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  1. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Vauxhall Astra 1.4 2005 Petrol Engine Oil

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi there, I am currently driving Vauxhall astra 1.4 2005. I have changed the engine oil when I bought the car with Mobil 5-30, but it was leaking a bit from the rocker cover gasket and i have changed the rocker cover gasket so I want to ask what oil would you recommend me for the car 5-30 or...
  2. [Nissan Primastar] Gearbox oil filling through reverse light switch?

    Movano and Vivaro (including Renault/Nissan Deriva
    Hello all, this is my first post! I have drained my gearbox today and will leave it overnight to fully drain out. Can any shed any light on whether it is possible to refill the gear box oil through the hole where the reverse light switch fits? I believe it is easier to access.
  3. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Small amount of white Smoke from drivers side of engine

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi Does anyone know what cause a small amount of white smoke to come from the drivers side of the engine? It's hard to see exactly where it is comming from but it looks like it's comming from low down between the belts and where the spark plug is. It only happens for 3 minutes when the...
  4. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] AC off to high engine temp

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi I think I have a sensor issue. A few weeks ago, I noticed my engine temp gauge was very slow to react - the car was taking a lot longer to heat up than usual, according to the gauge and also to my feet! A week or two after this started, the car began to flash up the coolant was low. I topped...
  5. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Replacement engine

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi. I have a astra 1.9cdti 150 with Z19DTH engine. The timing belt has snapped so i will be fitting a used engine to my car. My question is this... my car is fitted with M32 gearbox but replacement engines i have found come from vehicles fitted with F40 gearboxes. Will this make a difference please?
  6. [Vectra B] [95-02] Problem with oil lamp

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi guys I have a problem with lamp oil after Kindle car for the first time a cold start lamp oil pressure remains lit for about 10 seconds and then goes off, then whenever Kindle car stalls in rapidly, within 3-4 second my engine is 1.7 TD ISUZU.In now i change a oil filter , pressure sensor ...
  7. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] Car loosing power

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi everyone I have a 2010 plate 1.7cdti Astra and lately it has been giving me massive problems, on my way to Scotland when I hit the A66 the car decided to lose all power on the hills and was only running at 30 mph in 6th gear after a call to the rac and some roadside assistance I was told it...
  8. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] My Astra has gone into limp mode

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi everyone, I was driving on the dual carriageway and slowing down to the roundabout when my engine light came on, I went down to first gear to pull away and I could feel vibrations from the gear stick and also when accelerating the car was vibrating but when I released the accelerator it...
  9. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Lambda (Oxygen) Sensor fault. Please Help !!!!

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi there, I bought used Vauxhall Astra 2005 1.4 Petrol 5 Door 2 weeks ago and my ''check engine'' light came up on my dashboard. I have checked the fault on Snap-On and it was the lambda (rear) sensor. I have exchanged the sensor with second hand and after 3 days the light came up again. I...
  10. [Insignia] [08-17] Insignia 2.0 auto engine cuts off/out while breaking

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi, I bought my Vauxhall Insignia 2011 2.0 diesel, automatic (211000 miles) and the problems started. At the beginning was shaking while driving about 50mph so I have changed the following: - driver driveshaft - timing belt, water pump, alternator belt (was necessary) - oil filter, fuel...
  11. [Corsa D] [06-14] New Corsa got some questions please.

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all, The wife has just purchased a 13 plate 1.2 Corsa SXI, it has had a few issues with a P0171 code but the dealer has replaced the MAP sensor and both Lambda sensors and the light hasn't come on again, fingers crossed. I would like to know if you could though, is this engine really this...
  12. [Corsa D] [06-14] corsa d problems. please hell

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all. I'm new to this just to let you all know. I have recently purchased a corsa d. 1.4 sxi. Im really gutted as there are a few problems: It struggles to start. The engine really shakes It doesn't idle right Loss of power. I have changed both the spark plugs and the coil packs. Same...
  13. [Meriva B] [2010 ---] Engine Overheating

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Any help would be appreciated. I have a Vauxhall Meriva B 2010. Twice in the past few weeks whilst sitting in very heavy traffic the engine has overheated. Blowing the fans with hot air has cooled it down. When the engine has been overheating a Code 4 error has came up which the handbook states...
  14. [Corsa D] [06-14] Hiss from engine area when at certain speed

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all, I have a technical question as the garage I bought the car from are useless and wanted to see if anyone has heard of something similar. I bought the car about 6 months ago and about a month ago I noticed that when the car is in 5th gear and around 2000rpm with the accelerator down to...
  15. [Corsa B] [94-00] So confused by this 1.5TD I've bought to swap into my Combo van

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi. I've been forced into doing this engine swap, although I love a challenge. :lmao: The original 1.7D engine leaks oil from all over the head, uses up coolant, and suffers overheating on the motorway. I had been thinking about an engine swap anyway, as more power would be nice, but didn't...
  16. For Sale 2.0i 8v short engine 47k miles astra GTE west london £50

    Vauxhall Items For Sale, Swap or Part Ex
    2.0i 8v Short Engine, block, pistons, etc - minus cylinder head. Done 47k miles from new. Stored for some years. Was in a friends mk 2 astra convertible GTE, j-reg or k-reg, can't remember which. Good engine. He crashed car, then broke it for parts. Cylinder head has only just been removed by...
  17. Bedford Rascal Help - Solved

    Other Car/Van Related Technical Information Requir
    So I just bought a Bedford Rascal but the head gasket went pretty quickly, So I've taken it apart and changed the head gasket (and all the other paper ones). However I'm stuck as to what a certain gasket/ seal might be, If anyone thats familiar with the engine could help that would be great...
  18. [Zafira A] [99-05] SRI in Zafira????

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi guys, Sorry if this has been asked before, but can i drop an SRI 2.2 engine in to my 2.2 Zafira? My timing chain went on my 2004 Zafira, so I'm trying to get a replacement engine. found an SRI engine with same code (Z22SE), but was wondering if there was any difference. Any help would be...
  19. [Insignia] [08-17] Help me choose engine!

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi! Im currently looking to buy a used Insignia, and after a lot of research Im down to two models: A 2009 CDTI 160Bhp 2.0 Diesel 120k miles A 2010 CDTI ecoFlex 160Bhp 2.0 Diesel 112k miles Now I know common sense would dictate to go for the newer one, but the first one got a few more options...
  20. [Vectra C] [02-08] Cylinder not Working?

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    So I have felt that on low gears that there was a lack of power and with low revs it rumbles very heavy. Having a look around my engine I tried disconnecting the cylinder switches one by one whilst engine was running so I could hear if they worked.. 1 of the cylinders (second from left) made...