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Why does my 2002 1.8xe opel zafira (ecotec) manifold get extremely hot? it litteraly glows red!

We've serviced the engine recently. the head was skemed and all the valves are new. new oilpump and pulleys. im at my widths end with this car!

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SOURCE: 2003 L200 2.2 ecotec w/ crack in head

the crack is possibly in a oil pressure gally and that would by why there is pressure behind it. there is no fix and this engine is not notorious for this problem. if the engine has low miles i would just replace the cyl head.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: opel zafira 02 1.6L keeps chugging and cant drive

put some cataclean in fuel tank

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SOURCE: hyundai getz 1.1 2004 engine sluggish whenpulling

thats sounds like the most likely culprit, collapsed cat. or collapsed muffler.. not cheap to replace. but has to be done.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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SOURCE: problem with opel zafira. driving along car

The garage you've taken it to must be incompetent if they knew of your fault and failed to locate it.

Modern engines are effectively computer controlled robots, so the fault you describe may have a number of causes. But from experience the most likely cause is either a loose wiring connector, a chafed or fractured wire or a failing ignition coil pack. Of those, the coil pack is most suspect, especially if the fault tends to appear only once the engine has warmed up. If you find that the car starting is difficult on a hot engine but fine when the engine is stone cold then it further suggests a failed coil pack.

Testing the coil pack properly means it must be tested under full load and that needs special equipment. In practice, the easiest test is to substitute a suspect coil pack with a known good one.

Please note that I stress the phrase "most likely". My suggestion cannot be a guaranteed solution as I have no access to your vehicle and cannot perform any diagnostic tests.

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