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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. So my Astra J 2013 1.4 was making a chirping noise while idling, removing the oil dipstick stopped the sound. After replacing the rocker cover, still made no difference. The actual cause of it was the Crank Pulley Seal. To get to this seal you need to support the engine, remove the left engine mount, take off the cambelt etc and behind all that you'll see a circle seal. Replacing that solved it instantly. It had a small leak causing air to get out. The video above isn't my video, but is the exact same noise and had the same fix. Hope this helps anyone who has this annoying noise.
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  9. Hello Claire. The first thing I would do is to check the fuses- this will be in a panel just below the dashboard on the right hand side. Presumably from your post it is neither unlocking from the remote or from the key. If all else fails- and it's a bit of a pig of a job- if you climb into the boot and remove the plastic trim on the tailgate, you can see the locking mechanism and you might be able to pop that open. My Astra doesn't have a deadlock on the tailgate, but if yours does and the CL isn't working that might remain engaged- if so then it's finding the wires and locally applying power to it. First thing to do though is check the fuses. Always the fuses. Let us know if that doesn't solve the problem. Derek
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  10. hi there i have the same year car and the same engine too i have an issue with my brake warning light i also have the audible alarm too i plugged in opcom faulty brake switch same code changed out the switch with no change assumed it was handbrake related and wrong again still no change audio and light went under bonnet disconnected the switch to the reservoir (where you top up) took for a drive no alarm or warning light so i need a new reservoir/master cylinder also have you looked under the car? i had a vibration/tinking noise i traced this down to 2 rotted out screws on the heat shield to the exhaust i fixed mine by undoing bolts and adding a couple of large washers to cover the rotted holes then tightening back up i know thats a long shot but worth a look my car is the same age and has just 73k on the clock so its pretty much similar
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  11. 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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  12. Thank you for your kind reply which did give me a little hope that someone out there may be interested in dads old car. Once I’m in a position to get it out of the garage I’ll take some photos and if I can work the technology I may well do as you have suggested. Many thanks,I am very grateful for your response.
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  13. My dad is 91 and no longer drives . For over 25 years he has driven his Cavalier GLI that he bought from his then neighbour. The car was first registered in 1992. He has driven It around town and done very few miles~ under 40,000. The car has not been out of the garage for 3 years as I finally persuaded him that at his age he shouldn’t be driving. It has been well cared for over the years and sadly due to his admission to a care home I have the awful task of deciding what to do with his beloved motor. This is not something I relish doing and want to do the right thing for my dad. I am torn in different directions with some saying it’s verging on a classic while others think it is of little value to anyone. If anyone can advise or point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.
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  14. Bought the car in May21 and have done about 3000 mile. The AdBlue warning came up say to add some within 1034 miles. On the info it showed two green blocks and a small green sliver. I got 10 L of Redex AdBlue from Toolstation @ £9.99 and put the whole lot into the tank, which was very easy. NB this stuff is meant to be very corrosive so I wore gloves and had rags at the ready. The info now has 6 blocks eg about 3/4 full. The owners manual says the AdBlue tank is 17 L Hope this helps
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  15. Thanks for the reply. It does seem that the light is related to the collision detection system. Problem is that it only comes on now and then. I will speak to my local dealer again. Regards
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  16. Right you are. My vauxhall is a bit old for that technology. I was looking on a vauxhall website on Google. Thought it might have been helpful.
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  17. Been to the garage and he thinks it is the gear box and not the clutch , car drives fine the noise however is annoying. The guy said he could not say for definite if it is the gear box until he removes it and I may aswell get a reconditioned one fitted. He also said he doesn't think it's the duel mass fly wheel and never mentioned transition
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  18. Hi there, and welcome . I have been looking through google to try to find out about your warning light. What i have found is that it is something to do with a sensor that keeps check on the distance between you and the vehicle in front. Have you got forward facing parking sensors on your combo? Might be worth seeing if they are damaged in any way. Hope this helps, and keep us all posted on the outcome. Regards Andy R.
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  19. Does enybody out there know of a Vauxhall calibra 16 v 4x4 or a calibra turbo that are for sale. Please
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  20. I have a complete set of Sintra CDX seats including the bench seat to make your Sintra an eight seater. Offers….
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  21. Well that's the theory, but it's the reality I was interested in, and are all remaps the same ??
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  22. I forgot to add that she is running on 19 inch alloys too. It's amazing how much difference that 3 inches makes. Andy.
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  23. Hi Teg2400, I personally would suggest getting a 19 inch steel wheel to have as a spare, if there is room in the spare wheel basin. My sister-in-law has a 2017 Astra 5-door. The space saver is a 16 inch wheel, it was needed a few weeks back, and the whole response of the car was totally altered because it was sitting so low on the rear corner. She is looking around to replace it with a wheel nearer to the size she is running with. I know the space savers are only supposed to be used to get you out of trouble, but they do make for a whole different drive, I can understand why there is a speed restriction on them. This probably hasn't answered your question, but it may give you an option of which to choose. Regards Andy.
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  24. I think you may have fallen across the fault at the end of your post.....the brake light switch also sends a signal to the Engine Management System (EMS) to indicate the engine is on overrun. A lot of cars have two brake switches, one to control the brake lights and the other to control the EMS. Worth replacing the switch and see if that makes a difference
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  25. Hi Andy.....welcome to the Club The Carlton and Cavalier were such good cars back in the day, unfortunately I think tin worm took out most of them that were on the road. Haven't seen any around for a long time now Good to have you onboard!
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  26. Hi....welcome to the Forum There are several double din stereos available in Halfords that would suit your needs and you should also be able to pick up a lead adapter to suit as well. As for the heated seats, you may need to code them into the car to acquire the current required to power them, otherwise they should fit and plug in as normal
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  27. I drive a Black pre facelift 2005 3.0 v6 cdti ELITE
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