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Old 04-15-2021, 03:02 PM   #8
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2008 Astra XE
Default Re: Hello! New Astra owner with a couple questions..

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Originally Posted by A1cntrler View Post
I did replace the air filter already. Ordered it when I bought the oil and cabin air filter. The accessory belt is on order and will be replaced when I do the water pump. Brake fluid will be changed as well when I do the brakes once the rotors arrive and pads.
Just a quick note on the brakes. I just did the rears on mine (pads and rotors) and it was a pretty quick job, but in case you don't already have it the Lisle model 28600 piston retractor tool was a real help. Can't really get a C-clamp in there easily because of the handbrake parts on the back of the caliper, and the tool was only about 10 bucks. Also, the weird-o Torx E18 bolts on the mounting bracket worked perfectly with a 9/16" 12-point wrench.
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