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about schmitt

so the car is a 54 plate Vauxhall Astra 1.7 cdti sri (100) that i picked up for £3400... not too bad i think, and i know people will say that there is better around, but i really liked this car, and once i have eyes on it, i will buy. a lot of reasons made me buy this car, for example, it is slightly modified as the pictures will show and has the toys to match as well. at the time when i crashed my 306, my fundings where low, so i was looking i didn’t need to do much work on to get it how i want it to look and so this came around and i took it! :) hopefully it doesn’t give me too much problems but as everyone says, diesels are virtually bulletproof if you look after it well!

here are piccies of my car and a link to my photo bucket album too.







photobucket album

so project wise, there isn’t an aim for the car really, except i am probably (like the rest of you guys) want it to look the best around and for myself so whatever money is going to be splashed on the car!

first priority will be to sort out the bad parts of the car. this includes:

  • damaged driver mirror
  • sticky starter motor
  • load turbo whine
  • crack in window
  • detailing
  • new bulb needed for headlight
(will post more piccies when i can!)

these are the stuff i feel need to be done before i do the "extras" let’s say. as per usual i got kind of side tracked with that and ended up buying myself a new multimedia system for the car!

multimedia system
i have just ordered this. not from this site however, but all in all, the same product. i already have a cd70 navi in the car, but the lack of stuff it can do is really not helping me out. it’s also starting to play about a little so i thought i had to get this sorted out anyways. this system essentially is a dvd player, 6 disc changer, TV, Freeview TV, satnav, rear view camera, Bluetooth, iPod ready and many more things. one other reason why i thought i should buy it is the fact it still makes the car look very OEM. that along with the price makes it one of the best things around!!!

eonon D5107



...D5107 6.2 Inch Digital Screen Touch Screen Car DVD Player with Built-in GPS For OPEL + Map Optional(D5107)

Specific for OPEL
-Silver Color
-Built-in GPS
-Steering Wheel Control
-Virtual CD Driver Function
-Picture In Picture Function
-Bluetooth/iPod
-US/CA/EU/AU Map Optional...
source: http://www.eonon.com/Car-DVD-Players/Specific-Car-DVD/D5107.html

along with that, i have also bought a 6th gen iPod classic 80gb to play my music in the car too! i can’t wait for this to all be put in and tried out. and if it is good as it’s priced, then I’ll definitely recommend it to you guys!

low beam headlight gone

as for this, i have just bought some cheap bulbs off eBay temporally.. i aim to change (NOT CONVERT) the headlights to HID lights one day so i didn’t want to waste any money buying something that’s going to go anyways! i just hope now that the bulbs work fine in the car as with most new cars, you have canbus, but because i bought it cheap anyways, it won’t be too bad to test and find out anyways.

sticking starter motor

there happens to be a problem with my starter motor. it happens to be sticking a little every time i turn on the car so i think the best thing i can do is get the starter motor replaced and hopefully that will sort out the problem. i decided that this will be best done whilst i get my MOT done which isn’t too far off so at the moment, i am running trying to get some quotes for the work.

the best i have got, that i am happy with is £150 which includes the MOT too and i think that is reasonable, but if you can or know anyone that beat that price, then please let me know, as everyone wants to save money at the end of the day.

and finally as for all the other main priority parts, there will be sorted as soon as i can! :) i don’t however expect much other extra changes to the car until my insurance is out the way next year and all my car parts of my old car is all sold. till then it is just the matter of sorting out all the other parts of the car! :)

hope i didn’t bore you with all this, at the end this is just a log of what i am doing and i hope this is interesting and helps out readers along the way.

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looks great, and yes the 1.7 is bulletproof, plus you can get it to 150 bhp easily enough.
thanks for the reply. didnt know it can be that easily achieved.. but im sure will be high.. i am thinking about replacing my turbo soon though... what do you reccomend?? i havent looked into yet because its still early times to be honest.. but soon.. it will have to be done.
 

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Look forward to watching this (Y)

PS:- I've removed your parts for sale list, put them in the 'For Sale' section (Y)
thanking you! i wasnt too fussed about where it went, but if it bends the rules then it bends the rules. (and its just random 306 bits too!)

