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    Feels flat 1st gear pulling off

    Ever since I've had the car pulling away feels flat compared to other cars I've had. it's hard to describe really, other than without giving it a lot of revs you don't seem to be going very far very fast.

    I changed the EGR some time ago. that fixed the juddering but not the flat spot I've always had.

    I always remember when I bought the car and test drove it. I thought straight away that pulling away feels flat. but after the initial flat bit the car pulls and drives ok.

    Done all usual stuff like cleaning throttle, fresh oil, plugs and stuff.

    X18XE1.

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    I have this as well with my X18XE1. The car revs seem to go up but theres no pull until you shift into 2nd. Then you get pushed back into your seat. That's why I tend to shift into 2nd early, to get the pull
    Diamond Black Astra G 1.8 Sport

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    Try the paperclip test guys and see if any error codes crop up. Sounds like a symptom of something I just fixed. Read this thread... http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=254138
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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    Mine's the sport too. exactly how you described it about 2nd gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewdevlin86 View Post
    Try the paperclip test guys and see if any error codes crop up. Sounds like a symptom of something I just fixed. Read this thread... http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=254138

    I have no faults using opcom. did the earth mod after I bought the car. I know the lambda was changed before I bought it, but haven't really looked to see if it's just a cheapo one.

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