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Forum: Astra General 06-04-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,758
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

That is an awesome series! Newly posted and similar to US spec Astras. Everyone should watch these.
Forum: Astra Tech 05-29-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: GM stubby antenna swap instead of shark fin

hahaha I like the fishing rod. But the rubber gasket does deteriorate so a few have suffered water ingress. So you don't have to worry about that. Looks good.
Forum: Astra Tech 05-24-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 46,611
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: How To - Timing Belt Replacement

I've been to the belt factory in Spain and had a nice lunch with some of the workers in a farmhouse courtyard. Great people and very professional work there.

I don't recall seeing any other...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-22-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By AstraFasta
Chinese Jack Stands - massive recall

Massive recall of Chinese jack stands. "manufactured by Jiaxing Golden Roc Tools Co., Ltd (exported by Shanghai Shen Da Import and Export Co Ltd.)".

Harbor Freight is one of the US retailers of...
Forum: Astra General 05-18-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,876
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

A good thread on Astra electrics and alternator testing. The G100 ground is near starter at rear of engine. I noted other grounds in another post.
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Forum: Astra General 05-18-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,876
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

50 page Astra battery drain thread in Italy lol

http://www.astraclubitalia.it/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10084&sid=679150452d206007d33852d1f1d57850
Forum: Astra General 05-18-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,876
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

Did 4 hours mostly highway this morning (no accessories running). The "secret menu" shows V40 terminal voltage up about 0.7v compared to what was showing in previous months. With accessories running...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-18-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 46,611
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: How To - Timing Belt Replacement

True!

I had that phasor noise for a few seconds at early morning startup. Changed to full-synthetic oil based on some Astra forum posts. Noise disappeared. This doesn't work for everyone but saves...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-18-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 46,611
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: How To - Timing Belt Replacement

Hi JFS, I hope you recover quickly!

You will love this timing belt tutorial with photos for z18xer:

http://udlejning.hhres.dk/HTML/HHR317%20English.pdf

The Hayes Vauxhall Astra book is nice...
Forum: Astra General 05-15-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,876
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

Battery seems to be draining quickly. We aren't driving more than once a week these days. So we did some testing and cleaning today.

PRELIMINARY TESTING

First did some testing with DMM in...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-15-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Battery draining tips during lockdown

Ok - we did some testing and cleaning today.

PRELIMINARY TESTING

First did some testing with DMM in series with the negative terminal. When first connecting the DMM, voltage spikes to 2-3A for...
Forum: Astra General 05-14-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Disable auto door locks?

Can't you locking behavior just with the big center screen on the dash? Cycle through the screens maybe the "ignition logic" or similar
Forum: Astra General 05-09-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Hello! New Astra owner - upgrading to OPC

Looks like a clown car!! That will be sorted by the springs.

The wheels look awesome.

If you change the springs and struts, you might want to change the strut mounts whilst you are there. If...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-03-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By AstraFasta
Battery draining tips during lockdown

During the lockdown, how can we prevent battery from being drained by the standby electronics?

I would rather NOT be continuously disconnecting and reconnecting the battery. And NOT recharging the...
Forum: Astra General 05-02-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Hello! New Astra owner - upgrading to OPC

There are some posts here on wheel choices. This site gives you an idea of wheels that might fit. There are several SAAB alloy wheels with close offset. You don't want to vary that much but find a...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-29-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Is the A-Pillar on the 3dr more slanted?

The parts numbers go discontinued all the time.

Per the first link below it seems these two have rain sensors,

https://nemigaparts.com/cat_spares/epc/saturn/za2-a/10/za10-103/
...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-29-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Is the A-Pillar on the 3dr more slanted?

Not sure.

I see two Saturn part numbers
93356612
93357605



The US part numbers likely differ from Euro's but you might have more info on the parts that fit 3dr and 5dr.
Forum: Astra General 04-25-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Hello! New Astra owner - upgrading to OPC

This is a bilstein buying guide from a retailer. There are adjustable coilovers. I suppose the B4 is closer to XE and B6 or B8 is closer to XR.
...
Forum: Astra General 04-25-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Hello! New Astra owner - upgrading to OPC

There are a few threads here on suspensions.

I think one guy got Bilstein struts and Eibach springs matching. Maybe another did some lowering and said it was brutally harsh and uncomfortable.
...
Forum: Astra General 04-24-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Hello! New Astra owner - upgrading to OPC

I don't recall but search the forums.

I think some VXR had that active "sport" button; I think that has some logic in the struts, the interior button. There are some posts in Europe of people...
Forum: Astra General 04-23-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By AstraFasta
Forum: Astra General 04-23-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Buy an astra?

The Z18xer engine is similar to that of a couple of Chevy compacts, but not the same.

Basics like tires, battery, brakes, filters, still seem easy to obtain new.

A lot of parts are available at...
Forum: Astra General 04-23-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Hello! New Astra owner - upgrading to OPC

The website of that california business is down. You can search the forums and try to reach out to that guy if you like.

The European Astra went through some versions and also was sold in van,...
Forum: Astra General 04-22-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Hello! New Astra owner - upgrading to OPC

Check out the Opel conversion threads here for ideas and part numbers.

There was a company in California selling conversion kits long ago.

Some of the Euro bumpers won't fit. And some of the...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-21-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: Loss of power at 4500rpm / Various fault codes

Awesome post Turkey.

How difficult was the replacement? How long did it take? Did you need a Tech2 to reset anything or did codes resolve on their own?
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