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Orville the Coupe
24-02-2010, 06:10 PM
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Orville the Coupe
I just realised i haven't made a diary of my car so i think its about time i did so here we go......

Right i bought my 2000 Astra Coupe in November and for the first few months had fully intended to keep it as standard as possible. However by Christmas i started looking on here and decided that my colour is pretty unique and i could make something special out of it. So this is the first of many updates on Orville the Coupe.

OK so this is what it looked like the day i bought it completely standard 39,000 miles lovely.

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SO after a few months i started with the basics a K and N typhoon air filter.

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Had a few problems with juddering but i sorted it out with a throttle body clean to get rid of quite a layer of dirt.

Then i got myself a self of Shark-eye head lights which i love and will look great once i have got some whiter bulbs in them.

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Then i went back to uni for a few weeks then i got 2 weeks off worked full time to earn some dough but i ordered up a grated grillle and bought myself some greeen paint. The centre console was then sprayed up of an afternoon.

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to this.....
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After a week break i got back into it and finally managed to drag myself to Wimbledon DVLA to change the plates

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which look much better

The realisation of how bad the grille was meant i found my can of paint again and with the help of a mate set about some more spraying....

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this looks good and will do until i either get a nice badge for the front or conceive to buying an irmy grille.

I then had a butchers around the garage and found my self a much bigger cone for the air filter and working on the basis more air cooler engine fitted it to the K and N pipe...

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Then Wednesday morning just gone i took Orville to Vortex to have a new exhaust and vortex system centre box. It has a really nice low end growl and the added torque and bhp are nice too.

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That is that for the moment coil-overs coming at some time this week and im thinking payday= manifold and big ol' airbox to replace the kand N so it will be for sale if anybody wants it:Dfeel free to comment with suggestions B)

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24-02-2010, 06:13 PM
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Bet it sounds lush with the new exhaust!!

Love it mate, looks really smart:)
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24-02-2010, 06:16 PM
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' Wrote:Bet it sounds lush with the new exhaust!!

Love it mate, looks really smart:)


You know it does:)you were in it :doh:

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24-02-2010, 06:17 PM
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not a fan of the painted grill, needs a cross-hatched on instead imo.

i do like the colour though, thats a first for me:D
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24-02-2010, 06:18 PM
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' Wrote:not a fan of the painted grill, needs a cross-hatched on instead imo.

i do like the colour though, thats a first for me:D

lol i was thinking of an opel/ new style insignia badge :wacko:

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24-02-2010, 06:23 PM
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I read the Wednesday bit wrong and thought you meant today:lol:

Makes sense why it sounded so nice then!
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24-02-2010, 06:25 PM
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' Wrote:I read the Wednesday bit wrong and thought you meant today:lol:

Makes sense why it sounded so nice then!

:lol:not to worry lol and yes it does sound good.. especially at low revs with a little pop ^_^

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24-02-2010, 08:04 PM
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I have just put my cheque in the post for my MVOC stickers so thts the best mod i will ever do :lol:

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24-02-2010, 09:56 PM
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Same engine as mine i noticed as its got the black bit round the oil filler cap. Its the x18xe1 best thing i did was remove a K&amp;N filter lol and stick a standard airbox back on with the 3 pipe mod (if you can do that to an astra) and get a K&amp;N panel filter. Much better and pulls throught the rev range. That should help the car breath a lot better.

Lovely colour though i really like it a lot.
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25-02-2010, 02:42 PM
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' Wrote:Same engine as mine i noticed as its got the black bit round the oil filler cap. Its the x18xe1 best thing i did was remove a K&amp;N filter lol and stick a standard airbox back on with the 3 pipe mod (if you can do that to an astra) and get a K&amp;N panel filter. Much better and pulls throught the rev range. That should help the car breath a lot better.

Lovely colour though i really like it a lot.


cheers i get paid tomorrow i'm off to Vauxhall to get a 2.2 Airbox and k and n panel filter:Dands the whats the 2 pipe mod your talking of?????

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25-02-2010, 03:52 PM
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looks good fella

a nice opc grill will look good on it:thumbsup:

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25-02-2010, 06:22 PM
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Go irmy cross hatch grille on it I reckon. with the little &quot; i &quot; logo on it;)
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25-02-2010, 06:24 PM
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OPC grill would look lush!
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25-02-2010, 09:44 PM
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' Wrote:OPC grill would look lush!


That OPC grill does look lush how much are they????

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25-02-2010, 11:48 PM
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' Wrote:That OPC grill does look lush how much are they????

For a genuine one your lookin at maybe £150 maybe more
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27-02-2010, 06:40 PM (This post was last modified: 27-02-2010 06:50 PM by chilled_hippie.)
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' Wrote:For a genuine one your lookin at maybe £150 maybe more

:blink: how much........:ohmm may have to rethink that one then:D

ALso just a quick update i have cleaned the engine bay i wil put up a picture or two tomorro:D

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28-02-2010, 09:43 AM
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looks good mate, like the coupes alot, still wish i had my coupe turbo i had, keep up the good work
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01-03-2010, 01:06 PM
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Right I have some money for a change :p so im deffo trying to get on with this so its banging for PVS.... hers the list of stuff i wanna try and do by then......
- Fit the front bumper properly
- respray the centre console properly
- insignia washer jets
- coilovers to be fitted
- debadge
- OPC front grille
- rear windows tinted
- interior lights to green LED ( BTW does anyone know anyone who can do this my electrical skills (being colour blind) aren't great, would love some help)
- 2.2 airbox if i can bl**dy find one.... &lt;_&lt;
- HID kit to the angle eyes
- and either new rear lights or smoked

ANyone else have any ideas all welcome... i do have other bigger ideas but they will come in time

Also is my engine only 115bhp.... its upsetting if so :angry:vauxhall have robbed me....

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01-03-2010, 01:26 PM
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what kind of interior light do you have? if you have the bulb you can change the blub to a 3 LED bulb which you can get off ebay for a few quid. easy to change just pop out and push back in.... anyone could do it so im sure you could. and i think what you have done and listed is all i would do... and of course MVOC stickers would go down well...

will be sweet as:D

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01-03-2010, 02:10 PM
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' Wrote:what kind of interior light do you have? if you have the bulb you can change the blub to a 3 LED bulb which you can get off ebay for a few quid. easy to change just pop out and push back in.... anyone could do it so im sure you could. and i think what you have done and listed is all i would do... and of course MVOC stickers would go down well...

will be sweet as:D

I have MVOC's on the way :P and by interior i meant dash :P

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