That's what i thought.
Sump, oil pan , Same thing. Carter is english, but it does not mean oil pan.
The spring could be from inside the old tensioner , Still can't think what the other piece would be from or the small washer.
Started to get a terrible knocking noise at rear of car over the last few days, Suspected it was shock absorber or broken spring maybe,after clearing out junk in the boot.
Narrowed it down to part called cup shock absorber on the 7 zap website is where i got the name.
This first image is...
From the pictures , It looks like you should completely drain the tank and clean out as best you can if you have muck like that inside it. You say you put a new fuel filter in, that was why i suggested to clean out the injectors. You have probably shafted the new fuel filter as well, if that is...
Maybe the injectors could do with a clean out. worth a try, taking them out and check the spray pattern on them by running some carb cleaner through them. It's worth a go, especially if you have fitted a new fuel filter recently.
Assuming that it is a petrol car, try this one as well...
Not quite sure of the size myself. Most of us on the forum have blanked off the egr and used a cheater plugged into the wiring loom.
Browse the forum for a bit you will come across enough threads on the subject.
If you do not go the blanking route then there are several stores that do the box...
The big greasy thread you are talking about is where the big red wire coming from the battery goes.
You would probably be best to clean that thread up and make sure contact is being made correctly with the big red wire.
Might help to explain why alternator is not charging the battery.
For a start off i would change the fuel filter although it not be the main problem
If it's a petrol then i don't think it uses high pressure fuel pump.
If it was myself i would be leaning towards possible blocked or faulty fuel injector/s
There is an inexpensive way of testing these out...
Don't have a clue about that, and it does not seem like information that many other people know about. Or they would have given an opinion.
Without the dimensions of the two different axles from two different models of the Astra, it would be a gamble.
I would just stick with the same model of...
Worked out for the best in the long run, cause when i took the inlet manifold off to get the starter out , i found a collection of oil inside and the small breather on the back of the manifold was partially blocked.
A reminder to get a oil catch can. Ordered one this morning.
Ebay would probably be your best bet. There won't be many second hand ones around now.
If it's just a cat you need, why not go for a Magnaflow 200 cell high flow cat. Get it welded on.
That's what i'll be going for in the near future, when my finances improve a bit.
Got exact same car as...