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GM dizzler Mk3 Astra - £4 a ticket

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#241 OFFLINE   RobT

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:13 PM

Have a corsa if you are interested Rob :-)


I think it's time for me to break away from GM chod for a change! For the first time in ages I've only got two cars, just doesn't feel right somehow...
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

Paid! Sorry it's late
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

I think I may have arrived at the right place.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:57 PM

Nice weather you're having. Down south not so good!IMG_20170911_175620.jpg
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:25 PM

Cheers Rob and definitely cheers Buckateer, I'll be whazzing to work in this tomorrow, completely styling it out.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:28 PM

Cable tie those TRIMZ.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:29 PM

Great stuff, glad you made it OK. Is that a bowl of veg by the Ignis? I believe Billy has plans to run it on the stuff.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:31 PM

Cable tie those TRIMZ.


They were a very tight fit, so shouldn't be going anywhere hopefully. Took lots of wincing with a rubber mallet to get them on!
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:57 PM

Will look forward to your road test report Billy.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

Great stuff, glad you made it OK. Is that a bowl of veg by the Ignis? I believe Billy has plans to run it on the stuff.

 

No, someone local must have left a washing up bowl of old engine oil out and it's blown in the wind :(

 

Are these all defo veg friendly by the way?  


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:38 PM

It's Bosch but my knowledge ends there.

These Mk3 botherers should know

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:01 PM

If its the Isuzu engine, yes. Lowblow GM, no.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:05 PM

That's a shame, but it's mega frugal on dizzle.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:06 PM

It used less than half a tank for 275 miles.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:21 PM

If its the Isuzu engine, yes. Lowblow GM, no.


It's neither of those. GM engine with no blow if that makes a difference?
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

I loved my nine or so hours in total driving this car. It's a proper dependable plodder. You can feel that it just wants to work for you, to make you happy. Slowly.
The lack of pace didn't bother me at all, in fact I found it relaxing. I am the kind of oddball that prefers a non-turbo diesel though. In my mind diesels should be lazy, the frantic hunt for the tiny window of boost in turbos just feels wrong. Like fitting an outboard motor to a tortoise or summat.
I reckon this Astra would just keep going through any apocalypse. Any apocalypse that wiped out rust anyway.
It's ace. I'm smitten.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:28 PM

I loved my nine or so hours in total driving this car. It's a proper dependable plodder. You can feel that it just wants to work for you, to make you happy. Slowly.
The lack of pace didn't bother me at all, in fact I found it relaxing. I am the kind of oddball that prefers a non-turbo diesel though. In my mind diesels should be lazy, the frantic hunt for the tiny window of boost in turbos just feels wrong. Like fitting an outboard motor to a tortoise or summat.
I reckon this Astra would just keep going through any apocalypse. Any apocalypse that wiped out rust anyway.
It's ace. I'm smitten.


Good description there! It does feel eager doesn't it and not particularly slow just that you need to go at its pace. Glad you like it.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:49 PM

It's slow to pull away and couldn't always maintain speed on steep Devon hills but it was an impressively relaxed motorway cruiser, it would happily sit at the limit without straining for hours.  It did feel like it would just keep on going more or less forever, a very simple and likeable car.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:58 AM

No, someone local must have left a washing up bowl of old engine oil out and it's blown in the wind :(

Are these all defo veg friendly by the way?

I think the "low blow" may have used a Lucas pump, but the full fat GM TD, the Isuzu diesels and this 1.7D are ripe for vegging. That's not to say that the 20+ year old fuel lines, seals and filter housing will cope
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:27 AM

It's neither of those. GM engine with no blow if that makes a difference?

Its a no from me then. The OLD OLD n/a may cope in the short term but from what I've heard anecdotally, theyre not a "veg friendly" lump. *other peoples opinion may be better informed and more accurate.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:59 AM

What makes you think that?
Bosch pump + indirect injection = nearly ideal.
Some old VW diesels with that setup hate cold starting on veg but I'm not aware of any issues specific to the GM 1.7D.
Richard's mechanic friend burned used engine oil in his Cavalier 1.7D, no issues as far as I know apart from the local air quality.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:06 AM

Well, there's only one way to find out!
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:17 AM

Richard's mechanic friend burned used engine oil in his Cavalier 1.7D, no issues as far as I know apart from the local air quality.

 

Mustard mitt I had a few occasions to feel guilty about air quality.  Cold start clag fests enveloped my neighbours a few times when rolling it out of the garage.  Another time I was driving up Lickey Hill foot to the floor in 2nd and the guy behind was flashing me!  That was also when cold, it's less of an issue when up to temperature.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:31 AM

What makes you think that?
Bosch pump + indirect injection = nearly ideal.
Some old VW diesels with that setup hate cold starting on veg but I'm not aware of any issues specific to the GM 1.7D.
Richard's mechanic friend burned used engine oil in his Cavalier 1.7D, no issues as far as I know apart from the local air quality.


People on the mk3 cav forum reporting trying it with unsuccessful results. Poor/impossible starting, leaks popping out everywhere. Just second hand info though. Never tried to run one myself.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:54 AM

Mustard mitt I had a few occasions to feel guilty about air quality.  Cold start clag fests enveloped my neighbours a few times when rolling it out of the garage.  Another time I was driving up Lickey Hill foot to the floor in 2nd and the guy behind was flashing me!  That was also when cold, it's less of an issue when up to temperature.

 

I have recently begun to notice similar 'clag' issues with the n/a Hiace when it's under load, nothing huge but it's noticeable and it's not great, cycling to work every day does give you a sharp perspective on air quality!  I am fast going off diesels for this reason.  

 

The obvious, simple answer is to install the 3.0 V6 out of an Omega.  Combined with the weight savings of the missing boot structure, should go well and smoke less.  Or break in half.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:43 AM

People on the mk3 cav forum reporting trying it with unsuccessful results. Poor/impossible starting, leaks popping out everywhere. Just second hand info though. Never tried to run one myself.

Inevitable with ancient, brittle fuel lines, seals and fuel filter housings.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:42 PM

The leaks when using OMG!SVO/WVO are often down to incompatible seal material. Changing all the seals for Viton fixes this instantly. I tend to agree with the "cleans out a lot of gunk" theory too, although not in terms of crud in the fuel system, more that the injectors and exhaust are generallt cleaned out when using a blend. Certainly the MOT K-1 reading I have had is lower when on a blend than when on Dizzle only.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:49 PM

This is currently blending itself into the back ground outside my lad's posh new house. 

 

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