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  Hi All!
Posted by: mixsixsixsix - 1:st-Nov-2018, 18:46:05 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (5)


Just wanted to introduce myself. I've recently bought an Astra GTC 2.0TD so I thought that it may be a good idea to joinSmile


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Photo Grinding rotating noise from GTC?
Posted by: MattDe123 - 31:st-Oct-2018, 12:30:33 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (2)

Hi all, 

Got a little problem with the GTC 2014 Sport CDTI 2.0L. Recently its been making this horrible grinding noise. The noise is really loud when I turn the car on in the morning, it eases away when the car is warmed up a bit but does not disappear. It seems to be coming from under the engine but I can't be sure.

A lot of information online has pointed to the DMF or clutch release bearing, not sure which applies to me.

The noise is made when;
- The car is turnt on, gear in neutral, clutch decompressed
- First gear, second gear and can even hear it slightly in higher up gears
- When the clutch is disengaged

When I push down the clutch, the noise seems to go and returns when I put it into gear and release the clutch.

I've attached a short video (turn up volume)
Look forward to your replies, any info would be useful

Thanks, Matt

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  Best oil for my Opel astra
Posted by: Gili056 - 30:th-Oct-2018, 18:39:59 - Forum: Mechanical - Replies (2)

Hi all
I have Opel Astra j gear box af40, what is the  best oil for this gear box ??

Manny tenx

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  Beware of followers!
Posted by: Sterlingphs - 30:th-Oct-2018, 00:18:43 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (2)

To all contributors,
Please check your followers on this forum!
Insurance companies are now following anonymously, cheers for that rusty!!

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  Hi all
Posted by: MarkS15 - 29:th-Oct-2018, 15:42:52 - Forum: Introduction Area - No Replies

Recently joined as I've bought a 2011 Insignia as a daily, and then found this place whilst investigating CD500 hack after finding out I need an original CD...

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  Tow bar advice
Posted by: Martz66 - 29:th-Oct-2018, 13:35:41 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (6)

Hi all, has anyone got any recommendations for a tow bar for a 2011 GTC. Ideally a removable one. Do I need dedicated wiring or a generic kit? Any suggestions gratefully received.

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  sub amp
Posted by: marky79 - 28:th-Oct-2018, 19:20:24 - Forum: ICE - Replies (3)

im thinking of fitting a sub/amp, the main power wire needs to connect to the battery (+)
can any one tell me if there is any where in side the car I can connect to.

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  Dip lamps.
Posted by: Willi G - 28:th-Oct-2018, 12:06:27 - Forum: Lighting - Replies (2)

Looking at changing dip headlights (as seems popular) and came across these on offer at Amazon if anyone's interested.

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Ordered a set, £20, nothing too lose.

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  ECO button connector diagram (start/stop)
Posted by: aurega - 28:th-Oct-2018, 08:49:33 - Forum: Electrical - Replies (1)


is here anyone how knows which cable is signal, plus and negativ for Start/stop system on this ECO button and connector?
Is there any existing diagram please?  Buried

Many thanks !

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  Difference between 1.4 120 & 140
Posted by: Telsun - 27:th-Oct-2018, 19:56:39 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (2)

I'm considering buying an Astra GTC and have found one that ticks most of the boxes, however I have just noticed that it is the 1.4 118 bhp model not the 138 bhp. What is the difference between the two engines? Is it physical or software? Could I still eventually achieve the same power output with tuning mods?

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