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    Argh, pedal test with fault P0300 :(

    Right, just got the car back from a spin and it started driving like a bag of s**te and kangarooing! Did pedal test and came up with the above code. I know it means cylinder mis-fire...does that mean the coil pack is on it's way out. Is there anyway I can take a look at it myself - I'm guessing it's under the engine cover. What things should I look for? I'm a total novice when it comes to cars so any advice would be greatly received.

    I use the car for business (I'm a driving instructor) so need to sort this out asap!

    Thanks

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    its all electrical so no real point looking!

    0300 random multiple cylinder misfire - usually apparent under load, sounding like a subaru etc

    easy fix - well, once youve bought a replacement - only ever use genuine Siemens/Delphi/Bosch parts (depending on engine in question) takes about 2mins to replace


    you could try plugs first but more often than not its the coil pack

    so then seeing as my crystal ball aint working tonight, why not tell us the engine/model/year etc....

    but typically speaking, lift off the plastic engine cover if fitted, then the coil pack is running across the middle of the head - few torx bolts holding it on, elec connection on the end - off then on. done!

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    its all electrical so no real point looking!

    0300 random multiple cylinder misfire - usually apparent under load, sounding like a subaru etc

    easy fix - well, once youve bought a replacement - only ever use genuine Siemens/Delphi/Bosch parts (depending on engine in question) takes about 2mins to replace


    you could try plugs first but more often than not its the coil pack

    so then seeing as my crystal ball aint working tonight, why not tell us the engine/model/year etc....

    but typically speaking, lift off the plastic engine cover if fitted, then the coil pack is running across the middle of the head - few torx bolts holding it on, elec connection on the end - off then on. done!

    HTH

    Not sure on the engine model but it's a 02 mk4 1.6i 16v sxi....thanks

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    right then......the official brand for yours would be a Delphi and they come in at just over £60 delivered to your door - part number is 19005212 should u want to shop around

    cheaper brands are available but id strongly advise against it

    if u think this £60 is steep then vauxhall charge £166.85 for this (or £134.74 on trade club!!) for the 100% identical part!


    Heres the link in question for the part should you wish to take it up

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Ignit...es_CarParts_SM



    cheaper options: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Astra...es_CarParts_SM


    HTH


    FYI: your engine is Z16XE but certainly feel free to try plugs if u so wish.

    please keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    right then......the official brand for yours would be a Delphi and they come in at just over £60 delivered to your door - part number is 19005212 should u want to shop around

    cheaper brands are available but id strongly advise against it

    if u think this £60 is steep then vauxhall charge £166.85 for this (or £134.74 on trade club!!) for the 100% identical part!


    Heres the link in question for the part should you wish to take it up

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Ignit...es_CarParts_SM



    cheaper options: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Astra...es_CarParts_SM


    HTH


    FYI: your engine is Z16XE but certainly feel free to try plugs if u so wish.

    please keep us posted

    Thanks for all the great and useful info...I'm gonna try and get hold of one tomorrow or Monday! I might have a go and fit it myself....is there a guide somewhere?

    Thanks

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    the guide is as i said above!

    youd have to be a total tool to get it wrong

    at least lift the bonnet and remove the plastic engine cover i mentioned and all will become apparent

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