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Forum: Ion General 11-28-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By chadbt
Ion in Toyota Commercial?

Sure looks like an ION to me.
Forum: Astra General 03-13-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By chadbt
Re: 99,875 Miles: A Report

tackepj: The camshaft fix was big - I'm sure they replaced the assembly.
Forum: Astra General 03-11-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By chadbt
Re: 99,875 Miles: A Report

My shop did a quick wash today in honor of 100k!
Forum: Astra General 03-11-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By chadbt
99,875 Miles: A Report

I think she's broken in. :)

First time coolant and brake fluid change done today. Also a drain & fill transmission service, as it had a full fluid change at 80k - on the verge of burned then. ...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-17-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 58,778
Posted By chadbt
Re: Bad coilpack, VERY expensive part

Mine went today: 90k miles, spark plugs on time (oem @30k, iridium @55k).

Conversation with my shop about oem or aftermarket - the local Chevy dealer had one in stock, but it was $150 more than...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-23-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By chadbt
Re: What is this under the dash?

'Tis a great mystery. I'd really like to know what it is.
Forum: Astra General 04-27-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,409
Posted By chadbt
Re: How about gas mileage?

28.8 mpg over the last 11,500 miles - and that's pretty close to my combined city/hwy mileage over 85,000 miles. I use cruise control at 69 or 79mph (US or Interstate) whenever possible. Probably...
Forum: Astra General 04-02-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By chadbt
Re: There are lots of Astras at my work...

Best thread in forever. Amazing. :D
Forum: Astra General 03-14-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,833
Posted By chadbt
Re: Coolant Level Sensor

Mine's been coming on for years. I just acknowledge it and it goes away til the next time. An endearing quirk that I've had to warn people about when they've borrowed my Astra.
Forum: Astra Tech 03-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By chadbt
Re: Coolant, change from Dexcool

Like this?

Of all the things I've considered doing to my car, changing the type of coolant isn't one. :usa:
Forum: Astra General 02-21-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,909
Posted By chadbt
Re: Timing Belt service

The US/Canadian Astras' water pumps are driven by the serpentine belt, so there's no need to replace it whilst doing the timing belt.
Forum: Astra General 01-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By chadbt
Re: Timing Belt * Transmission Flush * 80k Miles

No interesting stories, but that won't stop my from telling one. ;)

Bought it off the showroom floor at a huge discount right after the Saturn closing announcement was made: I knew from reading...
Forum: Astra General 01-22-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By chadbt
Timing Belt * Transmission Flush * 80k Miles

1. Change your transmission fluid! Looked fine at 50k, not good at all (but not burned) at 80k. I elected to do the full flush which took 8 quarts and I'm glad I did. No machine used: done the way...
Forum: Astra Tech 12-05-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,842
Posted By chadbt
Re: winter driving mode light

Still not sure I know what snowflake you're talking about, hut. (Welcome to Saturnfans, btw!)

Winter driving mode is activated by pushing the snowflake button to the left side of the shift...
Forum: Astra General 09-06-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,634
Posted By chadbt
Re: Astra buying advice wanted

If the car is in outstanding condition, and you can verify it's been taken care of, then maybe I'd buy it.

But my Astra - bought new and maintained perfectly - recently needed a serious repair...
Forum: Astra General 06-07-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,702
Posted By chadbt
Re: Side mirrors

Mine fell out a couple of months ago - the right side - but fell onto about ten inches of snow, so it didn't break. The glass place glued it back on for me.

How strange that so many have had the...
Forum: Vue General 02-20-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By chadbt
Can't Believe Vti Issues Still With Us

Merrily on my 4th Saturn - SL, VUE, ION, and now in my Astra's 4th year...

I decided to poke around in the VUE forum, and I cannot believe that the Vti is still with us!

The Vti was the...
Forum: Astra General 01-27-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,206
Posted By chadbt
Re: Rear Wiper Blade Astra 3 door XR

This thread helped me a bunch. I've been afraid to mess with mine - wary because of some older thread. Now I think I know how to break it better. :D
Forum: Astra General 09-21-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,467
Posted By chadbt
Re: On the fence! Thinking of trading in.

Don't trade it in - the dealer will take advantage of you. I'll give you 6k. :)
Forum: Astra General 09-07-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By chadbt
Re: Goodbye Astra.....

$7000 in negative equity seems farcical to me. After 3 years of ownership? :dizzy:

How much negative equity was added to the Astra deal? None of my business, really, but I can't wrap my head...
Forum: Astra General 06-25-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By chadbt
Lower my Astra Windows

104 this afternoon - happy to have express-down windows! :cool:
Forum: Astra Tech 06-19-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 69,997
Posted By chadbt
Re: Spark Plug Change for Astra

So easy to do. Replaced with Autolite Iridiums. Total time <20 minutes. Perhaps it's my imagination, but it did seem to run a little more smoothly.

The plugs in the picture were put in by the...
Forum: Astra General 04-17-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,151
Posted By chadbt
Re: Anyone have problems with the air condition?


Our Astras seem especially susceptible to the stinky a/c problem. Mine certainly had it.

As suggested by many others, I started turning it (the supplemental braking system -:yes:) off...
Forum: Astra General 04-13-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,054
Posted By chadbt
Re: Keeping my Astra..?

3 years, 52k - I think I'll keep my Astra for at least another couple of years.
Forum: Astra General 03-08-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,151
Posted By chadbt
Re: Anyone have problems with the air condition?

Seriously - I'm not trying to be sarcastic, but are you turning the AC on?

The little snowflake button turns the AC on and off. If the AC was checked, as you say, that check should have...
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