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    wondered if anybody could help with a problem i have with my 2006 8v 1.9cdti veccy.
    about two weeeks ago checked oil level and she needed topping up,did so,but it has got to the point now that shes using 1litre of engine oil every 200 miles.
    not smoking excessivly unless u give it some through the gears,but u can smell the oil while on tickover.
    now my header tank above the water line is coated in what looks like black oil,but if you scrape it off,it just seems to roll into balls rather than smear,and no mayonaise looking water either,in fact water appears clear.
    have noticed on cold start up a lot of blue smoke for about twenty seconds then just the oil smell but no excessive smoke as such,and i am at a loss what it could be,no loss of power no warning lights just major oil usage,but the car has covered 232000 miles,any help would be appreciated.
    oh and not using water either,help!!!!

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    could it be
    1 head gasket?
    2 oil cooler?
    3 rings?
    4 valve stem seals?
    changed turbo already bcos was told it was turbo seals that had gone.

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    anybody any ideas?

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    Valve stem seals I reckon as blue smoke on start up usually points to valve stems

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosmunkey27 View Post
    could it be
    1 head gasket?
    2 oil cooler?
    3 rings?
    4 valve stem seals?
    changed turbo already bcos was told it was turbo seals that had gone.

    Surely head gasket if a line like you say in the tank?

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    head gasket a possibility but its coated just above the water line but hasnt gone like mayonaise,in fact its not mixed with water at all,very weird

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    its just lined the header tank above the water line,pure black

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanya_baby View Post
    Surely head gasket if a line like you say in the tank?


    If the black line is just above the water level in the tank...

    Remember the coolant will rise when warmed up, and drop when cool again

    Head gasket a real possibility here

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    ive been using semi sythetic oil 10w40, as thicker oil is better when mileage starts getting high less oil seapage past seals etc

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    Hi.
    Sounds like worn valve stem seals dude
    As you say no loss of power , All diesels smoke under power/acceleration.
    Good luck

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