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#601 OFFLINE   Hendry

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:46 PM

But most of those things can either be resolved cheaply or as they're getting cheap now, ignore the problem until it breaks completely and then bin it.

 

Aye but they are the sort of car you just wouldnt trust to jump in and do a 500mile journey without anything going wrong causing an FTP, this is fine on an older car but not something so modern they were still on sale until 6years ago. 

 

Astras get a bad press, a lot of people dont like them, but they have their plus points in that they are largely cheap to run, cheap to repair, reliable, no fuss, dependable transport, the 1.9 CDTI just ruins everything, hateful pieces of shite that ruin an otherwise decent if bland car. They are to Vauxhalls what the pre-2011 1.6 TDCI is to Fords IMO. 


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:52 PM

Ha ha you still have that‽

Good work!

 

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We've got a brand new three piece clutch in the (packing) box we're 'going to fit soon' that probably won't happen! I've done about 45-50 miles in it so far I think on the slipping clutch. Taking off is ok, then it's just getting the right amount of revs, a bit of a prayer and ease into next gear. I harboured stupid thoughts about driving it to London like it is for a laugh, but don't think it'll come about.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

Yeah, you'd probably quit laughing when the clutch refuses to let you push enough air out of the way to exceed 45mph on the M6. But I bet it'd gently bimble about a (flat) town for a few months before expiring. Japanese innit.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

Aye but they are the sort of car you just wouldnt trust to jump in and do a 500mile journey without anything going wrong causing an FTP, this is fine on an older car but not something so modern they were still on sale until 6years ago.

Astras get a bad press, a lot of people dont like them, but they have their plus points in that they are largely cheap to run, cheap to repair, reliable, no fuss, dependable transport, the 1.9 CDTI just ruins everything, hateful pieces of shite that ruin an otherwise decent if bland car. They are to Vauxhalls what the pre-2011 1.6 TDCI is to Fords IMO.


I'm the last one to defend a Diesel engine but I knew two geezers that had 150bhp 1.9 CDTi SRI Vectra Cs (one who properly neglected it) and both ran fault free for the 4 years I knew them.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

'Always buy the best example you can' ...said somebody else.

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I had one of these for a bit, got to say I preferred the torque of the twin cam Sierra that replaced it, rather than the VTEC style power delivery of the ST engine.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:01 PM

Wjhen I bought the astra (that made me cry with pain on long journeys) in 2015, I started looking at ST170's as I think the Mk1 focus is a nice looking car in 3 door and always liked the ST170.  But having rung a few sellers, I started to get cold feet, and changed the plan.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

I might have an estate if I could find a decent one, rumour has it there were only a couple hundred right hand drive examples built.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:07 PM

Saw this yesterday and thought of this thread. These are getting pretty cheap, especially when you consider it won't be that long before Ford scene tax will kick in.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:11 PM

Saw this yesterday and thought of this thread. These are getting pretty cheap, especially when you consider it won't be that long before Ford scene tax will kick in.

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Someone forgot to tax their car... MOT history isn't bad.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:32 AM

I'm the last one to defend a Diesel engine but I knew two geezers that had 150bhp 1.9 CDTi SRI Vectra Cs (one who properly neglected it) and both ran fault free for the 4 years I knew them.

 

I cant disagree with you, for some reason they were very troublesome in Astras but seemed more reliable lumps in Vectras. Im not entirely sure why on anything except the gearbox, the Vectra used F40 (i think) rather than M32 box which was more durable and had none of the issues that way. Also possibly due to better gearbox it used a better or more durable clutch and flywheel, certainly if the 1.9 DMFs were anything like the one on my old mans 2.0 DTI Vectra C they will take 140K of abuse before chucking it, Astras dont. 

 

The possibly used a different EGR valve on the Vectra from the Astra and its probable they used a different alternator on the Vectra too. Possibly even a different turbo. Only fault they both shared really was the inlet manifold swirl flaps. it was more the ancillaries of the 1.9 Astras really that were the problem than the 1.9 lumps themselves. 


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97 R Vauxhall Astra 1.6 LS

02 51 Peugeot 206 1.4 LX

04 04 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique

98 S Hyundai Accent 1.3 Si Coupe

05 55 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi

02 52 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Comfort

97 P Volkswagen Golf 1.4 SE

05 05 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Design

09 59 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique

15 15 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi

09 09 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 CR TDi Sport 140bhp (Current)


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:17 AM

I harboured stupid thoughts about driving it to London like it is for a laugh, but don't think it'll come about.

In the same way I harbour thoughts of popping one of these over the chainsaw engine of a certain RSW and then taking it over the Gatescarth Pass

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