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    Thumbs Up Hello newbie here, advise needed etc

    hello there i have owned few astra's from the astra 2.0 8v mk3, then a 1.6sport mk4, i am picking up a astra coupe 2moro, im excited as i liked them for years and now im going to have one.

    can people tell me what i should look out for in regards to faulty bits etc also what are cheap mods i can do, i was looking into lowering springs 40mm, induction kit. and not sure what else. its the 2.0 turbo. i would like a remap, car is totally standard, let down with the cloth interior but never mind.

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    Hello and welcome to the club......

    As for advice....... You could get a set of coilovers off ebay instead of the springs.....

    A mate of mine makes a full tophat and airbox kit..... He's been making them for years with many satisfied customers

    Faults...... make sure there is no blue smoke from the exhaust and no knocks/rattles from the engine through the rev range... The bodyshells are treated before paint so if you find rust its been in an accident......

    Leather interiors......ebay or AOC classifieds

    Post up some pics when you get it.....

    If its got pistons or tits, its gonna be expensive!!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Davee View Post
    Hello and welcome to the club......

    As for advice....... You could get a set of coilovers off ebay instead of the springs.....

    A mate of mine makes a full tophat and airbox kit..... He's been making them for years with many satisfied customers

    Faults...... make sure there is no blue smoke from the exhaust and no knocks/rattles from the engine through the rev range... The bodyshells are treated before paint so if you find rust its been in an accident......

    Leather interiors......ebay or AOC classifieds

    Post up some pics when you get it.....
    i got £500 spare so point me in right direction and ill buy, got a saxo 1.1i 80000miles 10 month test 2month tax, starts and drives fine, not bad lil cheap run about. £400 if u want it oh and its a pinky redy colour
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_gt View Post
    i got £500 spare so point me in right direction and ill buy, got a saxo 1.1i 80000miles 10 month test 2month tax, starts and drives fine, not bad lil cheap run about. £400 if u want it oh and its a pinky redy colour
    I'll keep that in mind.... Whereabouts are you?

    If its got pistons or tits, its gonna be expensive!!






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    Welcome to the AOC.................. Don't forget to Mingle!!................
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    Welcome to the club mate! I'm kinda new as well

    I have a 2.0 turbo as well and one thing I would check is the oil return pipe on the turbo as I have been told that you can get a leaky seal (a design fault). Mine needs replacing and can smell burning oil in the cockpit because of it.

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    Theres a set of raceland coilovers for sale on here.....

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=207912

    Be quick as these sell like hot cakes

    If its got pistons or tits, its gonna be expensive!!






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    Quote Originally Posted by KJenkins View Post
    Welcome to the club mate! I'm kinda new as well

    I have a 2.0 turbo as well and one thing I would check is the oil return pipe on the turbo as I have been told that you can get a leaky seal (a design fault). Mine needs replacing and can smell burning oil in the cockpit because of it.
    mine does the same, im glad u mentioned that wish i seen this b4 i bought it. i can smell oil when booting it and idling to, were can i get this fixed? and what am i expecting to pay
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_gt View Post
    Lovely colour........ lol

    Any more info on the Saxo?

    If its got pistons or tits, its gonna be expensive!!






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