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    Hi Lads wondering if you could help me out with the following.

    I have a 2004 Vectra 1.6 xe z 16. (Not that common in the u.k I know)

    The car seems to be burning oil. When you rev it up to about 3-4k there is alot of blue smoke. On inspecting the throttle body today I noticed a fair bit of oil in the intake.

    I assuming the worst here and thinking the valve seals and rings are gone.

    Can anyone tell me how big of a job would it be to replace them or should I just startng looking for a new engine.

    Id be grateful for any advice as im up the walls over this.

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    Do a compression test and take the readings.

    Then drop a bit of oil down the bores and do the test again.

    If it goes up then the rings are gone.

    Its not a 5 min job to do the rings, Its a complete strip down of the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Do a compression test and take the readings.

    Then drop a bit of oil down the bores and do the test again.

    If it goes up then the rings are gone.

    Its not a 5 min job to do the rings, Its a complete strip down of the engine.
    Thanks Lee.
    Can I just ask you this P.C.V valve would that cause the above symtoms?

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    As said mate to do rings is big job an would probably be more cost effective to replace engine

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    And fit a 2.0 turbo lump in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliedub1 View Post
    Thanks Lee.
    Can I just ask you this P.C.V valve would that cause the above symtoms?
    I have heard that the valve can sometimes course oil burning how ever I'm insure how you would test
    Sorry

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    Thanks lads.....

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