Vauxhall Astra engine intermittently spluttering and losing power

2002 Vauxhall Astra Problem

CarVauxhall Astra 1.6 sxi
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Intermittent but very often my car is losing power and spluttering. The engie management light flashes. I have to stop and turn the car off for 5 mins and restart, but then it returns very quickly. The exhaust sputters and the gearstick vibrates. It is very random and very annoying. A garage has told me it is sticky valves and it will cost £400 to fix. Done 60k and has been serviced every year amd never driven hard. HELP!!
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Gearbox & Clutch

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

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