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Is that the dash vent 1s on eBay?


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No its the griffin off the wheel caps, had two spare so popped them off and made matching holes in the strut cover for the legs to fit in

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How difficult was it to get the vents out?
If you mean the heater vent it was a bit tricky, you need to go straight in with a thin flat blade and feel about for the spring clips that secure it, lever upwards on the bottom ones and press down on the top ones. Needs a bit of patience.

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I had been chasing a boost leak for a while, changed all the hoses for blue silicone which I was going to do anyway, pressure tested the intercooler, checked the inlet tappings for the water & methanol injection and the boost gauge take-off, checked the vac pump and renewed the vac lines with one piece silicone hose to and from the boost control solenoid, as a last resort I fitted a new maf sensor and no more eml, fitted the old one and code p2279- air intake leak- appeared again. Put new one back on and no light so definitely the maf at fault. No idea if its a cracked casing, damaged connection or just suddenly became faulty but really glad its finally sorted. Finally able to get the full benefit of the map since it doesn't go into limp mode anymore and it drives lovely.

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Engine bay finally coming together, the header tank was looking a bit scruffy so re-painted it in blue/ black to carry on the theme, turned out ok I think.


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Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing how it drives since last time


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Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing how it drives since last time


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Its a whole different beast now, thinking about getting one of those Dragy boxes which records a whole heap of data, Mike can see it and can keep an eye on stuff, also does very accurate timings for 0-60, 60-120 and quarter mile etc.
You will love it pal.

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Finally got the proper diesel boost gauge fitted, white/blue changeover now works as it should with headlights on and off.


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Didn't think I would get bulbs for the auxilliary main beam that were as white as the D2S ones in the bi- xenon projectors, but the H7 leds from LedPerf are superb - said to be canbus friendly out of the box but I got the resistors anyway just to be sure, a very decent colour match across the front now. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. Will look better if properly dark but couldn't wait up any longer - this is at 22.30 up here


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Still need to get the chipped splitter touched up but that's the front sorted out - led bulbs in main beam, upper grille painted and re-positioned to close the bonnet gap, gloss black lower grilles and fog rings refreshed in silver.


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Had a visit from @Davo last week, he was pleasantly surprised with the performance of the van following its recent remap

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Very happy with the new led rear lights, finally found ones from LedPerf that are straight plug and play with no messing about with additional resistors, not the best of pics but can't help the bright flare off them. Indicators are working perfectly with no fast or double flashing. They hope to release a tail/brake light solution for the Astra H towards the end of the year.


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They look rather tasty! You always seem to cost me money!!


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Sorry pal lol, they are very good bulbs- I spoke to them and despite the ebay claims etc the tail/ brakelight is still a problem on the H but they are working on it.

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