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    Zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    hi there can anyone help me?????
    ive just replaced the cylinder head on a 2001 vauxhall zafira 1.6 16v(z16xe)engine code as timing belt failed bending nearly all the valves,the cars been running very nicely up until tonight when i was out in it and it overheated,i pulled over left it to cool down and topped it back up with water and it was ok again(theres no pressure build up when releasing the cap and all hoses are soft to press not hard)but now it smoking very badly from exhaust has the new top end killed the bottom end or are the breathers blocked?????? it does seem to clear when been driven the smoke is blue oil smoke

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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Why did it overheat? How long since you changed the head?
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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Quote Originally Posted by ey View Post
    why Did It Overheat? How Long Since You Changed The Head?
    Hi Mate It Was Change Yesterday,heater Blower Has Never Worked So Maybe I Didnt Bleed Cooling System Enough,engine Is Very Very Quiet And Ticks Over Perfectly

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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Was the head a recon one, or did you rebuild the original head that suffered damage? If so what was replaced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ey View Post
    was The Head A Recon One, Or Did You Rebuild The Original Head That Suffered Damage? If So What Was Replaced?
    The Head Was Replace From A Low Mileage Car,proper Vauxhall Breakers As This Was The Cheaper Option,it Didnt Need Skimming As It Was As Good As New,just Bothered About The Smoke,lol

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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    If you have no reason to believe the head is suspect then it could be oil in the breathers i suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ey View Post
    if You Have No Reason To Believe The Head Is Suspect Then It Could Be Oil In The Breathers I Suppose.
    Would This Cause Lots Of Smoke?? Another Point It That The Sump Is Leaking And Dripping On To The Flexi Exhaust Piece

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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Does it smoke heavily all the time? Or more after starting, then clears up?

    Your naffed headgasket could have pressurised the crankcase and filled the breathers with crap, so i'd start there bud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EY View Post
    Does it smoke heavily all the time? Or more after starting, then clears up?

    Your naffed headgasket could have pressurised the crankcase and filled the breathers with crap, so i'd start there bud.
    do you mean the old headgasket or new one???? it smokes when you rev it up but once you start driving it it seems to clear up the warmer it gets

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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Sorry it was the cambelt that went not the head gasket, i'm thinking of someone else.

    If it's smokey on startup and clears after a while it suggests that the valve stem seals may be past it on your new head, did it come with a guarantee?
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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Quote Originally Posted by EY View Post
    Sorry it was the cambelt that went not the head gasket, i'm thinking of someone else.

    If it's smokey on startup and clears after a while it suggests that the valve stem seals may be past it on your new head, did it come with a guarantee?
    yes it has gaurantee,but you would of thought if it was stem seals they would just have a slight puff on start up and a puff when changing gear,just hope bottom end is not knackered,it was using oil and had a loud ticking noise from top end before belt snapped,but when i re built the top end it has never sounded so nice and quiet

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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Using oil? Rings could be shot I guess. How many miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Using oil? Rings could be shot I guess. How many miles?
    hi mate 75,000 seems strange to me,bloody thing

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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Have you done many head gaskets etc in your time?

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    Re: zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

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    Have you done many head gaskets etc in your time?
    yeah mate about 3 a week

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    Re: Zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    lmao To be honest then mate you could probably teach most of us on here on this subject.

    How does it run now?

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    Re: Zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    lmao To be honest then mate you could probably teach most of us on here on this subject.

    How does it run now?
    it runs and drives 100% plenty of power and very very quiet and smooth these eco tec engines are crap all together but not at 75,000 miles if they are genuine,lol
    think i will check all the breathers monday the could possibly be blocked i hope

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    Re: Zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    hope you all dont mind me coming on your forum, but i have had my bulldogs stolen from the birmingham area, i need help to get me girls back, all details can be seen on bulldog rescue.co.uk,i am offering a 5000 reward. i am no here as the 2 coloured fellas that took my girls was driveing a newish 5 door silver astra. one of the men is very big over 6ft and of large bliud
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    Re: Zafira 1.6 16v smoking badly

    Quote Originally Posted by getya View Post
    hope you all dont mind me coming on your forum, but i have had my bulldogs stolen from the birmingham area, i need help to get me girls back, all details can be seen on bulldog rescue.co.uk,i am offering a 5000 reward. i am no here as the 2 coloured fellas that took my girls was driveing a newish 5 door silver astra. one of the men is very big over 6ft and of large bliud
    please please does this ring any bells?????????? i dont know how to start a new post on here, can you help me.
    Sorry to hear about your dogs but you should start a new thread in the 'off-topic' section of the forum.
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