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Old 08-16-2019, 08:22 AM   #7
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2008 Astra XE
Default Re: Problem areas to look for when buying an Astra

I've never heard of the dieseling issue due to cam wear. In fact I haven't seen anything on this forum about camshaft wear. Some folks get the cam phaser solenoid issue, where the inlet screens get clogged, but nothing about the actual camshaft. If you change the oil often and only use full synth, you can make it well past 100k miles on the original solenoids and screens like I am doing.

Take AstraFasta's list with a grain of salt. He somehow found the biggest lemon of them all. I'm still convinced your car must have flood history. Anything about Houston on the vehicle history?

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'08 Astra XE 5-speed
'72 Chevrolet El Camino
'31 Ford Model A pickup

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