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  1. Alternative gearbox for the 1.9 cdti Astra

    General chat
    Hi everyone just wondering if there is a alternative to the m32 gearbox used on most Astra engines preferably with lower gear ratio
  2. Gear 1&2 stiff

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi all I just had a new steering rack fitted in my vectra 2001 vehicle but at first it wouldn't go into first or second gear and he messed about with it and now it dose go in but is stiff and at times takes a couple of attempts, could anyone know what I need to do to fix this? Thanks
  3. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] Astra j - slight nic/grind when accelerating in 1st

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi, I recently had a new clutch and fly wheel fitted to my astra 1.6 ecoflex However after fitting and only occasionally when accelerating in first i could feel a slight nick / grind under the accelerator/clutch only for about a second and only when i was accelerating in a low gear. I...
  4. [Zafira B] [05---] Stiff Gear Selector

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi all, please help if someone can! Recently I bought a Zafira 2008 1.6 petrol. It seems like a nice car I like it, my first Vauxhall. My issue is the gear selector is so stiff, it’s not easy to put it to any gear. It doesn’t matter warm or cold, there is no sounds while selecting gears, it...
  5. [Vectra C] [02-08] Which gearbox in a 5 speed 1.8 petrol?

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi guys, I am planning on going to look at a 2008 vectra C over the weekend. It's a 2008 (57 plate)1.8 petrol SRI with a 5 speed gearbox. I have a 2006 2.0l turbo Astra with a 6 speed M32 gearbox, so I know well about the known reliability issues with the M32 (although I have had no...
  6. [Meriva A] [02-09] Knock when braking in 2nd gear

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi guys, just wondering if anyone could help... Bought a 2008 Meriva 1.3cdti at the weekend following the timely end of our Zafira's working life (needed a new clutch). Didnt notice anything when test driving Meriva, but have since noticed a knocking noise when braking, but only in second gear...
  7. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] 1.7CDTi oil leak, turbo, intercooler pipe

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    I have an oil leak on top of the intercooler pipe. I can notice my turbo is slow. Takes longer to pick up speed and visable oil leak. I think I need a some kind of sleave or seal where the pipe connects to the gear box, does anyone know where I can get one? Instead of buying a whole new...
  8. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] drive shaft, cv joint gearbox problem?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    I was driving home today and my car started vibrating heavily between 1300-2200 revs then as I was changing down the gears to slow down now in 4th there a loud metallic grinding like a failing bearing then a loud noise and the car comes screaming to a halt luckily I was only doing 30 at this...
  9. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] Z18let conversion to z20let. Need info

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi all. Have a tidy astra coupe 2003 z18xe 1.8. Just got new wheels. Sprayed the body kit to freshing it up now looking into the engine. I want to pull out the z18xe engine and replace it with a turbo engine. Was thinking the z20let? As far as i am aware the engine mount are the same. Question...
  10. [Renault Trafic] 54 trafic gearbox flywheel rattle??

    Movano and Vivaro (including Renault/Nissan Deriva
    Hi, I have a 54 Renault trafic with gearbox rattling however when I dip the clutch the rattle totally stops. Could this be the flywheel or gear box?
  11. [Vectra C] [02-08] Gearbox

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi Guys, Vectra has always had a whining noise. Now it is getting harder to get into 3rd and pops out if I lift the accelerator quickly. New gearbox or new car? Mick
  12. [Vectra C] [02-08] 2004 vectra gear issue

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hey all git a 1.8 vectra 2004 plate Was just driving it and heard a clunk (like something dropped) pulled Iver couldn't see any thing wrong what so ever So off I went then realised getting it in gear was hard so I carried on to get home and it goes in gear just have to wiggle/be forceful with...
  13. [Zafira B] [05---] Zafira B 1.9 tdci wont go in to 5th or 6th

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    I'm after some advice please Recently bought an 06 Zafira 1.9 tdci with a known problem of not going into 5th or 6th gear. The car easily goes into 1st to 4th and Reverse, but won't budge over into 5th and 6th. There seems a lot of play on the gearstick when moving it to the left which is...
  14. [Vectra C] [02-08] Clunking after clutch, CSC and flywheel change

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi all, I am after a bit of help with my 2008 Vectra 1.9 cdti sri 150. Just recently my clutch release bearing disintegrated, I knew it was going so decided to get the most out of it. I have just replaced it along with the flywheel and clutch, thought I would get it all done in a one. All went...
  15. [Zafira B] [05---] Modified Help & Gearbox ?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi all I got a zafira B 1.9cdti 150bhp I'm having following mods dont worry on mot. Any on there to avoid and why also how can I get my gearbox more reliable or can on off other car go on which is stronger. Pdf removal Egr removal Both cats fitted so its a decat OR KNOW WHERE I CAN GET STRAIGHT...
  16. [Vectra C] [02-08] I.d. Vectra gear box.

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi I have just bought a 08 120 1.9 Vectra, which needs the dmf and clutch changed. How can I tell if I have a M32 or F40 box? Thanks.
  17. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Second gear noise

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi, I have a question; My Opel/Vauxhall Astra 2005 1.6 GTC Z16XEP is making some whining noises when in second gear. The other gears are fine. It makes a increasing whining sound from 1500 RPM to 2800RPM, and then it disappears after that. The sound is hardly noticeable, but I've become more...
  18. [Insignia] [08-17] 5th and 6th gear

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    i have a 2011 Insignia CDTI 6 speed manual. I only ever really drive locally with it, but was on the motorway the other day, and when i accellerated in either 5th or 6th gear there was a loud, fast paced, blowing/tapping noise from the engine. It seemed to get louder and faster the more i...
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