what is wrong,?? light comes on at the turn of key,runs fine for a mile from cold,then flickers at 2000rpm,runs lumpy, light then solid ,then flickers now and then,been to garage had light reset,tried new plugs, coil pack,been to auto electrician,(also owns a 16/16v 2003 astra) told its a common prob only on this model advised that its sticky valve, test showed misfire on No 1 ,remedy-valve detox additive to fuel tank tried this 3 times as advised at high revs on long rides (inc a 600 mile round trip to hereford from sunderland complete with emg light) still running like a old prossie !! any ideas??
Thanks for the advice,after reading up on the egr valve i 'concur' egr valve,so i phoned my local main dealer for a £35.00 ecu update hoping this could help, told it would take about 20 mins ,after over 2 hours i got a 'health check' advisory for rear shockers-£157.80,os cv boot-£91.08
rear back box-£147.86,sump gasket-£101.05,Then-coil pack/plugs£209.48,EGR valve (inc gasket)£121.26
These prices are a rip off priced egr valve which includes gasket at a trade supplier at £63 inc vat!!! as i told the mech boss the coil pack and plugs were less than 1.5 months old so that wasnt the problem,(also less than £95.00 to buy both),back box £40.55, cv boot£20??
just shows you there tech2 tells you no more than anybody elses
what a con instead they sniff round your car for any old shit this car was m.o.t.d mid jan 08 and has done less than 1500 miles since , any work was carried out by another large independent garage whom im more than famillier with!!, and they would have told me about any possibile work
Main Dealers are a con!!!