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Forum: Astra General 10-13-2021, 01:00 PM
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Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Maybe the front struts will lower a bit after driving around a few days.

The back looks fine IMHO.

Search the forums here for spring and strut ideas. You likely need to import from the UK but...
Forum: Astra General 10-13-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Looks sharp, especially the Opel cap fitment.

Some top-spec Euro Astras had similar rims, so no surprise they look good.
Forum: Astra General 10-12-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

New wheels look great m8! What tires will you fit?
Forum: Astra General 10-08-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

I never heard of them either

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-alloy-wheel-section/168043-pcd-variation-bolts-aka-wobble-bolts-myth-versus-reality.html
Forum: Astra General 09-26-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Just was wondering how your Astra was going. We had the random o2 codes popping up from time time for years. Just changed the downstream o2 sensor. Code is gone and engine is more responsive.The XR...
Forum: Astra General 07-22-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

These little cars handle quite well with newer suspension bits.

I installed those same numbered front struts. I also installed rear shocks 93182103, which seem to match perfectly in height and...
Forum: Astra General 07-20-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Not my experience with the XE or XR.

You can recycle the rubber boots and bungs.

The front coil springs break on occasion. The breaks I have seen look like a hairline paint chip near the ends...
Forum: Astra General 07-20-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Looks great.

I think someone here used different Saturn alloy wheels that looked good. Maybe the Saturn Aura? They were cheap. Search the forums for that alternative.
Forum: Astra General 07-16-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

The paint below the headlights seems to fail on all these Astras. I think the top of the front bumper did not have enough paint from the factory. Now you have a cool, fairly reliable car sorted out. ...
Forum: Astra General 04-26-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

RockAuto has a clearance on some cheap API control arms ($29 each). For the hassle, I would look at GM or ACDelco but those are 3-4x the price..

Whilst you are tearing up the suspension, the tie...
Forum: Astra General 01-25-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

That radio is so well integrated with the Astra main screen and steering wheel controls! There are a lot of "inelegant" solutions on the forums and youtube; one guy put the Astra screen on his roof...
Forum: Astra General 12-30-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

That was an awesome video! Now I understand why the spare tire parts were missing. The wet vacuum action was satisfying also.

Also note some of the sound deadening and interior squeak tips on the...
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Thanks for the link. That is a nice looking cover. Nice job sewing it on also.
Forum: Astra General 12-28-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

That steering wheel cover looks great. Could you provide a source?
Forum: Astra General 12-08-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Indeed it is awesome. The change in cargo volume is minimal but...the change in cargo dimensions can make a huge difference in some situations.

BTW I think you need to remove the rear headrests...
Forum: Astra General 12-07-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

I think that foamy piece was worth buying as it makes everything tidy, tight, and silent. I can't tell if the short lugnut wrench is included in the photo; I needed a 25" breaker bar to remove my...
Forum: Astra General 12-07-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Maybe buy a long 1/2" breaker bar and the appropriate socket for your lugnuts.

EDIT - We also have a grey foam round piece that drops on top of the tire at the back third. It is about 18" long x...
Forum: Astra General 12-07-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

The Astra had several spare tire schemes around the world, and some cars did not have a spare.

Video #2 shows the components on our Astra (with steel wheels).
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Forum: Astra General 12-04-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Awesome video!

Post the link and story to astraownersnetwork, vauxhallownersnetwork, and the vxr site also; the Euros really like these videos.

Some ideas for content & maintenance.

PCM...
Forum: Astra General 11-26-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Great.

We also had a minor vibration issue in the steering wheel sometimes around 65mph and that was a newish tire balance issue. We just swapped the right side wheels and test drove (no...
Forum: Astra General 11-25-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

I have seen several Astra timing belt service intervals from different manufacturers. The longest I saw was the shorter of 10 years or 100k miles (if I recall correctly). You can look at the Saturn...
Forum: Astra General 11-22-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Great! These cars handle very well for front drive. They are a bit sensitive to good wheel balance and alignment.

The paint on the bumper tops and aluminum roof rails are popular problems.

**In...
Forum: Astra General 11-22-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
Posted By AstraFasta
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

How does it run? How does it look underneath (the photo is not very clear)? Are you happy with the purchase and trip?
Forum: Astra General 11-20-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,132
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