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    1.7dtl Astra G

    A question gents if I may (oh and ladies if we have any female mech online).
    Just purchased a cheap 1.7DTL Astra G van 183K on the clock but still starts striaght away without any puffs of blue which is a good thing.

    Anyhow no owners hand book, the ode meter was showing Insp so opted to reset that for now but I can not clear the car symbol with the spanner through it.
    In the MK 5 handbook this indicates fuel filter fault (water), or an immobiliser fault. IS the same true for the MK4.

    Thanks in advance for any pointers.

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    The car with spanner symbol indicates that there is a fault with the engine. This can not be reset until the fault has cleared. An easy way you can check the fault is doing the "pedal test" Place feet on accelerator and brake pedals and turn ignition to stage 2 and recorded flashes on the light. It will be something like 10 flashes (0), 2 flashes (2), 3 flashes (3), 7 flashes (7) etc.

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    Took your advice and the displayed flash sequence recorded was:-
    (0370)
    10 flashes
    3 flashes
    7 flashes
    10 flashes

    Followed by further flash sequence of:-
    (0380)
    10 flashes
    3 flashes
    8 flashes
    10 flashes

    What are these suggesting is the fault?

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    the hand book for the g will also tell you that if it comes one every now and then and goes off shortly after it came on, theres no need for major concern

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    P0380 is glow plug circuit and P0370 is to do with a timing fault somewhere.

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    Thanks for your help but your definately sure that it's a timing issue and not a fuel pump related fault as suggested on other sites when @oogled?

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    Any updates? Or does the answer lie here?

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=133082

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    The fault code P0370 does relate to the fuel pump timing which could be the ECU yes but could also be that the timing is incorrect on the fuel pump. The fuel pump ECU is the common fault on these engines but as you are not suffering any symptons i would not go into messing around with anything as you are more likely going to cause more trouble than solve anything as they are very sensitive devices and not cheap to replace.

    If the display was showing Insp then i would do a service as that suggests it needs one.

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