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  2. Hi all. I joined the forum just over a month ago but was at work (on a ship) so I didn't have a chance to get a pic of the car the Mrs had bought while I was away. But now I'm home, here's a couple of pics. I've got an 04 Astra 1.7cdti SRi (the 100bhp model). Slightly underpowered compared to my previous car that shat itself on its MOT (I had a Ford C-Max 2.0tdci that made 140bhp roughly, but the mot failure would have coated about 2k to fix). I'm liking the car. It doesn't have the space like the previous car, but that's understandable considering my previous car was an MPV. This is the first Vauxhall I've owned. But my dad has had many Vauxhall's in my childhood (Senator, Carlton, Cavalier, Omega etc etc, he was a cabby). There are a few niggles with it though, are parts interchangeable between the early to late Astra H's? Many thanks if you've taken the time to read this! Jamie.
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  3. Hi all returning to the fold after a few years away. Picked up a Corsa burg and just getting back to the Vauxhall scene. Looking forward to it.
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  4. Hi and and thanks for the joining to you all. I don't have a Vauxhall at the moment but just selling my Caravan so will be looking for an Astra to replace my Jaguar. I ordered the First Mk1 in England in 1980 and it was great for 10 years really loved it. Then worked through a Magnum, Cavalier, Frontera, Carlton & 2 Omega estates. So hoping to pick up some reports through you Guys on Astras 11 - 16 ish. Peter PS that's farther in law and wife not me
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  5. I must admit that whilst my car runs just aswell with the newer E10 petrol, the fuel economy doesn't seem as good as the E5
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  6. Thanks Andy. Not too much covering to be honest. The battery was removed and cleaned externally so that I could tidy up the battery terminals. I covered the alternator with a bag throughout. When I was jet washing the underside of the bonnet and the tops of the inner wings, landing panel etc I also covered the whole engine with a black bag. I had the crossover off along with the tophat pipes at one point so that I could get in about the back of the engine. Any open pipes like the valve cover inlet/outlets and the coolant and air intakes were covered using good quality nylon gloves. They're very versatile and always a good fit ... cut fingers off to cover over smaller pipes and use whole gloves to cover over the larger ones(always at least two layers It was a sunny day when the job got done so when it was finished the bonnet was left open for everything to dry. Car's been out for a few runs and is ticking over nicely.
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  7. We have just added a Tigra to the household. Looked at several and ended up paying top dollar for an exceptional Opel Tigra with just 17K miles. I suspect it must be one of the best Tigras around.
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  8. Hi Guys and girls. I've just joined up. I've owned my Monaro for about five years and finally got it up to a standard where I can enjoy the driving and proudly show it off too. It's a lonely business owning one of these beasts. Spare parts are scarce and can be pricey although consumables are quite reasonable. A few specialist in the UK can help here. Commonly people think the Monaro is a gas guzzler but being 5.7 litre V8 its a lazy lump which can poodle along at 45 mph at tick-over under one thousand revs or return 30 to 40 mpg on motorways. I would love to learn of other owners in or near Wiltshire area. All the best. Phil
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  9. Hi! Vauxhall Astra or Insignia Vxr 20" wheel wanted. Nation wide!
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  10. It certainly is a good set up. Most vehicles I've had in the past have been mid to high 30's, and the fuel was cheaper. And I was always impressed with getting 36+ .
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  11. Well after a good run to the North Norfolk coast, and back. It was 125 miles, which worked out at, 49.4 mpg. £20 of E10. Can't complain
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  12. Hi, I had the same hose damaged and could not fined a Vectra one, but I found a diesel Astra fit (cannot remember the year) 2001 I think, with 15mm cut of the end. Regards Steve
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  13. Hi Clifford. My Astra did run a bit rough at first on the E10, but it was also due a service at the time. But the old girl seems fine now, and is still giving good mpg for a 20 year old with over 200,000 miles on her. I wonder if the E10 may have some sort of additive that clears out any carbon deposits, and that is the cause of the jerkyness. That could just be me thinking outside the box. Hope you get it sorted.
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  14. Try this reset procedure
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  15. Hi All, I'm a New owner of a 67 plate corsa Sri in white Just to say hello to all members
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  16. It doesn't seem to have made a difference with my fuel economy. I did 130 miles the other day on £15 of E10, and the old girl gave me 56 mpg. I don't mind that from a 20 year old car that's done nearly 230,000 miles.
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  17. Hope you all good and anyone know any shows or meets to go to and dose anyone know if a ba kbox delete would make it sound more sporty many thanks
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  18. Hi there, it might be worth your time to put some pictures on of your car, that way people can have a look at it. Also putting either a price, or a way of being able to contact you for more info. Hope you find it a good home. Regards Andy.
