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    what would be the reason to have to topup my oil every month with a whole bottle of oil, i cant see any leaks but that is not right surely.

    any help would be much appreciated

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    Any smoke coming out of the back especially under hard acceleration?

    Gazza4

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    Have you got any blue smoke at all?

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    there is no smoke whatsoever

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    Oil must be going somewhere then do you check underneath the car every morning???

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    no i havent looked under my car before, i will do that before i goto work in the afternoon. if it is a leak from the engine how easy would it be to repair?

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    All depends on what it is, if the plastic undetray is still fitted to it that can hide oil leaks as the oil may only be dripping out when your in motion. Get underneath and have a good look.

    If there is definatly nothing leaking then i'd be look at turbo problems after that

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    does a 2.2 elegance have a turbo

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    Sorry mate assumed you had a DTi which your username would point to.

    If it's a petrol then valve stem seals would be something to look into. What sort of mileage are you doing every month as I know that some of the petrol engines like a drink of oil (although your's sounds pretty extreme)

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    i need to change the picture and my username ,im doing around 500 miles a month

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