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    Though car was bust, but it was something simple.

    For the last week or so my car has been feeling quite lumpy, bouncing about on the road, and somewhat tail happy. Really felt like the shocks were on their way out.

    Thankfully, it was just tyre pressures. When I had it serviced they put in 32psi all round.

    So, 30 in the back and 35 in the front and all is well again.

    Moral of the story - check your pressures if you've some bizarre handling changes all of a sudden.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
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    Always good when it's something simple
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    i check mine every other week

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    bet you were happy it didn't cost anything to sort it

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    Yeah, I was pricing a set of Bilsteins. I'll let the standard shocks stay on for another 20k or so (this time next year).
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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