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    cars holding back...

    hi my cars been running fine up to yesterday it's a 1.8 16v c18xel(no Egr)

    its seems to be holding back alot and feels like i'm pulling 3 more cars on the back....it's confusing me!
    i Have checked the engine, gearbox oil and they're fine. i can't see why all of a sudden it's doing it. i've also unplugged the ecu for an hour to see if it cures it....which it does'nt


    can anybody help me please?

    Thanks Dan
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    Sure its not just the heat mate? My car felt really sluggish today.

    Not running an induction kit are you?

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    don't think it's the heat mate because i just took it out for a test drive after i unplugged the ecu and it's still doing it... not sure if it might be injectors?

    it really does struggle to rev up
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    Have you still got the cone filter on it?

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    yes i have mate
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    If you've got a cone filter on then it will feel a bit different in this heat - vauxhalls run hot anyway so you can imagine how hot the engine gets when the weathers like this. Try putting your standard airbox on and see if that makes a difference at all.
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    i found the problem

    the vacuum pipe came off the regulator! must have done it on the weekend when i was messing about with it

    thanks for your help though guys
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    glad to here you fixed it! also nice to see someone in the local area!
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