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About AndyR

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    East Harling, Norfolk.
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    Astra G 1.6LS 2003.

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  1. AndyR


    Mmmm, cracked alloys, I can verify that one. Please make sure that if you get secondhand to check they've not been welded. My Astra had a welded alloy on when i bought the car. After a couple of months I noticed it was cracking near the bolt holes. That wheel was removed and scrapped. Replacement found on ebay for £15.
  2. AndyR

    Vauxhall astra j

    Hi there, if it's anything like the astra g, then there is 3 bolts on the front cross member, under bonnet, a couple of self tappers in each wheel arch. And possibly 3 plugs holding the dust guard in place underneath. Hope we've been helpful.
  3. Hello from norfolk. Whilst out and about today collecting children from a scout camp 50 miles away, i noticed that after engine was up to running temp, the oil light would flicker when i stopped at a junction or traffic lights. If i tickled the throttle, it would go out, and once moving at normal speeds it stayed out. Since being home for a few hours, i went and checked oil level. It is spot on. Does anyone have any ideas as to the cause? Will be doing an oil and filter change tomorrow as its due a change. Regards and Thanks in advance. Andy.
  4. AndyR

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    it was certainly a large bill at the end of it, as the van broke down just across the border into Germany loaded with aid for a Romanian orphanage. The van was trailered back to the UK, then the local garage, where it stayed for a couple of months trying to find the problem. ECU checked, immobilizer checked, fuel pump and timing all checked before finding out that it was due to having 1 injector replaced in Germany rather than the full set. So after all that and then finding the mot had expired whilst sat in the garage, so that added onto the bill, my brother-in-law was up to about £8,000. He reckoned at the time that it was the most expensive shed he'd ever bought.
  5. AndyR

    New member

    Hi Barry850. Hope you have better luck with changing injectors than my brother-in-law did with his transit. He had one die on him, and had to replace all four as it wouldn't recognise the new one on its own. Regards Andy.
  6. AndyR

    Word association anyone???

  7. Hi Lill, I would imagine any motor spares shop would be able to get the part you need. I don't know part numbers, but describing what you need and vehicle registration would give them a good idea of the right part. I had a toyota townace people carrier a few years back that kept throwing the power steering belt off, and i feel your pain driving without power steering. Hope I've been of some help, and hope you get sorted soon.
  8. AndyR

    non vauxhall radio/cd player.

    That is so true siggyv6cdti. I intend over the year to do quite a few jobs that are age related, i.e front wishbones, rear shocks, and possibly an exhaust system. Although the exhaust is not as essential as the rest of the list. I've also got to stretch the front bumper cross member back to its original position, as previous owner gave something a bit of a firm nudge.
  9. AndyR

    Astra G fuel economy.

    i was using an online mpg calculator. you put in how many miles, price per litre, and how much in pounds you spent. Mine was £20.00 @ 118.9 per litre and 239 miles. It came back with the calculation of 64.6 mpg. Loving it. And its due a service.. Never thought I'd ever be in the 60+ mpg bracket. I used to be happy with 39 mpg in my old diesel townace.
  10. Working out mileage and fuel for my road trip yesterday and it seems bloody brilliant to what I've been used to with other makes of vehicles. After a round trip of 239 miles, and a grand total of £20.00 in petrol. My 1.6LS twinport has returned a staggering 64.6mpg. Is it me, or is this amazingly wow factor. My previous car was a mk4 fiesta 1.25. And the mist I got from that was 38mpg. I am in awe of this wonderful car.
  11. AndyR

    non vauxhall radio/cd player.

    looking over the engine, it looks like i've got a lot of work to do thermostat. All belts, cam and alternator, air-con. Plus engine mount just to get to it. Looks like tax this coming payday, and a thermostat kit next payday, might replace cam belt as i'm already there.
  12. AndyR

    non vauxhall radio/cd player.

    right you are, thank you siggyv6cdti. guess i'll be replacing that next then. I only hope its an easy job to do. But I bet it's not.😒
  13. AndyR

    Headlamp adjustment. Astra g

    I certainly hope so. Would be nice to get the old girl back to how she should be looking. Need to find some original name badges for the boot, and the LS badges for the doors.
  14. AndyR

    Headlamp adjustment. Astra g

    Z3, very nice. I've been tripping back and forth to hospital visiting daughter, so all the jobs I HAD planned, have been shelved for a week or two. Hopefully she'll be home tomorrow, then if it ever stops raining, I can get on.
  15. AndyR

    non vauxhall radio/cd player.

    That was going to be the plan this weekend, but my daughter was rushed into hospital with appendicitis, so all jobs on hold as back and forth to norwich hospital. Hopefully get back on the car next weekend once she's home. Heater is pretty crap unless its been sitting idleing and the needle starts to rise on the gauge. And that only moves when its sitting still getting hot. Doesn't move from the cold whilst driving around, but when sat still for a while it starts to move up, and when you get going again, it goes back down again. Could this be the sender for the gauge? or a dodgy thermostat?