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Forum: Astra General 05-14-2021, 09:10 AM
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Posted By maschinenbauer
For Sale: Astra Winter Floor Mats, New-in-box Coilpack

I sold my Astra a few months ago and forgot about these parts in the basement. Prices are best offer + shipping from 30344. PM me if interested.

Set of OEM rubber winter floor mats for 5-door...
Forum: Astra General 02-01-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 31,302
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

I like an oddball :) Just look at my project cars in signature. Life is too short to play with boring cars
Forum: Astra General 02-01-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 31,302
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Thanks! I've always wanted to experience a Miata, so I've been test driving the ND (4th generation) Miatas for the past few weeks. I was set on an ND2 (2019+) which has about 30hp more than the first...
Forum: Astra General 01-26-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 31,302
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Well, I'm out of the running for "last Saturn Astra owner" after trading in for this Fiat 124 Spider! Best of luck to all of you. My Astra was a great little car and treated me well for 11 solid...
Forum: Astra Tech 01-20-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,992
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Emissions

I replaced the EVAP purge valve solenoid about 350 miles ago and the code has not come back, so I think it's fixed!
Forum: Astra General 01-08-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 31,302
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

128,500 miles and I'm starting to get real sick of all these CEL's recently. P0496, P2138, and the battery/security combo light on startup periodically. Feels like driving a BMW or something else...
Forum: Astra Tech 01-08-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,307
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Error code P2138

It's been a month and about 1000 miles. P2138 has not come back since cleaning the UEC terminals (though I'm dealing with a separate EVAP code now).
Forum: Astra Tech 01-08-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,992
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Emissions

I cleared the code and continued to drive. Code came back after 100 miles or so. Cleaning seemed to help, but I'm sure there's more crud inside where I can't get to.

I came across a write-up on...
Forum: Astra Tech 01-04-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,992
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Emissions

I did some testing on my purge valve using some human-sourced air supply. First I tried to blow though the valve unpowered, and I could definitely pass air through it. That's not right. So the next...
Forum: Astra Tech 12-31-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,992
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Emissions

Came back a second time. I'm going to try cleaning the EVAP purge valve solenoid this weekend.
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Testing the waters: OPC/VRX bumper for sale

Are you in Alabama? I might be interested, and located in Atlanta. I would want the side skirts too though. I do my own paint and bodywork on my project cars, so this doesn't scare me.
Forum: Astra General 12-29-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Paint scheme ideas - thoughts?

Awesome! I think it will look better if you include the rear part of the rear door frames. The body colored door frame seems to interrupt your design. Please let us know how it turns out, with...
Forum: Astra Tech 12-29-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,992
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Emissions

My Astra just threw P0496 this morning in traffic. I filled up with gas last night about 30 miles ago. No issues in regards to how the engine runs. I deleted the code with my reader and will report...
Forum: Astra Tech 12-11-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: White puff of smoke under acceleration

That's very odd. Usually white smoke means coolant, typically from a leaking head gasket. The leak could be very slow, so you may not notice much change in the coolant level.

A failing (clogging)...
Forum: Astra Tech 12-06-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,307
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Error code P2138

Well it's back again. P2138 with limited accelerator pedal range on startup. Had to stop and restart the engine a couple times to make the gas pedal feel normal again. This issue is particularly...
Forum: Astra General 11-20-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,431
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Looks like a decent buy to me. I would own my Astra all over again for that price.
Forum: Astra Tech 11-18-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,307
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Error code P2138

I haven't tried that yet, but am skeptical since it has been over a week since the last rain. The connector going to the pedal is in good shape though.

I'll take a look at the UEC if it comes...
Forum: Astra Tech 11-17-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,307
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Error code P2138

Well the throttle pedal code is back again. It happened twice more in traffic last week, so I replaced the entire throttle pedal with sensor with a genuine GM AC Delco (P/N 09193186). Rockauto has...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-23-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,814
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Cutting access port for fuel pump. Yes? No?

Please take pictures and report back :)
Forum: Astra Tech 09-22-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Airflow issue? Please help.

You don't need to remove the TB, you can just remove the air pipe and push the butterfly valve open. You won't damage it. Spray some TB cleaner on a rag and wipe both sides of the valve and around...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-21-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,814
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Cutting access port for fuel pump. Yes? No?

I don't see any problem with cutting an access port, as long as you're very careful not to plunge too deep with your cutting tool into the tank. This is common on many other cars. Hope the fuel pump...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-31-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,163
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Alternator replacement

Here's some more info on how to do this job yourself. I did it myself and it wasn't too hard.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=223068
Forum: Astra Tech 07-07-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Astra 16" mags,studs and TPMS

I upgraded my steelies to alloys as well. You will need slightly longer lug bolts (not lug nuts) since the flange for the alloys is thicker than the steel.

Specs to shop for:
M12X1.5 28MM...
Forum: Astra General 07-06-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,741
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: What car would you buy after Astra?

Civic Si
Mazda Miata NC/ND
Toyota 86
Honda Fit
Ford Focus ST
C8 Vette...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-05-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,555
Posted By maschinenbauer
Re: Front Struts and hardware availability issues

Got my Eibach Pro-Kit springs (1" drop) and Bilstein B4 shocks installed! I loosely followed the Haynes manual and this write-up (http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191380) but the job...
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