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  1. Astra H
    Hi Guys, I have an Astra MK5 which I am in love with! I have replaced the tappets, spark plugs & coil pack as suggested by my local garage. The car still sounds "lumpy" & a bit rattly when on idle. Any suggestions for what it could be?
  2. Astra G
    Hello, I've noticed a weird noise coming from the belt area and I'm not sure what it is. When I give it some gas the noise stops (but returns when it's idling), and after a few minutes it slowly fades away. The car has 243k km (151k miles). The belt has been changed about 15k miles ago. Could it...
  3. Astra H
    Car: Vauxhall Astra Hatchback, 1.4, Petrol, Manual, 5 door, Engine is Z14XEP Update: I have already replaced all spark plugs, coil pack, used Redex a few times. 02 sensors have come back on OBD2 scanner. I have also disconnected MAF sensor and issue persists. Issue: A handful of times the car...
  4. Astra H
    Performing an engine swap, pulled the engine, found a box which looks like a breather inside the drivers wing. It has 1 pipe going to the filler neck and the other going to the back of the engine. Is it needed? or can I replace it with something a little nicer?
  5. Astra H
    There is 2 questions, My car started running rough when I was setting off to work and as I change gear, there was a delay in power and car misfiring when the car was idling. I could also feel vibrations from just having my foot on the brake pedal. The error code was 30301 from pedal test. 1)...
  6. Vans
    Guys, I bought a 2007 Astra Van for £1,000 from a friend. 100k miles, looked after (or so I was told). I am £400 down with a long distance recovery and new battery so it owes me £1400. MOT due after summer. Needs new trees, but generally in good condition. Had her all valeted and then she...
  7. Astra H
    Hiya, I'm new to this forum, so hopefully I'm doing things in a forum friendly way.. Anyway, I drive a 2006 Astra H 1.7CDTi SRi, and I purchased it last April from some guy (private seller) I absolutely love the car, and everything about it. Apart from one thing.. I've had a constant...
  8. Estates/Vans
    Hi All, I am new to the forum and wondered if anyone can point me in the right direction. I have just purchased a 2008 Astra Sportive 1.9, the engine is on the way out but the van has only done 88k miles and is mint clean. Some rodents damaged the radiator pipes and the engine overheated on...
  9. 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...
  10. Zafira/Zafira Tourer
    Hi. My 2004 Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 DTI is not starting. I cleaned up the egr valve then cleaned up the throttle body. I used WD40 and a vacuum cleaner to clean the gunk out. After putting everything back together, the car would not start. Any ideas? Air lock? Please help. Thanks Jamie Maik
  11. Astra H
    Hey Everyone, My Astra needs a clutch and I have 2 options depending on the engine number. How do I know if my engine is 20KC2905 or 20KC2904 Registation number Y60 RDO (formerly SA54 UAZ) Astra MK V (Sept 04) Thanks
  12. Astra H
    Hi, Last night I was driving home and I noticed my car became a bit jolty and it started to vibrate a bit when accelerating . The engine management light came on straight after. I pulled over to see if I could figure out what was going on and everything seemed to be fine, but I did notice the...
  13. Astra H
    I would appreciate any help with this... has me puzzled... The buttons on the key fob won't work until the car is started (engine turned over). To unlock the car, the key is needed to be used in the driver door; this unlocks all the doors. If the doors are needed to be locked again; to use the...
  14. Vans
    hi there.. i have a 2007 cdti club 1.7 100bhp astravan engine code Z17DTH.. Engine had dropped a piston so bought an engine from a 57plate astra club.. same litre,same bhp and same engine code.. fitted it yesterday.. went to try and fire it up and nothing... not one single light on the dash :\...
  15. Astra H
    Should I terraclean my Vauxhall Astra h 2010?:wave: its has 45000 miles on the clock regularly serviced and well looked after (engine and body wise) , thought this may give the ride a more smoother feel and maybe be more responsive...cant go wrong for 80 quid? or is it a waste of £££££?? whats...
  16. Astra J/GTC
    Hi, Yesterday my engine light went on. After 45min of city driving I stopped at grocery store, car was idle. No error code on screen, no beeping, nothing, just engine light. I tried to turn it off and on but it didn't help. I drove home for another 10min and it was working ok (no stalling, high...
  17. Astra H
    Hi guys!:wave: After lots of thought on color combination, stickers, wrap etc I finally sprayed my engine parts over the weekend:mrgreen:... let me know what you guys fink!!:thumbs: BEFORE (forgot to take a pic so I Googled one!)- AFTER- 44
  18. Astra H
    Hello I am interested in purchasing this astra which looks nice and is 3 door but when I sat inside it, Salesman left the car in 4th gear so when I started the engine it stalled so I turned it off and then re-start the engine and it stalled, I then realised the car was left in 4th gear and...
  19. Astra Technical aka The Workshop
    Hi, new to the forum but a long time reader. My Astra engine has started to make a squeaky/squealing noise. It appears to by coming from the belt/alternator region. The alternator is only 6 months old. I've tried a little WD40 on the ribbed side of the belt and some Molyslip through the engine...
  20. Astra H
    Hi all, I have recently discovered that my astra 1.7 has a strange knocking sound when i push the accelerator pedal down, this only happens when it is in gear, knocks only once each time i push the pedal down and doesnt knock again until i completely take my foot off it and push it again, its...
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