Ok.. where do I start
I have a 54 plate Vauxhall Vectra Estate 1.9 cdti..
Had oil & filter change about July this year as the service light came on (oil with spanner through it)
In October had to change the rubber tube/pipe from the coolant/expansion tank as a clip had eventually rubbed into it creating a hole = leak.. all replaced and topped back up with antifreeze.
Apart from that and the service light it had been running smoothly UNTIL 6th November, we drove to Mk and all was well, when we got back into the car the warning light (orange car with spanner through it) came on all the way home (about 20 minutes drive) we stopped at the shop and when we turned car back on the light had disappeared, I looked at the car manual thing in the glove box and it said it either the electrical/engine fault or being as though its a diesel, could need fuel filter renewing and water drained..
The latter was done on 12th Nov.
but since the light came on (and hasnt been on since)it has started to drive a little rough (not too bad but not as smooth as it was) we have developed a little 'whistle' changing from 1st, 2nd & 3rd gear.. the power is still there though.. 9i had thought about other pipes having holes etc)
I took the car to a local garage to have the computer plugged in, he reckons no codes were stored so he doesnt know whats wrong (im not convinced he has even plugged it in, so £30 down the drain!) and just concentrated on telling me about the service light and the bulb light that was visible (which obv I knew about).. I then looked online and managed to get the service light off & reset myself (the Haynes manual wasnt quite right on that bit!)
Today I went and started the car up this morning and put the window heater on (was freezing so windows iced up) then went in to put my kids shoes/coats on etc then went back into the car and it smelt of fumes (i must say that we only have the heater working on number 4.. flat out as speed 1, 2 & 3 has stopped working..)
What could be wrong??
i really dont want to take it to Vauxhall and spen LOADS just to get it plugged in
Please Help a damsel in distress