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    Default Thought I'd better say hello!!

    I've owned my '53 1.8sxi since July and discovered this site in about September from the pages of Total Vauxhall. I haven't had much time since then to post anything coz I got married! Now everything has settled down I thought I'd better do some!

    Up until recently my Vectra was perfect but in the past week a few niggles occured! Firstly the service light came on, no problem was reset by the dealer. Then the dash was showing the rear passenger door was open when it wasn't, this was again sorted by the dealer. But then whilst on my way along the M2 the oil level warning appeared and stayed on. I checked the oil level and it was just above minimum so I rang the dealer when I got home who told me that Vauxall say an oil consumption of @1ltr per thousand miles is acceptable so I just need to keep it topped up!

    Has anybody else experienced this coz it sounds a bit excessive to me coz I've never had to top up my previous Vectra or Cavalier between services!

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    matey and hope you enjoy the site....

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    They said that was to high for my 2.2. Work out the costs mate. 20 litres of oil between services!

    EDIT: Welcome to the site mate.

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    Enjoy the site.I occasionally have the oil level warning light come up on mine (2.2 dti) but only happens when running on light throttle for more than 5 minutes at about 40 mph,even though oil level is fine.It hapens more when oil has been in for about 6,000 miles.
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    Hi m8 aboard

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    Hi alzsxi, you should be able to get all the help (and support if it goes pear shaped) on this site

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    HI and welcome to the site mate

    the 1.8 is one of the most oil tight engine's in the range, it's a well proven lump that can trace it's heratige back to the early 90's..

    is there any external sign of leakage?? if not, then it's back to shout at VX as this kind of consumption isn't 'alright' even if it is within VX's design tolerances..put yourself about a bit down at the dealers and see what they can do..if you don't get far, we know a 'man who can' so post up again..

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    Welcome aboard mate, enjoy the site.

    Excellent advice there from Mark (Gsi), as usual

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    to the site. I've had my 1.8 for 2 years, done about 57,000 in it and never had to put any oil in between services.

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