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Forum: Astra General 02-10-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Goodbye Connecticut Dealership

No way! My first Blue 5dr Astra was from Pickering Saturn and my mom was always in a Saab (8 years - 4 Saabs) before GM got rid of it. Wanted to buy my second Astra from them but they didn't want to...
Forum: Astra General 01-29-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,463
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Muffler Upgrade

Finally got around to making a road video, Sorry it so long everyone but here it is!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN48FoOq-CA&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Astra General 01-29-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,674
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Finally got around to getting a proper video of my exhaust for you guys. Astra exhaust clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN48FoOq-CA&feature=youtu.be). Previous to this video the car hasn't been...
Forum: Astra General 01-29-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,674
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

As we are talking C152 may be buying the car as a whole, so there will only be the Sub and amp being removed so far.
Forum: Astra General 01-22-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,674
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

If I don't sell as a whole there will be some coilovers coming off of it, they do need some need top mounts otherwise in great condition.
Forum: Astra General 01-14-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,674
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

I could sell my whole setup, I will sadly be taking my car apart come summer time. It's finally time to sell it (part it out because I can't stand the thought of someone else driving it). It will be...
Forum: Astra General 01-09-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,674
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Just went with a garmin nuvi 55, macgyver it into a oem nav surround with minimal cutting. The size of the surround fits the garmin perfectly, just required to trim 2 little tabs on the back and...
Forum: Astra General 01-03-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,674
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Wait people still have the dash screen?? I plopped a GPS in there years ago when I replaced the radio
Forum: Astra General 12-19-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Cloudy headlight lenses?

You aren't meant to see the bulb inside the projector, unless you are talking about the exterior of the headlight itself being cloudy?
Forum: Astra General 12-08-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Flex Pipe Replacement - $150.00

HahA:D Ecotec do not sound very good without a resonator. Throw a nice magnaflow resonator in there, sounds really good.

I had my flexpipe replaced 4 years ago with a stainless steel version and...
Forum: Astra General 12-01-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,535
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

Funny you mention the P0128 code, I got it for the first time ever this year and wondered if my thermostat was needing to be replaced soon. Glad it's only a computer issue, I've since cleared it but...
Forum: Astra Tech 11-09-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: 2008 Saturn Astra Passenger airbag sensor?

Previous owner could have taken out the fuse to put a child seat in the front, cheaper way of disabling the airbag I suppose.
Forum: Astra Tech 11-01-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: 2008 Saturn Astra Passenger airbag sensor?

Before you go about hunting down a seat and trying to find an emulator to work. Did you check the plug under the seat to make sure the connection is secure and clean? You will see the plug under the...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-24-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: TPMS learning mode.

It auto resets, chances are that you have a dead TPMS sensor. I've already replaced all of mine when the batteries failed 3 years ago
Forum: Astra General 08-16-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,792
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Opel Conversion Kit

This is a 10 year old thread, no one who posted here is still part of the forum. But parts are still extremely available from over seas
Forum: Astra Tech 08-02-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Another Flexpipe

I've gone through e-test and got a safety with the CAT removed, not even a hair was raised about it missing. Most people probably won't even know there was two on the car. MTO and police would only...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-31-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Another Flexpipe

I've removed the secondary cat and the flex pipe moved closer to it's location when I had the exhaust built. Been 4 years now and still holding strong
Forum: Astra General 07-17-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Not Able to Initiate TPMS Relearn

Also something that no one mentioned is that the Canadian/US model of the astra don't have the capability to learn the TPMS. The system can't display each tire individually, to "re-learn" the sensors...
Forum: Astra General 06-23-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: LED that work

Sorry about the late reply, just moved into a new place and haven't been on my computer since.

I used the hylux canbus with Morimoto bulbs
...
Forum: Astra General 06-23-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Roof Rack

If you are still looking for a roof rack, I have one that I can sell with a fairing. Haven't used it much since I got a truck for a daily driver
Forum: Astra General 06-23-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,674
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Also checking in, coming up to 10 years of ownership and just under 200k km on my second Astra. Everything is in great condition, no peeling clear coat, sticky rubber or signs of aging. I've been...
Forum: Astra General 05-22-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: LED that work

You would be better off getting a quality HID canbus kit for roughly the same price and you will have better output. Been using HID in my astra for over 6 years now with no issues. Finally burnt out...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-20-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Headlamps: Bi-Xenon HIDs (Part 1)

After reading all that I am still unsure if you actually replaced the projector in the car? The coles note version of this is; swap our halogen projector for a EVO-XR HID projector, put a d2s hid...
Forum: Astra General 03-25-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: So I just made it to 200k miles....

Hey you would be surprised how well the coil packs hold up when you replace the spark plugs every 25k km, I replaced mine at 140k km just as a service but still have it in case something happens....
Forum: Astra Tech 03-16-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Another flex pipe repair or a new exhaust section?

I've gone the route of having mine replaced in stainless a few years back now and also removed the secondary cat which was behind it. Before that I had replaced the flex pipe 3 times and just got...
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