Monthly Archives: January 2015

Vauxhall Fault code P0011 Covers z16xer and z18xer

Vauxhalls z16xer and z18xer

Vectra C 1.8 petrol with intermitent logging of P0011 inlet cam phase/position

The vehicle would intermittantly loose power and log P0011

Valve timing checked with the appropriate  tools, control solenoids swapped, wiring checked from solenoid to ECU .Oil pressure checked, The fault was  traced to carbonized oil in the solenoid ports
(the Soleniod  gauze filters were becoming blocked with carbonized oil (solid)
Removed solenoids and suck out carbon.Good quality engine flush and refill with correct oil.

Vauxhall bulletin009 008 calls for the gauze filters to be removed.