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    Angry no grunt from 1.8

    hey guys
    i have a 1.8L 4 cyclinder astra, my mum has a 1.6L 4 cyclinder astra
    i drove hers the other day and it seems to have alot more grunt then mine
    by grunt i mean applying less pressure to the accelerator but gaining speed faster/easier
    hers is an 08 model mine an 06
    do i have a clog or a pinch in my fuel pump?
    why doesnt it have any grunt unless i floor it?

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    1) wrong section :P

    2) I had a colleague come to me about his brothers veccy 1.8 saying it had no power. He took it to a garage and they just gave it a right good kick in the balls. Take it somewhere you can drive the car hard and fast (IE a race track or airfield)

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    so what floor it and it should clear it out
    i do that on the high way i stop on the merging lane and floor it to 110
    i dunno like going 0-60 or so is really sluggish
    its still under warranty but takes an hour or so to get the place of purchase and if i take it to my usual mechanic i lose the warranty
    bit of a pickle

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoop987 View Post
    I had a colleague come to me about his brothers veccy 1.8 saying it had no power. He took it to a garage and they just gave it a right good kick in the balls. Take it somewhere you can drive the car hard and fast (IE a race track or airfield)
    Tell me which garage you went to so I can avoid it, lol.


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    Haha, north of the border so i doubt you will ever go there.

    Anyway, I'm just tell you guys what i go told, so what really happened in that garage is unknown. And how do the company who you bought the car from going to know that you took it to another garage?

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    haha i live in australia mate
    yer true as long as they dont fix it or change it they wont know

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