User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 2003 1.8 idle and emission problems

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    merseyside
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default 2003 1.8 idle and emission problems

    hoping someone can help here long story short got car with seized engine fitted new block from same age astra swapped all ancillaries wiring etc, car now runs fine took it for mot emissions at fast idle perfect 2000+rpm at idle they are through the roof and car is very lumpy struggles to idle temp gauge on dash is working intermittantly and in the lcd on the way home the water level sign came on water was ok rad hoses seem firm when engine is running thermostat is opening and fan cuts in. am i wrong in thinking this all points to coolant temp sensor so car is on choke so to speak meaning bad idle and high emissions engine seems smoother when temp gauge is working bit of an essay but may aswell get it all out in one go

    i have access to a fault code reader i had for my 05 zaf will this work on the vec c or can i do pedal test
    thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Regular Member Ben50n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Seaham
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    try the fault code reader first, if it doesnt work try the pedal test and post up the codes. Someone will be able to help further then.

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    merseyside
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    ok cheers will do car is on mothers drive at mo going round tomorrow to do some other jobs on it will try reader then i couldnt remember if the reader worked on the early vec c's

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Vectra C 1.8 2003 idle energy consumption?
    By matt89 in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24th January 2013, 16:29
  2. 2.2 dti idle problems
    By ssnape in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd September 2012, 14:11
  3. Vectra c 2.2dti 2003 idle mode over 75mph
    By i_am_kev in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31st March 2012, 18:29
  4. idle problems
    By mtek6814 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19th May 2008, 13:14
  5. Vectra 2003 V6 3.2 Idle problem
    By joseantoniovalle in forum Introduce yourself.
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 18th August 2006, 16:23

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •