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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #210 on: 21 November 2018, 23:02:55 »

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
I could not get the exhaust over the rear cross member, so I sawed it up. Did I miss something?
I bought 20 litres of Vx 5W30 trade club because that was the recommended oil. I put it in the first car, its working fine. I could not imagine what harm using 10W40 could do, now you confirm this. I bought some 10W40 at the same time for the Omegas. Would using 10W40 in the Astra improve lubrication?
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #211 on: 22 November 2018, 01:30:33 »




I could not get the exhaust over the rear cross member, so I sawed it up. Did I miss something?

to drop the sump, you just need the exhaust out the way , remove the bolts at the front, remove the rubber hangers,move the exhaust out the way ,you don't need to put it in another room  ;D, still under the car but to one side , allowing the sump to be dropped  :y

I bought 20 litres of Vx 5W30 trade club because that was the recommended oil. I put it in the first car, its working fine. I could not imagine what harm using 10W40 could do, now you confirm this. I bought some 10W40 at the same time for the Omegas. Would using 10W40 in the Astra improve lubrication?
engines wear,even with manufacturer recommended oil and regular service, by 100k+ 10w40 semi will fill the void ,still lubricate ,and because it is semi,it will not seap past worn seals as easy as P155 oil. contains a lot less additives and
 detergents and will not clean the baked on sludge ,blocking the pick up . if the astra owners club forum is still going  :-\ look at the posts , many many posts say"just brought an astra ,serviced it with 5w30 ,now it smokes and uses loads of oil "

If you remember me saying about an astra i took on that had been flushed and had 5w30 to reduce emissions ,that loosened so much sludge it blocked the oil control rings .

GM family 1 engines ,I have lost count how many I have had and looked after for relatives  ,
recap time
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 ,cav mk 2 ,
astra mk 2 white
astra mk 2 red
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that's besides friends cars of the vauxhall flavour  :P
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #212 on: 22 November 2018, 07:48:02 »

Many thanks Dave. That's what I hoped you would say. It all makes sense and the way my ideas were going. Removing the exhaust nuts from the catalyst on the 04 car I broke one of them off, I will take more care next time.
 
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #213 on: 22 November 2018, 17:43:45 »

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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #214 on: 22 November 2018, 20:44:36 »

I have just changed the oil in my 2 Omage estates, and discovered that what I bought as Trade Club 20 litres 10W40 is labelled 5W40. Curious.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #215 on: 23 November 2018, 20:39:02 »

Am considering dropping the sump on my 2008 Astra 1.6 to check for sludge. Looking for sump gaskets on e-bay, most offerings are tubes of sealant rather than proper gaskets. Is this a good idea?
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #216 on: 23 November 2018, 20:42:14 »

Yes
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #217 on: 23 November 2018, 20:46:42 »

Grey goo, same as oil cooler :y
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #218 on: 23 November 2018, 21:24:10 »

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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #219 on: 23 November 2018, 21:59:31 »

Grey goo, same as oil cooler :y


Clear silicone. 1 a tube.
just saying ::)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #220 on: 24 November 2018, 00:38:42 »

Grey goo, same as oil cooler :y


Clear silicone. 1 a tube.
just saying ::)

A bit more expensive at about 3.50, Travis Perkins clear silicone is really good stuff. Nice and thick and sticks like...  :y

Maybe they had a Black Friday deal?  :y
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #221 on: 24 November 2018, 08:38:48 »

Thank you gentlemen. So any of a dozen silicone sealants will do the job, or the Vx grey goo, possibly the Vx black goo as used on cam cover gasket too. Possiby not bathroom shower sealant, but maybe they are all the same really.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #222 on: 24 November 2018, 09:11:25 »

Do bear in mind that bathroom sealants give off acetic acid when curing - and this kills lambda sensors!
Also - can you be sure it'll withstand the temperatures inside an engine, and not break up and clog the oil pickup strainer? (for consequences, see above) ::)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #223 on: 24 November 2018, 09:29:41 »

Thank you gentlemen. So any of a dozen silicone sealants will do the job, or the Vx grey goo, possibly the Vx black goo as used on cam cover gasket too. Possiby not bathroom shower sealant, but maybe they are all the same really.

No joking apart I personally wouldn't use bathroom or clear silicone, but would use a branded purpose made sealant like Hylomar, Loctite etc which are readily available from any decent car accessory shop and much cheaper than the VX goo's.  :y
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #224 on: 24 November 2018, 09:44:42 »

Thank you gentlemen. So any of a dozen silicone sealants will do the job, or the Vx grey goo, possibly the Vx black goo as used on cam cover gasket too. Possiby not bathroom shower sealant, but maybe they are all the same really.


Exactly, a sump isn't a critical application.


What is important, whatever product you use, is not to over do it. Lots of goo oozing out of the joint shows that you used far too much, and were too bloody lazy to wipe it off before it set! The inner joint will be as bad, and the extra there has the potential of breaking off and contaminating the engine.


I find the acetic acid and lambda sensor comment a little odd, as the fitting instructions for every cat I've fitted specifically recommended the use of silicone sealants instead of exhaust paste. And again, we're only talking about a smear of the stuff that will have gone off by the time you actually start the engine.


I suggest clear because it's good for high temp areas like exhausts, but tend to use black everywhere else because it looks better.
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