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Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« on: 28 May 2019, 21:58:41 »

https://www.bristolstreet.co.uk/used-car/2181548/vauxhall-astra-1.6i-16v-exclusiv-5dr-auto-petrol-hatchback/

Wife has a Juke Tekna. She has shoulder problem, and hasn't driven for 4 months, until we test drove this.

It's pretty much a straight swap. (Except one has lots of pointless extras and the other in a colour of piss.

Wife wanted an electric park brake, because can't use the handbrake due to pain. Although we all know that you don't need to use the parking brake in an auto.

Pick it up tomorrow.

 

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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: 28 May 2019, 22:08:35 »

https://www.bristolstreet.co.uk/used-car/2181548/vauxhall-astra-1.6i-16v-exclusiv-5dr-auto-petrol-hatchback/

Wife has a Juke Tekna. She has shoulder problem, and hasn't driven for 4 months, until we test drove this.

It's pretty much a straight swap. (Except one has lots of pointless extras and the other in a colour of piss.

Wife wanted an electric park brake, because can't use the handbrake due to pain. Although we all know that you don't need to use the parking brake in an auto.

Pick it up tomorrow.
If yourpiss is that colour, I'd see a doctor.
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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: 28 May 2019, 22:14:38 »

https://www.bristolstreet.co.uk/used-car/2181548/vauxhall-astra-1.6i-16v-exclusiv-5dr-auto-petrol-hatchback/

Wife has a Juke Tekna. She has shoulder problem, and hasn't driven for 4 months, until we test drove this.

It's pretty much a straight swap. (Except one has lots of pointless extras and the other in a colour of piss.

Wife wanted an electric park brake, because can't use the handbrake due to pain. Although we all know that you don't need to use the parking brake in an auto.

Pick it up tomorrow.
If yourpiss is that colour, I'd see a doctor.

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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: 28 May 2019, 23:41:14 »

I believe we've seen an Astra in that fetching shade of Vomit Green on here before!  :)
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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: 29 May 2019, 07:00:50 »

I believe we've seen an Astra in that fetching shade of Vomit Green on here before!  :)
Yes, the estate version, I believe.
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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: 29 May 2019, 13:59:02 »

I believe we've seen an Astra in that fetching shade of Vomit Green on here before!  :)

Yep.....but in bile green not vomit green. :)

I think it was attached to a mighty 1.4 litre 4 pot.

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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: 29 May 2019, 14:01:24 »

The colour is taken directly from the projectile puke scene in the Exorcist. :)
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« Reply #7 on: 29 May 2019, 14:01:51 »

I believe we've seen an Astra in that fetching shade of Vomit Green on here before!  :)

Yep.....but in bile green not vomit green. :)

I think it was attached to a mighty 1.4 litre 4 pot.

Ah yes Bile Green that's right M'lud!  :y
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« Reply #8 on: 29 May 2019, 17:01:00 »

I have a picture of it somewhere, but I'm not going to make you jealous by posting it.
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« Reply #9 on: 29 May 2019, 17:11:20 »

I have a picture of it somewhere, but I'm not going to make you jealous by posting it.

Please don't. One image of a Bile Green Astra is enough for any thread!  ::)  :)
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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #10 on: 30 May 2019, 09:33:18 »

I have a picture of it somewhere, but I'm not going to make you jealous by posting it.

Please don't. One image of a Bile Green Astra is enough for any thread!  ::)  :)

When compared to any picture of a Duke, I am not so sure  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #11 on: 30 May 2019, 13:34:25 »

I have a picture of it somewhere, but I'm not going to make you jealous by posting it.

If you need an exact colour match for bile green, this may come in handy.  :)

https://youtu.be/8QjrBjdb2T8
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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #12 on: 30 May 2019, 18:07:51 »

Well, picking it up was an event.

The plan was :

1) early dart from work in Stoke, and drive Juke to Maccelesfield.
2) Be moderately impressed by the handover and spot the new maps that they threw in without us mentioning it
3) Drive to Ingleton, via M6, and have tea with sister in law, in her caravan.
4) Take wife home to Merseyside
5) Today. Drive Omega to work
6) Stay in the worst hotel within 2 miles of J15 on the M6

The Actual.
1) Yes - arrived early
2) Yes, but no maps, but hey
2b) return when I realise the spanner light is on.
3) Drive towards M56 Which is google maps telling me that the M6 is quite busy and it has a quicker way.
3b) Stop at traffic lights and realise there's smoke coming off the front wheel. Smell of burning brake pad.
3c) Drive to Costa (1/2 mile) and cry. Phone dealer.
3d) Await a curtesy car.  6:30 Corsa delivered.
3e) Take wife's advice, and book into same shitty hotel Near Stoke.
4) Wife has returned home with Brother in Law Today
5) Today. Listen to an explanation about the lugs on a NEW brake pad failing. (I know if that happened it's rarer than rare, and I know enough that if it did happpen it would fail safe - that is the pad would not be able to escape)
6) Await delivery of Astra to Hotel (It's on the service manager's way home, and will be a good road test)

To be fair to Bristol Street Motors Maccelefield Vauxhall, shit happens and I think they responded well enough.

Mind you wife is livid that I only did 16 miles in her new car before it broke.

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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #13 on: 30 May 2019, 19:10:40 »

Well, picking it up was an event.

The plan was :

1) early dart from work in Stoke, and drive Juke to Maccelesfield.
2) Be moderately impressed by the handover and spot the new maps that they threw in without us mentioning it
3) Drive to Ingleton, via M6, and have tea with sister in law, in her caravan.
4) Take wife home to Merseyside
5) Today. Drive Omega to work
6) Stay in the worst hotel within 2 miles of J15 on the M6

The Actual.
1) Yes - arrived early
2) Yes, but no maps, but hey
2b) return when I realise the spanner light is on.
3) Drive towards M56 Which is google maps telling me that the M6 is quite busy and it has a quicker way.
3b) Stop at traffic lights and realise there's smoke coming off the front wheel. Smell of burning brake pad.
3c) Drive to Costa (1/2 mile) and cry. Phone dealer.
3d) Await a curtesy car.  6:30 Corsa delivered.
3e) Take wife's advice, and book into same shitty hotel Near Stoke.
4) Wife has returned home with Brother in Law Today
5) Today. Listen to an explanation about the lugs on a NEW brake pad failing. (I know if that happened it's rarer than rare, and I know enough that if it did happpen it would fail safe - that is the pad would not be able to escape)
6) Await delivery of Astra to Hotel (It's on the service manager's way home, and will be a good road test)

To be fair to Bristol Street Motors Maccelefield Vauxhall, shit happens and I think they responded well enough.

Mind you wife is livid that I only did 16 miles in her new car before it broke.

Sorry to hear this..... :-\
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Re: Swapping a Juke for an Astra - picking up tomorrow
« Reply #14 on: 30 May 2019, 19:23:09 »

A common problem with fitting new brake pads
people just pull the old out and stuff the new in
I remove the caliper, shims,slides, clean them up, using a wire brush and sometimes even a small file
then lube it up and make sure the pads and calipers move freely
sometimes you need to file paint from the "ears" of the new pads or they are too tight
I think the extra time is time well spent because the brakes work and wear evenly

No excuse for the EML being on , that should have been picked up at PDI
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