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Forum: Astra General 06-29-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By velocast
Re: Vauxhall grill?

You are right! You need the one that has: 7 clip-tabs!
NO the one I posted (6 clip-tabs). Sorry!
Something like:
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Forum: Astra General 06-27-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By velocast
Re: Vauxhall grill?

Try at eBay and look for Vauxhall Astra H MK5 grill

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-MK5-Vauxhall-Astra-H-Front-Grille-Black-Chrome-13108471/332686840246?hash=item4d75ae51b6:g:x2IAAOSwOA1aDdlk
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Forum: Astra General 06-23-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By velocast
Re: 2008-2009 OEM NOS Headlamps LH RH

Few months ago, I bought a pair of Bi-Xenon HID Hella's Headlamps from www.buycarparts.co.uk that is an UK based website. When shopping around we look for something like for OPEL ASTRA H GTC 1.8 140...
Forum: Astra General 06-02-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By velocast
Re: looking at a car for my daughter - 08 Astra XE

Looks like the car was well treated. Good for you!

:yes:Timing belt change is needed (critical maintenance)

If you hear the engine sounding like diesel (rattle noise), then change the cam...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-22-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,540
Posted By velocast
Re: DRL Can be disabled!

HIDs still the king of the jungle! Our Bi-Halogens are too danger for nighttime driving. I have installed “Innovited CANbus HID 9005 Kit $40.” I choose this kit because it does start at 5Amps then...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-20-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,540
Posted By velocast
Re: DRL Can be disabled!

The DRL poses more than one problem if we want to upgrade to HID. It has low voltage and it shares the same wire than our Low Beam. Our DRL more likely runs at 9 Volts. So, most HID ballast will...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-19-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,540
Posted By velocast
OP-COM cannot disable our DRL

We can NOT disable our DRL via OP-COM Opel v1.95 (eBay software). The program is unable to identify our car system ID (do not confuse with the car pass card security code). The software asked me to...
Forum: Astra General 04-21-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,578
Posted By velocast
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

I don’t know if it will do all the GM Tech2 functions. But, there is a large community using Op Com Opel tool + software since long time ago as alternative to the expensive GM Tech2. At YouTube, and...
Forum: Astra General 04-20-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,578
Posted By velocast
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

- I am replacing the entire Headlamps. I have a pair left and right: Hella’s Bi-Xenon 1EL 008 700-311 and 1EL 008 700-321. It looks the same than our aging Bi-Halogen Headlamps. It is not plug and...
Forum: Astra General 04-20-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,578
Posted By velocast
Happy The last Saturn Astra owner.

I do not want to say my Astra is lawn mower. But, it is pretty much easy to fix. At 120K miles on it, still running full power strong. The key for that is maintenance. Whenever light or abnormal...
Forum: Astra General 02-15-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By velocast
Irmscher i38-08-019 Silencer Box

Irmscher i38-08-019 Silencer Box (Muffler)

Pros

-Somehow still maintaining the sound of the Astra … Personality!
-I can hear the kind of boxed soft mellow sound when I try to accelerate...
Forum: Astra Tech 01-27-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 40,084
Posted By velocast
Happy Re: How To - Timing Belt Replacement

You will need special tools to lock the camshafts' at both ends. That is what determines the timming mark at the top. Check my thread!
😎
Forum: Astra General 01-12-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,927
Posted By velocast
MAP sensor location

It should be under the intake manifold probably in the right side. You will need to raise the car all the way up. So, you can work from there. I tried to do using jack stands all I got was dirty.
...
Forum: Astra General 01-12-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,927
Posted By velocast
Throttle Body Cleaning

Code P0068 Possible Causes
-Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) or Intake Manifold Pressure Sensor (MAP) faulty
-Dirty throttle body
-Vacuum leak

Possible Solutions
Checked air intake system for...
Forum: Astra General 12-04-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,040
Posted By velocast
Re: Flex pipe

:)
It is not well gone, it is well alive: After 200 miles the Code P0068 did come back stronger than ever. I will check my entire intake components this weekend.
I did start and waiting engine to...
Forum: Astra General 12-04-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,040
Posted By velocast
Happy Flex Pipe: Bear River Converters

:)
My Flex Pipe was long overdue (leaking / noisier) until the check engine light came on solid. My code reader throw me Code P0068. I did check my air intake: It looks very clean. What happen was...
Forum: Astra General 11-23-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,958
Posted By velocast
Happy Re: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Mod

;)
I forgot to mention something important: Tech2 can disable our DRL.
Once disabled, we can do almost any mod we want with an aftermarket DRL. There are nice ones out there…
:)
Forum: Astra General 11-23-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,958
Posted By velocast
Happy Re: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Mod

:)
Our DRL cannot be programed with tech2! Unless we have a third wire to feed the DRL.

Our DRL share the same yellow wire that our low beam uses. The yellow wire it is kind of hot wire that...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-25-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By velocast
Re: No Radio after changing the front lights

:)
More likely, your mechanic is using the wrong headlight. There is a myriad of Astra models in Europe. He needs to look something like for Opel Astra H GTC 1.8

To have the correct part for...
Forum: Astra General 10-05-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,498
Posted By velocast
Re: The Ultimate Tire Replacement thread

:)
If you want to unleash the qualities of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, drive over 80 mph. You will love it! Of course in dry weather. I never tried in wet weather.
:)
I been told the...
Forum: Astra General 09-25-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By velocast
Re: Saturn Recall of Takata Module

The former Saturn dealership I went had the module available in stock. Yes, It is only to replace the airbag module. Probably, it will take few minutes for most of us who replaced the steering wheel....
Forum: Astra General 09-23-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By velocast
Re: I DON'T WANT TO PLAY WITH MY LIFE

:)

Do not play with your life! If I knew the seriousness of this problem, I probably will be driving with the steering airbag removed!

Saturn Astra Airbag System Components:
1) Sensors ...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-12-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By velocast
Re: Throughts on Wrapped Header and TB?

;)
When the time comes to replace my catalytic, the Eastern Catalytic 50511 from Rockauto.com, or a good header from Ebay.com will be just fine for me. My Astra with 110K miles in the pocket just...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-01-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,623
Posted By velocast
Re: Bad coilpack, VERY expensive part

:yes:
ECCPP

“A good quality coil needs to perform consistently from idle through the shift point or redline. The key is to maintain steady coil voltage under load with no drop off in the...
Forum: Astra General 07-31-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By velocast
Re: Manual transmission failures?

A good transmission will take you in 1st gear above 60mph; it can move the car in 2nd gear this is very important because we can gain the stop and go momentum, bla bla bla …


With over 105K...
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