My first post on here so bear with me if I omit any information that is relevant. I'm going down the route of sourcing the cumulative knowledge of those in the know before a mechanic can empty my wallet.
The car is a 2004 Astra Mark V Elite with a 1.6 litre petrol engine.
Coming home from work yesterday I noticed that the orange engine light was flashing. The car felt like that it was juttering slightly - almost as if the engine was interrupted from transferring power to the wheels - under acceleration, and the light flashed only when the accelerator was applied. I could take my foot off the gas and everything worked as normal, or at least the light went off. The engine sounds a little deeper and feels a little sluggish when pulling away from standing.
Just wondering if anyone else had had the same problem. I've checked the oil but truth be told I can't find the markers on the dipstick to determine the oil level. I realise that this makes me an utter noob, but best to be honest, eh?