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[Zafira A] [99-05] blue smoke on start up and after idiling for 10 min`s

Discussion in 'Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Tigra & Nova [Includes AstraVan & ComboVan] owners forum' started by zafman27, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. zafman27

    zafman27 New Member

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    hi i have a 99 zafira 1.6 16v

    it smokes after first start up every morning as soon as its put under acceleration blue smoke

    it also smokes on acceleration after sitting idiling for 10 min`s

    can any1 shed any light on this

    thanks for any replies
     
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    zafman27 New Member

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    bump any1


    told it could be valve stem seals
     
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    -Andy- Member

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    perhaps you are driving a red arrow, they often have smoke trailing out behind them.
     
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    Branny361 Well-Known Member

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    valve stem seals or overfilled with oil , possibly a tired worn engine if its high miles
     
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    greasemonkey VXon Frontera Monkey VxON Club Member

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    Smoke after 5 minutes is stem seals - smoke all the time is piston oil control rings -
    regards
    Steve
     
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    the engine has done just over 91k and it still pulls good for a 1.6 that is if that helps
     
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    Hi there . i`ve got the same problem with my zafira. if i get any info i`ll let you know.
     
  8. zafman27

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    yeah cheers same here a lot of people have said valve stem seals but iv never known valve stem seals to cause smoke after sitting idiling for a short time but i could be wrong

    has any 1 had this problem and changed the stem seals and its fixed it
     

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