bear with me - im a girl and i try to understand car bits helped by my car mad brother....but i dont get all the technical type bits lol
okay so only bought this car in November on a 57 plate. Noticed last week that it was slower to accelerate until 2000 revs n then zoomed off as normal. then this week the engine management light is permanently on n felt like a 1.0litre diesel till 2000 revs.
It suddenly was a lot slower n i limped it to a garage. the fella fiddled with it but was stumped as couldnt find anythin obviously wrong with air intake bits. fastened a loose clip n gave it me back. it behaves better now (like it has been the last week) but still isnt right.
took it to my friend who plugged it into his laptop n went through all the different components testing it at idle n as we drove round. the EGR is permanently 100% - is this right? n the fuel economy has dropped from 42 to 33 eeeek! so have done some reading up online n a site says that an EGR operating at 100% will increase the amount of fuel used n that it needs replacing...which is what im thinking of asking the garage man to do??
i am loathed to take it to a vauxhall dealer n pay them an extortionate amount to tell me exactly what i already know about it n for them to think that just cos im a girl they can replace bits that arent broken n generally rip me off.
please help! i have enough stress at work without my new baby car causing me jip! i just want it back to its speedy self!!