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Forum: Astra Tech 11-11-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,527
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Replacement clutch needed!!!

Well, my FIL is going to pay to have it fixed, so I don't have to bother with it. I'm glad that I don't have to, because I can see it coming back to bite me if it ever fails again.
Forum: Astra Tech 11-01-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,527
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Replacement clutch needed!!!

So, now I'm getting the clutch to release if I pump the pedal fast, then it drains down and gets soft again. This sounds like a classic failure mode of a clutch master cylinder to me.
Forum: Astra Tech 10-16-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,527
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Replacement clutch needed!!!

Same symptom as the OP. Soft clutch pedal, but alsmot no disengagement at all. My wife didn't tell me there was an issue with the clutch, and I have my own car that I drive. I took the car out of...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,527
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Replacement clutch needed!!!

For all of you that have had a clutch fail, what was the failure mode? Not releasing, making noise, not gripping? Blown up?

I want to feel more confident that my advice to my soon to be ex...
Forum: Astra General 08-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Clearcoat on bumper failing

I have the same issue on both of my bumpers. The way I see it, these are 5 or 6 year old cars, so little things like this are a given. Then again, the Astra is a daily beater for us.
Forum: Astra General 07-06-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: lowering advice

What I drive over on a daily basis would have left me without an oil pan many times if I had a lowered car. Mine is plenty low enough, given that it has the sport suspension.
Forum: Astra General 07-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: lowering advice

I drive over curbs regularly. You can't do that with a lowered car.
Forum: Astra General 07-04-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: lowering advice

I must be the only one happy with ground clearance. A slightly taller tire takes care of the wheel gap issue.
Forum: Astra General 06-28-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Tool shopping list.

Most of the other fasteners are plain Jane metric fasteners. Everyone should already have a basic tool set with a full set of metric and standard tools already.
Forum: Astra General 06-28-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Tool shopping list.

Get a set of torx drivers, a set of torx sockets, and a set of external torx sockets. Those are the most used tools when I've had to do anything with my Astra.

An ELM327 OBDII bluetooth adapter...
Forum: Astra General 06-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,824
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: What will be Your next car

Well, it looks like my next car is a 1997 Z3. Who knew it would be dropped at my doorstep one day?
Forum: Astra General 06-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,824
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: What will be Your next car

A Jeep Cherokee I'm in the process of buying now, and then to actually replace the Astra, most likely a Fiat 500 Abarth.
Forum: Astra General 06-11-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: New header

If there's room, I'd be mounting it on the back side. There are a couple others out there now that I finally found them in eBay.co.uk.

-Derick
Forum: Astra General 06-08-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: New header

It's not like it's terribly hard to move a bung on a header, either. I have to weld up the rest of the exhaust anyway :p

The reason isn't just fuel mapping, it can also see if there's something...
Forum: Astra General 06-06-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: New header

Seeing that head and how tiny the exhaust ports are, I wonder if it would be worth doing a port and polish on one of these heads? We should be able to get full rebuild kits for these engines, so why...
Forum: Astra General 06-04-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By vanilla sky
New header

Just being lazy here, but does anyone make a header for this application? I know there's an intake manifold, but they seem incredibly expensive.
Forum: Astra Tech 05-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: intermittent cruise control

Oh, and you'll want to actually use the starter to start your car, being an auto. Do these cars let you start in neutral?
Forum: Astra Tech 05-29-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: intermittent cruise control

Push that button, it pops out and is your know for setting gauge brightness.

I'm not sure if this was part of the issue with the recall about the clamp at the steering wheel connector, but it...
Forum: Astra General 05-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,550
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Updated Part Sale With Pictures

What about the roof rack?
Forum: Astra General 05-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,542
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Goodbye Astra , Hello parts for sale

Is the roof rack for sale? I'd buy just the pedestal mounts if you wanted to keep the bars. Also interested in the VXR snorkel.
Forum: Astra General 05-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,848
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Help Reverse Camera Flicker

I wish these decks would run Android, honestly. Every feature they offer can be handled with an app. They'd only have to add a couple of sensors to the unit to make it "Android compatible". ...
Forum: Astra General 05-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,848
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Help Reverse Camera Flicker

Even though I have no experience with adding a backup camera to these cars, nor any experience with the Eonon systems, my recommendation was going to be the same as emg77's. There are a couple...
Forum: Astra General 05-09-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: put new lowering springs on... but front still high?

While I haven't ever seen an Astra spring off of the car, you can typically cut a weak coil or two and get a little more lowering. You don't want to take off much, and you want the spring to heat up...
Forum: Astra General 05-09-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Almost traded today

IIRC, the part is only $2 or so to buy, and is supposed to be easy to install. Mine hasn't been doing it for a while, but at least I know there's a fix.

My car still hasn't seen a dealership...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-07-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 55,177
Posted By vanilla sky
Re: Bad coilpack, VERY expensive part

Lol, motor swaps are easy. Let the current computer act as a BCM module, then add Megasquirt to control the engine. We're talking about GM here, all of the parts are sitting in their parts bins to...
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