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What happened to my car?

Being a diesel and that the engine ran for a minute with the ignition turned off, makes it highly likely that you experienced diesel runaway. During normal operation, diesel is used as fuel for the ...
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Increase my cars BHP?

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 ...
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Increase my cars BHP?

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 ...
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Corsa D Stuttering Accelaration with Malfunction Light flashing

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. ...
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Likely cause of poor performance at low RPM but normal at higher RPM?

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 ...
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Radiator fan not turning on automatically

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 ...
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Likely cause of poor performance at low RPM but normal at higher RPM?

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 ...
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Is car not idleing a key problem?

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 ...
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Engine firing up but dying immediately

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 ...
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Please help with my Intake for Opel Corsa 2014

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. ...
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Increase my cars BHP?

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. ...
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Chevrolet Corsa doesn't accelerate until I restart the engine

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, ...
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Ventilation fan (blower fan) stopped working

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 ...
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Engine overheating

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 ...
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Hum from Opel Corsa GplTech when throttling

I got the car to a shop, and they found the cause for the humming. I guess it can be useful to others with the same issue. What happened, was that the LPG expansion chamber (this particular model, at ...
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Help tracking down a battery drain issue on a 2007 Vauxhall Corsa

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-...
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Is a bad AFM (Air Flow Meter) a likely cause for fuel cut at high RPM and poor performance at low RPM?

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, ...
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What component failure could cause this?

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 ...
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Removing stuck water pump - GM Corsa B

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 ...
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Removing stuck water pump - GM Corsa B

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. ...
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Vauxhall Corsa 2013 with rough idle - P0016 and P0017

In case it's useful to anyone else having a similar issue it went to the garage and it turned out to be both of the plastic guides on the timing chain that sits on top of the camshaft gears. It had ...
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car will not turn over when key turned

The most likely things that I can think of are a faulty ignition switch or a faulty relay in a fuse box. It sounds to me like all the devices that are usually powered in position 2 of the ignition ...
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Tyre swapping on corsa 2013

Were the front tires identical to rear tires? So, let me get this straight... One front tire was damaged, you ordered two. Then you said you want the other old front tire back to the rear, and now ...
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corsa 1.2 2007 drain battery

Sounds like you have a battery drain, but the fact that it starts in the morning is abit strange though, normally battery drain will cause the battery to run flat over a period of time, ie; have to ...
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P0171 "System too lean" error in Vauxhall Corsa 2011 - comes on intermittently

Ugh.. Corsa-Ds seem to throw this code for everything, sometimes just because the day ends in a "Y" A failing Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor is the usual culprit - particularly with the ...
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Fuel smell in car

Assuming the head gasket has been checked to make sure oil/coolant isn't leaking into the combustion chambers it sounds to me like the Cat is failing. I had a Vauxhall Astra that had two lambda ...
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Radiator fan not turning on automatically

There's a thermocouple switch which activates the fan when the coolant in the radiator gets above a certain temperature. It's probably the switch, which is cheap - a new switch is probably all of £10 ...
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Please help with my Intake for Opel Corsa 2014

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 ...
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Please help with my Intake for Opel Corsa 2014

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 ...
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