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Forum: Astra Tech 10-14-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By JFS
Re: Bilstein Shocks and struts

I recently had some changes at work and new requirements after due to some health changes regarding my mother-in-law.

I will not have step-by-step instructions, but some helpful ones with...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-08-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By JFS
Re: Bilstein Shocks and struts

My bad. They went down $3.00.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eibach-Sportline-Lowering-Springs-E20-65-013-01-22-Opel-/183710653394?vxp=mtr&hash=item2ac6021bd2
Forum: Astra Tech 10-06-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By JFS
Re: Bilstein Shocks and struts

Hey Hoosier,

Not only do I have the part numbers, but I have proof they fit.

Please see this thread just below from 3/19/19 for the B6 & B8 part numbers. It seems that in 2018, Bilstein changed...
Forum: Astra General 09-13-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By JFS
Re: With sadness

Thank you for your contributions and best of luck with your new ride. It seems to share some Opel DNA, along with some of the Buicks.

It will be interesting to see if in a month someone excitedly...
Forum: Astra General 09-07-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,271
Posted By JFS
Re: Side mirrors

These mirrors are attached to their backing with an ultrasonic weld process. The next time one comes off, notice the concentric rings indicating the slow release, moving inward as the glass slowly...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-28-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,563
Posted By JFS
Re: Front Struts and hardware availability issues

My experience was a mix of good and bad, with a nice result. There are a number of impact wrenches that HF makes and with sales, their prices are all over the place. Same for their compressors. I...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-27-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By JFS
Re: Maintenance Questions at 130,000km

Hello Vlacaria,

I recently replaced my rear shocks. In my case, there was nothing left for the shocks to impart, they were that bad. I should have made a video of how bad, because holding them...
Forum: Astra General 08-19-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By JFS
What Cool Tools Are In Your Car/Tool Box?

I buy tools because I cannot/will not pay crazy fees for labor.

.....for a $4500 car, at least on paper, worth much more to me because of no car payment and cheap insurance.

I have done about...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-31-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By JFS
Re: Another Flexpipe

I've had the combined exhaust header and catalyst unit off of my car when an upstream O2 sensor replacement went south. The O2 sensor was seized and stripped the sensor bunghole (Hee hee, hee hee, he...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-21-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,563
Posted By JFS
Alldata Conundrum

Helo Astra fans,

I am getting ready to do my long delayed strut, spring, and shock installation. I have a couple questions regarding tools. In the following video, the tech reassembles the strut...
Forum: Astra General 07-12-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By JFS
Re: Front-end Tire Wear

Here is a video I like on checking the control arm and ball joint for wear, as well as replacing the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AHB3zQzdnQ&t=9s

This Brit shows the wear on a car...
Forum: Astra General 06-26-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,211
Posted By JFS
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

I don't know what disposition you have in Canada with Tirebuyer.com, but I have purchased and had installed three sets of tires purchased through them. They operate much like TireRack, but 12-15%...
Forum: Astra Tech 06-23-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By JFS
Re: "Low Coolant" Message

I never concluded how things stand regarding my problems of:

1.) Particulate matter in coolant, despite large scale flushing,

and

2.) Coolant level sensor is kaput

One:
Forum: Astra General 06-09-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By JFS
Re: Astra XR full Opel conversion in NH

I would have paid $250 just for the leather seats.
Forum: Astra Tech 06-01-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,563
Posted By JFS
Re: Front Struts and hardware availability issues

Sorry to comment so late to your question.

My personal guess is that the Sachs struts lend more toward the XE, but possibly better constructed than the OEMs.

I personally had very good luck...
Forum: Astra General 05-21-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By JFS
Re: Haphazard Gas Mileage

Sounds like a good resolution.
Forum: Astra Tech 04-07-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,563
Posted By JFS
Re: Front Struts and hardware availability issues

So far, I believe I've been very fortunate in my purchases. I went ahead and also purchased the Eibach Sportline spring set from an EBay vendor in Poland for $184, including shipping. They arrived...
Forum: Astra Tech 03-20-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,563
Posted By JFS
Re: Front Struts and hardware availability issues

You are very welcome. But ohhhh, the slings and arrows I have endured on your behalf.

I hope this pastes well. It is a chat session with one "Mr. Anderson" at autodoc.co.uk that sure went south....
Forum: Astra Tech 03-19-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,563
Posted By JFS
Merica!

Well, I have done it. I have given into my mad impulses. A wild hair has done gone where it should not, and I'm hopelessly afflicted. But it is going to be a good summer for the Silicon Valley Astra....
Forum: Astra General 03-19-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By JFS
Re: New here, new to Saturn

Welcome, sounds like a project car that moves. Have a look at the huge thread on the coil device. There is a lot of good info there.The price and sourcing of these items have changed a lot the last...
Forum: Astra Tech 03-17-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,563
Posted By JFS
Re: Front Struts and hardware availability issues

Thought I would check in with the Astra brothers and sisters before I pull the lever on my pending damper purchase.

What to do?

What to do?

All of a sudden, Rock Auto, Ebay, and CariD.com...
Forum: Astra General 03-16-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By JFS
Re: So I just made it to 200k miles....

Congrats on making an important mark.
Forum: Astra General 01-26-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By JFS
Re: Where can I find High Mounted Stop Light

Try http://www.car-part.com/

They have dozens of Astras and I dare say 99% of them have an intact middle brake light.
Forum: Astra General 12-19-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,509
Posted By JFS
Re: Cannot plug ignition coil plug back in!

In all, I have purchased four of the coil-over packs for my vehicle. Except for one, they have all been either ACDelco, whether made in Mexico, the USA, or Europe.

The stray item was made in the...
Forum: Astra Tech 11-18-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By JFS
Re: "Low Coolant" Message

Thank you AstraFasta.

I did not know when I started this thread that I would be nearly a month along the process and still dealing with flushing properly after three weeks. I should note that a...
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