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    Think I bought A Dud

    I think I have bought a dud GSi. Since I have had it since April 2004, it has gone back to Vauxhall 3 times already.

    Problems I have had:

    1) TC light coming on
    2) Oil leak
    3) No power
    4) Broken wheel nut locking key

    Cool, all fixed....for a while until now.

    For some reason, the car is losing power again?? after fixing the oil leak the turbo kick is awesome as it kicked in after 2000/3000/4000 rpm, but this had not lasted long. Now, its like a little nudge, if that sometimes and you have to push the gas a lot further down to get anywhere. On the motorway the car struggles to speed up and to overtake and after 4000 rpm when the turbo suppose to kick in, there is nowt :?

    It also feels like there is something holding it back, like the brakes are stuck to the wheels or something. Ive checked the oil and it is pretty dark and probably needs changing, so this could be the problem i dunno.

    Any ideas chaps?

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    Doddgy Turbo? AMM??

    Best to take it back to vauxhall I suppose.

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    I think there are a few dud ones out there. Mine has been in about 8 times and I have had at least 16 faults with the car. They seem to have had a build quality problem.

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    sounds like the same problem i am having squidge

    mine seems to be the AMM but i will let you know once it has been in and replaced

    is yours a 53plate by any chance?
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    No mate, 52

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    late 52?

    does sound just like mine mate

    its like some times there is power and yet there is times where i go to over take and nowt

    and do you get the boost fluctuation thing?
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    Squidge you'll be surprised what a nice oil change can do

    Fully Synth every 6k, keeps everything nice and clean.

    I cleaned my airbox/K&N/BMC every month of debris and crap that had got in .... simple but just saves with bigger problems IMO

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    @craig - its was first registered in Jan 2003, but built in 2002 i think.

    @LN - i will book her in for an oil change once i have sorted out the new times with this new job.

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    You got a boost gauge fitted ... if so what sort or pressure is it holding ???

    I always felt mine was bogged slightly when the IC was covered in crap ... I just blasted it with a hose to clean it ... probably psychological though

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordNikon
    You got a boost gauge fitted ... if so what sort or pressure is it holding ???

    I always felt mine was bogged slightly when the IC was covered in crap ... I just blasted it with a hose to clean it ... probably psychological though
    I have not done anything to the car apart from the stereo system. I dont think I will do anything major until I know the car will be fully functional (I hope) otherwise it is going back to VX.

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