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    2.0DTi - Won't run!

    Hi all,

    Just had the weirdest thing happen. My '03 Astra DTi has decided it doesn't want to run anymore.

    I took it from my house up to the local shops, where it seemed a bit vocal (I suppose that's because it was cold) but drove OK.

    After I got out of the shops, it wouldn't start.

    After a bit of coaxing, it started, but won't respond when you press the pedal, and is running rough as hell, and kicking out major amounts of black smoke. (even more than a DTi normally does!)

    Anyone had similar/any ideas?

    Cheers

    Kieran

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    I had something similar with my 1.7 DTi.. turned out to be something to do with the diesel pump ecu...
    Not sure whether the 2.0 DTi has one of these thou as it is a vauxhall engine and not an izuzu one like mine...
    Im sure someone will be along soon with the answer... lol
    No longer a Astra Owner
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    Is the engine management light on?
    .. 2.0 Dti 16v ..
    .. With a few mods ..

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    Cheers for the quick replies!

    Engine Management Light wasn't showing at all - even more confusing!

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    Does it try to turn over or is it just dead??.. You may find it will deteriate more, cause this is what mine did, would start after coaxing then just wouldnt start at all! If not an ecu problem cud by the diesel pump itself...
    No longer a Astra Owner
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    It will actually start, but just won't rev at all, sits at a very lumpy and smoky 5-600rpm

    saying that I have noticed a few "dead spots" around 2000-3000 rpm recently.. Still confusing though, as was running fine about 20 mins before all this happened!

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    Fuel spill pipes. Do a search.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    Cheers - will search now!

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    OK, Here's where the fun begins - thought I'd mention this just incase it helps.

    I nipped up to where the car is to check I hadn't left anything in it etc.. had the key on me so thought I'd give it a whirl.

    lo and behold it started and ran fine. Weird.

    Something else I forgot to mention, when turning the "ignition" off, the engine doesn't seem to stop smoothly, seems to be a bit bumpy before it finally dies.

    Hope this helps, and thanks everyone for your assistance!

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    The lumpy stopping is a common issue with direct injection diesels. Because the fuel is at such a high pressure, you can end up with fuel leaking out of the injectors after the engine has been "turned off". High pressure pump operated engines like the DTi have it, as do the common rail diesels like the CDTi. On the DTi it's normally caused by slightly worn injectors, or by oil blowing through the turbo.

    When mine is very hot, it can run 2-3 seconds after turning off the ignition. I nearly put it through the wall one day, turned off the engine, but stereo was still on loud. Put car back in gear as I always do and lifted foot off the clutch as I was about to get out. Only at that point did the engine stop when the car lurched forwards and it stalled. Mines due to a slightly worn oil seal in the turbo that lets a little oil through when it gets very thin.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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