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    Guess I better do one...

    Hey everyone, Im from Brissy and I am the very lucky owner of this here beast.
    https://imgur.com/a/TKI8uDC
    It is a 2003 Holden Astra Equipe 1.8L Z18XE with ABS.
    I have done a phew things to it, I have plasti dupped the bonnet (to cover the nasty paint fade)
    https://imgur.com/a/7JkFAjY
    Today I scored a SRI steering wheel that was in really really good nick form the wreckers and installed it.
    https://imgur.com/a/URb3RBM
    Got another OH SHIT handle for the drivers side and a AC condensor which it was missing when we got it.
    It also has its nasty costly side (what astra doesn't):
    The alternater was dodgy, starter motor died, it randomly stops and wont stop while driving (ecu is on last legs) and the Front Right wheel hub sensor for the ABS/Trac Control is cactus. Found those out after I bought a OpCom and ran it. Other than those phew things it has been awsome to drive around and thrash. (Im only 16 and its my first car and it was free from a guy at my dads work). It has been a joy reading through the threads on here and I hope to be around for a while.

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    Welcome! I’m in Brisbane too. I have the z18xe in a barina so I feel your pain on the ecu!
    Steffi

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    Just saw your reply now, and I am happy to report that I am pretty sure I fixed the ECU problem, as you may read on one of the other posts on here I bought the cheapest OpCom on ebay and got codes straight up that said the ecu was diconnecting and i cleared those the next time the car stalled I checked the fualt code history and they were back, got a second hand ecu and had it programmed to my car and it has been running good for the past month! Also got myself a CarProg so if it happens again I will hopefully be able to do the programming my self.

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