Introduced in 2005, the new Vauxhall/Opel Zafira is a five-door Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV). Reflecting the popularity of both the marque and the manufacturer, UK sales have already topped 143,000. The Zafira comes with a choice of three different normally aspirated petrol engines and a diesel engine. There are two manual gearbox options and two more automatic transmissions. There is also a wide range of standard and optional equipment.
For the home mechanic, the Zafira is a relatively straightforward vehicle to maintain, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible. A new Zafira Owners Workshop Manual from Haynes is an essential reference for DIY mechanics and will help owners save money.
Haynes have an enviable reputation worldwide for precise, extensively illustrated instructions to enable owners to undertake everything from simple tasks to major overhauls - and avoid costly garage bills. Applying the well-established Haynes formula, the new Zafira manual was written and illustrated following the complete stripdown and re-assembly of one of the models and close examination of others in the range. It covers the Zafira-B MPV models with 1.6 litre, 1.8 litre and 2.2 litre petrol engines and the 1.9 litre turbo-diesel.
The Haynes Vauxhall/Opel Zafira Manual has drawings and close-up photographs to show the locations of all the vehicle components. Tasks are described and photographed in a clear step-by-step sequence, and each one has a complexity rating so that readers can decide whether to do the work themselves or take the vehicle to a garage. There are sections on daily, weekly and routine maintenance, plus instructions for straightforward jobs such as wiper blade replacement. Also included is advice on preparing for the MOT test, fault-finding charts and useful guidance for driving economically.
For more ambitious home mechanics, major overhauls to the engine, suspension and brakes are treated in the same way, with full instructions, illustrations, and a rating for their complexity. When special tools are called for, the Haynes Vauxhall/Opel Zafira Manual explains their function and (where possible) how to make a cheaper alternative.
As with all Haynes Manuals, there are sections on:
- Maintenance - simple weekly checks to keep you on the road
- Servicing - complete, fully illustrated step-by-step guides
- Fault-finding - helping you to pinpoint specific problems easily
- Brakes - safety checks and repairs for the home mechanic
- Haynes Tips - valuable short cuts to make many tasks easier
- Fuel saving - expert advice on maximising mpg
Zafira-B MPV models: 1.6 litre (1598cc), 1.8 litre (1796cc) and 2.2 litre (2198cc) petrol engines, plus 1.9 litre (1910cc) turbo diesel.
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