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    hi everyone hope you all had a good crimbo

    last night i was going down the motorway in my 03 zafira petrol when the spanner light came on and the car started to lose power then pick up and shut down and pick up again and woudnt go over 3000 rpm,
    for some even more strange reason it is a lot worse in 4th gear, the closest thing to decribe it is it feels the same as hitting the rev limiter any help would be a massive help

    happy new year to you all
    Last edited by myelite150; 31st December 2011 at 10:25.

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    Was it doing a forced regeneration? Is it a diesel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quirrel View Post
    Was it doing a forced regeneration? Is it a diesel?
    Quote Originally Posted by myelite150 View Post
    hi everyone hope you all had a good crimbo

    last night i was going down the motorway in my 03 zafira petrol when

    happy new year to you all
    I think the above gives it away
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    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    You need to get the codes read, The spanner light would put it into limp mode so as to protect the engine. Post back when you have the code.

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    If it's a 1.8 money is on the maf or coil pack
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    If it's a 1.8 money is on the maf or coil pack
    1.6 muck

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbon7000 View Post
    You need to get the codes read, The spanner light would put it into limp mode so as to protect the engine. Post back when you have the code.
    cant you read codes without the machine ,dont you have to turn on engine ,hold breath for 30 seconds ,run doen the shop and buy some washing upp liquid ,do a square dance, turn around and touch the ground .and then thay will flash and you have to count??

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    that only works with the laptop charger plugged into your butt

    good luck finding a code reader to borrow near you

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh.dti View Post
    that only works with the laptop charger plugged into your butt

    good luck finding a code reader to borrow near you
    see i knew i forgot something cheers mucker for that laptop charger inserted just going shops now

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    When was it last serviced
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