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    A few questions..

    I am going to be upgrading my brakes on the weekend and whilst at it im wanting to do an oil change, put some new gearbox oil in, change power steering fluid, coolant/anti-freeze, add a few additives to my oil and the fuel to make things run even better. I want the best stuff I can get really so wanting abit of advice. Have I missed anything out? Is it worth changing anything else whilst im at it??

    > What gearbox do I have? and what gearbox oil am I best using..?
    > Is all power steering fluid the same? if not, what am I best using?
    > Best oil / fuel additives to use?
    > Whats the best oil to use (make/??w??)
    I usually put castrol gtx 10w40 in, wondering if theres anything better for it?
    > What brake fluid am I best using?

    Its for a 1999 Astra 2.0L SRi (x20xev). Its covered approx 70k but I had the engine rebuilt approx 1k ago. My new brakes are; 308mm drilled & grooved ebc front discs, 260mm drilled & grooved delphi rear discs, red stuff front and rear pads and also some stainless goodridge hoses.

    Also, whats this connector for? Its just to the left of the relay box and clipped up against the bulkhead. Sorry for the size of it and the bad quality..



    Many thanks in advance
    (sorry if its been asked an endless amount of times, i did run a search but everything i found was of no use really)

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    anybody?

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    i dont know, mine doesnt have one! at first i thought it was for the bonnet switch for the alarm but its in the wrong place!!!
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    can anyone shed abit of light onto this for me? still not got round to doing any of it

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    Not sure what gearbox you have sorry, as for all the fluids you need it seems people mainly believe that the standard vaux GM do a good job, and dont need uprating especially gearbox oil wise.

    The fuel additives are an iffy one as everyone like different ones I like redex and slick50 products but others dont, buy what you can afford and make up your own mind.
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