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    Guys

    Lately my car has increasingly failed to start on the first go, but not always. This morning though it took me three goes to get her to stay running.

    Has anyone else ever experienced this? Any ideas?

    Cheers,
    J

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    What model/engine???
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    2004 Opel Vectra, 1.6 petrol.

    I should probably change the thread title - it starts but fails to stay running...

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    1.6 ???? are you sure?

    Could be fuel starvation, fuel filter clogged up? Fuel pump failed? Could be air starvation, air filter clogged up? Could be wrong air/fuel mix, MAF fubar, unplug maf see if that effects it.. Could be one of lots of other things too I suppose.. What have you checked/done so far to try and rectify it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibblitz View Post
    1.6 ???? are you sure?
    Opel in ireland. Opel released the 1.6 for europe but the uk didn't get them iirc.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Can a 16 pull it along sorry its just a big car for a small engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibblitz View Post
    1.6 ???? are you sure?

    Could be fuel starvation, fuel filter clogged up? Fuel pump failed? Could be air starvation, air filter clogged up? Could be wrong air/fuel mix, MAF fubar, unplug maf see if that effects it.. Could be one of lots of other things too I suppose.. What have you checked/done so far to try and rectify it ?
    Haven't really tried anything yet as it hasn't become a show stopper just yet. Just annoying as hell is all. Thanks for the suggestions, the car is due a service soon so I'll pass them along. The fuel or air filters make sense..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    Can a 16 pull it along sorry its just a big car for a small engine
    Yes, it can pull it along alright but it hates hills or inclines!! FYI, I get 37 MPG on the motorway and about 25 MPG around town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    Can a 16 pull it along sorry its just a big car for a small engine
    IIRC, Vx put a 1.4 litre petrol engine in the Mk3 Cavalier. Despite it being a small engine it was ok (apart from steep hills where you had to rag it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    IIRC, Vx put a 1.4 litre petrol engine in the Mk3 Cavalier. Despite it being a small engine it was ok (apart from steep hills where you had to rag it)
    Skoda sell the Superb which is much bigger than the Vectra with a 1.4 engine (all be it super charged and turbo charged). Still I would not buy it. I can remember when a 1.6 petrol would have been the standard sized engine for a car of the Vectra's size (ie Cavalier/ Sierra etc) with 1.3 for Escort/Astra sized cars and 1 or 1.1 for a supermini.

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