I bought an Astra MK4 SRI the other day that seems to be a very good buy if what i think is wrong with it is all thats wrong....
the problems that i'm wanting a second opinion are simple...
The oil temperature gauge works inermittently, ocasionally ticking on, sometimes only reading a very low temperature and sometimes not working at all. first step is to check the connection which i'll do in the morning but am i right in thinking its just above the gearbox on the right hand side of the engine block?
There were two fault codes given on my KTS200 at work regarding this so it should be the sensor/connection, right?
The cat needs replacing, but as there's no secondary lambda sensor on the exhaust, would this push the car into Limpo? I know some vauxhall engines work badly after being de-cat'ed and others work better, like the X18XE1.... Is this lump one of the ones that run badly without a cat, or is my limpo and juddering acceleration more than likely down to the faults regarding the oil temperature sensor?
Cheers for any help guys.