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    New to coupè turbo.

    Hello!!!

    I bought from a Opel dealer a 2001 coupè turbo with only 20km last month. A big deal if you consider I paid a little more than a used car, but in fact it's like new. 1 year Opel warranty.
    Here in italy the coupè don't sell a lot (only 4000 Astra coupè sold since year 2000) and the turbo one sells even less.
    Mine is a rare (I don't like it a lot) Ural Mountain Mica Green, with 17", beige fabric interior and no gadgets at all... neither the BC that I'm going to install myself.

    I have few questions:

    1) Any official recall from GM?
    2) 2nd gear is stiff to engage, not only when cold. How to fix it?
    3) mist in front lights. Is it a real problem?
    4) I have allready removed the centre section of the exhaust for a straight pipe (this car is too silent!!! ). Any issue?
    5) In 1st and 2nd gear I can hear a whining noise from the gearbox, but not too loud. Are all the F23 gearboxes the same??? Do they all do the same noise?

    Thanks a lot in advance... I find that this site is really nice, I allready found lot of tech tips for my next mods.
    AstraCoupèTurboEDSph3.5

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    1) Not that i know off.
    2) All of them are notchy .
    3) There's a fix for that somewhere on this site .
    4) Removing the CAT will cause the ECU to come on and your car will go into limp mod .
    5) I don't get any whining from my engine, maybe you should get the dealer to check it out.

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    Thanks for the replies manch!!!

    I haven't remove the CAT, I'll never do that!!! Only the other long part in the middle.
    The whining noise came from the transmission... I'm going to do an oil change soon so I'll let the dealer check for it.
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    ah i c. If you are doing it for noise then the rear backbox needs to be changed as well , also improves power .

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    Removing Cats doesn't bring on ecu light, as long as lambda sensors remain in same position.

    We have 5 Coupes turbos running with free-flow 63mm exhausts and never had an ecu light come on.
    Midnight Black Opel Coupe Turbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by eXtreme
    Removing Cats doesn't bring on ecu light, as long as lambda sensors remain in same position.

    We have 5 Coupes turbos running with free-flow 63mm exhausts and never had an ecu light come on.
    Cool , i like the sound of that .

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