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    Astra H Diesel not so good?

    Hiya guys. Bit of a question for you..Ive been thinking about buying my brothers Astra. Its an 04 plate Astra H 1.7 CDTi SRi 100. I currently own a Astra G 1.6 8v. Ive spoke to a few mechanics who are telling me to steer well clear of the Astra H because of ECU problems. I also spoke to an RAC guy who also suggested the same thing. He said, Cause the ECU is on the back of the block. It gets wet, then dries out, and starts to corrode the ECU. Meaning a new ECU @ £900! What I'm asking, Is what I have been told a load of rubbish? or is this actually a common fault? Maybe its caused by something in a certain way? Let me know guys...I really like the car and want it badly..but dont want to talk into a load of problems...Thanks.

    {Edit} I ment H not F...

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    Never heard of it tbh, but if your worried get awarranty with the car. warrantydirect i think it is are very good, and not that expensive and will cover the ECU.


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    rac sounds to be talking of the mk4 1.7 DTi the ecu is common to fail but you can get from vaux around £400 maybe wrong
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    and its more on the 2.0dti in which it is the problem as its the fuel pump ECU that fails, which is over agrand i do believe to have fitted and sorted.


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    Hi mate, don't worry about the horror stories people are telling you. Yes the fuel ecu does play up on some, but you can usually repair them with a soldering iron and a little bit of know how. I run an 02 plate astravan 1.7dti with nearly 150,000 on and never had any ecu problems and it's had 3 different maps on now!! Maybe try using the stories as bargaining power to get the price down

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    the MK4 1.7 CDTI ECU is in the passengers Wheel Arch void

    The 1.7 DTI is on the block.

    Did the Astra H revert to the old mounting?
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