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  1. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] Random lights on dials at start up and codes

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    As im here i may as well ask, For about 4 months now on our astra on start up ive been getting random extra lights come on in the dial cluster or codes 59 and 60 or 68 or sometimes the lights and codes 59 and 60 together. Its not every time and ive been trying to get a video to show but sods law...
  2. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] z16xep Egr Channel Cleaning

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi, trying to find a guide/thread about cleaning the EGR channels on the Z16xep. I read it some time ago and can't find it again. I remember that one user suggested that there are two holes that are fairly easy missed while cleaning , so If anybody knows what he meant by that and point me in...
  3. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Z16XEP Jerking (EGR;LAMBDA or ???)

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi, after reading a lot of threads, posting a few and trying various things, my Z16XEP Astra 05 isn't getting any better. The problem: car jerks/twitches between 3000-4000RPM accelerating and holding it for a few seconds (trying to overtake a long truck for example). It just loses power for a...
  4. [Zafira B] [05---] Z16XEP Engine smoking like a trooper!

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Finally became a fully fledged member of this community after a few years of 'lurking' reading up on the various problems and issues I've encountered in my 4 years of Vauxhall ownership. Having previously owned a Zafira A model which eventually required a replacement engine due to piston ring...
  5. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] What software to use?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi guys, can you recommend me what software/product do you use for reading error codes, live data etc. If I saw correct, OPcom is the most popular ? I am not sure what Exactly I need, as this would be the first time for me to try something like this as I am getting a bit tired always going to...
  6. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] How reliable is the Z16XEP Engine?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi guys, I bought my Astra 12/04 Z16XEP a few months ago and had a bit of trouble with it lately. I replaced the membrane in my Camshaft Rocker Cover, thx to this forum I found the problem and didn't need to buy a new expensive camshaft rocker cover. I also replaced the IGNITION COIL PACK...
  7. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Can I use Vauxhall parts on my Opel?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi, I am from Germany and drive a Opel Astra H Caravan 1.6 Twinport (77kw z16xep) and I am wondering If I can use Vauxhall parts on my Opel, to be specific I am needing a CAM ROCKER COVER as my Crankase Diaphragm teared and I am looking on ebay an found this one . Comparing it to the Opel one...
  8. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Z16xep - CrankCase Diaphragm Valve Does it work?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi, it seems that on my Astra H 1.6 Twinport Z16xep 04 the CRANKCASE DIAPHRAGM VALVE is teared, it makes that whistling noise and white smoke comes out , also it consumes a lot of oil. Well, reading all the threads on the forum, i am pretty sure it its. So, I am really not in the mood to spend...
  9. [Meriva A] [02-09] Changing cam belt

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Hi, I will need to replace the cam belt / timing belt on my 58 plate Meriva 1.6 Design (Z16XEP). YouTube and Google web search aren't helping much with procedure and my Haynes manual is in "a safe place"... So could you lovely people advise me what I need order other than the timing belt kit...
  10. [Meriva A] [02-09] Acceleration flat spot and kangaroo-ing

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    Our Meriva 1.6 Design with a Z16XEP engine is behaving oddly of late. There's an acceleration flat spot in 5th gear at about 2K to 2.5K revs and also an intermittent judder/ kangaroo-ing under light acceleration. Typically we'll be driving in fourth or fifth gear so speed wise between 40 and...
  11. [Zafira B] [05---] P111306 Port Deactivation Sensor Circuit low voltage work around CURE

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Combo
    First off I ain't a mechanic so if I don't know what it's called or what it does, it's a thingy, right! OK got my Zafira mk ll Z16XEP twinport 9 years ago, 17000 odd miles, nice clean runner no problems for the first year, about 8000 mils or so... Then we get the spanner light, spend a fortune...
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