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  1. Hi Andy Thanks For your reply On the mid level instrument panel its the item , bottom left of the speedo dial. There are no running faults, it seems fine. It was fine Friday morning, Friday afternoon there it was, lit up when the engine was running, I wonder if it could be that it hasn't had a descent run lately and is getting blocked up. I'll have a g at the gearbox and engine oil tomorrow, thanks for the suggestion. Regards Geoff
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  2. Hi Trevor, The Astra seems happier on the old E5, but will see how it goes this week, as was only able to get the E10 today. And as it was quite low due to having the fuel shortage, beggars cant be choosers. I always believed that supermarkets got their fuel from the main suppliers, i.e., BP, Esso, and Shell, and it was just transported in the supermarkets own vehicles. Had to use Tesco today as our BP has not had any fuel for about a week. Glad that your Harley is ok with it, nice to know that you haven't got to spend on changing pipes and seals to keep it going, and you can get out and enjoy.
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  3. Hi all, First post from me and maybe a good one for some. I have a 2013 Arden Blue Astra VXR and i am looking to sell and preferably someone who will look after it as it was my first car! If anyone is interested and wants more information about it, please reply and am happy to share more info. Thanks David
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  4. Thank you. I have discovered that the pressure sensor/glow plug is very expensive; obtainable on line for £98; I bought a brand new OEM BERU one from Ebay for £88.75. I have measured the resistance of the 4 glow plugs; 1.2, 4.8, open circuit, 1.2 ohms. So I replaced the open circuit one with the new one, which also showed 1.2 Ohms. The Service vehicle soon message still shows. The non-Vauxhall garage mechanic reported only 2 faults - both glow plugs. I found an unverified comment online which suggested that the ECU would show the warning if the pressure readings were out of specification as one would hope and expect. I don't know if the ECU OBD reader used by my mechanic would be able to give precise details of the glow plug fault, but it is likely that 4.8 ohms (and the reduced current) would be outside spec. I suppose I should bite the bullet and spend another £88. But the car starts OK as it is. BERU says that the use by the ECU of the cylinder pressures allows reduction of NOx and carbon in the exhaust by up to 90%. Very useful if true! When I owned a Skoda Octavia, I bought the Ross-Tech OBD appliance. What a pity Vauxhall has been so difficult about allowing owners to have their own diagnostic devices.
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  5. Hi all , THANKS FIRST OF ALL TO ANDYR, FOR ALL THE HELP, BEEN HAVING LOADS OF PROBLEMS WITH MY MERIVA B ,ALL DIAGNOSTICS, ANYONE , IS THE IAT FITTED WITH IN THE MAF.
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  6. Loads of videos on YouTube buddy
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  7. i think you may be right, my kids constantly berate me for driving too cautiously, I'll give it a good run and see what happens. I'm working from home more than before covid and the car was stood idle during the lock down so I guess that might be a factor. many thanks
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  8. Hello Gavlar 2021 That's undoubtedly bearings inside the gearbox. Gear ratios are made up by combining 2 or more various pinions, for example gears 1 and 2 might use pinion combination A/B, with 1 also using C/D and 2 using E/F, for example. Often first gear provides the drive for reverse when engaged through a reverse idler, for example. You'll be looking at the 'box coming out for that, I'm afraid. However, a *good* gearbox repairer should be able to identify and replace the bearings quite quickly and for a modest price, but you'll need to check the rest of the bearings whilst the 'box is out. My opinion (not a guarantee) is that the repair to the 'box should not be expensive- the more expensive bit will be paying someone to take the box out. I can put you in touch with a good gearbox repair company, though they don't take them out the cars- just rebuild units sent to them... Most garages that claim to repair gearboxes in fact don't- they send them to places such as the workshop next to me, charge you a large markup in the process. If you know which workshops to go to and you take the gearbox straight in, the cost is much, much lower and you get to talk to a specialist rather than- with respect to most garages- basically a fitter. Good luck.
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