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  1. Hi John I would try eBay to see if there is anyone breaking an earlier model and has the ignition barrel and key What is wrong with the original one you have?
  2. Yes you are! 1First generation (1980–1984) 2Second generation (1984–1991) 3Third generation (1991–1998) 4Fourth generation (1998–2004) 5Fifth generation (2004–2010) 6Sixth generation (2009–2016) 7Seventh generation (2015–2021)
  3. You could try fishing line behind the trims and this cuts through the adhesive tape and if you hit a resistance then this is probably a retaining clip/pin
  4. You could bypass the microswitch but you would have to ensure the doors could be unlocked at any time (safety and MOT requirement for doors to be opened internally and externally)
  5. Usually gear knobs either unscrew (anticlockwise) or pull directly upwards (but ensure your face is not directly above when doing this - been there before)
  6. You could look at aftermarket wheels but beware of cheap copies coming through from China Alternatively, worth asking your local dealership what wheels they have listed for the Antara and at least you could see which ones would be available even if you bought secondhand Also, beware of buying one from a crash damaged car as they can sometimes be dangerous as deformed in the accident
  7. Hi Peter.....welcome to the Club Always good to try to keep as many classics on the road as possible. The only thing I would say to be aware of on the Carltons is rust.....it creeps in and definitely worth Waxoyl it for the winter (even if storing it in a garage) and this should preserve it for many years
  8. Hi my name is Roger baigent I have a vauxhall velox and it is 1953. I will be needing parts from time to time 

    We are taking it to Isle of Mann on 13th September the car is going well and hoping it stays that way, it runs and drives well.

  9. If you are trickle charging then leave the leads connected if it is a smart-charger / battery conditioner. If it is an old trickle charger then I would be tempted to leave the terminals off if leaving the car for a long length of time. ECU's relearn running conditions by running certain checks on start up and adjusting the electronic parameters accordingly, something that is done in the background on every start up and you wouldn't know its going on unless it flags up an error. Sometimes, the systems 'fall over themselves' with bad (historic) information being stored and this is when you need to hard-reset the system so it can relearn the correct settings. However, most systems should relearn but sometimes you would need specialist kit to force the system to relearn some information to run from and in which case a local garage should have kit to resolve these issues
  10. If the car is a 4WD then it could be the rear differential running on hard surface and they tend to make a noise with the transmission driveshaft winding up.....on Honda CRV this is a sign that the rear diff oil needs changing and it cures it (until the next change time is due)
  11. That is an exceptionally good MPG Andy, especially given the engine size and automatic transmission....Vauxhall certainly got the combination just right to return such a high MPG
  12. Hi....welcome to the Club ...and welcome back to the wonderful world of Vauxhall Fine looking Corsa, looks very clean ( for the moment ) Good to have you onboard!
  13. Not sure whether you have now managed to sort the issue? I would have checked the fuel and spark situation and see what was dropping out and when. (Live Data should give an indication of this) It could be something as simple as the fuel / system relay which is failing when getting hot. The garage should really remove any parts that were fitted in error as this is not the way to correctly diagnose (although the crank sensor is the first component I would have suspected). Also, I believe your engine should have a Camshaft sensor which can also fail the same as the Crankshaft sensor.
  14. You could get some made up from a Hydraulic Pipe specialist, usually very cheap to have made
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