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Forum: Astra General 05-12-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By JFS
Re: Bumper replacement

I want to wish you all luck finding your replacement bumpers......Just as long as you stay the hell away from mine!!

I was visiting one of my doctors (maintenance visit since I am cancer free for...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-16-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By JFS
Re: Astra Tuning (wip)

I agree regarding the synthetic oil recommendations.


I had just 34K miles on my car when I got it in 2015 (still a newbie around here) and had 97-98K on it when I replaced the cam actuator...
Forum: Astra General 03-30-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By JFS
Re: Floormats?

Yes, it is possible to go to great lengths to obtain the proper floormats for this car. I turned a vacation in Germany into an opportunity to buy some. Turned out it was easy when I happened to be...
Forum: Astra Tech 03-09-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By JFS
Re: ABS, Traction Control, CIM, Radio Problem?

It appears my oversight of one of the most basic items was the cause of my problem.

I have been looking for my car to go to complete non-operating mode and then tow it for a significant and...
Forum: Astra Tech 03-03-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By JFS
Re: ABS, Traction Control, CIM, Radio Problem?

An update on what I'm encountering.

Just to be clear, I don't believe I have a water infiltration issue into the fuse box/blocks. I mentioned precipitation in the post above only to say that I...
Forum: Astra General 02-25-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By JFS
Re: Would you buy an Opel Astra grille from Alibaba?

I agree with AstraFasta.

No track of part pedigree with Alibaba.

No to Jack Ma. My second least favorite guy named Jack. IM me and I'll Twitter you back who.....Dang, just gave it away.

Yes...
Forum: Astra General 02-01-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,272
Posted By JFS
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

That's a really pretty car. I love the long hood.
Forum: Astra General 01-27-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,272
Posted By JFS
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Nice "Fiata" you got there. Tell us how it drives & what you did with your Astra.

Savage Geese does harsh reviews, but he likes it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anc5uHpYuD8
Forum: Astra Tech 01-25-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By JFS
ABS, Traction Control, CIM, Radio Problem?

In all honesty I really should have been able to find a thread that deals with my problem, but when searching the forum for terms I believe apply to what I'm seeing, the symptoms Isee described in...
Forum: Astra General 01-14-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By JFS
Re: Astra repair nightmare- new video

Welcome back, nice to see you posting again.

I enjoyed the videos and watched them in their entirety. I've seen other of his videos and he is very resourceful and has a lot of diagnostic aids at...
Forum: Astra General 11-25-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,409
Posted By JFS
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

First you must know I'm in Silicon Valley and everything goes for a premium here, which is why I will be in Knoxville, TN by next August. Dealership labor charges run from $140-180 per hour, and that...
Forum: Astra General 11-17-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,409
Posted By JFS
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

If I were in your shoes, I'd buy it.

I agree regarding the remarks on the front seat, being able to get one much better used online. You're in a heavily populated part of the country and could...
Forum: Astra General 10-11-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 27,149
Posted By JFS
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

As always, very appreciative of your write-ups.

I always worry about gouging or stripping the head of a bolt on the way out, so I purchased three new waterpump pulley bolts to replace what was...
Forum: Astra General 10-11-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By JFS
Re: anyone know how to remove the steering rack ?

Have a look here, part 1 of 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZR6s147CdE
Forum: Astra Tech 10-06-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,944
Posted By JFS
Re: Exhaust manifold/Upstream cat replacement

For those looking for such a Torx ratchet set, I have purchased the following two sets of Torx socket ends and can vouch for them. I keep the Neiko set (probably less than 2 lbs.) in my car so I...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-29-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By JFS
Re: Connectivity Update (Bluetooth, Dash Cams, and Recent DIC Systems)

I'm in need of a suggestion regarding power supply hook-up for the dash cam I described above. The unit came with a long power supply where one can route power anywhere in the car:
...
Forum: Astra General 09-26-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By JFS
Re: Replaced the Fishing Pole Antenna

If you are satisfied with the base and just want a shorter extension, then most M6 fittings should work. This antenna base appears shared with the Saturn Outlook and GM sister SUV's. That part is...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-24-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 51,626
Posted By JFS
Timing Belt Replacement.....FINALLY COMPLETED

Well I have finally completed what is a real rite of passage on this board, The Timing Belt Challenge.

As I have shared, I'm in the middle of colorectal cancer therapy. About six weeks ago, I...
Forum: Astra General 09-15-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By JFS
Re: couple questions

Link for the manual:

https://my.gm.com/content/dam/gmownercenter/gmna/dynamic/manuals/2008/saturn/astra/2008_saturn_astra_owners.pdf
Forum: Astra General 09-09-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By JFS
Re: Been a long time....

Welcome back.

I abandoned a car after long term storage due to mice and their accompanied Hanta virus.

Tell us the model number of your springs, shocks, and struts. Valuable information around...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-08-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 51,626
Posted By JFS
Free Timing Belt

I hope all is well for everyone.

My first order of business is to let you know I have a new timing belt to give away. Somehow, Amazon sent me a duplicate item and they decided it was cheaper to...
Forum: Astra General 07-27-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,525
Posted By JFS
Re: TPMS Relearn

I had some Dorman units replace my dead ones when I replaced my tires last year. There was no relearn process at all, they just started working.

I tested by letting half the air out of each tire...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-20-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By JFS
Re: Radio locked

When searching around more here on the forum, you'll find that the existing head unit and display above are of course linked and will not work without being so paired. I'm saying this really for...
Forum: Astra General 06-27-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,738
Posted By JFS
Re: What car would you buy after Astra?

Remember when stereo went away and 5.1 and 7.1 and 11 and 1/2.1 systems became the vogue? Right up there with 3D plasma screens? Well, I stayed stuck on stereo (2.0) and bought all of the MacIntosh...
Forum: Astra General 06-26-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,738
Posted By JFS
Re: What car would you buy after Astra?

Mazda 3 if I buy another hatchback. Mazda 6 if I decide to get a sedan. I don't like SUVs, when they flip the front part of the passenger cabin is always resting on the headrest. I don't want my head...
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