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Tag: Astra

25
Nov

Spark plugs

The humble spark plug has come along way over the many years. Once spark plugs were cleaned and gapped every service with replacement done every couple of services. Now we have spark plugs lasting 100 000km! The big change is the material used in the spark plug such as platinum or iridium. This allows the spark plugs to wear at

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15
Jun

Engine and gearbox mounts

Another item that needs to be inspected on every service is your vehicles engine and gearbox mounts. These are the brackets that hold the engine or gearbox in place. They generally have rubber bushes to absorb and dampener noise and vibration.  Some manufactures use hydraulic mounts, but these are a lot less common then rubber. With age these bushes wear out.

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13
Jun

Log Book Servicing

When you purchase a new car log book servicing will be a requirement. The log book contains all the service requirements particular to your vehicle.  With all the specifications set down by the vehicle manufacturer. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in order for a car’s warranty to remain intact, motor vehicle dealers are allowed to insist that

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24
May

Holden Astra strut tops

Today I have a Holden Astra with a suspension knock noise. The front suspension strut tops have collapsed which is causing the noise. I removed and replaced these with new units, quiet and easy job with the correct tools. Not a job to ever try without a quality spring compressor as there is a lot of stored energy in the

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