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Hi, I have a Zafira A ( I know! ) with the Z16XE engine and can’t seem to find a camshaft lock tool kit ? Seem to be plenty about for the later engines. Will they work or has anybody any info or got a link for a suitable one. Many thanks
i did do a search on here but the links were all Error 404
 

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Heres the cam tool

Heres the cam tool

Thanks for the quick reply. Cheers
 

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Crank tool

Thanks again for that link. Do I need the pin for the tensioner or can I just use a suitable punch or the like ? Just done a compression test and nothing at all on number 4 ☹ Will whip the head off though and have a look
 

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You can use a small drill bit. No compression doesn't sound good. Has the belt snapped.
 

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Tbh, if your taking the head off it might be worth taking the sump off and unbolting the controds and replacing the piston rings as they are know to stick on this engine and often break on removal. Might be worth doing stem seals too if the heads off. Get the guides checked too.
 

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Let us know what you find, it has to be something drastic if you have no compression on that one cylinder - badly burnt valve, cracked or holed piston etc.
 

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Tbh, if your taking the head off it might be worth taking the sump off and unbolting the controds and replacing the piston rings as they are know to stick on this engine and often break on removal. Might be worth doing stem seals too if the heads off. Get the guides checked too.
Hi, thanks for the reply again. Will whip it off next week when the tools you recommended arrive. Expecting something gruesome tbh. Cheers
 

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Let us know what you find, it has to be something drastic if you have no compression on that one cylinder - badly burnt valve, cracked or holed piston etc.
Hi, thanks for the reply. Yes expecting something nasty! Will post findings prob late next week. Cheers
 

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Hi, started to take the head off this afternoon, didn’t get past the lambda sensor haha. Ordered a socket for this ( 22mm ) and just hoping I can move it possibly with a bit of WD40 or heat.
Does anyone know if there are anymore special tools required I need to order while I wait.
I have more or less a complete selection definitely to 19mm (3/8”and 1/2“ and 1/4“ up to 13mm) deffo and quite a lot after that but a bit random! Thanks again.
 

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Hi, started to take the head off this afternoon, didn’t get past the lambda sensor haha. Ordered a socket for this ( 22mm ) and just hoping I can move it possibly with a bit of WD40 or heat.
Does anyone know if there are anymore special tools required I need to order while I wait.
I have more or less a complete selection definitely to 19mm (3/8”and 1/2“ and 1/4“ up to 13mm) deffo and quite a lot after that but a bit random! Thanks again.
 

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Now struggling with detaching the wiring trough on top of the injectors, can’t really see any fixings and don’t want to get too heavy handed! Also with regards to the flywheel locking tool, think I can see where it goes and can feel it biting but does someone have to hold it in place while the Crank Pulley nut is undone or am I missing something ? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Anyone? , desperate to get this head of today and the manual makes me think it can’t be hard as it just says “ detach plug strip from injectors with wiring trough and place to one side “. Can’t see any fixings so does it just pull off ? Thanks
 

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From memory the plastic trucking has plastic clips. You might need heavy handed with it.

Never used a crank locking tool on this engine as I've always used impact gun.
 

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Stick the car in 3rd gear, then have someone hold down the brake pedal.
You can then get a socket on the crank pulley bolt.
 

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Now struggling with detaching the wiring trough on top of the injectors, can’t really see any fixings and don’t want to get too heavy handed! Also with regards to the flywheel locking tool, think I can see where it goes and can feel it biting but does someone have to hold it in place while the Crank Pulley nut is undone or am I missing something ? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Never myself used a crank locking tool only the double cam sprockets locking tool.
I make reference marks for the crank sprocket with tipex or the wife’s nail polish before removing the belt.


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From memory the plastic trucking has plastic clips. You might need heavy handed with it.

Never used a crank locking tool on this engine as I've always used impact gun.
Thanks for your quick reply. I will have another go at it now. Cheers
 
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