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Author Topic: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?  (Read 7479 times)

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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #195 on: 21 November 2018, 18:49:33 »

And they're not treated like motorway cars either. Used up is probably the nicest description.

I used to do a lot of work on ex cop cars for a used dealer specializing in them and found the traffic/area cars were pretty good but panda cars beaten almost to death,you couldnt give me a panda car :-X
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #196 on: 21 November 2018, 18:50:23 »

And they're not treated like motorway cars either. Thrashed to opps is probably the best description.

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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #197 on: 21 November 2018, 19:13:28 »

And they're not treated like motorway cars either. Used up is probably the nicest description.

I used to do a lot of work on ex cop cars for a used dealer specializing in them and found the traffic/area cars were pretty good but panda cars beaten almost to death,you couldnt give me a panda car :-X
The Focus diesel hasn't done their reputation any good ;D

That said, I wouldn't buy a Devon and Cornwall car if it were free and came with a 1,000 ::)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #198 on: 21 November 2018, 20:02:13 »

And they're not treated like motorway cars either. Used up is probably the nicest description.

I used to do a lot of work on ex cop cars for a used dealer specializing in them and found the traffic/area cars were pretty good but panda cars beaten almost to death,you couldnt give me a panda car :-X
The Focus diesel hasn't done their reputation any good ;D

That said, I wouldn't buy a Devon and Cornwall car if it were free and came with a 1,000 ::)

Funnily enough they were far and away the best of any that he bought ;D
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #199 on: 21 November 2018, 20:10:23 »

And they're not treated like motorway cars either. Used up is probably the nicest description.

I used to do a lot of work on ex cop cars for a used dealer specializing in them and found the traffic/area cars were pretty good but panda cars beaten almost to death,you couldnt give me a panda car :-X
The Focus diesel hasn't done their reputation any good ;D

That said, I wouldn't buy a Devon and Cornwall car if it were free and came with a 1,000 ::)

Funnily enough they were far and away the best of any that he bought ;D
They admitted to having previously owned my first Omega... On the basis that they were the only former keeper on the log book ;D

Thames Valley take a certain amount of pride in their fleet and have seen first hand how Surrey manage theirs, so they would be my first choices for an ex plod car. ;)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #200 on: 21 November 2018, 20:16:44 »

About 800 :-X
Gosh, that's cheap for a 5 year old  Astra.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #201 on: 21 November 2018, 20:20:08 »

And they're not treated like motorway cars either. Used up is probably the nicest description.

I used to do a lot of work on ex cop cars for a used dealer specializing in them and found the traffic/area cars were pretty good but panda cars beaten almost to death,you couldnt give me a panda car :-X
The Focus diesel hasn't done their reputation any good ;D

That said, I wouldn't buy a Devon and Cornwall car if it were free and came with a 1,000 ::)

Funnily enough they were far and away the best of any that he bought ;D
They admitted to having previously owned my first Omega... On the basis that they were the only former keeper on the log book ;D

Thames Valley take a certain amount of pride in their fleet and have seen first hand how Surrey manage theirs, so they would be my first choices for an ex plod car. ;)


Lots of forces now use the dealer network, Cambridgeshire do,  TV are considering,  Kent still have workshops, Essex aswel, and Cheshire.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #202 on: 21 November 2018, 20:22:17 »

They are being retailed from 1,500 up and that's for early Astra Js...

Obviously the nicer cars are well over 2k, but they start somewhere and I would wager that they aren't significantly more expensive at the auction than the rougher/older/higher mileage ones...
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #203 on: 21 November 2018, 20:24:06 »

And they're not treated like motorway cars either. Used up is probably the nicest description.

I used to do a lot of work on ex cop cars for a used dealer specializing in them and found the traffic/area cars were pretty good but panda cars beaten almost to death,you couldnt give me a panda car :-X
The Focus diesel hasn't done their reputation any good ;D

That said, I wouldn't buy a Devon and Cornwall car if it were free and came with a 1,000 ::)

Funnily enough they were far and away the best of any that he bought ;D
They admitted to having previously owned my first Omega... On the basis that they were the only former keeper on the log book ;D

Thames Valley take a certain amount of pride in their fleet and have seen first hand how Surrey manage theirs, so they would be my first choices for an ex plod car. ;)


Lots of forces now use the dealer network, Cambridgeshire do,  TV are considering,  Kent still have workshops, Essex aswel, and Cheshire.
Surrey are 50/50 but down to workload and the nature of the repair... All the BMW warranty work is main dealer, for example...
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #204 on: 21 November 2018, 20:32:50 »

Quote from Dave the builder
are you not going to try replacing the sump + fresh oil on the other 120k car  :-\
What's the point? Car rattled during the MOT, and again on the short drive home, stiffened up too. I reckon engine suffered oil starvation and is wrecked. I shall strip the car for spares, and scrap it.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #205 on: 21 November 2018, 20:34:00 »

This...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Astra-Special-2008-58-Reg-1-3CDTI-Ex-Police-NEW-CLUTCH-FSH-Pearl-/183537390061

Might be a candidate for the interior from the dead one if it's presentable ;)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #207 on: 21 November 2018, 20:51:47 »

Circa 155k from the MoT history... 78k in the first three years.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #208 on: 21 November 2018, 21:20:05 »

Removing the sump involves removing the exhaust. On the 04 car I did so with an angle grinder. Haynes advises removing the clamps, applying penetrating oil, hammering a bit and separating the sections. Is this practical? Or does it mean buying a new exhaust? I suspect the sump on the 2008 car is full of sludge. The oil looks dirty already. The car has a year's MOT so I can use it, but I should like to fully sort it.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #209 on: 21 November 2018, 21:57:27 »

remove the entire exhaust from manicat back in one go
still using 5w30 then ,despite car 2  ::)
even OOF recommends 10w40 trade club semi for omegas because  it works ,despite vaux saying use P155 fully synthetic 5w30

I guess when you do a few more oil changes you wont have any fully synthetic left and have to use the 10w40 semi  ;D
 
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