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    intermittent starting prob with a 1.8 sxi

    occassionally my car suffers from a starting problem, she'll turn over and do either 3 things, she'll just fire and then die straight away, she'll fire and only just start, or she'll just turn over and not fire, no warning lights come on that i notice and she'll start straight away afterward.

    got off the phone to the dealership were i bought it from and they said it could be the plugs, bought the car at 15 thou miles and she's now at 25 thou miles, they told me that when they serviced the car before i recieved it (its a network q job) they probably didnt do the plugs as it was only at 15 thou, they said the plugs should be changed at 20 thou, any ideas.

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    I'm new to Vauxhalls but it deffo sounds like a problem with the ignition system.

    I'd start small with the cheap things. Check the plugs yourself for clearance and colour. The condition of the plugs can point to other problems. Then I'd check the plug leads for any obviousl damage... cuts or other defects in the protective rubber that exposes the core.

    Failing that, without knowing too much about the engines yet i'd take it to someone who can code read you ECU to see if any sensors are playing up.

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    I have had this problem from new and numerous dealers have looked and looked again and still can not find the fault, I just live with it now.

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    oh right, im not the only one then, what did the dealers say to you what it could be?

    i wonder if its a common fault with the 1.8's?

    i mean its not like its a regular thing, itll be fine for weeks and then it ill happen again just once and then no more for a bit longer. bloomin cars

    cheers MicKPM and A5TRA16V,

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    MInes a 1.6 16v mate, And no one can find anything wrong with it.

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    ditto, does it on the odd occasion, p1sses me off but i live with it.

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    clean the pipe's and the throtal body you get a lot of carbon in there very very easy to do try this

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    mine used to do it a lot as well (1.8 16v) used to sometimes even turn over almost start then not and I would get a small back fire.

    always did more when due a service.
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    mine is doing this now every so often and it has only done 11k

    it is due a service soon as i have almost had it a year now
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    Mine does it now and again, and thats from brand new!!!

    Just live with it I say, its never refused to start.

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