I'm in need of some helpful advice and faultfinding.
I've got an Astra Mk3 and every now and then (5 times in the last 3 months) the engine just dies on me. Then when i try to restart, it just ticks over but never fires up, and thats with some serious foot-to-the-accelerator action too.
On previous occassions it's taken a good 20 seconds revving to get it started, when it happened today i had to leave it for a few minutes before trying again - even then it took about 5 attempts.
It doesn't seem to matter if the engine is hot or cold (it's happened before after 25 mins of driving).
One thing though, it only happens at low revs or when idling, but i've noticed when driving at say 2000-3000 rpm the car jerks violently as if its tryin to cut out but the higher revs keep it going, albeit this is rare - could they be related?
I suspect a blockage somewhere but i'm seeking expert advice/opinions.
Sorry if its a bit long winded.