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    Exclamation More Problems To The 888


    i think saying that i hate my car would be wrong!but to say its really f**king me off
    it keeps going wrong
    was out in it last night!trying not to drive it hard as i have ANOTHER new VXR turbo
    was driving it at 80-85 and the engine management light came on!
    it sounded like it was running on 3 cylinders!
    i stopped,popped the bonnet checked any connections!
    turned the engine on again and it started up fine!wasnt spluttering and didnt sound like a helicopter!
    EXCEPT
    now when i was driving the car home slow i was testing it out again trying to sus out wat the problem was
    if i accelerate gradually its fine,it still pulls etc
    if i accelerate hard the car gets to 3.5k and begins shuddering and spluttering and feels like it jumping back and forward!
    ive already maxed out on credit card for courtneys on thursday

    PLEASE HELP ME AND GIVE ME SOME GOOD NEWS THAT THIS ISNT GONNA COST ME TOO MUCH TO REPAIR
    Astra 888
    Number 72
    280 bhp and 320.2 torque

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    could well be a problem with the plugs. try checking the gaps. it could also be a duff AFM.

    jimbo
    ASTRA MK4 GSI TURBO
    WAS CS3 268bhp & 282lb/ft
    NOW CS4 279bhp & 336lb/ft

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    might sound stupid but am i right in thinking i dont have a coil pack on my mk4 coz its not a carboretta (spelt wrong)
    Astra 888
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    280 bhp and 320.2 torque

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    could be your coil pack, afm, or plugs. lots of things really id say it was more the plugs, if you have a spare afm swap it and give that a try. what plugs are you running?
    previous car - SRI Turbo
    new car - Focus RS

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    i had the same problem when i got my astra its the leads pack what ever its called cause on the z20let its all in one with the dizzy

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    so how much did that cozt u ham?????
    i am running iridium spark plugs but im wondering if they can cope with the colder air coz now have a 9lt intercooler on my car
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    yeah the astra runs individual coil packs. check the gaps on the plugs, easiest and least costly!

    jimbo
    ASTRA MK4 GSI TURBO
    WAS CS3 268bhp & 282lb/ft
    NOW CS4 279bhp & 336lb/ft

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    plugs should be ok then, do a search mate im no expert but id say it was the coil pack.
    previous car - SRI Turbo
    new car - Focus RS

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    im also not sure when the plugs were replaced
    Astra 888
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    280 bhp and 320.2 torque

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    whip em out and have a look, see if there black or if they still look newish. thinks its adviseable to change them annually anyway mate.
    previous car - SRI Turbo
    new car - Focus RS

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