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by mattb_srivx
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Which corsa e should I buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Which corsa e should I buy?

Given what the car is going to be used for. My brain would go with the 1.4 75bhp version. It's insurance group 3 vs 11 for the 1 litre turbo. So that's a no brainer. There is also far less to go wrong given it's a traditional tried and tested 4 cylinder naturally aspirated engine. Could throw the 1....
by mattb_srivx
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Road/Tyre Noise and droning - Corsa VX-Line
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

Re: Road/Tyre Noise and droning - Corsa VX-Line

To be fair they are pretty crap for road noise. I owned a Corsa D VXR a few years ago on 18s and I'm fairly sure it wasn't as bad as the new E lol.

Probably cost saving on thinner metal and less sound absorbing materials :lol:
by mattb_srivx
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: 1.4 Turbo remapped and Lowered
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: 1.4 Turbo remapped and Lowered

I had mine remapped at the start of the year to around 170bhp. Love the power increase, it can keep pace with some of the junior hot hatches now which is nice and often a surprise to them :lol: the handling as standard is shocking. Been thinking about Eibach springs for mine to sort the handling out.
by mattb_srivx
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: £100 for Intellilink update
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: £100 for Intellilink update

Trying to charge for a software update :lol: I've heard it all now. As part of the service aren't they suppose to check if there are any updates for the ECU and Entertainment systems and do them if there are?
by mattb_srivx
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: Break pads changed at Vauxhall shop
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Break pads changed at Vauxhall shop

A lot of genuine parts are usually manufactured by third parties. This is the case for other car manufactures too, not just Vauxhall. Though they do sometimes stamp their own branding on it so the end user can't tell. You could query it with the dealer that changed your pads but they will probably s...
by mattb_srivx
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Road/Tyre Noise and droning - Corsa VX-Line
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

Re: Road/Tyre Noise and droning - Corsa VX-Line

I'd say wheel bearings.

Both of mine were shot at about 12k miles on the front. Replaced under warranty.

Gradually got worse over a few months in my case, so knew it wasn't just normal tyre/road noise.
by mattb_srivx
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Time to Give Her a Clean
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Time to Give Her a Clean

Honestly, it depends how much you want to spend, how through of a job you want to do and how much time you have to do it. All of the brands you mention are good, as to which is the best is a matter of opinion really. Autogylm stuff is good for a mainstream brand and Halfords sometimes have 3 for 2 o...
by mattb_srivx
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Metallic Rattle Under Load
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Metallic Rattle Under Load

A noise that wasn't there before but has recently started isn't normal or a characteristic of the engine at all. I've heard that excuse mentioned a few times. I'll let you know my findings after I've had a poke around at the weekend.
by mattb_srivx
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Metallic Rattle Under Load
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Metallic Rattle Under Load

Seem to be getting quite a noticeable metallic rattle sound under hard acceleration, between 3500-6000rpm when the turbo is on song. At low revs under load it's fine, no funny noises. Power wise it pulls smooth and no hesitation or stuttering. Just doesn't sound right healthy with the windows down. ...
by mattb_srivx
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: Speedo vs satnav.
Replies: 11
Views: 1372

Re: Speedo vs satnav.

Every car I've ever owned has always under read on the speedo, even the digital style ones! Not sure if this is by design but it's not uncommon really.

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