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    Default it's ******ed up today of all days!

    Well i got round the corner on the way to work and the car rumbled like a tank and what sounded like metal banging and possibly crunching. Luckily i stopped just outside a garage.

    Got the guy to have a listen and he reckons it could be a bad misfire. increase rev's and it's not so bad for a few seconds then it starts again. but he wouldn't swear it was that so he's got to plug it into the diagnostics and see what codes it spits out.

    Best of all its bank holiday so any replacement parts needed wouldn't get there until tuesday... and i was going away after work for a long weekend !

    Not impressed at all, thought i would vent that is all

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    bad news fella,.. always happens at the worst moment don't it

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    sorry to hear that mate

    what colour is your 3rd injector

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    I so hate it when you plan the weekend away with the wife and the car brakes spesh on a bank holiday and the best part of it is the wife blames you for it as if to say you broke it so we cant go away LOL

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    Not sure to be honest, i kept meaning to check and never got round to it. I said that to myself when he said it was a misfire (that it could be the 3rd injector). Im quietly hoping it is, maybe i can source a replacement wiring kit and sort it myself if i have to. Whatever he says is wrong im hoping is stocked at VX so i can just grab the bits he needs and offer extra beer tokens if it can be sorted today. At least then i only lose a a few hours of the a pre-paid holiday.

    It just the metal clashing/grinding/crunching/whatever sound it was, wasn't serious (something like serious piston whip from the fuel not igniting maybe? clearly im no mechanic :P )

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    Not wife, but the girlfriend! I haven't told her yet, its like an episode of countdown, i can hear it ticking in my head

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    whats the model and mileage ?
    have you had a cambelt change ?
    did the eml come on?

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    CDTi 120 (2007), 106k i think it's on. and the cambelt was changed pretty recently along with all the attached bits (pulleys, water pump e.c.t), had the full kit from VX and got a garage to fit it. No EML, unless someone switched the leads for the light bulbs warning and the eml, as the light bulb been on for a few weeks but i cant see any bulbs that are shot so i put it down to bad connection or sensor

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    lets hope its not serious
    keep us up to date
    when will the garage get back to you?

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    He said "some time before dinner", so i imagine within the next couple of hours. I guess this is a harsh lesson of if someone recommends something on vectra-c, just blooming do it, just to be sure :P

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