hello again all following previouse post and someone saying more info my astra is a 1999 2.0 cdti s reg / on my documents it sayd cd di ( not crackin on to insurance company ) , anyway car has been seen by 3 garages now and cheapest quote is 45 just to lift bonnet , just spoke to neibour who i didnt know had a garage and he has said he has repaired loads of these engines and it is definatly 2.0 cdti , the car is in what i been told is limp mode with no engine management light on , few weeks ago i noticed oil in road where car parked and had engine jet washed to find the leak as entire engine bay sprayed in oil , loads of people have gave advice on this and had loads of different versions of what it could be , my neibour has just said it is 1 of 2 things 1, oil on crank sensor ? 2, egr valve has water in and needs soaking in petrol or thiners then re try it . the oil leak is crank shaft oil seal( i have ready to do job ) im terrified of timingg as haynes shows specialist timing tools . and also is this crank sensor accesible to clean .
sorry to rattle on but trawled through the forums and found many people with same problem but no definative answer , because engine managent light aint on everyone i have spoke to including neibour says tech 2 wont connect if light aint on to diagnose the fault any help much appriciated as i need car to see my kids on sundays 120 miles away , thanks again all. alan