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There's either a big loss of coolant from somewhere such as a hose or cylinder head.
It could also be a faulty cylinder head gasket/cylinder head.
Does the car overheat? Overheating is a symptom of head problems as is loss of power.
Check the coolant level - has it dropped?
Start the engine and see if any air bubbles appear in the coolant. If so, it probably is caused by exhaust gas leaking through the head/head gasket into the cooling system.
Check your engine oil dipstick. If the oil is a greyish/creamy colour that indicates coolant has found its way into the oil system. Cylinder head problem ..
Get somebody to check your car for you. Don't drive it if there's suspected head problems - you'll cause more damage
recently had the same problem with an astra.first i checked the diagnostics because the engine managment light was flashing.then changed spark plugs because it was the cheaper option...didnt solve problem! next i chaneg the coil pack which did solve the problem.the car is now running sweet as a nut
A flashing light is BAD. Its damaging the cat converter. I would check or replace the spark plug wires ( if all OK, then) replace the coil pack. I would not replace anything unless they test bad. but these car are known for bad coil packs.
dealer only ,pinking is caused by timing being thrown out and its firing too early,by your spelling i asume your in the UK which means that your vehicle hasnt got an OBDII connector ,only fitted to vehicles after 2005 in europe so a cheap scanner wont help .Exactly whats playing up i havent a clue without plugging it in ,if you are in the UK have a middle of scate /chips /and nice big wally for me please
think this a problem for dealer mechanic with product knowledge,because all lights coming on then loss of power sounds like it could be an ECU fault being triggered by a sensor,or just a component in the ECU breaking down .It would need the computer connecting then running till fault shows up .sorry i couldnt give an instant fix