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  Have you ever thought about Excess Protection Insurance?
Posted by: ChrisKnottIns - 21:st-May-2024, 10:23:15 - Forum: Chris Knott Insurance - Replies (1)

Let’s say you recently made a claim on your Car Insurance.
The good news is that it's been processed and you’ve received a payout so you can get your vehicle back on the road.
However, you may find that paying the excess on your claim means your finances still take a hit.
This is where Excess Protection Insurance comes in. With this policy in place, you’ll get your policy excess back – even if you’re at fault.
This is a policy that is now open to everyone, even if you don’t have your Car Insurance with us.
Here are a few benefits you might like to weigh up:
Enjoy a full reimbursement of up to £1,000
Cover both voluntary and compulsory excesses
Get speedy reimbursement should there be a delay of 6 or more months in recovering your excess from a third party
Take advantage of 12 months of protection for your pocket
If you’d like to find out more, head over to the Chris Knott Insurance website: https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/motor-insur...protector/.
You can also ask me any questions.
Best wishes,

  Help Please :(
Posted by: danjo91 - 14:th-May-2024, 18:17:41 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Technical - Replies (1)

Hey, I have a 1.4 Turbo GTC 2015. When driving it seems fine, but on the dual carriage way the other day going down to 50mph for road works uphill, then when back 70mph (still uphill) the car wasn't going anywhere, had to drop to 3rd to move it off 50ish mph.

Yesterday I was pulling off the dual carriage way and say 2nd or 3rd gear, foot down, again slightish hill, car was really slow.

When idling this morning, the revs seem ok on dash but sounded low.

There is no EML light on, plugged in and no codes whatsoever.

Can anybody shed some light on what this may be??

  Astra remap
Posted by: Astragtc1282 - 13:th-May-2024, 17:38:11 - Forum: Members car's progress threads - No Replies

Had the vxr remapped a few weeks ago, here's a  short vid of it on dyno


  coolant pipe part number
Posted by: livo - 8:th-May-2024, 19:42:22 - Forum: Request for information - Replies (1)

Hi, can anyone help me with a part number for the water pipe, It comes off the header tank, it is the lower pipe off the tank, it starts in a small rubber hose then to a metal pipe at the end of the metal  pipe its then rubber again that then connects to something just above the turbo, it is the end rubber pipe that I need that connects just above the turbo to the metal pipe. 1.7cdti 2011 110hp. Thanks

Chirping noise
Posted by: Zaf312 - 4:th-May-2024, 10:48:45 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Common Problems - Replies (1)

Hi all, I have noticed a high pitch chirping on my astra gtc 1.6 turbo, it only happens when the engine is near normal temperature, when I accelerate it's ok, once I slightly ease off the accelerator just a bit I get this chirping noise, nothing on acceleration though.does not happen whilst idling, pressing clutch pedal or brake does not alter the noise.had belt changed but no difference,the mechanic checked everything and he is baffled.the car runs and performs as it should, there are no oil or water leaks.the noise is so annoying, it's like I have 10 birds in engine

  Opel OPC Seat Wiring Diagrams
Posted by: Blue Dog - 20:th-Mar-2024, 06:04:39 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (1)

Quick introduction. 
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Reason for joining your forum.
Attempting to obtain an electrical schematic of the wiring to a 2013 Opel OPC, specifically the two front Sports Seats.
I'm in the process of transplanting a pair of front seats from a wrecked 2013 Opel OPC into a 2013 Ford Falcon FG Turbo Ute.
The Opel seats are equipped with adjustable side bolsters, airbags & possibly lumbar adjustment in the back of the seats.
Both OPC seats are intact & I also have the body side connectors to each seat, with about 6 to 8 inches of loom attached.
Using the OPC body side wiring & connectors I should be able to make a couple of adapter harnesses between the Falcon wiring & the Opel seats.
I'd prefer not to set off the airbags by connecting them incorrectly, hence the request.
If a member could point me in the right direction as to where to obtain the above information concerning the schematics, that'd be great.

  Looking for previous owner
Posted by: iNeoTom - 4:th-Mar-2024, 21:43:20 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (4)

Hello All,

I have had my VXR nearly 2 years now and i am wondering if anyone knows the previous owner as the garage i got the car from misplaced all the service history and information that was with the car.

I have now put a private plate on the car but to original plate on the car was ST13 BHD.

Thanks in advance,


  1.4 non turbo P0171 code
Posted by: Mohammed_Malik - 13:th-Feb-2024, 16:31:53 - Forum: Mechanical - Replies (1)

I have a 2013 Astra 1.4i and the EML light is constantly on, the garage has reset the light but it immediately comes back on and also gives the code P0171.
also when the car starts the fan switches on straight away. I have found some info about a PCV sensor or something? I took the oil cap off and its filled with gunk.
any help would be greatly appreciated.

  steering wheel buttons
Posted by: Misiek1093 - 27:th-Jan-2024, 17:21:38 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Howto's - Replies (4)

Witam, czy mógłby mi ktoś podpowiedzieć jak zaprogramować przyciski sterowania radiem i tempomatem? mam dostęp do sps

  Reversing camera fitted
Posted by: Astragtc1282 - 24:th-Jan-2024, 17:15:31 - Forum: Members car's progress threads - Replies (2)

Just had a few things installed on the vxr.

Reversing camera, supplied fitted and programmed
also have had cruise control set speed, boost %, hill assist active message and performance test activated in instrument display (video yet to up load)