This is my first post looking for some help please. My partners car that I bought her last year is a 2000 (W) Vauxhall Astra 2.0 16v DI and its been absolutely perfect till a few weeks ago when its developed a starting problem.
Wont start till 3rd try most mornings, if the car is started, moved, turned off and then try to re-start it wont start again.. If left in the office carpark all day its reluctant to start also.
I can hear the glow plug heater working, however the light on the dashboard that used to stay on for 5-10 seconds now just flicks on and goes off straight away, then after that wont come on at all?!
Hope some people can help.. I'm worried that all this turning over may eventually flatten the battery and will be stuck somewhere!
Could someone also please clarify the engine code? Its a 2.0 16 DI, no intercooler.