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Forum: Astra General 08-16-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,409
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Opel Conversion Kit

This is a 10 year old thread, no one who posted here is still part of the forum. But parts are still extremely available from over seas
Forum: Astra Tech 08-02-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Another Flexpipe

I've gone through e-test and got a safety with the CAT removed, not even a hair was raised about it missing. Most people probably won't even know there was two on the car. MTO and police would only...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-31-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Another Flexpipe

I've removed the secondary cat and the flex pipe moved closer to it's location when I had the exhaust built. Been 4 years now and still holding strong
Forum: Astra General 07-17-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Not Able to Initiate TPMS Relearn

Also something that no one mentioned is that the Canadian/US model of the astra don't have the capability to learn the TPMS. The system can't display each tire individually, to "re-learn" the sensors...
Forum: Astra General 06-23-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: LED that work

Sorry about the late reply, just moved into a new place and haven't been on my computer since.

I used the hylux canbus with Morimoto bulbs
...
Forum: Astra General 06-23-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Roof Rack

If you are still looking for a roof rack, I have one that I can sell with a fairing. Haven't used it much since I got a truck for a daily driver
Forum: Astra General 06-23-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,010
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Also checking in, coming up to 10 years of ownership and just under 200k km on my second Astra. Everything is in great condition, no peeling clear coat, sticky rubber or signs of aging. I've been...
Forum: Astra General 05-22-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: LED that work

You would be better off getting a quality HID canbus kit for roughly the same price and you will have better output. Been using HID in my astra for over 6 years now with no issues. Finally burnt out...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-20-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Headlamps: Bi-Xenon HIDs (Part 1)

After reading all that I am still unsure if you actually replaced the projector in the car? The coles note version of this is; swap our halogen projector for a EVO-XR HID projector, put a d2s hid...
Forum: Astra General 03-25-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: So I just made it to 200k miles....

Hey you would be surprised how well the coil packs hold up when you replace the spark plugs every 25k km, I replaced mine at 140k km just as a service but still have it in case something happens....
Forum: Astra Tech 03-16-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Another flex pipe repair or a new exhaust section?

I've gone the route of having mine replaced in stainless a few years back now and also removed the secondary cat which was behind it. Before that I had replaced the flex pipe 3 times and just got...
Forum: Astra General 03-11-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Installing new radio in 2008 saturn astra

If you are wanting to add steering wheel controls, you will 1.Need to find a steering wheel with the controls and harness. 2.Get them activated in Tech2, which may be really hard or expensive to get...
Forum: Astra Tech 03-11-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Astra stalled on highway and won't restart

Another point that you could look into may be a malfunctioning float in the tank. The spring on it could be gummed up and sometime sticking till you get more fuel in the car. If you're handy it...
Forum: Astra General 03-04-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,010
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

My astra is a driveway queen, since I have no garage, she only gets driven in the summer time now. If there's any salt on the road it stays in the driveway till the roads are nice and clean.

As...
Forum: Astra Tech 02-25-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: New to astra, plans and any insight

I believe you got the wrong wiring harness for our application. I used the connect 2 harness which made the install almost plug and play while keeping the use of the steering wheel controls for the...
Forum: Astra Tech 02-25-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Will a chevrolet sonic or cruze Intake Manifold Kit fit?

I paid somewhere around $530 CAD for mine, I had the dealership replace it as it is very involved. The fuel lines need to be removed, and the engine lifted up from the back to replace. All issues...
Forum: Astra Tech 02-23-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Will a chevrolet sonic or cruze Intake Manifold Kit fit?

I did purchase one from rock auto AC Delco part 55571534, I had the same code as the above poster. For the first year it didn't do anything different but after a while it was showing signs of worse...
Forum: Astra General 02-01-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: OBD Connector Missing

Our Connector is located just below the hood latch handle below the kick panel, stick your head by where the clutch/brake pedal is and you will find it there.
Forum: Astra General 01-19-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,289
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

When I replaced my emergency brake cable I ended up removing all the shielding because the salt had eaten away most of it. I didn't even drop the exhaust to complete the task and maybe took no more...
Forum: Astra General 12-18-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: 2008 astra xr parts for sale

http://www.connects2.co.uk/Product/ProductItem/CTSOP002.2
Forum: Astra General 12-15-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: 2008 astra xr parts for sale

You can get the connect2 adapter which allows the use of the steering wheel controls on the OEM display. I have my aftermarket radio wired in with it which also allows me to control the radio with...
Forum: Astra General 12-11-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: 2008 astra xr parts for sale

Also which wheels did you have on the car, the black ones in your profile picture look pretty cool.
Forum: Astra General 12-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: 2008 astra xr parts for sale

How much would you want for taillights, c-pillars, rear parcel shelf and front door cards(assuming you had a 3dr)? I've got a small stock pile of parts in my house already but mostly from mods

You...
Forum: Astra Tech 11-14-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: 1057 reverse bulb

All the bulbs in the taillights are BA15S style twist and lock
Forum: Astra General 11-03-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By nicolas_p
Re: Seam in back seat bottom cushion.

If anyone is looking for a newer set for a 3 door. I have my original seat covers sitting in box, I took them off almost 6 years ago now when I installed leather.
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