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  19. Update on the electric fan situation. Whilst brother-in-law was changing a headlight bulb, he noticed that there was a load of corrosion around the thermostat housing. When he gave it a poke, he saw that it was breaking up. So a new thermostat unit was ordered, and he has now fitted it, and all is back to normal. A complete thermostat unit from ebay was a grand total of £27.00. So a good cheap fix.
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  20. Hi immobiliser fault says transponder not recognise, so tried the other two keys but same fault so cancelled the keys and reprgramed them which op com said it was successful, car still won't start and coming up with transponder not recognise, so ordered a set ECU ,immobiliser, and two transponder chips all matching, so see if that works and I'll let you know thanks for your help
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  21. Hey all new member with a corsa vxr been into Vauxhalls for many years and owned nova sr , nova Sri , Astra gsi and then moved away and went over to Ford rs turbo’s and Renault turbos , then did the usual and got married had kids etc… now my son is 15 and getting into cars so what better then to start him off with a Vauxhall vxr
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  22. Hi I have a selection of Vectra B parts for sale, these are new and we've changed our Vectra for a Corsa so these are surplus to requirements, they fit a Vectra B with the 1.6 Ecotec engine but may well fit others too, too good to throw away but they could be useful to someone. The list includes Fuel filter Genuine front brake pads Handbrake spring set 2 new genuine crank pulley bolts Inlet manifold gaskets - the one between the 2 halves of the manifold ICV valve Auxiliary belt Inlet manifold connector sleeve Rear door trim strip Water pump May have some other bits and bobs which I'll include if they turn up. Will post at extra cost (probably about £10) if you could not collect but would want payment up front (Paypal)? Looking for £25 but open to sensible offers. Thanks Steve
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  23. A pair of front fogs if anygood to someone
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  24. It sounds like an alignment problem Would be worth driving it to an Alignment centre (ProTyre for example) and get them to check the measurements to see if this is the issue
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  25. 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
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  26. Hi dont know were you get the price for new headlight. I paid 500 for original vauxhall new
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  27. 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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  28. Sounds like the light switch on the steering column has gone faulty
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  29. You've definitely made a class job of the engine bay. Do you cover the electrics when rinsing off the cleaning solution. I have always been a bit scared of getting water into the electrics and causing a short somewhere. My engine could seriously do with a good clean up. Regards Andy.
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  30. Hi I wondered if anyone is interested in buying a good pair of headlights for a 2006 Vauxhall vectra car. They are excellent condition as we moved to France and had to change to french headlights . We are asking £25.00 each so £50.00 the pair plus postage please email if interested
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  31. I agree with AndyR and if it was me I would introduce a hosepipe into the filler but start with low pressure to see if you can build up enough liquid to raise the blockage to the top. If not, then it would be a case of removing the bottle and investigating further
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  32. I had a custom one made for my car out of stainless steel it cost me £500 as you can see in the picture
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  33. I drive a Black pre facelift 2005 3.0 v6 cdti ELITE
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  34. I am new to the site I own a signum 2.2 love the car verry much low mileage in silver metallic
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  35. Hi Marc, I see you went to the dark side with a c-max. Welcome back to Vauxhall. I'm sure ther is someone on the forum that would give you advice if you need it. Regards Andy.
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  36. Good afternoon everyone. My first time on any car forum so apologies if this is not deemed the right way forward. I currently have a 2003 Astra Bertone Coupe (2.2, 152,000miles). I am looking to replace it (current commute car, however I do shift so my commute is a couple of times a week), however I do not have the drive space or garage space to have it SORN and to be a small labour of love so to speak so unfortunately it needs to go. It has not got any faults but has as you could imagine some age related blemishes such as rust on rear wheel arch, all wheels needing to be redone, one wing mirror particularly needing respraying (paint worn on top side), usual small stone chips on bonnet etc. I would like it to go to someone I imagine would be an enthusiast such as fellow members on here rather than it be flogged to the likes of webuyanycar and the like. Having said that, a lot of areas are still in great condition and look superb when fresh after a clean and wax, the rear interior looks entirely untouched too. Has anyone got any suggestions the best way forward for this/best site or even somone that may be interested. These cars seem to be quite rare these days especially with the Irmscher grille and rear spoiler and bonnet hosting the 2.2. Thankyou, Jonno.
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  37. I did take a photo, I'll see if I can upload it. It certainly does show how well engineered they are. Got to sort out rear exhaust as its very blowy, and I think pass the gun gum stage. But other than that it's going well.
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  38. Has anyone seen (or got any more information) about the Vaux Valves event taking place at Brands Hatch on Sunday 21st August 2022 ?
