I have a Vauxhall Astra Envoy DTI 16V Diesel Estate. W reg (2000) and its done about 114000 miles, regularly serviced, and no major problems in the last 35,000.
Driving home on Thursday evening, the low fuel light popped on, which normally gives me about 50 miles before I fill up (although I have never run it dry). A few miles later the car spluttered and the fuel light stated to flash, then it spluttered again. I took the next exit, which I knew took me to a garage, and as I came down the slip road the car cut out all together.
I got towed to the garage where I filled up, the car started straight away and I set of again, 2 miles later, the car spluttered and cutout! But after about 5 mins it started fine again, this time it lasted for around 5 miles before stopping and refusing to start!
This time the RAC sent a flat bed to get me home, where the car has sat since.
The car wont start now at all, but turns over. I've had the paper diesel filter out, which is black about half way up, don't know if they discolour over time? Do these just have the one fuel filter? or is there another hidden away some place?