So I appear to be having this 'common problem' with my beautiful astra. It may be common but it's a pain in the feckin' arse!
When I put my foot down it'll sometimes judder quite violently and there's a serious lack of power. It's becoming a rate ball ache to drive to be honest! I've read bits and bobs on here and have come to the conclusion that it's the EGR valve?
I can't do the paperclip trick as I think my astra is too newer model! (2000)
It's a 1.6 16v SXI.
Any input on this would be greatly appreciated boys and girls - thanks!