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That's why i suggested checking the throttle body,although it's proper name is anti-shudder valve Vauxhall always refer to it on TIS and EPC as the throttle body and i find most people not in the trade understand that reference,
my other thought was they may have been referring to the swirl flap vacuum actuator,but it's all guesswork
Throttle body will be the next thing to do then if taking the inlet manifold off and getting it cleaned doesn't work. This car is driving us mad!!
 

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You turn the key it fires then stops. You then turn it over again and it sounds like the cam belt has gone but it hasn't. The EGR has been done. Vauxhall have done the live data. It has been to an engine specialist and they report there is nothing wrong with the engine. This is what i mean all diagnostic are saying there is nothing wrong with it
is there smoke coming out the exhaust though?
 

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I was questioning what the OP had been told by the dealer. I bet they actually mean the anti-shudder valve and have used the wrong name.
Though to order one in sounds like they either haven't bothered checking it and are just going to try a new one or they have checked it and it is faulty.

Very easy to check though, just pull the boost hose off and start the engine and watch what the flap does.
To be honest we are starting to wonder if we have been ripped off and nothing has been done and they are just trying to get more money out of us. Where about's is the anti shudder valve??
 

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To be honest we are starting to wonder if we have been ripped off and nothing has been done and they are just trying to get more money out of us. Where about's is the anti shudder valve??
where are you located? somone on here might be able to have look?
 

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I think Valer was refering to the "anti-shudder" valve flap, that should close when the ignition is turned off. As you say, these don't have a throttle flap as such, they should have a clear air intake when running.

As I said earlier, most dealers are clueless when it comes to diagnosis, they just throw parts at a problem without knowing what is actually wrong. You need to find a good independant, who has the right skills and equipment.
If you tell us where you are, you may get some more constructive help.
We are in Berwick upon tweed
 

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Unfortunately, most people on this forum would not trust dealers as far as they could throw them.

You say it's all been done, but have you actually seen what they do?

And, as regards dealers using their scan tools, most of them simply don't know how to interpret the readings.

Where abouts are you, there may be a helpful forum member with opcom near you who would be able to scan the car and diagnose the problem for you, or someone may be able to recommend a trusted local garage.

Please let us know the outcome, and what the trouble was when you eventually get it fixed.

Good luck.
Thanks Alan we are in Berwick upon tweed, it's also been to Border Engines.
 

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I take it Border engines didn't do any electrical/computer testing? Was it stuff like injectors/compression/timing etc?
 
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