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    1.6 8v loss of power

    Hi

    Have a 1.6 8v Astra and when starting from a standstill uphill it struggles(especially when cold). On the flat and downhill its fine. With the window down it sounds like it has a noisy exhaust, but cannot find any blowing and is only sounds noisy when the vehicle is struggling uphill.

    Travelling at speed is fine.

    Hope you can help - Nigel

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    Sounds like the egr valve needs cleaning or replacing.

    May even be the head gasket gone.

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    i had a similar problem with a mondeo and it was the cat had broken up inside and every time i went uphill the bits inside the cat blocked it all up
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    Could be anything,i got the same engine, they dont like hills much as it is, double check theres not a blow at the manifold at the front very common for this to happen...

    also as above EGR valve ive been through two of those aswell

    Other things to check that might be robbing a bit of power, make sure the clutch isnt slipping... check the condition of the HT leads and plugs etc. Make sure there isnt a birds nest in your airbox lol
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