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Posted 29 August 2002 - 10:19 PM



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Hi there guys.(Veccy, Opelect, and the dude)

Sorry for the late reply.

My Astra when I bought is a month ago its a 1996 model
and did about 68k km. Great ehh. So far no problem
with the car except that I think soon I might have to
change the front right bearings coz got some sound
when making the bend.

I believe that Opel is more comfortable than the Altis
coz have sat in a new altis but I find my 1996 Opel
more comfortable than the 2002 Altis. Even the pick up
I think is better.

About the mechanic, Peter is in Kepong Lama industrial
park. Don't know the address but his handphone is 012
218 0239. So far have not sent the car there for
repairs but took the opel for him to assess. He said
he can repair if there is a problem. So far the car
has not given me any problem and it is not ready for
any change. The good thing is that if he repairs he
gives a 6 months warranty.

You can tell him the guy who saw him about the
Cherokee and Opel he will remember me. So good luck
and hope he can do a good job so that we don't have to
suffer at Europel.

....have Opel will travel...


Posted 02 September 2002 - 05:26 PM



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Thanks Undertaker for the contact no. I sure would pay
Peter a visit sometime later.

BTW, the way you compare the Astra with the Altis, I
just hope that non of the die-hard Toyota`s fan read
this forum, otherwise we would be fried :) But who can
blame you? the new Astra is costing >RM120k and
therefore compare to Altis 1.6 at RM110k shouldn`t be
a let down anyway.

Glad to know that you really like your Astra. Care to
share what feature it comes with? Air-bag, ABS, Auto
Cruise, Launch Control....????


Posted 06 September 2002 - 09:28 AM



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Hi Fellow Opel Drivers,
Any idea how much a pair of front brake pad would cost
for an Opel Vectra? My mechanic (good in Honda and
Proton) told me for an Audi A4 would cost around
RM1.5k and could be the same for Opel!!! I am
definitely going to look out for spare part shops
later on since mine is worn out pretty badly already
but RM1.5k for jus a pair of brake 'shoe' arghhh......


Posted 06 September 2002 - 02:36 PM



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Now, after checking with a few spare parts shop this
is what I gather.
RM420 - Rm5xx for a pair of genuine brake pad (4 pcs)
RM150++ for a pair of imported Italian made
compatitble brake pad.

Luckily there is alternative which means a lot of


Posted 11 September 2002 - 04:22 PM



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Okay, at times the saving doesn't comes easy but what
the heck its still worth the effort. What happen was
that I happily got the Italian made compatible brake
pad to the machanic and atfer he removed both of the
front wheel then only he told me the brake pad that I
bought is of wrong version!!! I've to drive another
car to get it exchange at the spart part shop! argh...

The sparepart shop told me that they have 3 version of
the front brake pad for the Vectra 2.0 16v but I guess
they are just trying to bulls*** me to believe them.
Anyway in the end I still have to fork out another 10
bucks for a pair UK made brake pad and some sorry from
the Shop Attendant.


Posted 12 September 2002 - 11:07 AM



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RM160.00 for a set of front brake pads, UK make is
very resoanable compare to original. What is the
brand? Bandix? Where did you get it from? I am glad
you are enjoying your Vectra. How much did you pay for
it and did you buy it directly from the owner?


Posted 12 September 2002 - 02:43 PM



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Yes the price is indeed not too bad but occasionally
some running around is needed to get the right stuff.
The first one which is wrong fit is Bendix from Italy
and the correct one is from Mintex, UK.
I did bought the car from an Italian embassy worker
and when asking him the reason for not choosing Alfa
Romeo, Fiat etc etc he just smile. I guess it is more
like a Malaysian working in UK may not favor a Proton
regardless of how good or bad the car really is.


Posted 12 September 2002 - 02:46 PM



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Ops I miss out something, I actually got it from ST
Auto along Jalan Ipoh. In fact there are quite a few
spare parts shop there selling Opel stuffs. Just make
sure you know what to get and communicate with them
with extra care.


Posted 18 September 2002 - 01:59 PM



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Hi guys,

So there are other Opel owners out there afterall!!!
That is good. Well I have owned my Calibra 16v for 3
years now and do I have stories for you guys!!

Europel..well what more can I say. They provide bad
service and the prices of parts are very expensive.
You do have other options like ST Auto, Jit Soon etc
but you will need to know your car pretty well to
start buying parts yourself.

I am currently trying to trace the source of my
intermittent engine loss problem. The car was at
Eureopel for 4 days and it came back the same. Judging
for what they told me they did to my car 4 days is
excessively long. What to do. It's just too bad that
the only authorised workshop for Opel is that bad.

If you need any advise, do drop me a line. See what I
can do to help you.


Posted 26 September 2002 - 11:38 PM



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Try to clean the contact of all the relay.This is
common for opel.Good luck.....