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Forum: Astra General 08-16-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,823
Posted By Haps
Re: Anyone replace brake pads - abnormal wear

Just installed new Centric rear pads and rotors at 95,000km.

If anyone needs/would like a guide, let me know, and I'll do it up, I took some photos.

I highly suggest a proper rewind tool with...
Forum: Astra General 08-13-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By Haps
Re: Air Intake Issues

Run the code and you'll find it's a MAF out of limits code... Our ECU doesn't like to see more airflow than it thinks it should find in any sort of normal operating condition.

One of these days...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-08-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,840
Posted By Haps
Re: Camshaft solenoids & filters

Next nice day I'm not working (ha!) I'll pull the intake side and have a look at it...

It's tempting to just pull the filters anyway... The mesh is quite fine, so I'm sure it'll increase flow by a...
Forum: Astra General 08-08-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Haps
Re: Where can I buy a new stock air intake box?

www.car-part.com (These guys) deal with Canadian junkyads.
Forum: Astra General 08-07-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Haps
Re: Astra XR 2 doors vs new Focus 2012-2014 vs my old SC2

Which is equal to 38 MPG in Canadian/Imperial talk, if you're wanting to compare to car advertising here, for what it's worth.

The volume level of the engine is fairly high cruising on the...
Forum: Astra General 08-07-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By Haps
Re: Moulded rear bumper cover protectors. Do they Fit?

http://www.lyonssystemsserver.com/breakerpro/1038/1038-030713-152204-1161-PTIMG.jpg

That's the best shot I could find.

If you still have doubts, you can always ask some Euro Astra forums for...
Forum: Astra General 08-07-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Haps
Re: Astra XR 2 doors vs new Focus 2012-2014 vs my old SC2

Almost broken even with the cost, is what I meant to say... My bad English, haha.

It was a 2012 Focus... Just standard suspension. From my understanding, Ford of America changed the original Ford...
Forum: Astra General 08-06-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Haps
Re: Astra XR 2 doors vs new Focus 2012-2014 vs my old SC2

The Astra is miles and miles above any of the plastic Saturns - in respect to quality, solidity, and overall feel.

The Astra was an Opel, built by Opel in Belgium (with metal!), and a direct...
Forum: Astra General 08-06-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By Haps
Re: Looking to buy an Astra

Then you'll be quite disappointed... Won't remind you of Saturn at all.
Forum: Astra General 08-03-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By Haps
Re: Subwoofers

http://www.astraownersnetwork.co.uk/showthread.php?92709-HOW-TO-Connect-an-AMP-to-the-CD30-Headunit

That should give you an idea.
Forum: Astra Tech 08-03-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,840
Posted By Haps
Question Camshaft solenoids & filters

Hey guys,

Regarding the cam solenoid issue, I'm familiar with the TSB issues to remove the filters, but wondering what the final verdict was on doing that? I recalled reading somewhere that it was...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-03-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,068
Posted By Haps
Re: How-To: Amber Turn Signals

Awesome!!!

Interesting that the hazards are still red. I'd love to see some pictures of the back-side of your taillights with the bulbs installed.

Mind sharing your total investment?

Edit -...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-02-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,557
Posted By Haps
Re: P2A00, P0135, P0365 codes

I'm throwing 3 codes my reader can't read... and a 0135.

Oil is only at 5000km or so, full synthetic, but I'll investigate further and see what happens.
Forum: Astra Tech 08-02-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,442
Posted By Haps
Re: Replacement clutch needed!!!

Yep, just had mine installed yesterday, everything went well.

I can't tell why the clutch went bad the way it did - the old one looks fine to me... certainly nothing dramatic.

But yeah, give...
Forum: Astra General 08-01-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By Haps
Re: The Amber Tails Saga

Looking forward to success!
Forum: Astra General 07-31-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By Haps
Re: Totaled?

When it comes to them totalling it, Don't be shy to being firm with 'negotiating' the price with the insurance company. You have to accept the offer they give you, you can say no.
Forum: Astra General 07-30-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,788
Posted By Haps
Re: Piano Black Interior, LED conversion and leather install

Yep, that's it, I'm going for the leather.

Just need to find a way to get it in-country.
Forum: Astra General 07-30-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,788
Posted By Haps
Re: Piano Black Interior, LED conversion and leather install

How difficult was the install?

I'm really kind of tempted...
Forum: Astra General 07-30-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,101
Posted By Haps
Re: Astra Rear Sway Bar Installation

It should be interesting to see how the lift-off oversteer is in the snow with this! It's pretty lively at speed as it is!
Forum: Astra General 07-30-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,922
Posted By Haps
Re: Z18XER Turbo

http://www.dbilas-shop.com/Manufactorer/Opel-Vauxhall/Astra/Astra-H/1-8-16V-103kW-Z18XER/Turbocharger-system-Maxi-Edition-for-Opel-Astra-H-Signum-Vectra-C-Zafira-B-Z18XER::287.html



These guys...
Forum: Astra General 07-28-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Haps
Re: Well, nothing guarantees auto repairs like paying the car off >< (Clutch?)

My clutch kit is on the way from LMF right now.

For what it's worth, Steve may be on vacation at the moment.
Forum: Astra Tech 06-12-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By Haps
Re: Help! Clutch Issue

I'll try and get pictures when it's out...

Still trying to source a new clutch kit for a reasonable price at the moment.
Forum: Astra General 06-06-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,701
Posted By Haps
Re: Side mirrors

My right side mirror glass also fell off...

Where have you guys been sourcing a replacement, and for how much?
Forum: Astra Tech 06-06-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,125
Posted By Haps
Re: Wheel bearing life expectancy

My right one lasted 90,000km.

My left one is just starting to whine now, at 94,000.
Forum: Astra Tech 06-06-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By Haps
Re: Help! Clutch Issue

Basically they say my clutch has delaminated - the membrane has separated from the actual clutch plate.

Looks like I'm out a few bucks...
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