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    My Car............2003 2.2 SRI (SE engine) 52000 miles

    My problem......car randomly cuts all engine power and emissions light comes on. Will not restart until I give it about 30 seconds. When it does restart the emissions light stays lit for approx 2 more drives then resets. It can happen when the engine is cold or warm.

    Have took it to local garage and he put the diagnostic machine on it it had a fault code of P0601 ECU check sum error. He's going to get intouch with someone he knows from vauxhall to see how to progress.

    I have looked through the old posts and found people with this same problem but unfortunately no explanation or underlying fault.


    I hate the uncertainty of not knowing if I'm going to break down or not.
    Any suggestions greatly received, especially as I'm due to do a long family holiday journey on Friday.

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    The garage has got back in touch with me and said that his mate from vauxhall has said its usually 1 of 2 things. A new ECU! or an ECU re-program. The guy is willing to do the re-program as a favour for £40.
    I'm getting this done tomorrow and see what happens.

    Drove to work then to garage no problems so far today, this shows how hit or miss this is.

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    fingers crossed it works out cheaply for you mate.

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    Re-program no good so I'm going to have to go with the replacement ECU.
    They told me to sit down when the told me the price............£642

    (the car cut out 5 times going to/from garage)

    They are ordering the part in and hopefully fitting it wed/thurs.

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    1 week on now and the car seems to be working ok. Looks like my mpg is looking better also. Or maybe thats because i'm driving with less weight now with my wallet empty!

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    Glad it seems to be ok now. As you say the better ecconomy might be due to the ligher wallet. But at least you know your car is working as it should now.

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