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  1. Help!!!

    Astra H
    hi guys So, I have the 2005 Astra 1.7ctdi estate that’s on 117k miles and it has a knock coming from the passenger side front, I think it might just be a drop link but I have another bigger issue.... I think it’s the gearbox but I need your opinion, when I’m in 3rd,4th and 5th the car...
  2. Upgrading Astra H 1.7 cdti 100 bhp

    Diesel Tuning
    Hi, guys. I want to upgrade my Astra so I can get around 200+ bhp. I decide to change the gearbox, clutch and the turbo. I know the basic thing about the whole work for changing those parts, but I miss the technical specs about them. I am not sure that the 6 gear gearbox and clutch from 1.7 or...
  3. 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...
  4. Strange easytronic problem need suggestions. 1.6 estate

    Hi all first post so please be gentle. I recently acquired a 1.6astra estate 56 plate. It has a strange issue. Which is If the car is sat in the shade it will not start the easytronic will not find neutral no matter what I try however... Leave or push it into the sun for a hour and it starts...
  5. Greetings & Gear stick movement issue different reason to the usual!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, Have owned my Astra J 1.7CDTI since Aug 2014 and this year I decided that I'm not planning to re sell it and hence to start servicing it myself. So far, I've done my oil, and filters (fuel, air and oil) change, changed my glow plugs, and changed my camshaft sensor, using youtube and...
  6. same story, same car, different user. Gearbox fault! Prices??

    Astra H
    I've just bought an Astra H 1.9cdti 150, upgraded from the 1.7, love the car, although after 200 miles of driving I can now hear a strange noise which I'm sure you all know about. In 3rd and 4th gear only the car sounds like it's in reverse, it's not a loud noise but noticeable. Also when the...
  7. 2.0 CDti Auto Rev Jump

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi all This maybe related to this thread, but maybe not - Basically, the last week or so i have noticed that my auto is not quite right. Including the oddities in the above thread, i noticed that when in 6th gear at...
  8. Gearbox advice?

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi all, new member here. Just wanted to see if I could get some advice. Bought an Astra SE 1.4 Turbo 2010 with 86,000 miles on the clock and it's a really nice car but it has a problem when trying to shift into gears 1, 2, 3 and sometimes 4 but just a bit with 4. 5 and 6 work fine. It's...
  9. Gearbox issues

    Astra H
    Hi all, I have a 2007 1.8l automatic astra design which I bought just under a year ago. it has currently done 42k miles. The car started playing up recently and will loose power once it hits 4th gear and only regains the power once the car is restarted. I've had the car seen by a mechanic and...
  10. Cant shift over 2,500 revs..

    Astra H
    Hey guys, This has been happening for quite a while now, and I just need some advice. Basically, when driving fast to achieve a speed greater than that of a fellow road user in a shorter time than said road user *cough*racing*cough*, I was a machine. Swift gear changes, "140bhp", I was the...
  11. Gearbox compatibility

    N/A Tuning
    Hi, I've got a 2 litre Vauxhall Astra SRI turbo xpack 2005 which I believe is the Z20 lel engine, correct me if i'm wrong. Can anyone tell me if the astra VXR gearboxes are the same fitment? Thanks
  12. Gearbox type

    Astra H
    Hi Guys, Thinking of changing manual gearbox oil as have 177000km on clock and dont know when it was done last. Im trying to identify which gearbox type i have (F number) so i know correct oil capacity, Only numbers I can find on top of box are: R90 400 206...
  13. Final drive swap

    N/A Tuning
    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum so don't go hard on me if this is the wrong place to post this question :wave:. I own a Vauxhall Astra G with a 1.4 petrol X14XE and I would love to have shorter gearing. Right now there should be an F13CR with a 3.94 final drive. I thought of swapping the 3.94...
  14. New and very fed up

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I'm hoping that someone might be able to help me with some guidance or advice. I've got a 2012 astra which needs a new gearbox; this would be the fourth gearbox since I bought the car in 2013 with 3k on the clock. First gearbox failed at 10k, second was replaced within three months as it...
  15. What Gearbox - Astra J Diesel 1.6?

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi I'm a newbie so bear with me if this has been covered elsewhere. I have just replaced my Astra G (240K+!) with a 1.6 diesel Astra J that's six months old. So it's MY15. When they released the new diesel a year or so ago Vauxhall said that it had a new gearbox - most of the reviews picked...
  16. 1.3 cdti M20 Gearbox Rebuild problems

    Astra H
    Hi all, So about 6 weeks ago my 1.3 cdti 2008 suffered the infamous gearbox failure and blew a hole in the casing. I had it rebuilt in a new casing and had a bearing mod done on it aswell to future proof it. New clutch and flywheel.was done aswell - an expensive job to say the least. Since I...
  17. M32 Short Shift

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi everyone, We all know the problems with the M32 gearbox but I wanted to try and reduce lever travel. Has anyone fitted a short shifter to an Astra J or GTC with this gearbox? if so was it an easy task as I'm toying with the idea of fitting one to my MY14 GTC 1.6 Turbo. Thank you.
  18. gear change is stiff from 1st to 2nd and clunks when shifting to 3rd gear,normal?

    Astra H
    Two different questions: normal for gear to be stiff and clunk noise when shifting to 3rd? 1.This morning it was a bit cold but I wouldn't say it was below minus more like 5-7 Celsius I couldn't shift from 1st to 2nd gear because it was like stiff and I just had to stay in 1st so which...
  19. Is it normal for a manual car in reverse gear at low speed jolting without using gas?

    Astra H
    I was performing a low speed manoeuvre in reverse gear maybe doing about 3mph and assumed the car had enough momentum so I let the clutch out and then the car was jolting a bit violently like if it was about to stall :o and when I had given it more gas the jolting stopped. What is the right...
  20. Does car juddering ruin the car mechanical parts?

    Astra H
    Hello I'm new here to this forum. I have just had the Astra mark 5 for about week and I'm trying to familiarise the car and clutch. The car is parked in a incline road so when I stick it in reverse while trying to apply minimal throttle to make the car move as I don't like to rev the car...