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Forum: Astra Tech 01-20-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,380
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Emissions

Great. That is a cheap fix in the overall scheme of things.
Forum: Astra Tech 01-19-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: No crank, no start

https://www.vauxhallownersnetwork.co.uk/threads/how-to-remove-and-clean-uec-on-astra-h-zafira-b.371985/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiXLYdlQb_Y
Forum: Astra Tech 01-17-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: No crank, no start

The tach at zero with those symptoms sometimes indicates a bad crank position sensor. Check the codes with a code reader before going down that route as there are other possibilities. Most of the...
Forum: Astra General 01-15-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Astra repair nightmare- new video

I think the Euro Tech2 will not work on the US Saturn Astra. It seems to need a US Tech2 + additional US Saturn Astra software.
Forum: Astra Tech 01-04-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,380
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Emissions

I cleaned the old valve also and a few chunks of activated carbon came out. I didn't test the valve in any way. The code returned promptly.

The new valve did not come with the lower hose. So the...
Forum: Astra General 01-03-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: anyone know how to remove the steering rack ?

Thanks for that obscure part number. This will save some people a lot of time and money.
Forum: Astra Tech 12-31-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,380
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Emissions

I cleaned the valve and the code came back a few days later. Replaced with AC Delco part (it was labeled Bosch) for $70. Three years with no issues.
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Forum: Astra General 12-30-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,819
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

That was an awesome video! Now I understand why the spare tire parts were missing. The wet vacuum action was satisfying also.

Also note some of the sound deadening and interior squeak tips on the...
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,819
Posted By AstraFasta
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Airflow issue? Please help.

Can you detail what cleaning the throttle body connectors involved?
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,819
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Thanks for the link. That is a nice looking cover. Nice job sewing it on also.
Forum: Astra General 12-28-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,819
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

That steering wheel cover looks great. Could you provide a source?
Forum: Astra General 12-27-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Paint scheme ideas - thoughts?

That widebody is the ABS motorsport 888 rallye car. They sell the bits here

https://absmotorsport.co.uk/product-category/vauxhall-2/astra-mk5/

The first car is not an Astra H but an older...
Forum: Astra General 12-27-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Paint scheme ideas - thoughts?

I like the fifth best. And maybe you can find a way to blend the paint from the front to the back that takes advantage of the body lines. It would be easier with the 3 door model I suppose.

What...
Forum: Astra General 12-24-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Astra repair nightmare- new video

Part 3 is up!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWA4ZYEiqEE
Forum: Astra General 12-23-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Astra repair nightmare- new video

Part 2 is up. He calls the Astra videos a "Christmas Special"!

Awesome tips to get Tech2 working for the Astra in the US, which even Chevy dealers have difficulty as this requires some Euro...
Forum: Astra General 12-22-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By AstraFasta
Astra repair nightmare- new video

"Pine Hollow Auto Diagnostics" has some cool videos. This is a new Astra nightmare video in Pennsylvania. Camshaft issues. ECU issues. CAN bus issues. Theft deterent issues. Cim..
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Forum: Astra Tech 12-22-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By AstraFasta
Interesting accelerator pedal gizmo

This is an interesting accelerator pedal gizmo.

"The ETC system (Electronic Throttle Control) also known as drive-by-wire has the unfortunate downside of delayed throttle response and subdued...
Forum: Astra Tech 12-18-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: 2008 Astra crank no start

You might find this z16xer crank no start video. He scribbled a quick wiring diagram and does a lot of tests that might be helpful. It is a UK car and somewhat different engine note.
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Forum: Astra Tech 12-18-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: 2008 Astra crank no start

On some of the 8v Astra engines, one test for crankshaft position sensor is that interior RPM gauge will move when starting the engine; that test is not so reliable for the z18xer per the uk forums....
Forum: Astra General 12-15-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 28,488
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Got it. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Knowing that you just got burned by a fake clears things up. Thanks for the story and apologies once again for "jumping the gun".

We needed a bit of...
Forum: Astra General 12-15-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 28,488
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

I hope you are not accusing anyone of offering fake parts, with no evidence. I was just trying to help someone here in the community spirit, so not looking for any unsolicited vitriol.

The parts...
Forum: Astra Tech 12-12-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: White puff of smoke under acceleration

Keep it in the lot so you have all the spare parts!
Forum: Astra General 12-12-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Broken spring

Look in the trunk for a build code sticker. You will see code {XJ2} if you have the sports suspension.

I think there were three basic suspension packages in the US, basically the XE, XR, XJ2.
...
Forum: Astra Tech 12-11-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: White puff of smoke under acceleration

If the oil and coolant mixed for a while, the engine might not have been getting proper lubrication, so potentially more serious wear issues may face you

Mixing the oil and coolant is a debacle;...
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