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    Angry Help wanted for dumb blonde:(

    Hi.

    Firstly can I apologise if this is a stupid question,has been asked a billion times before or if I dont give enough info to help identify the problem, but I will do my best. Also, any answers really need to be in the most of simplistic terms. Thanking you in advance for your time and patience

    I have and automatic astra 02, think its 1600. I can't tell you much more than that apart from its green and has four wheels.

    I have just had it serviced as it was being very grumpy and wasn't running as good as a car should. Must be a bloke (very tempermental) Only joking.

    Seriously though, after the service a lot of the problems seem to have been sorted out but i am left with one. When i try and overtake on the motorway usually getting up to around 80mph it either slows down or will not go any faster. Does anybody know if this is problem is easy to solve, cheap to solve and what the problem could be.

    Apologies if I rambled, but it is a nice ramble and I want to give you a giggle if nothing else, cos I can't answer any questions about cars. Ah, unless its about the colour of the interior

    Thanks lou

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    A girl I knew had problems getting up to speed on the motorway. Was also having stalling problems so cleaned out the throttle body and it was as good as new
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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    Thanks Andrew but that has already been done, when i had problems with it cutting out. It feels like there is something stopping it from getting faster. thanks though

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    just let a man drive and all will be fine

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    Ha Ha very funny. but this still does not solve my problem and we all know that the female of the species is the better driver. But hey, i think we best leave that one there

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    shouldnt be doing 80 on the motorway. Limit is 70

    does the car use the whole rev range or does the gearing change when it gets to 3k?
    any fault codes stored on the ECU?

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    get the gaps on the spark plugs checked if its had full service and running poor he may have moved or not checked the electrode gap on the plugs when fitting

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    I don't normally do over 70 its normally if i want to overtake Officer Not sure what you mean by the whole rev range. Whats an ECU? and next time i go our i wll see what happens when it gets to 3 k, I think I know what that bit is. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by matty0785 View Post
    get the gaps on the spark plugs checked if its had full service and running poor he may have moved or not checked the electrode gap on the plugs when fitting

    I have all new plugs and it was running the same before the service.

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    is there an orange light on the dash and will it re past 3000 rpm

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