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    i am getting an astra at last

    at last i am getting one its a y Reg 1.6 club in silver but i have got plans for it is there any faults i should look out fro on this model ? ps so if any one has silver bits for sale drop me a line spoiler door handels etc white clocks i will be after sliver dash bits i think u get me drift lol

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    is that a astra or a astar lol
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    Congrats mike.....

    Just make sure it's serviced and has had cambelt changes at 40k, 80k...


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    Excellent. I remember the day I was picking up my Astra, could hardly sleep the night before

    As for faults, the Engine Management light appearing is a somewhat common problem, however, the cause of this usually differs.

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    cheers i carnt wait lol

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    Congratulations Mike.

    I'm gonna guess you got an 8v 1.6. I must say these little engines seem to run forever providing they are looked after. So first up mate would be a bloody good service. If the person you brought it off is going to do one for you then double check to make sure its been done. If your having the cambelt replaced be sure to do the water pump as the new belt puts alot of strain on the pump and it usually fails, which means belt back off again and that'll cost alot of dosh in labour. So get it done when you have the belt done.

    They do like a drop of oil. 1L every 1000miles Vaux quote so be sure to carry a spare can with you in the car if you do some miles. Head gaskets are always a favourite with higher milage Vaux's. Going out on a limb here you said it was a Y reg so I'd guess your knocking on 120'000 or so so I'd check for the tell tail signs of head gasket beginning to fail. (mayo like substance under the oil filler cap and oil in the water expansion tank.

    Other than that mate happy modding and pics when it arrives.
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    hello mate thanks for that but this astra has only done 60k and its got fsh its below average miles thats why i am getting it but i will make sure its well serviced

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra mike
    hello mate thanks for that but this astra has only done 60k and its got fsh its below average miles thats why i am getting it but i will make sure its well serviced
    60K? Y Reg? That's good, mines 03 and got 55K

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    Thats excellent I've got 60k on my 03 plate.

    Perhaps this is trying to tell me to walk to the shops in future lmao.
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    lol its been well looked after

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