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    Vehicle : Insignia Tourer

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    Engine : 2.0CDTI 160BHP

    Year : 2012

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    hi all

    over the weekend the oil light appeared on my dash of my 3.2vec c elite and when i checked the oil it was empty it was 6000 miles since the last oil change and to be honest i have never checked it since.

    any verdicts

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    if it was an oil and filter change , they may have filled to the top line and checked it before running the engine for a few minutes

    if they hadnt run the engine then although it would show full on the dipstick the filter housing would be empty

    so when its then been run it would fill up the housing thus losing some level on the dipstick


    or it just wasnt filled with correct amount of oil

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    From now on check it every two weeks - when the oil light comes on, it can be too late....

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    I assume you have no leaks?

    The onus is on you to check it regardless if a garage filled it to the correct spec or not.

    Me i wash the car then vac it out at least once a month then check levels.

    Handbook states every week for checking depends on mileage, Lesson learnt id say.

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    the thing is i always, well used to check things like that suppose just got abit lazy but yes i do alot of miles so it will be worth checking in the future lol

    there is no obvious leaks anywere either

    on my last v6 the 2.5 sri it never used any oil at all inbetween services

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    My previous Vectra B 2.0 would use 1 litre every 8K miles, meaning I had to top it up just before the next service

    My current Vectra C 3.0 V6 CDTI uses about 1.5 litres every 12K miles, so again means one top up before the next service

    In a petrol you should be checking the oil weekly, every fifth use of the car, or every 1000 miles
    In a diesel it is strictly weekly

    Also note Vauxhall advise that the engine can use the amount between MAX and MIN each 1000 miles, which they consider normal

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