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  1. Astra H doesn't start (garages are baffled)

    Astra H
    Hi guys, I own an Astra H 1.9CDTI from 2007. Bought this car when it was stationary for two years but the second I got in it, started, drove, happy. Fast forward a little while and basically it's been a non runner for two years now. e history is: hasn't driven in two years but drove fantastic...
  2. 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...
  3. Astra G ECO4 Diesel Problems starting when hot

    Astra G
    I have an Astra G ECO4 53 plate, about 4 years ago I had a problem that when the engine was warm/hot it would turn over and eventually start, the hotter the engine got the more the problem manifested itself. I took the car to 2 garages but neither could find a fault to fix, I kept using the car...
  4. I can't my 1.7 CDTi/DTH to start after partial rebuild......Please help.?

    Astra H
    Hi folks, (I'm on here as a newbie, but that's because I changed my email address & lost my membership details too.!) (Which I suppose also proves I wasn't on here a lot tool.!!) I've got an 05 plate 1.7 Astra diesel estate, which had done around 50,000 when that little hose on the top of the...
  5. P0243 and lack of turbo

    Astra H
    I'm looking for some inspiration on repair of my son's 2006 Astra H 1.3 diesel turbo. P0243 means:P0243 Boost Pressure Valve High Voltage C-016 P0243 Boost Pressure Valve Low Voltage B-021 P0243 Boost Pressure Valve Circuit Open B-021 P0243 Boost Pressure Valve Powerstage High Temperature...
  6. Car sounds like a diesel during first/morning start up

    Astra H
    Hi I noticed my car sounds louder than usual during first time/morning start up and after driving off it then the car is fine. In addition, when I am idling for few minutes without the car moving at all, it would sound loud/rough then it goes back to quiet and vice versa after few. The car is...
  7. Help!!! Zafira intermittent wipe not working!

    Zafira
    Hi guys, I have a 54 Zafira A Design 2.0DTI. I recently purchased the car and have noticed the first speed (intermittent) is not working whist fast and crazy fast are in working order. The wipers did use to clash, later I fixed the timing. Any help please!! Thanks in advance, Jamie Maik
  8. Hi from Derby :)

    New Member Introductions
    Hiya, I'm looking to buy a car within the next 2 weeks and have owned a mk3 astra & mk4 astra so thought my next car could be a mk5 :) I need to have plenty of space so unfortunately have to rule out the hatch so it'll need to be an estate, pref a diesel. Is there anything I should look for...
  9. Lowering

    Astra H
    Anyone any experience with spas 45mm springs http://www.aktivperformanceparts.co.uk/hatch-saloonsp/spax-vauxhall-astra-mk5-lowering-springs-45mm-2004-2139332-404403-741941.php looking to lower the car about 40mm or so, eibachs i don't think will close the gap in the wheel arch enough, insurance...
  10. Exhaust

    Astra H
    Looking a bit more of a grunt out of my 1.7 but not looking to buy a full exhaust set up, if i remove the back box will it increase the noise? Don't have any idea about exhausts, any help would be welcome :)
  11. Diesel warm up period

    Astra J/GTC
    I have an Astra J 1.6 Diesel, it's eight months old and I have had it only a couple of months - it's my first ever diesel. I reckon it's taking nearly twice as long to warm up to normal temp. My previous Astra petrol 1.8. warmed up fairly quickly (say 2 miles) but this diesel is taking about...
  12. Exhaust Tip

    Astra H
    Currently driving a 1.7 which happens to be one of the Astras that doesn't have an exhaust tip coming out the back bumper and has a downturn exhaust instead, basically im wondering if there's any way i can fit an exhaust tip, preferably without having to cut a space for it in my bumper, anyone...
  13. New exhaust needed - advice please?

    Astra H
    Hi everyone, Took my 56 plate 1.9 Diesel TT for a service at my local VX yesterday and was told that it would fail its upcoming MOT because my exhaust system is 'broken between the centre and rear box'. Because of the location of the break, I'm going to need both sections replacing and my...
  14. EGR Valve 2.0 cdti

    Astra J/GTC
    Hey, Anyone have a tutorial on how to remove and clean an egr valve on a 2.0 cdti? Or a price for a garage to clean it and a price for a new one fitted? Thanks Tonto
  15. For Sale

    Mk5 T8/T9 Owners area
    Any item for sale must be in the 'For Sale' section If you can't put it there, there is a reason (Y)
  16. Strange whirring noise - 2011 Astra 1.7

    Astra J/GTC
    Greetings all, As with many newbies to the forum, one of the more pressing reasons behind joining and posting was because of various issues encountered with our vehicles. Nonetheless, here goes.... As the title suggests, a strange whirring noise has developed. Happens more often than it...
  17. Trouble-shooting vibration from 2008 1.7CDTi in forward gears

    Astra Technical aka The Workshop
    Hi all, I'd be grateful if anybody has any ideas about what the problem with my 1.7 (Isuzu engine) 2008 Astra estate might be. BACKGROUND: I heard a clank whilst driving on the motorway the other day; I wasn't sure whether it was debris or a bolt falling off my car, but as I exited the...
  18. Manny's Astra H 1.9 CDTi Progress

    3 Door
    Bought my car roughly about 6 months ago, just stock, with no kit on it. I managed to pull a rare one, I have the stock 120bhp but with the 16 valve engine. Basically comes with the 150bhp engine but been stock detuned 120bhp, so has the potential to match the 888. Going to upgrade my car...
  19. Manny's Astra H 1.9 CDTi Progress

    3 Door
    Bought my car roughly about 6 months ago, just stock, with no kit on it. I managed to pull a rare one, I have the stock 120bhp but with the 16 valve engine. Basically comes with the 150bhp engine but been stock detuned 120bhp, so has the potential to match the 888. Going to upgrade my car...
  20. My sri-t bumper fitted :)

    Astra G
    heres a few pictures of my new bumper fitted :) little bit of work left to finish it off before i fit it properly though :) i kinda like the colour of the bumper against the car colour, kinda in two minds about it though, could find a rear bumper and side skirts that are same colour and...
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