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    Default 1.8 vvti Oil Light & Rattles

    I have been reading through with regards rattles on the 1.8vvti.

    What do I need to look out for?

    My oil light will stay on for about 3/4 secs on start and I get avert small rattle on first start of day, goes on for 1/2 secs if that - almost hear it filling with oil as such - seems on colder mornings and fresh oil in - any cause for concern?

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    I don't know what it is. I have serveral theiries but no proof. Mine started like yours and then became so bad I put a new engine in from an astra.

    My recomendation is just to keep the oil fully topped up (not over full but not below full) and go easy on the engine whilst it is cold...

    It is a rattely engine (most vvts are) and so it is likely there is nothing to worry about...

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    Often is the vvt mechanism, the 20k oil changes dont seem to do them much good but mine is quiet after 3 oil changes 1k miles apart after 5 oil changes in 100k off lease servicing, now on 117k and its sounding better than ever.

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    I will monitor, prob get an oil change on a regular basis, only noticed on cold mornings ... The oil light I noticed the most .... Always same length of time so no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robdd1 View Post
    I will monitor, prob get an oil change on a regular basis, only noticed on cold mornings ... The oil light I noticed the most .... Always same length of time so no problem.
    a vx tech told me the vvt should only have 0w30, or 5w30 "FULLY SYNTH", Vauxhalls own dexos2 is a very good oil. What oil are you using at the moment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLOMP View Post
    a vx tech told me the vvt should only have 0w30, or 5w30 "FULLY SYNTH", Vauxhalls own dexos2 is a very good oil. What oil are you using at the moment?
    I used the vauxhall recomended 0w30 fully synthetic oil and regular oil changes for my first engine. Since I have had this replacement engine I have used 10w40 semi synthetic and the engine is much quieter, smoother etc....

    To my knowledge the 0w30 is recomended not because of the thickness but because of the long life capabilites of that oil so they could do the 20k service interval.

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