I have recently bought a 2000 X reg Vauxhall Astra Coupe Bertone 16V 1.8L, it has an Irmsher badge and wind deflector but im not sure whether it has been tuned by them or not. I bought the car knowing of only a few minor problems and have opened up a can of worms. I have had a new cambelt fitted, new disc brakes, tires and new power steering pump which are electrical on this model, when I first got the car it went very quickly, now after about a month, it is not going above 90MPH and when I put my foot down the engine does nothing and takes about 10 seconds to respond and then accelrates. The car has a fly by wire (electrical) and not a cable for the throttle, I found this out when I was trying to figure out the problem, I first thought it was the air flow regulator, which I unplugged but found this did not solve the problem and this should have turned the engine management light on, which it didnt. The air filter was very dirty but this did not solve anything either. I was told it mite have been a cat failure or a blocked exhuast but this was not the problem because it idled fine and when reved in first and neutral it was fine. Another idea was it was either the injectors or the throttle, I am not sure what to do now and it is getting dangerous not being able to pull out in fear of the engine not responding and not moving. Please can you help.
Thank you for your time and help
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 12:21 PM