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    Astra 1.7dti Trouble

    Hi All,
    I have an Astra 1.7 DTI van (w/2000) it starts and drives fine for about
    5-10 miles then cuts out(its like you have run out of fuel)it'll turn over
    but will not start,after about 45 minutes it'll restart and then do the same
    again in 5-10 miles,Could someone please tell me if they have any
    common faults that could cause this problem??
    Also should the engine management light go out before the engine
    is turned over?? (mine does)

    I've just bought the van (Sunday) and would appreciate all the help
    i can get as the van broke down on the way home,and after 3 attempts
    to keep it going the AA lowloaded it home for me (150 miles)

    Thanks in advance for you help

    ROD

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    It may be an idea to drain the water from the fuel filer and Have a look at the filter,

    This is located behind the tubing from the air box to the throttle body,
    It looks like a black plastic coke can with 2 pipes going into it,

    To drain the water your best off holding a cup under it and teleasing the top bolt that is in the centre of the unit there is then a tap underneith it drain about a cup full off and close the tap.

    Then remove the 2 pipes by pushing down the lugs with a flat screw driver and undo the centre bolt it should then just lift out.

    anyone with some haynes manual type instructions??


    it hink you need some torx drivers,

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    When its cuts out and you try to restart is the orange engine management light on?

    Sounds electrical, possibly along lines of fuel pump control unit, but needs a Tech-02 check at your local Vauxhall dealer.
    Regards
    Rich C

    Former owner of Astra SXi.. New owner of a Satin Silver Civic Type R.. "Bye Bye GTi"!!

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    re: Astra 1.7dti Trouble

    No the orange light goes out,even before i 've tried to restart,

    ROD

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    water in the fuel ,try bleeding the fuel filter as above.
    Serie C1 ,non grazie !!

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    re: Astra 1.7dti Trouble

    Update:

    We put a Snap on code tester on it today but it would not read the
    Ecu,

    we had the ignition on for about about 40mins playing about with it,after this it just turned over but would not start,
    (it did start and run) so this makes me thinks that its not fuel, but electrical
    Would it be the ECU???


    Cheers again for all your help

    ROD

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    Id still go for running the water off the fuel filter, you havent had it long and dont know what sort of service life its had, for a 20 min (tops) job you may find it a simple answer, or at worst you will have ruled it out. the other option is to take it down to a vaux dealer.

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    Its no good putting it on a Snap On code reader, although on some models they are good there crap at reading Vauxhalls.

    Only way your gonna find out is to take it to Vauxhall, you wont get ripped off you will just get charged half an hours labour, then you will get a invoice with the full diagnosis, eg, fault codes, what the fault is, how much to repair.
    Regards
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    re: Astra 1.7dti Trouble

    Thanks all For your help,looks as if i'll be booking it in for a tech 2 test then,I'll post up the results as soon as i have them.

    Cheers
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    This is almost certainly a blocked fuel filter issue. Get the filter replaced as a matter of course.

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