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  1. [Insignia] [08-17] coolant system overpressured

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi, I have a Vauxhall Insignia Reg 61 car. Bought it 4 months ago. I have found the coolant leaking so took it to a garage to check the problem. They found out that the thermostat housing got a crack. They changed it. A day later I checked the level of the coolant and it was low. Tried to...
  2. [Meriva A] [02-09] Head Gasket?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    I have a Vauxhall Meriva 1.6L 2004 - 80K miles - The oil looks black, there is milky residue gunk under the oil cap. - Pressure test on coolant overflow gave good pressure with no drop on the gauge. - I lose LOTS of coolant with no visible external leaks. Maybe 1 litre per 200 miles. Is this...
  3. [Zafira A] [99-05] White oily smoke from exhaust and oil/coolant mix

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all I recently had a significant coolant leak on my 1.6 litre Zafira A petrol 2002 with 140k miles, which i hadn't spotted until i got the car back home from a 4 mile journey. However, on the journey back a large amount of white smoke was being emitted from the exhaust and on further...
  4. [Zafira B] [05---] Zafira 2007 1.6 - starting problem

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    I have a Vauxhall zafira which I have recently replaced the head gasket and piston 3 on - rebuilt the engine - all gone to plan. But no joy with starting. The car has power - checked battery - the car starter motor has power and will function as it should. Found this out by manually putting...
  5. [Zafira B] [05---] Piston damage - what

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Recently had a Zafira 1.6 16v 2007 in for head gasket issue - once the head was off there was very obvious piston damage. What can cause such catastrophic damage ? When all symptoms pointed to head gasket. No damage to the cylinder head - only on the piston itself. This damage was towards the...
  6. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Astra Mk5 CDTi Estate - Head Gasket et al

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi, Have just signed up to the forum and looking for some help/advice/people's experiences with similar car to mine. Basically, I have a Mk5 (2008) 1.7 CDTi Life Estate which I've had for nearly 3 years without any problems and it only has 65,000 on the clock. However, recently has issues with...
  7. [Vivaro][2014 ----] Exhaust fumes blowing in through heaters

    Movano and Vivaro (including Renault/Nissan Deriva
    Hello. I have just notice a sound of hissing when I put my accelerator down, also when I had the heaters blowing to warm up the cab from cold on a snowy morning, it was blowing in what smelled like exhaust fumes. I lifted the bonnet and there seems to be a blowing coming from the top-back of...
  8. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] X16xel oil leak - head gasket removal or not?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Car is mk4 (-98) Astra 1,6l 16v (about 260,000 km). It started to use more oil, and quite suddenly also more gas. I had ignored some "knocking" in the engine until car lost some power. It always started and I could drive it but going uphill became suddenly tough. The engine had slight burning...
  9. [Vectra C] [02-08] Vectra cdti 150 needs help.

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hello all. First post and hoping for some pro advice. Bit of a story. Here we go. 2006 vectra cdti 150 Originaly was having issues with crank pully. It broke off sending belt behind crank wheel jamming everything up, and bang. Broke all 16 rockers. Car wouldnt start. So out with the tools take...
  10. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Head gasket z17dth

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Can someone please help me make sure I get the right gasket for my car cos there are three options on eurocarparts and they all look the same to me I have a astra have 1.7 cdti Sri 1686cc 100hp 74kw (I think) Z17dth I believe, I'm looking to get this done ASAP but I don't want to get the wrong...
  11. [Zafira B] [05---] Zafira 2009 1.8 oil in water

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi was wondering if there is any help out there? I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2009 1.8 16v Design I was driving it yesterday with no problems sounds nice no smoke out of exhaust no loss of power engine nice and clean no oil leaks. I was checking the oil and water cause I had been on a longish...
  12. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] Astra 2.2 idling cold heater

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    astra coupe, 2.2 z22se.. Sitting with engine up to temp, occasionally heater temp drops away inside car, Rev it slightly (1500) and it comes back through hot instantly.. The engine temperature drops from nearly 90 down to under 80.. I'm not too worried as the engine has never cooked or had any...
  13. [Renault Trafic] Aux belt frayed, pieces in cambelt, help.

    Movano and Vivaro (including Renault/Nissan Deriva
    Hi all, this is my first post and I am in need of some advice. I have a 2006 Renault traffic, 1.9 dci van and unfortunately I have run into some serious trouble. Basically I was driving around 20mph and the engine computer/glow plug light came on, about 10 seconds later I turned off the van and...
  14. [Meriva A] [02-09] Blue Smoke AFTER Head Gasket Change

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Any advice you guys can offer with this would be much appreciated. I drive a Meriva 1.6 8v. I noticed the car was leaking a fair bit of oil so took it the garage to get checked out. My head gasket was leaking oil. The oil was leaking OUT onto the outside of the engine and NOT leaking back...
  15. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] Astra burning massive amounts of oil... Head gasket?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi guys and thanks in advance for any help. My car is a 51 plate Astra. 1.6 ecotec, 16 valve. Recently was running a bit s**t with a misfire on cylinder 4 and burning oil pretty badly blue smoke from tailpipe intermittently. I thought I'd go ahead and service it and hope for the best. Changed...
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