• Finding Vauxhall Paint Codes

    Cars come in a weird and wonderful array of colours, which is great until you need to find out which exact shade of touch-up/repair paint you need to order after an issue.

    Most manufacturers give shades both a name and a code - "Black Sapphire" (20R) , "Flame Red" (79L) - but, there may be multiple codes/shades within a name.

    This documentation details how to find the paint code for a Vauxhall car. In this case, it's a Corsa but the information is available on all models, it's only the location which may change.

  • Vauxhall Corsa D balljoint and Lower Control Arm Replacement

    Lower suspension ball-joints periodically reach the end of their useful life and need replacing.

    They're rarely fun to do, but are (normally) quite simple. On the Corsa, replacing the Lower Control Arm as well is usually just two additional bolts, and may or may not be necessary (depending on your car)

    This documentation details theĀ  process of removing and replacing your lower control arm and balljoint on a Vauxhall Corsa D

  • Vauxhall Corsa D Oil Pressure Sensor Replacement

  • Video demonstrating how to replace the oil pressure switch on a Corsa Model D.

    The full process used can be viewed in written form in Vauxhall Corsa D: Oil Pressure Switch Replacement

  • Vauxhall Corsa D: Oil Pressure Switch Replacement

    Vauxhall Corsa D Failed Oil Pressure Switch

    Also known as "My Vauxhall Corsa D is leaking oil from top left hand side of the engine", the Vauxhall (or in some markets, Opel) Corsa D has a known issue with it's Oil Pressure Switch failing.

    After some use, they eventually fail and start to leak oil inside your engine compartment - worse, some of this oil can get pushed back into the wiring, and then drawn up into the loom via capillary action - left long enough, a failure of this switch will be followed by failed lambda sensors, airflow sensors and then ultimately, the ECU.

    The part is cheap and simple to replace, it really is 10 minutes work.

    Make sure you give your car time to cool down first though, you're going to be working in close proximity to the manifold - when that's at temperature it'll happily sear the flesh off your hands.

    For those who prefer it, there's a video version at the bottom of the page.