Well thats my astra came home, just got it back
they replaced the thrust bearing and hydraulic clutch sleeve too, since nobody gave an opinion on if i should get it changed or not i had to just go with it (cost approx 100 quid lol)
i went in and moved the intake and exhaust manifold and electrics from mine to the other, but because i didn't have a garage i got my machanic to do the lift out and drop in.
Since the multiplugs are different on the new ECU i'm running the X14XE ECU - i'm sure the car is underfuelling at higher revvs in high gears. But the car drives fine, i'm going to have to get the ECU remapped or something soon though.
The brakes feel SO pumped up all the time, i'm not sure if this is because the car hasn't been moved in weeks, or if i'm just used to driving this golf of my folks.
The clutch feels a bit heavy but its got basically a whole new clutch assembly in it.
Car drives fine, starts perfectly i'm quite happy