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    Steady's 5door sxi

    hey guys nd gals,

    been a member on here a while and now on my second astra so thought id start my auto-biography....

    I bought the car 1 month ago. Everything about it is fine apart from realising it had been in a front end smash at some point in its life.

    It doesnt have a sxi bumper with fogs and I have been led to believe it should have. it has one smoked headlight and the other is standard and the bonnet doesnt close flush.

    Please use this thread to comment on my progress ...... http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=272835

    mods so far:

    • de-badged grill (within seconds of it being on my drive)
    • sprayed headlight insert (to make them match)

    here are a few pics:






    this part was fun .... couldnt have done it without the help of a few folk on here




    180 degrees for around 12-14 mins :

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    few things:

    k&n panel air filter
    de-restricted air box
    cleaned throttle body

    pics: (didnt get an after shot of throttle body but it looked shiney )






    unsure if I should have removed both tubes from air box... ADVISE PLEASE!???....use this thread......: http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=272835
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    Few changes... nothing major and its all about vision

    Firstly.. chip in the windscreen fixed by autoglass. Cost be a tenner and couldnt of asked for a better service off them.

    Next was a full set of wipers. Picked up a astra rear wiper for a few quid, and a set of clip in aero wipers from ebay.

    All together the wipers cost me about £10 so again couldnt complain but they all work brilliantly....



    Also got a set of insignia washer jets (£4.99) and fitted them. needed adjusting as squirting a little low but after that they were are a great improvment:

    Before:


    After:


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    exhaust update (been waiting a long time for this)

    I bought an irmscher backbox off fleabay for £30 absolute bargin as it was in quite good condition apart from it not having the flange part.. so again got myself a fitting kit off ebay for a few quid....



    the flange was cut in half and re-welded on the other side of the lip....



    took off the old back box....



    the old gasket was in a right state!...



    and fitted to the car!



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    ok, not updated in a while but tbf I havnt changed anything in a while...

    i have a different aerial and neverbeen sticker, also have painted bump strips...

    I used halfords primer. paint, and lacquer and all spot on ...please also ignore the splash marks from water in my mirror and ignore the blue mirror... some **** knocked my other off (must have been driving a tank)







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    I recently got round to sorting the brake dust from my alloys:

    I used Simoniz wheel cleaner which I thought would be cheap none working crap.... but heres the results:

    Before and after pics:




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    few things from last time I updated this thing...

    I know hit 140,000 miles so service time!

    Full service .... spark plugs,oil filter oil change, air filter, cabin filter..... also will be doing coolant flush myself

    Also have oil pressure valve replaced as oil light flickering on idle... the new valve fixed this issue

    Also picked up a set of m3 mirrors for 2 reasons... first being I had one black and one blue standard mirrors... second being they look alot better than the bid dopey flapping ears that were on before imo!

    here is a few pics....:







    Finally the last pic....

    expected fault accelerator pedal ..... fault codes p1122 and p1550... towed home in shame lol

    oh well... hopefully something easy to fix..... ideas on the cause then post here (http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=309922 )

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    Forgot to add for my own knowledge clutch was replaced 300 miles ago... No more high clutch and was driving like a dream before this happened
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    Abit of carbon wrap on my spare console whilst I spray mine....:

    Not too sure if i want to wrap the rest and keep it


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    Car fixed last month and running nicely..... It needed a new ecu!!! So very expensive month Also changed oil and filter again as making abit of a tap (maybe because it was stood)

    Since last update fully wrapped console, and have bought a rep gsi bumper which is in process of spraying.

    Pics to follow of console and will update when new bumper fitted

    P.s still after 4 door handles
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