Looks great.
Looking good mate (Y)
thanks!! my first few compliments on the astra... one day.. it will be very unique.. (has to with the amount of astras about)

nice.. like em in silver...
i am liking the look of that multimedia unit...
yeah it has the OEM feel to it, thats the main reason i went to buy it.. ill let you know guys know what i think, but im sure there are other members on the site that have it too! :)
 

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03/09/2011 - alot has been done

03/09/2011 - ALOT HAS BEEN DONE

MOT, REPLACEMENT BUSHES AND STARTER MOTOR REPLACED
so from my last post, i got my MOT done, along with replacement bushes and starter motor! :) All for £140! :)

ICE
after that, i got my ICE system sorted out as mentioned above! (Will post piccies as soon as i can) but basically it includes eonon d5107, and my two JBL subs that i had of my old car. Main thing is though, it sounds so nice and i can do everything i couldn’t imagine! When i do get the time, i will post a review on this, to hopefully help you guys out too.

TINTS
I’ve also got my windows tinted for £110 which i think is a very reasonable price. It isn’t 100% legal but it isn’t even chav limo tint either so i think i did the right choice. The coppas haven’t pulled me once since. And at some times, I’ve even had no plates and a broken bulb too!

BULBS
talking about bulbs, i have also uprated the bulbs all around. Done as cheap and as good quality as possible, because i will be investing in the dynabeams and HIDs when i can. (This was only done because my bulb went!)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270791953969?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270798558763?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230339761298?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

some prices are now weird, but for what i done, i wouldn’t spend any more than £10 on each set of bulbs! Here are some pictures of the bulbs on my car in the night.. Looks good me thinks!





the number plate lights have been changed now to 13 smds, they are only 5 smds, but still, as you can see, bright enough!

NUMBER PLATES

also, I’ve noticed that front number plate was peeling, so i got some nice new gel domed sets at a good price too. I recommend you guys to go there as well if you like these sorts of plates!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3D-Black-Domed-Gel-resin-Car-Number-Plates-x2-/110724769556?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19c7b5e714

again, i will post piccies ASAP and have my review on them as well.
 

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mate can i ask where you ordered the head unit from,i was looking at it myself and it looks good,looking forward to seeing pics of it in your car,can i also ask where you have mounted the gps antenna
 

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must be an error with the ebay link (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2707919539...84.m1439.l2649) £99.99 for led bulbs!!!!! nice car thought, are the 7500k bulbs road legil?
Lol.. I know its £99.99 but he had them on there for £5 last time.. I just copied the relisted item and put it on here without noticing! I wonder if some numpty actually buys from him?

As for the 7500k bulbs... Its only an effect bulb, plus from china.. So it's not even accurate to be honest! They just look White to me... And not one bit blue compared to the LEDs I have on it. To get the true effect, you need to get HIDs but I'm waiting to incest in some dynabeams before I do that.

mate can i ask where you ordered the head unit from,i was looking at it myself and it looks good,looking forward to seeing pics of it in your car,can i also ask where you have mounted the gps antenna
I ordered it from eBay. Had a link but I lost it.. I think u can get it cheaper from the site, but my one has the whole shabang in it.. Just haven't got around to sorting the rest of it yet.. Also there is a way that you can get the satnav for it for free! I just hope it works, because I ain't forking out any more money! Lol. Will get piccies up as soon as I can... :)
 

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Some new piccies

SOME NEW PICCIES

Took some more pictures of the car, because i hadn’t done for ages. I wish i had the bloody fuel to take it somewhere and get decent pics of it, but still, these will do.



Only thing new on it is its finally clean and i got new number plates as i mentioned that matched the style of my old car!



Also notice the tints as well! Such a grand job for only £100! (I have tried to find the company details on the internet, but i can’t find them. Let me know if you’re interested though, but i also need to let you know, that this was through some haggling :) , he actually wanted £130!)

Comments and criticisms please...

also i will put in reviews of all my modifications to as much as detail as i can, but apart from that, it is slowly getting there, with all the other priorities that need to be done

  • sort out turbo
  • sort out driver mirror
  • sort out crack in window
  • service
slowly but surely!

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