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I'd say the only realistic option with a 1.3 liter turbodiesel besides an engine swap is chiptuning/remapping. And even then I'd research the potential of this engine, you'll be shortening it's life considerably. Many performance oriented modifications will work, but in my opinion are simply not worth the investment with this engine, as the gains will be ...


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EDIT: I have heard that you do not need to remove the entire wing panelling. I certainly didn't on my 2003 Opel Agila. Just remove the screws from the front of the wing on the bottom of the car. Makes life easier. YOUR MILAGE MAY VARY ON THE CORSA! This is what Vauxhall has to say about the front fog lights. Firstly, we need to remove the inner paneling (...


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Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot you can do with a 1.3CDTi - as the others have said, make sure it's in the best condition you can, but you're not going to get the 'kick' you desire. I'm assuming you're fairly young, and in the UK (as you link to a UK site for the specs) - you'll almost certainly find that any modification will cause your insurance to ...


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You can replace the firmware by entering developer mode and then going to the explorer mode in the developer options menu. EDIT: I have also mirrored the file on my MEGA in case it disappears or is deleted. From this forum thread First off, I accept no responsibility if you brick your head unit you are going too need to modify files stored on it to ...


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A flashing check engine light means you have an active misfire. Driving your car while misfiring for an extended period of time can cause damage to your catalytic converter, so try not do do that. Studdering/juddering or however you want to describe it is also a definite sign of a misfire. Suspecting the coil(s) or wires is good, and that should be your ...


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I would suggest investing in a Haynes Manual for this car. One minor repair like this that you can do yourself will pay for it in savings. This is the part you are looking for, it's the thermostat housing, that I found on eBay. If I recall, it was for the 2011. Here is a video on how to change it a thermostat for a Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 (2004). Now it may ...


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Before everything else i would check the spark plugs. Under certain circumstances a crack in the insulator can cause problems at low rpm's but would be not feel-able with high rpm's. Edit, and greetings to DucatiKiller: Sorry, no explanation for the root cause. However, this comes from personal experience: I had a comparable problem (stuttering engine) at ...


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This is a very difficult question to answer. Altering the airflow path before the airflow sensor can lean out an engine, which might improve performance, but cause unnecessary heat and stress. Without dynamometer testing with careful monitoring of Air/Fuel ratios, any changes are speculation. Your current installation is probably particularly sensitive, ...


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There are multiple things that could cause this, although I would start with the air metering device. I'm not familiar with this engine, but if it is electronically controlled then it likely has a MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor or a MAF (mass air flow) sensor. I would test whichever this engine has. The Map sensor will likely be easier to test ...


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This isn't a problem with your key. It's an air-fuel mixture problem. Here's what's happening: when you disconnected the battery and reconnected it The fuel trims are likely reset. This doesn't happen on all cars but it is fairly common for fuel management to be reset through this action. when you started the car first time The engine temperature is ...


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There are a few known problems with the Corsa C Firstly the coil pack can suddenly fail without much warning (although as you mentioned it probably isn't this) The Engine ECU is poorly designed resulting in components inside becoming disconnected, the most common fault is loss of 5v to a certain group of sensors. To check this check that you have 5v at ...


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Note: I've never replaced this part on this vehicle. Raise the front of the car. Look under the front bumper area. Is it uncovered? Can you access the fog light assemblies? If yes: simply remove the bolts holding them and pull them out carefully. If not: you have to pull the front bumper cover. I found this video that shows how to remove the bumper. Its a ...


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I completely forgot about the draining part, but have no time left. So, here about he antifreeze part. May be, I'll write more later It may work, but is not recommended. Freezing point Antifreeze freezes at -15°C. To prevent antifreeze from freezing, add some water, because water is antifreeze for antifreeze. OK, I had some fun... Seriously, here a ...


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My first thought, having owned 3 Opels/Vauxhalls (including two Corsas), is the coil pack. When it starts to die, you get the symptoms you are describing. Your #2 cylinder's spark plug isn't firing properly, so under load conditions the spark may be too weak to ignite the air/fuel mix, causing a misfire. If I'm right, the problem should get progressively ...


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If you find that the fan works when the wiring to the themro-switch is bridged (i.e. when you physically plug the wiring, the fan turns on) this would suggest that the themo-switch is at fault. This is the bit that screws into the cooling system and plugs into the fan loom where you manually switch it on. Testing the resistance of this switch at different ...


