I've been lurking around the forum for a few days now, soaking up your fine advice. Hereís my spec, donít all laugh at once, please stagger it and compound my misery.
1.6 8v (ooohh the shame )
A bad choice in favour of low mileage rather than performance - doh, however I do a lot of Motorway mileage and think a good spec service will pay off in reliability in years to come, so Iím looking for recommendations for:
Oil 5w-40 fully synthetic (if its worth it in my case)
Spark plugs Ė Quality ones (again is it worth it in my case)
Any thing else recommended for a quality service. Whereís best to pick this stuff up and whatís a good price.
Iíve almost been converted to modding too, thinking of de-restricting, vectie c pipe and panel filter. Do these mods impact upon reliability i.e. take 5000 miles of the life span of the engine .
I love the Astra lines but as the saying goes 'You canít polish a 8 valve turd,' however with your advice guys, am gonna try!