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Forum: Astra General 11-06-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Looking for a roof rack, 2008 Astra XR 4 dr

I bought a BMW rack off ebay. The feet are the same. There may be pictures from winter 09 on this site.

I gave it to my buddy when he bought the 540i V8 I owned for a few months. :cry:
Forum: Astra General 02-20-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Looking to buy both headlight assemblies Astra XR

Look for a junkyard near Denver. if you get them from a blue 08 coupe with 61k miles they are from my car and have clear bra on the front.
Forum: Astra General 02-04-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,353
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Nothing in panel on ceiling of Astra

I took a very small screw and a very fine bit, and screwed the cover on to the plastic cross piece. That was back around 2010 when I installed a homelink I bought off eBay in the console.

Overall...
Forum: Astra General 12-25-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Questions Regarding CD-30 to CD-40 Swap

I swapped the speakers in my 3 door about three weeks after I purchased the car. My wife wasn't thrilled seeing the interior of a brand new car strewn about the garage.

The speakers improved the...
Forum: Astra General 07-31-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Steering wheel peeling

$50 v $30. Its your money. Enjoy.
Forum: Astra General 07-15-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Want to Buy an Astra

The search function is your friend. I am too lazy to re write what I wrote a dozen times. However, I will post this link to a thread on the first page of the forum, just a few threads below yours.
...
Forum: Astra General 06-15-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Intake Resonator Removal

look up VXR snorkel. there is a write up for that.

Memory says take out the screws in the header panel - two or three, push down on the bumper with a quick push, lift up the grill, viola.
Forum: Astra General 06-15-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Looking at buying an Astra. Thoughts?

my Astra was virtually trouble free for 61,000 miles. The throwout bearing went when I was on the highway and I needed to downshift. I did the "money shift" and totaled the drivetrain.

Had that...
Forum: Astra General 06-14-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Steering wheel peeling

That looks great. I read somewhere something about wetting the leather to make it shrink and conform. You may want to search that and see if there is any merit to that, and if it will take care of...
Forum: Astra General 05-28-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Astra Parts For Sale - Winter Mats, Trunk Mat, etc

All but the G6 rims and tires are gone. Those will go on craigslist soon.

I sent the insurance company the title a few days ago. I will miss the car. I think I may go for a 350Z, if I am going to...
Forum: Astra General 05-22-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By Tom S2
Re: fix the astra or replace?

Rear brakes are not hard. you need to rent the tool from an auto parts store and screw the piston back. not hard, takes a few minutes. Brake pads were about $30. The ones I took off have most of...
Forum: Astra General 05-21-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Astra Parts For Sale - Winter Mats, Trunk Mat, etc

Maybe it wasn't such a freak incident. The extended warranty totaled the car. its at a chevy dealer, and they are not too interested in working on this, so instead of buying it back for $400 and...
Forum: Astra General 05-20-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Astra Parts For Sale - Winter Mats, Trunk Mat, etc

It was a freak perfect storm. something happened to the clutch while I was on the highway, I had to downshift, and something wouldn't let me into gear. when I finally got it into a gear at 75mph I...
Forum: Astra General 05-19-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Takada Airbag Recall 28810

Does this post mean you stopped driving your car because you don't trust the airbag in your car, and you don't trust either yourself or other drivers to not do something that could deploy your airbag?
Forum: Astra General 05-18-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Astra Parts For Sale - Winter Mats, Trunk Mat, etc

Darn,
I forgot the most in demand piece. I took the VXR snorkel off and put the stock one back on. That got me some dirty looks, like I was stealing something from my own car.

I will rinse it,...
Forum: Astra General 05-17-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Astra Parts For Sale - Winter Mats, Trunk Mat, etc

Cant edit the original post. Air filter is a cabin air filter. oops.


Link is in this post.


Send me a zip code and I will figure out what the actual shipping is.
Forum: Astra General 05-16-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tom S2
Sad Astra Parts For Sale - Winter Mats, Trunk Mat, etc

The car was totaled this week because of a bizarre mechanical failure. I had the car just shy of seven years, and it is one of the best cars I've owned, and I've owned dozens of cars including 7...
Forum: Astra General 05-16-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Takada Airbag Recall 28810

Millions of cars with Takata air bags were sold. Thousands have gone off. A handful have injured people.

Millions of people cross the street every day. Thousands are hit by a car. A handful are...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-11-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Engine Removal question

Turns out the clutch hit the transmission and cracked it. Since the clutch was the culprit in the first place, extended warranty covers the clutch and transmission along with the motor. Cost to...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-03-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Engine Removal question

Will you guys give me more of your symptoms, noises, etc.

Mine wouldn't shift. I was on the highway doing the speed limit of 75mph, and I couldn't get it to go into gear, finally I got it into...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-03-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,526
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Replacement clutch needed!!!

Same here going from 5th to 3rd. Got it in gear - the wrong one! :cry: Technical term is "money shift"!! :redface:
Forum: Astra Tech 05-03-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Manual/clutch

I am pretty sure the Sachs kit from Rock, or the Sachs kit off ebay is the OES kit.

Rock just raised the price by about $40 from when I checked a week ago. Question - My engine died, the extended...
Forum: Astra General 04-26-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By Tom S2
Clutch Kit - Anyone Have Experience

Good news/Bad news?

Had catastrophic engine failure this past week. :cry: I'm not discussing the incident on the forum, so please don't ask. The car is a great car!

Extended warranty company is...
Forum: Astra General 04-22-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Tom S2
Re: BMW's roof rack

I did that in '09 to my Astra.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148545
Forum: Astra General 04-21-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Tom S2
Re: Steering wheel peeling

Hello brother from another mother. All I see when I do a job is the smallest defect. that's why I usually buy used cars. It comes with defects, so I don't care.

I read about soaking the leather to...
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