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  1. Astra J Hatchback Intercooler

    Diesel Tuning
    I have been doing a lot of reading around fitting an intercooler to my 14 plate Astra J Hatchback. I have the 2.0 CDTI (165 hp) There is an intercooler as standard on the GTC version however the dimensions and placement under the bonnet are slightly different. Does anyone know where I can find...
  2. PLEASE HELP!!

    Astra Chat
    Can anyone please tell me what this is? Is it the brake servo? I have a cracked vacuum pipe but need to know what part this is to fix it. I have a Astra J 1.6t 2011 if that helps
  3. Astra J - Drivers side door speaker

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi guys Although I’ve used this forum for info for various bits and bobs for a while I have never posted so please be easy! My drivers side door speaker hasn’t been working, so I took it out thinking the unit had gone, bought a new unit and it still doesn’t work. I have tested the cables and...
  4. Astra J 1.4 turbo, screaming issue at 50mph

    Astra Technical aka The Workshop
    Hello! I’m new around here so it’s my first time, I own an Astra J 1.4 turbo and within the past couple of months I’d say it’s started whining and making a sort of high screaming noise whilst accelerating above 40mph going into 50mph and above, the car has a coolant problem which I’m aware of...
  5. MAJOR problem with my 1.7CDTI

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi please bare with me because this is a long one. So on Saturday I was driving home from work. when I was overtaking a cyclist my revs went crazy and there was smoke coming from my exhaust, I managed to pull over when the smoke started coming from my bonnet and stopped from the exhaust. I...
  6. Astra J CD400 USB Issue

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi there, New to the forum so apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere, however I'm stumped... Since having the car the USB hasn't working in any way shape or form. When plugging into it there's no charging, no recognition etc. Finally during these strange times I've taken the...
  7. Wheel Nut Caps/Covers for Astra J VXR Alloys

    Astra J/GTC
    I recently swapped my 17" standard alloys for 18" VXR alloys on my Astra J. I'm wondering what wheel nut caps to buy for them as the caps off the original alloys do not suit as they are designed to fit into the deep bolt holes that were on the original alloys. They do fit but they stick out over...
  8. Astra J 1.6 SRi automatic gear shift problem

    Astra Technical aka The Workshop
    Hi all, 2nd gear seems like it is getting stuck as it revs higher than normal before changing to third. It's very noticeable on a normal speed pull-off and even louder on a fast pull-off - it really screams. All other gear changes change as exepcted. Any ideas what the issue could be? Not taken...
  9. rattling sound first gear

    Astra J/GTC
    hi guys. when the car is in first gear and I'm releasing the clutch, i can hear a rattling sound. the sound only occurs in first gear and only when releasing the clutch in first gear, not any other gears. some relatives have told me it could be a loose exhaust mount due to speed bumps but I'm...
  10. Excessive Vapor & Cold Exhaust

    Astra J/GTC
    Astra J Sports Tourer 1.4 Turbo. I seem to have a lot of vapor from the exhaust. I know in winter and cold weather its a lot worse and im living in a cold climate where it freezes and snows this time of year and I see a lot of cars that are not warmed up emitting lots of heavy steam but my car...
  11. Astra J 5-door buying advice please

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi all Looking to pick up an Astra next weekend. Currently looking at the 2.0 CDTi in either an SRi or Elite. My price range should get me 2012-14, sub 50k I have a PDF copy of the 2011 and 2014 brochures not found anything in between yet. Does anyone have any advice on the specs I've...
  12. Possible to Upgrade Astra J Dial Display from the Smaller One to the Bigger One?

    Astra J/GTC
    I have the Astra J "Excite" model that has the smaller display between the dials and I am just wondering is it possible to upgrade to the full display that higher spec. models have. Thanks.
  13. Astra J "Excite" Displaying Errors 18, 20 and 24 After Installing HIDs and LEDs

    Astra J/GTC
    Astra J "Excite" Displaying Errors 18, 20 and 24 After Installing HIDs and LEDs So I recently installed Canbus "error free" HIDs and LEDs into my Astra J "Excite" model. The HIDs are in the dip lights and the LEDs are in the number plate lights. Error 18 and 20 are indicating and left and right...
  14. Astra J - Key stuck in ignition [resolved - posting for info]

    Astra J/GTC
    TL;DR at the bottom. I had a scary experience a couple of nights ago. Pulled-up on my drive at about 2330hrs, switched-off the engine, but the key would come out of the ignition (and therefore the electrics were still running). I started the engine again, thinking it was just a weird 'one-off'...
  15. ASTRA J 1.6 A16XER engine intermittent hesitation????

    Astra J/GTC
    Good evening all astra owners! Not been here for a while i sold my astra sri turbo and neglected my account, Anyway i now have an astra j 1.6 2013 limited edition, since owning the car the power is very intermittent and sometimes feels very bogged down lacking power sort of hesitant...
  16. Head Unit

    Astra J/GTC
    Good morning everyone, I am just in a process of buying a new car. This time I am looking at a 62plate, 2.0CDTI Elite, 44k miles, FSH. I am led to believe it is an ex Motability car and the car currently has CD400 in it. 1. Am I right in thinking that parking sensors were fitted as standard...
  17. Astra J mods...

    Astra J/GTC
    Hey all, I have had my Astra J for a year now, a lovely CDTI SRi VX-line (apparently 165bhp) in a silvery grey with the 19inch wheels. It was a spontaneous buy, which means I never had a chance to do any research but having driven an insignia for a few months I had no problems. My car has been...
  18. Opel Astra J: Easy access to contninous 12V wire?

    Astra J/GTC
    When I go on holiday (camping), I would like to charge my telephone in my car during the night. For this I want to hook up a cigarette lighter connector to the continuous 12V. When I want to charge I plug in a USB charger (so when not in use, I'm not drowning my battery) In my previous car I...
  19. Vauxhall Astra J Elite

    Astra J/GTC
    Hello everyone, I have recently bought a 63 plate vauxhall astra elite. And I'm looking to do a few things to it, I don't mean turning it into a boy racer car, but maybe making the lights brighter, adding Bluetooth to the cd400 I have in there. Just wondering if anyone had any recommendations or...
  20. 2010 Astra J intermittent loss of clutch

    Astra Technical aka The Workshop
    I have a 2010 Astra J Sports tourer 1.7 with 52000 miles on the clock. I have a recurring intermittent problem with the clutch. Usually the biting point is about half way up but it will sometimes refuse to disengage and the biting point will be right down at the floor. Occasionally the gears...
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