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My vauxhall corsa 1.3 diesel has started to cough & splutter

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My vauxhall corsa 1.3 diesel has started to cough & splutter . It's starts fine & runs ok for a couple of hours but then if I turn engine off for about 30 mins when I turn back on it coughs & sputters for about 5-10 mins The garage can't find anything wrong . They've plugged it in to computer but no codes are coming up .
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vauxhall
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Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.
Hello and Welcome -

My name is ***** ***** Im happy to help..

Can you first please tell me the reg number of the car -

Also - do you get any fault lights on at all when its doing this?

Too - when was the engine etc last serviced?

Also - is this like a definate misfire - or a general lack of power?

Rgds, MIKE.................................
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The reg no is LS11 LAO it was serviced a couple of months ago. No warning lights are showing when this happens & there is no loss of power. I do a lot of miles & it's fine until I stop. Then when I get back in car after about half an hour it coughs & splutters.
Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.
Hello again -

Thank you for your reply - unfortunately I missed it on the day then I was off over the weekend so my apologies for that -

Thank you too for the info - that is helpful ..I have just noted in the vehicle info there is no mileage - can I just ask you for the mileage -

Too - when it plays up as you describe - does it emit any excess smoke from the exhaust - and if so, what colour?

And - can you "drive through" the loss of power - or how does it clear ?

Rgds, MIKE......................................
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The mileage is 114000. It doesn't emit any smoke & it clears after a couple of mins driving. There is no loss of power. Since your last response I have taken to a different garage & they cannot find anything wrong. The only thing they can come up with is crankshaft sensor but obviously I don't want to replace if they're not sure.