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  1. Hi....welcome to the Club It seems that new exhaust systems are becoming hard to get hold of nowadays Always best bet to start looking on eBay as you can see availability and price comparisons
  2. Firstly, check your brake fluid level as the warning light looks similar and then see if there is too much slack on the handbrake lever (e.g. floppy at rest and lots of movement before it gets to the first ratchet click)....if so, then top up the fluid and investigate why it has gone down (could be worn brake pads) and then adjust the handbrake lever (which could also be associated with worn pads) Let us know how you get on with it
  3. I don't think there should be an issue with fitting the correct LED bulbs, try another (reputable - not Chinese) bulbs and see if they work
  4. It sounds like the tyres may have been swapped around recently and some may be slightly below pressure. Try inflating all tyres to slightly above the recommended pressure (you can always let some out later if required) and go for a drive to see if that makes any difference. If a low tyre pressure has been registered then the headlamp alignment (via the suspension sensors) would recognise a slight deviation in vehicle height on one side, e.g. if the car has been driven on a flat tyre or sat in a driveway/forecourt with a flat tyre for a while)
  5. Sounds like the fluid is leaking past the seals in the master cylinder (like internal bleeding so it doesn't leak out but the pressure just drops as fluid leaking between the seals) I would be tempted to install a repair kit (seals, etc) in the master cylinder as they are rebuildable from memory A very easy job to do just ensure you soak the new seals in fresh brake fluid overnight and try to clean up the bore first
  6. Try unscrewing it first if not then it may bash upwards (similar to VW) but don't have your head directly over the top (done that one before
  7. Is the engine turbocharged?
  8. I'm sure small blocks of high density foam would work nicely
  9. You can post a photo of your car by clicking on the 'choose files' link below this post section where you are typing. Select the images you want to include and press submit then click on the photo to insert into the post
  10. You can post a photo of your car by clicking on the 'choose files' link below this post section where you are typing. Select the images you want to include and press submit then click on the photo to insert into the post
  11. You should be able to purchase a wheel stud and new nut The stud will beat out of the back of the hub flange and then just feed the new stud in and tighten down to the correct torque
  12. Hi Mattk .....welcome to the Club Good to have you onboard
  13. Hi Troop.....welcome to the Club Good to have you onboard
  14. Hi Peter.....welcome to the Club Long time Vauxhall owner then and I think you'll be quite pleased with the Astra Good to have you onboard
  15. Hi John.....welcome to the Club Good to have you onboard
  16. Hi Helen....welcome to the Club I think we have now lost the summer and heading for winter How has the car been mistreated, anything in particular not right with it or is it a whole load of issues? Good to have you onboard!
  17. I would say that the fault shouldn't have recurred unless the part is faulty (as it may actually be the case). If the part is faulty then the garage should replace it under warranty (part supplier will pay for the replacement part and labour time) Let us know how you get on with it all
  18. Usually the paint can be restored by using T-Cut and a lot of elbow grease. It does take time but once restored it can be sealed in with a good quality UV protective wax polish which should stop if from recurring in the future
  19. I would be tempted to take it to an independent garage to get the job done there at a fraction of the cost. There are a few good garages in Gosport area so you shouldn't struggle to get it done at a price that suits you if you shop around a bit
  20. Great result Andy! Thanks for the update, worth knowing about the corrosion issue and worth swapping out if it is that cheap for the replacement part
  21. I would check the fusebox and look for anything untoward especially water ingress or loose/burnt connections Also check the battery terminals are clean and tight
  22. More than likely to be a professional job but would also enhance engine performance slightly if you wish
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