate, and then it does it again. it seems to be gettting worse and happens now hen i'm not accelerating as hard. I took it back to garage who did timing belt, no codes for cambelt issues but he said there was one for a boost leak. I remembered afterwards that the big intercooler pipe had a split in it a few months earlier and I replaced that, so I am not sure if the boost leak code was from that time or if it is relevant now. does anyone have any ideas what the issue could be, or what other common pipes or whatever jmight be causing this \? thanks
  19. Hi John I would try eBay to see if there is anyone breaking an earlier model and has the ignition barrel and key What is wrong with the original one you have?
  20. Thank you. Yes, I understand this could be an issue, but the doors are locking/unlocking perfectly. The offending switch is seemingly not closing correctly and sending feedback to the CPU (hence, dashboard illumination and warning sound…….further to which, the warning sound can be silenced by activating the ‘Child Locks’ in the rear doors to the ‘on’ positions, the dashboard lamp remains illuminated though).
  21. You could try fishing line behind the trims and this cuts through the adhesive tape and if you hit a resistance then this is probably a retaining clip/pin
  22. Usually gear knobs either unscrew (anticlockwise) or pull directly upwards (but ensure your face is not directly above when doing this - been there before)
  23. You could look at aftermarket wheels but beware of cheap copies coming through from China Alternatively, worth asking your local dealership what wheels they have listed for the Antara and at least you could see which ones would be available even if you bought secondhand Also, beware of buying one from a crash damaged car as they can sometimes be dangerous as deformed in the accident
  24. Hi Peter.....welcome to the Club Always good to try to keep as many classics on the road as possible. The only thing I would say to be aware of on the Carltons is rust.....it creeps in and definitely worth Waxoyl it for the winter (even if storing it in a garage) and this should preserve it for many years
  25. Hi! Vauxhall Astra or Insignia Vxr 20" wheel wanted. Nation wide!
  26. It is a nice looking car, and clean for its age. I too have had a variety of Vauxhalls over the years. HB Viva, Cavalier SRi, and now on my 2nd mk4 Astra G. I also drove a mk1 Carlton, and a mk2 Carlton as taxi's back in the late 80's.
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