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All of the info you've posted seems to point to a failed ECU. In particular: It works fine for the first 10 km or so, then it'll suddenly stop accelerating, as if I weren't even pressing the pedal, and I have to restart the machine and it'd work again, for at least other 100-500 meters before failing again. Could well be explained by a confused ECU ...


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My money is on a bad earth that's killing the low tension side of the coil when the fan gets power. Check the wiring security and for breaks in the wiring insulation. Also check that the earth points look healthy.


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If the rest of the gauges in your dash are working, the problem is most likely the speed sensor which is located in the transmission. This is most likely a Hall effect sensor which reads a reluctor wheel attached to the final drive. It relates the amount of times per second the reluctor is tripped and transmits this back to PCM for interpretation. The PCM ...


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Issue #1: You probably blew the second resistor. Sometimes it just happens. I'd take it back to the place you bought it from and tell them it was defective. Issue #2: It sounds as though your thermostat is stuck open and should be replaced. If coolant is allowed to flow unchecked through the system, you'll only get cold air through your HVAC until the ...


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OP has indicated that this is a wheel bearing issue. Definitely a wheel bearing btw, garage fixing it next week :) – Andy Holmes Mar 19 at 19:41 Completely forgot to follow this up. I got it fixed and the car no longer sounds like a jet engine – Andy Holmes 1 hour ago


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Firstly, check the condition of the radiator - are the fins all in decent condition? Is there free airflow through it? Does the fan work? Check for any static signs of leaks - e.g. staining on the side of the block. Give the cooling system a good flush through in case of any blockages - try and flush it 'backwards' if you can (i.e. the reverse direction ...


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If the relay is not defective, then I would check for any chaffed or damaged wires under the bonnet or under the dash - this could cause the relay to energise. One other possibility is someone has mis-placed a wire or connected to a wire for an accessory and have caused the problem that way. Good luck finding it though....


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Addressing some of your questions I can imagine (and please correct me if this is not possible) that the AFM provides invalid or slightly skewed readings to the ECU (Engine Control Unit) Absolutely, but the fuel management system ought to be able to compensate for this during closed-loop operation via lambda feedback and fuel trims. So, some ...


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The blower motor should have two wires, one is a ground fed by a mechanical or solid state resister/HVAC computer. The other is fused power, this may or may not have a relay. Check for power on one wire and variable ground on the other. If you're missing power check your fuses again you may have missed one. If it has a relay try swapping it with another ...


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Increasing engine performance is going to fall into a couple different categories - tuning, increase air flow, reduce losses. Before you do anything, make sure your engine is in good working order. Change the fluids, change the spark plugs, make sure brakes and suspension are in good order. You may be able to look around online and find a performance ecu ...


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If you want to hammer it out, I suggest a rubber mallet. With a metal hammer the force of impact may transfer through the water pump and break other parts you are not intending to replace. Alternatively, look for a spot where you can insert a long pry bar (e.g. something that looks like https://www.amazon.com/4-Piece-Mechanic-Dicfeos-Thicker-Strike/dp/...


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If you have removed the three bolts surrounding the water pump, and the ultimate goal is to replace the water pump with a new one, just use a hammer and hit the water pump pulley. It should pop right off. You are not worried about the pump itself, because it is getting replaced. There should be a gasket residually holding the pump in place. You just need to ...


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Electric thermometers are called thermocouples, the way they work is that they offer less resistance to electrical current as temperature goes up, i.e. as it gets hotter the voltage on the circuit goes up. Themrocouples are calibrated to give specific voltages at specific temperatures, the temperature readout is simply an indication of the voltage on the ...


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Judging by the relative absence of space in the engine bay, any attempts at relocating the intake will involve a fair amount of engineering and gnashing of teeth. I would recommend keeping it in its present location but restoring the air box cover. It won't help much with heat soak through radiation but should reduce convective heat loads felt by the intake ...


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What you have done is the simplest and easiest install for these filters. Anything better involves some work and some custom parts. You need to find space. What people often do is place the filter in the corners behind or under the headlights. To do this, you will need a longer tube, so find a generic tube of flexible material of the same diameter and ...


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