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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys here's the thing, last week after coming back home from a friends place i parked the car, waited 2 minutes and when i turned the key to turn the car off it did the same thing it would do if i started it in gear (hiccup).

Didn't pay much attention (although i was surprised when it made that sudden movement) until yesterday when i turned the key to start it up and all the gauges went to bellow zero, speed, RPM and even fuel.

It did turn on the 2nd time i tried but yes now i am worried.
Is this the infamous missfire or something else?

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No idea. Manual or auto?
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No idea. Manual or auto?
Manual (there was an auto redline?)
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Yes.
Does the car do the same thing if you switch the engine off with the clutch pedal fully depressed?
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Yes.
Does the car do the same thing if you switch the engine off with the clutch pedal fully depressed?
Each thing happened once only to date so it's not like i can check.
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Manual (there was an auto redline?)
As far as I know the automatic was never offered in Europe in the Opel GT.
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As far as I know the automatic was never offered in Europe in the Opel GT.
I thought only the other type was available as an auto regardless of place.

Anyways these two have only happened to me? Find that strange to believe.
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Never had that on the sky but have had the needle thing happen in my explorer...usually due to bad battery or loose major connection. Not much to go off here, unfortunately a worst case scenario not being able to replicate it, and (seemingly) two very different issues.

Curious question- do euro cars have a clutch/neutral safety switch? Having to start with the clutch depressed is a US thing I think?
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Never had that on the sky but have had the needle thing happen in my explorer...usually due to bad battery or loose major connection. Not much to go off here, unfortunately a worst case scenario not being able to replicate it, and (seemingly) two very different issues.

Curious question- do euro cars have a clutch/neutral safety switch? Having to start with the clutch depressed is a US thing I think?
The car is the same as the Redline so yes in order to start you need to press the clutch.

As for the first part if it was a battery error the lights wouldn't turn on, not the exterior nor the interior ones (plus the battery is like 4 months old). My lights all turned on and so did the gauges....They just fell straight down like the engine was unable to start or something like that.....Heard many times about a misfire and i thought this could be it.
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After reading stuff on this forum and from personal experience a bad or weak battery can make your car do strange things. How old is your battery? if it's old you may want to start there.

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After reading stuff on this forum and from personal experience a bad or weak battery can make your car do strange things. How old is your battery? if it's old you may want to start there.
4-5 months old and it's of a higher capacity than the stock battery.

Besides even if it was the battery that would explain the car not turning on (but like i said all the lights did) and not the "hiccup" when i turned it off.
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I vote for battery. It's possible for a new one to go bad quickly (happened to me on a different car).


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I thought only the other type was available as an auto regardless of place.
Actually, there were more automatic Redlines than manuals (and also more automatic "base" cars than manuals).

For 2008, there were 4911 Auto redlines and 3252 manuals.
For 2008, there were 3454 Auto base and 1277 manuals.

For 2009, there were 1429 Auto redlines, and 838 manuals.
For 2009, there were 1478 Auto base, and 433 manuals.

I don't have full data for 2007, but am pretty sure that the split was similar.

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I vote for battery. It's possible for a new one to go bad quickly (happened to me on a different car).
Ok but how could the battery make the car behave that way when i turned it off? It was the same like when you turn it on and there's a gear in already (it makes a sudden move and stops).

Also if the battery was faulty wouldn't the lights and instruments stay dead?

Anyways if it's the battery no worries, i was afraid it was something else far more serious.
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I would throw up a theory here... a poor ground strap contact. You started the engine and the starter moved a bit, caused the ground point to fail briefly, which effectively turned the car off. Needles moved as they would when turning car on/off.

If it starts happening again, go round checking all the engine/bay ground point contacts.

The above is just a theory - could also be the battery

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