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  39. Hello everyone, Yesterday I became a member and I should like to introduce myself. My name is Hans Stegeman, I live in the Netherlands where my father used to (try and) sell Vauxhalls back in the day. In a country where Opel was number one in the selling charts that wasn't a very succesful enterprize. My first car was a 1980 Vauxhall Cavalier 2000 saloon that I still own (haven't seen it for 20 or so years but I still pay rent to the person where I garaged it so I trust it's still there). After that came a Volvo 240, a Volvo 264, an MGB roadster, a Reliant Scimitar Se6b, a BMW E34 525i touring, a BMW E39 528i touring, three Mazdas MX-5 NA and recently I bought two Mk1 Rovers 827 fastback. Oh, and a 1980 Vauxhall Cavalier 2000 Sport Hatch (here it is before I acquired it: https://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/cc-cohort/cohort-outtake-1981-vauxhall-cavalier-2000gls-sports-hatch-showing-the-capri-the-way/), now undergoing some restoration. We had one towards the end of the seventies, in orange of course, and I loved the model. Much nicer than an Opel Manta B with those horrible slots. It's this car that's the reason why I joined or more specifically a question that I'm hoping some of you will have the answer to. I'll try to attach an image (from Wikipedia / Wikimedia) that shows an after market bumper that I should like to have on my car. I haven't seen it anywhere else and don't know the producer's name. If any of you do (or perhaps even have one), please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. Best wishes, Hans
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  40. Thanks Andy for welcoming me to the forum. We'll wait and see what happens. It's not vital of course, I have a front bumper. It's just that I like this one. If one cannot be found I'll use the one I have. It'll be fun to chat with fellow members about our cars. Hans
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  41. Hi.....welcome to the Club I would firstly replace the fuel filter and ensure that the housing is also in good order (no leaks and seals good)
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  42. It certainly was a relief coming away from the test centre with just 2 advisories. And being able to pick the garage owners brains about different bits and pieces. He is a vauxhall man through and through. And a mind of knowledge. All I've got to do now is sort out the speedo drive, as its playing up again. Apparently it could need a new seal, or it could want completely replacing, or it might just be getting wet and need a bit of protection for the winter.
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  43. Hi Andy and all, I'm glad this question is finally getting some attention as I tried to raise it with Vauxhall months ago (including the Owners' Club) and got no response. I often drive my 2005 Zafira in the Netherlands, where E10 was brought in over a year ago, and I needed to know whether I could put it in my Zafira or not. The Dutch website referred to Opel of course, and listed Zafira A and Zafira B, and I had no idea whether my Zafira Life was one of those or something else! Now that E10 has been introduced in the UK as well there is at last a UK website giving advice, and it seems that it is OK to use E10, so I have stopped tanking up with the more expensive premium fuels and started using E10. So far, no problems. Fingers crossed.
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  44. Evening Daniel, welcome to the club. I f you go on the page for Signum owners, I am sure someone will be able to help with your questions. You'll find it below the New Members, and Anything Vauxhall Related sections. Just keep scrolling down until you see the signum section. Good luck in your search. Regards Andy.
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  45. I had the "Service vehicle soon" message on the display. I measured the resistances of the four glowplug/pressure sensors (Between the centre connection and a convenient metal part of the engine.). Two were around 1.2 ohms, one read 3.6 ohms and one was open-circuit. I was horrified to find the asking price of the combined glowplug and pressure sensor was £120. I found a new OEM one on Ebay for £88.99. I replaced the open-circuit one and still got the "Service Vehicle soon" message. Not having a diagnostic tool, I could not verify if it was the glow or the pressure sensor or, indeed, anything else causing the warning. I bought another glowplug/pressure sensor and fitted it. After one more warning, the message disappeared. Job done. You do need a multimeter capable of giving reliable, accurate low-resistance measurements. I used "Copperslip" on the thread before screwing the new plugs in. I bought a 1/4" square-drive torque wrench on Ebay for £15.40. The settings were difficult to read and the markings on the rotating handle did not match the engravings on the barrel, making it very difficult to have any confidence at all of the actual setting. It is very dangerous to exert much more than 10 Newton metres torque either for removing or tightening down, as the top of the plug can be turned off leaving most still stuck in the cylinder. I was lucky, both mine unscrewed easily. (If you break one, think about ignoring it and relying on the other 3 plugs! Use penetrating oil and run the engine hot before attempting removal.) Another tip; the electrical connectors just pull off but are very stiff. Use a long thin screwdriver at the bottom of the plastic connector cover, twist and the connector pops up a few mm.
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  46. Loads of videos on YouTube buddy
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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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