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    2nd service is due

    just wondering whats involved in a 2nd service.

    i was quoted £160 for it, that about right? i should be less becausei have just changed the sparks and it doesnt need a new air filter.

    its an 2004 model with 13k on the clock if that helps.

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    also, do you think they would update my ECU if i asked them? because i have heard the the zaffy and vectra z18xe's got updates to 140bhp and its the same engine so :P

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    Software updated are normally £30-£35.. I doubt it has any power increase tho, probably just fix issues like fule consumption and flatspots..
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    shouldnt the update be part of the service if its still under warranty?

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    If that price is from a Vxl dealer its not too bad at all. You never get much for your money on a dealer service im afraid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyts1985
    If that price is from a Vxl dealer its not too bad at all. You never get much for your money on a dealer service im afraid
    Thats from Vauxhall main Dealer in Colwyn Bay ( north wales )... Had it done to my 2.2 but not sure if it was 30 or 35.. Also with warranty I doubt it would be included as it is not a fault with the car...

    I had to tell them that I was experiencing issues with flatspots and jerkyness before they would do the upgrade ( obviously lies on my part )..

    Give it a go but dont bank on getting it for FREE and dont expect miracles after its done..
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    I was actually referring to RuThLeSs' service quote mate, but £30-35 aint bad for an ECU upgrade either, the Vxl dealer by me wanted nearly £50 to upgrade mine... told him where he could shove that, very politely of course
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    If you find a good dealer then they'll do it FOC. Or get talking to one of the lads. They did upgrade the ECU on my missus corsa after she took it in because of a fault. Or talk to the service manager and tell him that there seems to be quite a few flat spots through the rev range and "your mate" recommended to get it remapped and ask him his thoughts. He may just do it for you to help you out.

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    so if i get talking to the service manager and tell him ive been feeling some flat spots throught the revs and ask him if theres anything he can do about it?

    should i mention that ive heard about the zaffy and vectra updates?

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    You gotta make it sound like you don't know anything. Just tell him you've been driving your mates car and its made you realise just how jumpy or how many flatspots your astra has. Then tell him your mate recommended to get a remap. Ask him what a remap is and should you do it. I'm guessing vaux will say no don't do it you'll void your warranty. Then ask him what can you do to get rid of them. If at this point he hasn't mentioned it then probe a bit further by saying why havn't vaux released up remaps for ECU's to combat this jerkyness. Surely you would expect them to want their cars to perfom at their best.

    Hope fully the service manager has said by this point that they do but it costs money to update your ECU. Just tell him I can't afford that at the moment the missus would go spare if I did that. Play on his/her concious a bit see if you can wingle it FOC.

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    so if i get talking to the service manager and tell him ive been feeling some flat spots throught the revs and ask him if theres anything he can do about it?

    should i mention that ive heard about the zaffy and vectra updates?
    Its a jam thing

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