Whistling Zafira

Discussion in 'Zafira' started by John, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have a 2006 (new shape) Zaffy 1.6 Life (petrol) that whistles at about
    3000RPM, it is more noticeable when changing gear and 'reapplying' the
    throttle. I read a thread on this a few months ago but cannot find the
    answer to my question on Google Groups. I have taken mine to the dealer
    twice now where it stays all day and they say they cannot find anything that
    is causing it, although they can hear it!. I have mentioned this group and
    that it seems to be the throttle body and breather pipe that is at fault but
    the dealer says Vauxhall will not "authorise warranty work on internet
    hearsay!". Has anybody had this problem and had it fixed? I am in Leeds in
    case there is another dealer who knows about the problem

    Cheers

    John

    P.S. I am getting approx 32MPG in normal motoring, is this similar to other
    people
     
    John, Oct 16, 2007
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  2. John

    JC Guest

    Posted in August.

    me140s reply
    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.

    HTH .... JC
     
    JC, Oct 16, 2007
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  3. John

    me140 Guest

    Internet hearsay my arse - tell them to look on their Vauxhall TIS as it is
    on there.
     
    me140, Oct 16, 2007
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  4. John

    John Guest

    Many thanks but, I had already seen this (in August) AND printed it off AND
    shown it to the dealer on my second visit hence his comment on "internet
    hearsay". My question to the group is " Has anybody had this problem and
    had it fixed?"

    Cheers

    John
     
    John, Oct 17, 2007
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  5. John

    John Guest

    Many thanks, just so I do not look a complete prawn what is a TIS, I realise
    they would/should know but forewarned is forearmed...

    Cheers

    John
     
    John, Oct 17, 2007
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  6. John

    me140 Guest

    TIS is the Vauxhall bible - has everything on it from wiring diagrams down
    to latest software updates for the car ecu's - think of it like the most
    comprehensive Haynes manual you can get.
    There are also a huge list of common problems on all Vauxhalls and on it is
    one all about whistling Zafira's.
    If you get no joy send email me.
     
    me140, Oct 17, 2007
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  7. John

    John Guest

    Cheers I will let you know.

    John
     
    John, Oct 17, 2007
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  8. John

    JC Guest

    "John" wrote in message
    ??? So what what happened next?
     
    JC, Oct 28, 2007
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  9. John

    John Guest

    Nothing as yet, just got back from a holiday with the family (half term).
    Booking it in next week.

    Cheers

    John
     
    John, Oct 28, 2007
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  10. John

    Abo Guest

    Why not phone Vauxhall directly about it? Don't quote the group!
     
    Abo, Dec 6, 2007
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