My Whistling Zafira

Discussion in 'Zafira' started by Ken Walker, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Ken Walker

    Ken Walker Guest

    Zafira 1.6 petrol, 06 Reg. Loud'ish whistling sound coming from engine bay,
    sounds like an induction vacuum leak. You can play a tune on it with the
    accelerator pedal when engine under moderate load. Car drives ok but noise
    embarrasing. Dealer can't figure it. Anyone heard of this please, appreciate
    any help.Thanks.
    Ken Walker, Aug 27, 2007
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    me140 Guest

    Go back to your dealer - this is a known problem with the Z16XEP engine -
    there is a modified throttle body and breather pipe that will need
    ordering/fitting - it will be as quiet as a mouse after.
    me140, Aug 27, 2007
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  3. Ken Walker

    John Guest

    Is this subject to a recall? I have a July 06 (New shape) Zafira 1.6 Life
    (petrol) , is this engine in mine? I do not have any noise as far as I can
    tell but should I go to my dealer anyway?


    John, Aug 27, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    Mike, Aug 27, 2007
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    doug Guest

    my 53 plate 1.8 petrol with only 16000 miles is a whistler too! drives ok
    etc. but even with careful driving only does 25mpg. except on motorway,when
    it gives 35mpg. at steady 60mph.
    Has passed its` first m.o.t. which presumably includes an emission
    check,also no fault codes showing etc. Would the the throttle body
    mod. also apply to the 1.8 engine and mebbe improve m.p.g. but
    more worrying,if no action taken is the engine likely to be damaged?

    thanks to `me140` for the input. doug.
    doug, Aug 28, 2007
  6. Ken Walker

    me140 Guest

    It is only the new shape Zafira Z16XEP engines that whistle. Can't remember
    if it covers Astra as well. It is not a recall but is just a repair that is
    done when the customer notices the fault - some are louder than others.
    It will not damage the engine if left it is just the air going down the pipe
    into the throttle body that creates the whistle noise.
    me140, Aug 28, 2007
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    doug Guest

    thanks for info. me140 doug.
    doug, Aug 29, 2007
  8. Ken Walker

    me140 Guest

    It covers Astra and Meriva with Z16XEP engines.

    me140, Aug 29, 2007
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