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    Newbie!

    Hi,
    just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Mike and I've just purchased a 2000 Astra G 1.6 16V Club on 73K miles

    an absolute mint example as well!!

    Any pointers that I need to keep an eye for with it, please let me know. I'm pretty confident in my own mechanical skills.

    Cheers guys,

    so far this forum has been a great help!

    Mike

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    Welcome to the club.

    There are some very useful people on here, im not one of them though
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    Welcome to the club so lets see some pics of the car then
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    Hey welcome to the club. As your regional organiser I hope you'll take the time to come and have a laugh with us at RAF Cosford. (Details in the regional groups forum).

    I have the same as you 1.6 16v.
    Things that go wrong...
    EGR Valve (car will go into limp mode (reduced power) and engine management light will come one). An ECU update from Vauxhall will fix the issue. It did on mine.)
    Engine coolant temperature sensor (Overfuels the car when warm causing it to be jerky and cut out and be difficult to start again). Vauxhalls fix will cost £175 or you can replace the £7 sensor and it may happen again. (happend to me twice in 100'000 miles).
    Replace the cambelt, rollers, tensioners and water pump every 40'000miles NOT 80'000 as stated in the manual.

    Apart from that welcome hope you enjoy yourself here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jam View Post
    EGR Valve (car will go into limp mode (reduced power) and engine management light will come one). An ECU update from Vauxhall will fix the issue. It did on mine.)

    I was in traffic this morning, stationary and my ECU light came on. Could this be the same as what your talking about Jam??

    Thanks
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    Can't be 100% but it may very well be yes.

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    Hello and welcome to AOC mate.
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    welcome mate
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    Welcome aboard chap
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