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    Default astra 1999

    engine cuts out after about 10 miles but restarts no probs have checked under oil filler cap and a white mayo gung .can anyone help

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    I think we will need a little more info, start with the engine size and fuel, and perhaps how it cuts out, tickover, slowing down or on the power.

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    Default astra 1999

    engine is a 1.6 16v auto ,there is no loss of power at all . engine just cuts out. did lose water a while back but engine didn't get roasted.the white gunge under oil filler cap a concern as well. thanks for reply

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    I suspect the 'gunge' as you call it, is blocking the crankcase breather pipe.
    On the end of the rocker cover (gearbox side) is a rubber elbow pipe about 25mm (1") in diameter, held by spring clips. Remove this pipe and look inside both it and the cover and the steel pipe that goes down behind the engine. It will be blocked up.
    I use a coat hanger twisted to prod the 'gunge' out and carb cleaner to wash it away. Not a nice job

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