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    Missfire after running out of fuel (I think)

    Hi,

    I am driving a 2001 Astra Coupe Turbo. Ran out of fuel today with 25 miles left on the range (fuel light was flashing)....about 1 mile away from the petrol station

    So...after a lovely walk to the petrol station £5 for a jerry can and £5.80 worth of fuel I managed to get some "go-go juice" into the tank.

    It won't start unless I hold my foot on the accelerator and when it does start it just misfires. I tried holding the revs but it just cuts out. The engine management warning light also comes on.

    I have tried turning the ignition to "On" and leaving it for around 10 seconds but the same problem.

    Is there something else I need to do? Do you think it is fuel related or just a conincidence it was low? I have checked the owners manual and tried to search but can't find anything.

    Thanks

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    mine has done this when running low on the go go! i left mine for 10 mins then tried to start it, it started so i filled it up and it ran fine! if you do the pedal test it will give you a code which means multiple cylinder missfire! dont run it that low in the future as it doesnt do them any good.
    At the end of the day, it gets dark!!!!!

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    just noticed your a newcomer! welcome to the site use the search function for the pedal test, its been covered loads on here!
    At the end of the day, it gets dark!!!!!

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    Ah excellent, thanks for the info. Just found the pedal test instructions so i'll give it a go

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    Probably blocked the fuel filter with all the crap from the bottom of the tank too, which can happen.
    Reason why most including i dont run my cars on the red or into the red for long.

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    ^^^as above replace the Fuel filter and fill tank and add half a bottle of reddex injector cleaner quite cheap in tesco's only couple of quid

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    Just did pedal test

    Codes are:
    0300 - Misfire on multiple cylinders
    0303 - Misfire on cylinder 3
    0304 - Misfire on cylinder 4
    0302 - Misfire on cylinder 2
    0100 - Air flow circuit malfunction

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    Fill the tank to start with as it maybe struggling with just 5 litres and change the fuel filter.

    What/who's fuel do you use?

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    fill it up and turn the ignition on a few times, could just be because its that low. Had a similar problem when my boost pipe popped off refusing to start

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    Just put another 2 jerry cans in (so £15 worth in total) and still got the same problem. Fuel is from Tesco 95 ron :/

    Just been speaking to my mate who's a mechanic and helped me get the car home yesterday. He tried disconnected the MAF yesterday so thinks that's why it's coming up with a fault. I tried disconnecting the MAF tonight aswell and it still runs like crap. He said if it was the MAF then disconnecting should stop it from missfiring. Is there anyway to reset the fault codes?

    I think best thing here is to reset fault codes, turn it over, check the fault codes. If the MAF comes up again then buy a new MAF. If it doesn't then go with a new fuel filter.

    BTW thanks for everyones help!

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