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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #75 on: 08 November 2018, 10:11:02 »

He's about twice my 42 iirc, and having seen just how quickly alzheimers can take hold, I am concerned.

Obviously it's upto himself and his family as to how they arrange themselves, and I hope that I am way off the mark...

Certainly there are plenty of other people here of similar vintage whom I have had the pleasure of meeting, Shackeng to name but one, who show no signs of slowing down which is why Terry's questions stand out as he has previously been very capable  :-\
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #76 on: 08 November 2018, 11:27:26 »

it's up to Terry to decide how old he is / if "Terry's garage for family" should farm more work out  ;D or if he's happy to potter about ,keeping him active , beats playing golf  :D ;D

Indeed. None of this is any of our business. We are just here to provide as much help as possible. :y

..and anything beats playing golf.  ;D
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #77 on: 08 November 2018, 11:34:18 »

Ah yes, golf... A woefully effective way to ruin a walk to the bar/pub  :D

But I fully agree with both of you, and in no way trying to be ageist or pry...  ;)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #78 on: 08 November 2018, 12:55:19 »

Ah yes, golf... A woefully effective way to ruin a walk to the bar/pub  :D

But I fully agree with both of you, and in no way trying to be ageist or pry...  ;)
Lets just see if Terry can remember if he has alzheimers or not then  :D ;D
poor taste joke  :-\
no offence intended  :y
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #79 on: 08 November 2018, 13:55:23 »

My forum profile reckons I am 79, wife says that's about right.

 Forgive me if I ask naive questions, I begin to worry when I cannot find the OBD2 socket on a car. Haynes was no help.

I remember watching an MOT tester, with car on a raised ramp and jacked up off its wheels, raising a front wheel with a bar while groping in the suspension; now I know what he was doing. Why did not the last MOT tester spot it I wonder?
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #80 on: 08 November 2018, 14:04:51 »

The bar is used to check for any play either in the hub or suspension components.

Ball joints usually pass one year with a "dust cover cracked but currently preventing ingress of dirt" followed by failure the next year because the rubber boot has failed and all the grease has washed out allowing catastrophic wear :y

Most MoT failures are a direct result of laziness or ignorance.  ;)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #81 on: 08 November 2018, 14:13:58 »

MOT testers sometimes miss things Terry ,we are all human.
also, a bit of play in something is ok , things wear between MOT tests

and if you can remember the MOT tester ,and what he did , sounds like you still have all your marbles  :)

they do hide OBD2 ports ,stops joe public doing there own work
because someone has to pay for the vauxhall dealer x mas party  ;D

Today I'm replacing a front wheel bearing on an astra g
it's all going very well ,apart from the rain  ;D

don't be afraid to ask Terry , that's what forums are for ,and it's nice that DG and others question how your doing , shows people care    :y

 
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #82 on: 08 November 2018, 17:08:14 »

Ah yes, golf... A woefully effective way to ruin a walk to the bar/pub  :D
I used to play it as a way of trying to maintain some small level of fitness - one of many downsides to having a career as an office self-abuser.

It was effective (an fat bastard lugging a bag of bats around over his shoulder, and walking 3 times the distance of anyone else), and I saw lakes, woods and streams that I never knew existed ::)



I lost my bats in "the incident", never did replace them.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #83 on: 08 November 2018, 17:14:59 »

Bought this 2004 Astra H 1.6 last Saturday, tried to remove the rear wheels, foubnd them stiuck on. Loosened rear wheel nuts drove up and down, that loosened, great. today I am trying to change rear discs, but they too are stuck on. I have tried hammering it, tried my 2 legged puller, no joy. I have not a 3 legged puller. How should I proceed? Pic follows.

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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #84 on: 08 November 2018, 17:17:37 »

Is handbrake seized on? Can handbrake cable be loosened?
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #85 on: 08 November 2018, 17:22:48 »

MOT testers sometimes miss things Terry ,we are all human.
also, a bit of play in something is ok , things wear between MOT tests

and if you can remember the MOT tester ,and what he did , sounds like you still have all your marbles  :)

they do hide OBD2 ports ,stops joe public doing there own work
because someone has to pay for the vauxhall dealer x mas party  ;D

Today I'm replacing a front wheel bearing on an astra g
it's all going very well ,apart from the rain  ;D

don't be afraid to ask Terry , that's what forums are for ,and it's nice that DG and others question how your doing , shows people care    :y
This car failed its MOT in October 2018, I bought it as failed MOT spares and repair. I think Haynes might have told me where the OBD2 port is. Thank God for this forum.
Good luck with the wheel bearing. And thanks for your support and advice.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #86 on: 08 November 2018, 17:27:26 »

Is handbrake seized on? Can handbrake cable be loosened?
Handbrake is a disc handbrake.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #87 on: 08 November 2018, 17:28:10 »

Ah yes, golf... A woefully effective way to ruin a walk to the bar/pub  :D
I used to play it as a way of trying to maintain some small level of fitness - one of many downsides to having a career as an office self-abuser.

It was effective (an fat bastard lugging a bag of bats around over his shoulder, and walking 3 times the distance of anyone else), and I saw lakes, woods and streams that I never knew existed ::)



I lost my bats in "the incident", never did replace them.

I found pushing gliders round an airfield has a similar effect on fitness.

That and the fact that, if you get too fat, they don't let you fly them any more. ;D
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #88 on: 08 November 2018, 17:35:40 »

Bought this 2004 Astra H 1.6 last Saturday, tried to remove the rear wheels, foubnd them stiuck on. Loosened rear wheel nuts drove up and down, that loosened, great. today I am trying to change rear discs, but they too are stuck on. I have tried hammering it, tried my 2 legged puller, no joy. I have not a 3 legged puller. How should I proceed? Pic follows.


Dribble a bit of brake fluid around hub and bolts area,leave overnight and see if its easier tomorrow(brake fluid will attack the rust)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #89 on: 08 November 2018, 17:37:47 »

I finished the front wheel bearing thanks   :)

the disc on that was pretty stuck and required several good smacks with the FBH
(around the face between bolt holes ,then on the lip between face and disc surface,then repeat )

assuming the grub screw is out that holds disc to bearing


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