Zafira Update

Discussion in 'Zafira' started by Dubster, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. Dubster

    Dubster Guest

    Well I done it bought a 1.8 comfort on a w reg with 31.000 miles. Though its
    a ex lex fleet car it was on a long term contract with 1 driver. Looking at
    the recipes in the glove box it was a lady from Leeds. Full service history
    and service book stamped. Before lex sold it they put on new discs and pads
    all round (shoes and drums rear not sure book just said front and rear
    breaks and pads replaced) new nears side front calliper windscreen rubber
    trim known problem I have found out. 4 new tyres and full 40,000 mile
    service inc break fluid change and documented on a lex history report that
    comes with the car. the next thing is the belt changes at 60.000 but I may
    do them sooner.
    The interior is spotless with no damage to the seats or trim. got the
    garage that was selling it to throw in 12 months road tax too. screen price
    didn't include tax.
    very pleased drives well as good as the 1 year old one I drove from Vauxhall
    ( just to see what nearly new drove like compared to a older car.I would
    recommend doing this to any used car) still has the unused first aid kit in
    the boot. Oh and the rear cubby hole has a fire extinguisher fitted.

    The only thing that let it down was having to press the throttle slightly to
    get it to start. but I think that was me being inpatient. I turn the key and
    after about 3 seconds of not firing I touched the throttle and she fired
    up.the car had had its battery off for a week so I assume that could of
    messed things up. the sales man said he will have it checked and would put
    some fuel in the fuel light was flashing. now have to wait a week till my
    next day off so I can collect the car.

    I would of liked a Diesel but they are very expensive and like rocking horse
    dung.
    Thanks for the advice
    Dubster.
     
    Dubster, Sep 20, 2003
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  2. Dubster

    Me2 Guest

    Do the belt now.
     
    Me2, Sep 23, 2003
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  3. Dubster

    Me Guest

    Something on my last recept said cambelts at 40,000 on all zafira's (maybe
    all vauxhalls) so check it out. If you aint collected the car get the garage
    to do it as it would be part of 40k service.

    Steve
     
    Me, Sep 24, 2003
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  4. Dubster

    Alan Guest

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    Alan


    New & used Vauxhall cars & vans, servicing, repairs & parts
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    The garage may be reluctant to pay for a cambelt at 40,000/4 years but this
    is the Vauxhall recommendation despite what it says in the service book. Try
    and persuade them to do it even if you have to contribute. Also make sure
    they include new rollers & tensioner.

    Alan
     
    Alan, Sep 24, 2003
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  5. Dubster

    Dubster Guest

    The service history provided by lex stated full 40,000 mile service so i
    assume the belt has been done then. but my assumtion may be falible i will
    deffinatly check thanks for the links.
     
    Dubster, Sep 24, 2003
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  6. Dubster

    Alan Guest

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    Alan


    New & used Vauxhall cars & vans, servicing, repairs & parts
    www.steeles.co.uk

    Vauxhall CD players & handbooks
    http://www.stores.ebay.co.uk/vauxhallradiosales

    Cambelt is not part of the service as such - it is an extra. A stamped
    service book is no proof that it has been done. We write it in the service
    book but most don't.

    Alan
     
    Alan, Sep 25, 2003
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    Graham Guest

    Alan,

    Iv just had my astra 2.0 dti in for its 20000 mile service, the
    returned service book basicaly indicates nothing was changed the fuel
    and air filters havent been changed and the battery in the remote or
    the tension pullies.

    The bill basicaly indicates a oil filter and seal ring and 50 liters
    of good old magnatec 10w-40 is this the correct service the car is
    second hadn had a service at 13900 miles when i picked it up 6 months
    ago but that has nothing indicated either, iv seen the air filter
    previousely and it was as black as yellow paper can get am i better of
    getting a replacement and serviceing myself?
     
    Graham, Sep 25, 2003
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    R.J.O. Guest

    50 litres of magnatec........christ!!!!!!!!

    RJO
     
    R.J.O., Sep 25, 2003
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  9. Dubster

    Dubster Guest

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    no wonder the air filter is black all the oil is flowing out of every
    available hole.
    I under stand you meant 5.0 ltrs.
     
    Dubster, Sep 25, 2003
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    Graham Guest

    OOPS sorry guys thats what i ment.... found something rather nice was
    completed for me, severla months ago the plastic clip that normaly
    retains the seatbelt buckel on the center rear seat snapped ... my
    kind VX dealer has replaced this ... if only he had lifted the buckle
    to the correct position its now below the stud meaning i cant get
    anything bigger than a 1:1000 scale barbie doll in the back seat,

    Hopefully they are going to resolve this issue or i might just cut the
    seatbelt off seeing as i cant use it anyway ....
     
    Graham, Sep 26, 2003
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