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Vauxhall zafira little smoke one day drove car ok. now thick white smoke drove sluggish smell of petrol in oil. i was told it had a new head gasket .the throttle body was blocked full of oil could the pipes be put on wrong if somebody could show me a picture of the throttle body pipes go please
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: MY VAUXHALL ZAFIRA HAS A
The Ecotec 1.8- 1&2gen. tends to get "choked and eratic" when the throtlehousing gets dirty
espesially when your run. HP filters...the airmass gauge or something cant mix the fuel right and it swithes to Alt.Engine Prog.(E.Warn.light starts blinking!)...try getting it cleaned= worked here...;)
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
I would think this will be a blown turbo.
These are fed by a small oil pipe and if the unit overheats (due to wear) - this oil fill feed directly into either the inlet manifold - or the outlet - exhaust.
If it is spilling oil into the hot exhaust - you will get a thick white fog. You can confirm this by placing a clear glass bottle or jar in the exhaust stream - and see if it gets a thick coating of oil on it. If it evaporates - it's water, if not - or feels oily - new turbo or overhaul.
Best get is sortd sooner rather than later - as you may be able to save most of it for an overhaul rather than scrap it if badly worn.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
check crankcase breather and clean.check hose from turbo to intercooler and clean and hose from intercooler to inlet manafold and clean if oil and water mix is found drain the intercooler
Posted on May 06, 2009
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