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Forum: Astra General 02-01-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,709
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Forum: Astra General 01-23-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,709
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Gotcha, I just ended up buying some eibach springs but am slightly interested in coilovers as well. What other items will you be removing from your car before selling?
Forum: Astra Tech 01-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Bilstein Shocks and struts

I ended up buying the springs from ebay. The shocks and struts I'm waiting on for now because the Strut mounts that are rusted out were $70 a piece + labor:dizzy: from my mechanics shop. The eibach...
Forum: Astra Tech 01-15-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Bilstein Shocks and struts

Did a little more searching and looked the part number from Eibach up. These are the specific applications for these springs I found on ebay.

https://prnt.sc/qobzw7

It lists the the A04 astra...
Forum: Astra Tech 01-15-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Bilstein Shocks and struts

Sanity checking myself. I need some new springs asap apparently cus my springs are "U shaped" according to my mechanic. I got Vogtland springs about 2 years ago and torched them because they didnt...
Forum: Astra General 01-15-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,709
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

So my **** springs gave out apparently according to my mechanic dad. I figure it was a matter of time cus I didnít spend anything on them. Wouldnít happen to be selling some coil overs or lowering...
Forum: Astra General 01-15-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,709
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

:dizzy::no: oh noo.. its going to be sad to see you go. Only good thing coming out of it i guess is the cool parts and aftermarket bits you are going to be selling.
Forum: Astra General 01-11-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Haphazard Gas Mileage

Sorry about the late reply. Been dealing with other things + work this week. Today my passenger side strut mount broke and sent the strut "rod" (?) into the underside of my hood. So, I'm currently...
Forum: Astra General 01-03-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,709
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Your dash screen looks so much different from mine :eek:. Also my dash screen time and date are off because of my aftermarket head unit. :|
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Haphazard Gas Mileage

Ok, so update. Today my gas mileage really improved. So this is problem that seems to be fixing itself and coming back randomly? I talked to some mechanics and they seem to think its a clogged PCV....
Forum: Astra General 12-28-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Haphazard Gas Mileage

Well, seems like I still have a vacuum leak coming from somewhere. Like I said the valve cover (and gasket) have been replaced. And the Oil Fill cap to the new huge monstrosity.

I got a check...
Forum: Astra General 12-26-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Cloudy headlight lenses?

Sanding the lenses is a pretty easy and straightforward process. There a lot a tutorials online. If you cant find a decent one I'll make one. My headlights needs refinished
Forum: Astra General 12-22-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Haphazard Gas Mileage

Ya, my valve cover and oil cap has been replaced. And the PCV is integrated into the Valve Cover right? If so that has also been replaced. I'm blaming my oil cap leaking as my gas mileage has...
Forum: Astra General 12-20-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: 2008 Saturn Astra XR to Opel Astra center cap conversion!

Reviving this post because I would like to find some vauxhall center caps. The ones Iím seeing on eBay are the 4 clip version but I donít think they are the same size or position as our caps like the...
Forum: Astra General 12-20-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Haphazard Gas Mileage

Been having issues with Gas mileage lately. Decided to run some "tests". I found that my car had a vacuum leak from the oil fill cap. Apparently it was redesigned to this monstrous cap that is like...
Forum: Astra General 12-17-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Cloudy headlight lenses?

Hi, theres a circular cap in the engine bay at the back of the assembly that is for the headlight. They just twist off and you will have access to the headlight bulb. As far as the cloudy lens, do...
Forum: Astra General 12-07-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Flex Pipe Replacement - $150.00

My flex pipe random started leaking causing the exhaust to make a "putting" sound. I took it in and had them replace it. Only cost $120. Also had them cut out the resonator. Don't cut out the...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-13-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Bilstein Shocks and struts

JFS I saw you mention about writing up a report about your install. And were going to take some pictures, did you ever get around to that?
Forum: Astra Tech 10-13-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Bilstein Shocks and struts

Sorry about the late reply. Been tracking down information about replacing my clutch next all this last week.

That is a lot of information, thanks for the write up and well done. This is basically...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-05-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Bilstein Shocks and struts

Ok, so about a year ago I got some ****ty springs and Delco shocks to lower my car. Never have lowered my car but I learned quickly that cheaping out obviously isnt the way to go. Car rides like...
Forum: Astra General 08-15-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Problem areas to look for when buying an Astra

Only issues I have had with my Astra after buying it 3 years ago are: Coilpack and plugs, Leaking PCV membrane on the valve cover (could cause the engine to run rough, easily replaced with the right...
Forum: Astra General 08-14-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Convert US Saturn Astra back to Opel/Vauxhall

Yes, in the first picture you can barely see but there are 7 clips across the bottom of the entire grill. This look exactly like the grille in my Astra!
Forum: Astra Tech 07-05-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,900
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Oil for the Saturn Astra

Since buying my car I use Valvoline Full Synth 5w-30.
Forum: Astra General 06-18-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Astra XR full Opel conversion in NH

funny you say that, the day i bought my car with 78k miles i went to flip open the aux power connector lid and i broke it.
Forum: Astra General 06-09-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By FreedomSoftware
Re: Astra XR full Opel conversion in NH

Wow, what a deal. I didnt know they came from the factory with all the opel branding on them. Makes me wonder what they did with all center caps, grills, and kick plates... Most likely a core charge...
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