Astra - engine rough when warmed up - Success!

Discussion in 'Astra' started by Sam Compton, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Sam Compton

    Sam Compton Guest

    Thanks to all who helped with my original problem: posted 30th January

    my '97 Astra 1.6i 16v (Ecotec - DOHC) is idling a bit rough when warmed up,
    and
    hesitates when accelerating. This doesn't happen when engine is cold,
    though.

    Problem solved with new set of ignition leads.

    By the way, Here are VX dealer prices I was quoted:

    ignition lead set......£143 + VAT .... yes - £143 !! (isn't that taking the
    p**s for some rubber/conductor/connectors)
    DIS module...........£188 + VAT

    Luckily I didn't need the Distributor module, Autovaux didn't have the
    leads in stock and I have to make a long-ish trip next week, so just bought
    a set of leads locally for £21 - not as toughly made as the original, but
    working fine for now.

    The ICV is under the inlet manifold on this engine, Haynes manual says to
    access it from UNDER the car, hope I don't ever have to do that !
     
    Sam Compton, Feb 24, 2006
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  2. Sam Compton

    airsmoothed Guest

    Blinkin flip....that's even more expensive than I was quoted for the
    Omega...mind you the Autovaux leads I bought a while back only lasted
    40K, I swapped back to the original 120K + leads when I had exactly the
    same problem the other week.
     
    airsmoothed, Feb 25, 2006
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  3. Sam Compton

    Sam Compton Guest

    I was lead to believe that the Autovaux leads are original equipment - not
    cheap aftermarket ones ?

    they quoted me £40+VAT for a set, which was around £100 less than the Vx
    dealer.

    Sam
     
    Sam Compton, Feb 26, 2006
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    adder1969 Guest

    ISTR from many, many years ago that the Vauxhall leads had the heat
    protection shields on them whereas aftermarket ones tend not to but
    they're still not worth 143 quid.
     
    adder1969, Feb 27, 2006
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  5. Sam Compton

    airsmoothed Guest

    I believe the Autovaux ones are made by Beru, same as the GM ones; the
    only differences I noticed are that the autovaux leads are a bit
    lighter in colour, slightly different lengths, and don't have the
    little numbered tags on the end to ID which lead is which. I'd probably
    risk another Autovaux set if necessary, given the huge price
    difference. :-/
     
    airsmoothed, Feb 27, 2006
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  6. Sam Compton

    Sam Compton Guest

    yes, I took the heat shields off the old original set and put them on the
    new cheap set.
    The rubber housing around the connectors is certainly not as solid as on the
    originals, and I would have bought the Autovaux set, if they'd had any in
    stock, perhaps I ought to order some now - just for next time ??

    Sam





    ISTR from many, many years ago that the Vauxhall leads had the heat
    protection shields on them whereas aftermarket ones tend not to but
    they're still not worth 143 quid.
     
    Sam Compton, Feb 28, 2006
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