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  1. It should be a light cherry colour and not black, also if it is contaminated it will smell of burnt toast. You will need a new filter and replacement fluid (Dextron II) and it is a case of removing the drainplug and then once emptied to remove the sump from the gearbox. In there you should see a filter, replace that and the sump gasket and then refill to the specified amount and run the engine, shifting through the gears and check it in gear with the handbrake full on with the engine running at tickover (always useful to have someone on the footbrake as well)
  2. Hi....welcome to the forum It would be possible if you have all the components you need from the Elite and also would need to code it into the canbus to get it to operate through the vehicle electronics Do let us know if you tackle this and how you get on with it
  3. lol....sounds like you picked the right time to tackle these jobs Andy. Does tend to get tight and awkward under the dash to tackle jobs like this but worth replacing the pollen filter or if extremely dirty then just removing for now to stop any spread of bacteria in the filter around the interior of the car. My Grandchildren are a bit too young to tackle jobs on cars yet....and I emphasise the word 'yet'. lol
  4. Had to do some housework yesterday, wished I was back at the office 🙂
  5. Here's an ebay link to one and luckily it is brightly coloured so should be quite easy to spot amongst all the black and grey plastic under the dashboard|Model%3AAstra|Cars+Year%3A2003&hash=item262ef8072b:g:0dcAAOSw97pd-8qg
  6. Glad to hear it all went well Andy and I think the timing to carry out these tasks was just right with all the time we seem to have nowadays. I always notice a difference after the cars have been serviced in terms of performance, engine sound, confidence in reliability, etc and 1 year between services is just right, any longer and you its a false economy in terms of running costs, e.g. higher fuel consumption, etc. Now onto polishing it and detailing to find something else to do 🙂
  7. Hi....welcome to the Forum Robbo It could be a gummed up turbo and by giving it a blast it may have flagged up a boost issue which by switching off and on again has reset the Engine Management ECU. Best thing to do now is to run a scan on the ECU for any stored fault codes and if it comes up with a turbo related fault then clear it out and run it again to see if it returns to the ECU memory
  8. From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
  9. One from a Toyota owners club news page but the principles are the same
  10. Glad to hear you are okay Andy, Norfolk is a lovely part of the world. Only been there twice, once was to stay in Cambridge and then by coincidence (yeh right!) I then took a diversion to Kings Lynn to buy a front bumper for my BMW Z3 - well as I was so local to it anyway 🙂 The second time was a drive from Bournemouth to Norwich to buy some wheels for my Honda CRV, a 500 mile round trip but was worth it for the cost of the wheels and tyres and also a day out in the lovely town of Norwich. Some really lovely roads in Norfolk and apart from the distance its a lovely place to drive through. Anyway I digress, now is most certainly the time to get all those jobs done around the house and cars and also time to spend valuable time with the close family/partners/spouse/pets and who knows how long it will last for as well? Stay safe Andy and hope the car maintenance goes well
  11. Everyone having a good day? Coping okay with the CoronaVirus histeria and panic ?
  12. Just recently fitted some springs to an Astra and had problems with corrosion on the damper nuts at the top. If you take it to a performance shop I'm sure they'll be able to sort it out for you Let us know how you get on with it all
  13. Hi Andy The plug leads are caps that sit on the top on the plugs and directly connected to the coil pack. The coil pack could be going faulty and the best way to determine this is to remove the spark plugs and lay them out as they come out. If one plugs is wet or oily compared to the others then this is the faulty cylinder. As for oil in the water, let us know how the flush goes and fingers crossed its nothing too serious.