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Hi guys, quick question for the guys knowledgeable on engines.. Ive been keeping an eye on the misses 1.4 and noticed its getting through about a half a litre of oil every month-6 weeks, theres no puddles under it so it must be getting burnt. I appreciate its quite a small high revving thing so may use a bit but as its under warranty still if theres and issue nows the time to get it done !

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On my BE the service guy reckoned if I remember correctly don't quote me lol One liter to every 10000 miles or something to that effect not sure if that's complete bull though
 

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Its not brand new, 58 plate with 64k. still shouldnt be using any though i wouldnt have thought, its got a full vaux service history so should (in theory) have been looked after !
 

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My old peugeot was on 100k and I mean it hard some seriously hard miles, and that didnt drink a drop of oil, get it looked at... Basically, you shouldn't need to top your oil up between services or something is wrong
 

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Vauxhall state in the owners manual - Technical Data - an oil consumption of 0.6 ltrs per 1000 km (about 1 ltr per 1000 miles).
That sort of figure seems a lot to me, my 1,2 (08) doesn't hardly use any though. See what the garage says about it.
 

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Well if thats true then I have used 8 litre of oil and I have never topped it up lol I have only covered 8500 miles from new....
 

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Well if thats true then I have used 8 litre of oil and I have never topped it up lol I have only covered 8500 miles from new....
I've only stated what's printed in the owners manual (both 2007 & 2009 versions).
I think most engines will not use much oil, but I suppose Vauxhall have covered themselves in case of complaints of high oil consumption from owners.
 

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I haven't checked my oil in the (approx.) year I have had my car, doesn't seem to making any unusual noises but it is a due a service as the INSP flashes up (can't seem to find how many miles to go though).
 

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I haven't checked my oil in the (approx.) year I have had my car, doesn't seem to making any unusual noises but it is a due a service as the INSP flashes up (can't seem to find how many miles to go though).
Whether your car uses oil or not, you should at least check it regularly. I come across far too many customers whose car's have been brought in seized solid or knocking because they don't check their oil!
 

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Thanks for the replies, ill whip in to the dealer tomorrow morning and see what they say. I can just imagine the response ill get but worth a try ! That quote from the handbook of 1 ltr every 1000 miles is about where im at to be honest so looks like they have just covered themselves as you say.

As for checking regularly, I once had a 2.2 astra coupe that drank about as much oil as it did fuel, it ran fine but you just had to keep it topped up. I sold it back to the dealer who sold it on and took it back in seized solid 2 months later because the new owner had ignored the warning light and not topped it up !
 

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Whether your car uses oil or not, you should at least check it regularly. I come across far too many customers whose car's have been brought in seized solid or knocking because they don't check their oil!
This year has flown by, I have trouble finding somewhere that's level to check the oil (driveway and most of the roads round here are uneven/sloping). On my old car I checked the oil once a month, if not every 3 months - I know how important an oil check is, I narrowly avoided a costly bill when a car used its oil on a long journey (it was a banger and I always had a top up bottle in the boot).

I am going to check the oil tomorrow, I have a plan.
 

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Yeah I always pays too mate, even if its not completely level, providing its not on a massive slope, as long as its reading near the top, then your safe.

I get too many passing motorists who come in and say "you got any oil? My oil lights just come on.." And the oil isn't even registering on the dip stick. Some have still be running and have taken a couple of litres before even appearing on the bottom".
 

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Yeah I always pays too mate, even if its not completely level, providing its not on a massive slope, as long as its reading near the top, then your safe.

I get too many passing motorists who come in and say "you got any oil? My oil lights just come on.." And the oil isn't even registering on the dip stick. Some have still be running and have taken a couple of litres before even appearing on the bottom".
My very old Escort drank oil; it made a rattling noise then the oil light came on and I thought "Cripes!" (thats the polite way of putting it when you're on the motorway). Pulled over at the nearest services and started filling, wasn't until I reached about 4 litres that it registered on the dipstick. Crap car!
 
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