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Forum: Astra Tech 08-10-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By JFS
Re: New Astra H Repair Assist Videos

Let's try that AutoDocUK with just the straight link:

https://www.youtube.com/c/AutodocUk/videos
Forum: Astra Tech 08-09-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By JFS
New Astra H Repair Assist Videos

I'm surprised that there are very recent postings on Astra H repairs and maintenance on YouTube. Very often, these have very different engines, brake component sizes, and other variables, but still...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-16-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,918
Posted By JFS
Re: Connectivity Update (Bluetooth, Dash Cams, and Recent DIC Systems)

I had to replace my driver's door cable from the handle to the latch recently (that thread recently active) and while doing so, thought I'd replace the front speaker set on my three door. I found a...
Forum: Astra General 07-14-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 35,079
Posted By JFS
Last Man Club, or The last Saturn Astra owner.

I'm curious if we should make this a semi-official "Last Man's Club" (ladies included, you know what I mean) area of the Astra Forum by purchasing a bottle and have somebody hang onto it. If others...
Forum: Astra General 06-28-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By JFS
Re: Installed window shades on the XE5

Hello,

A nice find. Can you post a link to the seller?
Forum: Astra Tech 06-19-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,655
Posted By JFS
Re: Pulled the interior door latch too hard.

Hello Friends,
It seems I have gotten myself into a pickle. The same day I encountered a problem with a parking stop trying to remove and eat my bumper, I also obtained a problem with my driverís...
Forum: Events 05-19-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,361
Posted By JFS
Re: Gas price around the country?

In the San Jose area, the best place to purchase fuel is Costco. Regular is $3.69, down $0.14 from about ten days ago, Premium is $4.05, down about the same percentage wise. The best prices on...
Forum: Events 05-19-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,361
Posted By JFS
Re: Gas price around the country?

In the San Jose area, the best place to purchase fuel is Costco. Regular is $3.69, down $0.14 from about ten days ago, Premium is $4.05, down about the same percentage wise. The best prices on...
Forum: Astra General 05-12-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
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: 2,082
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: 777
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: 1,211
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: 1,211
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: 1,022
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: 265
Views: 35,079
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: 265
Views: 35,079
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: 1,211
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: 842
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: 75
Views: 5,688
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: 75
Views: 5,688
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: 131
Views: 29,975
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: 1,884
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: 2,110
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: 9
Views: 1,918
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: 1,725
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...
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